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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-19-2017, 01:54 AM Thread Starter
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Rough country 4" lift

Recently I completely ruined my 3" body lift, saw it from a mile away, knew it would happen eventually, so now I have to buy a real lift. Was looking at the rough country 4" lift, not gonna bother with new radius arms, or new leaf springs cause I'm not in the woods that often. Does anybody have that lift? How does it ride and can I fit my 33x12.50s on it without any rubbing?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-19-2017, 09:13 AM
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Bronco Info: 1988 5.0L E/B AOD, bone stock+ 1993 5.8L E/B, E4OD, 4"lift with 33's
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My 93 has that lift on it. It was on it when I bought the Bronco in 2014. It is the block lift kit using 4" blocks on the rear end retaining the stock leaf springs. The kit came with the 4" blocks, new front springs, dropped radius arm mounts (don't know if it came with new arms), and 4 new shocks. My mechanic told me the lift had been installed correctly, but the front suspension was in a shambles! New steering gear box bushings were needed, and eccentric ball joint mounts and ball joints also to dial the front end end back where it should be. That cost me about $750.00 with an alignment. I am running BFG 33 x 12.5's all the way around. I had a problem with the front tires rubbing on the front bumper while backing up and turning into a parking spot for instance. I took a grinder with a 4" cut off wheel and clipped about 1 1/2" off the lower corner/inside of the bumper and valance. Problem solved and it doesn't show I did anything! The Rough Country shocks suck ass! They follow their namesake and give you a very rough ride. So rough the passenger side mounts for the dashboard broke and the dashboard started bouncing! I fixed the dash mount, ripped those goddamn shocks out and put a set of Bilstein 5100's on all the way around. The ride is much better with the tires at 30lbs and nothing else has broken since. This rig is not a daily driver. I mostly drive it on weekends and have only put on 12,000mi since I bought it 2 1/2yrs ago. I have noticed an increasing, not alarming bit of slop in the steering since I got it. I'll probably be putting in a Red Head steering gear box in the future. The tires had 10,000mi on them when I bought the rig and fortunately were not damaged from driving it with the front end as jacked up as it was. But at $200.00 a tire to replace them, you can goddamn better well bet I'm going to have the front end where it needs to be! That means that I strongly suggest you put everything needed that comes with a new lift on your Bronco to get it right! Saving a buck now is going to bite you in the ass hard! $$$$.$$ Good luck
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