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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-18-2008, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thinking about a lift

I have been looking into a lift for my 2008 Screw and am just looking for some opinions. From what I have read a lot of people recommend the Fabtech.

I do not go off road too much, and when I do I usually take it pretty easy, so I don't need the best/strongest lift out there, just something that is not going to fall apart in a year. I also want a lift that I can use the stock wheels on.

I found the 6" rough country lift, which I don't think looks too bad. There doesn't seem to be a lot of people with the rough country lift though.
It goes on ebay for $1300 US shipped.
http://www.roughcountry.com/ford_4wd_f150_6.html

Just want to know what people think of the rough country lift, if it is worth it or not.

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-19-2008, 12:42 AM
 
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Rise industries makes a nice looking lift,instals easy too.


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Rise industries makes a nice looking lift,instals easy too.
Yeah, the Rize is a VERY nice lift, but it is a little more than I want to spend.
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Well, I can get the Rough country kit locally for $1600can + install vs $2400 for a procomp stage 1.

I can not find anyone with the lift that is not happy with it, so I just might go for it...
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Yeah, the Rize is a VERY nice lift, but it is a little more than I want to spend.
How much were the kits you were finding?

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How much were the kits you were finding?
I didn't really look into the Rize kit too much as I was only looking into 6" lifts. But from what I found, the 8" Rize goes for about 2700-2800us.
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I dont know about Rough Country... Ive heard it rides really poorly. All the same, the more you spend on a lift, the better quality you will get. Rize lifts are nice, but IMO 6 inches is the most Id run on an IFS setup. If you actually plan on using the truck offroad I just dont think the stock susp. can handle 37 inch tires. If youre going to spend that kind of money on a lift, might as well find some one to do a solid axle setup for you. Will probably cost you 2-3 grand, and you can go as high as you want.


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I dont know about Rough Country... Ive heard it rides really poorly. All the same, the more you spend on a lift, the better quality you will get. Rize lifts are nice, but IMO 6 inches is the most Id run on an IFS setup. If you actually plan on using the truck offroad I just dont think the stock susp. can handle 37 inch tires. If youre going to spend that kind of money on a lift, might as well find some one to do a solid axle setup for you. Will probably cost you 2-3 grand, and you can go as high as you want.

An sas would probably cost more than 2-3 grand unless your a very skilled mechanic. plus doing sas on a new vehicle is not a good idea unluss you have boat loads of cash just sitting around.
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I dont know about Rough Country... Ive heard it rides really poorly. All the same, the more you spend on a lift, the better quality you will get. Rize lifts are nice, but IMO 6 inches is the most Id run on an IFS setup. If you actually plan on using the truck offroad I just dont think the stock susp. can handle 37 inch tires. If youre going to spend that kind of money on a lift, might as well find some one to do a solid axle setup for you. Will probably cost you 2-3 grand, and you can go as high as you want.
I don't get how the rough country can ride any worse than any of the other kits that use a spacer on top of the stock springs? I don't want any more than a 6" lift as I plan on keeping the 35's and want to keep the overall height under 7' so that i still fit in parking garages and car washes... Where can you get a solid axle installed for 2-3 grand???
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I say get it.I'm looking at getting one in the spring.You can't beat the price.
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