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By adding this kit, you will get a total of 3" of lift! (2" from the kit and 1" from the stock suspension components, compared to a non-off road model) Take a look at BubbaTruck in the Readers Rides Section. He's got a '01 with a 3" lift and he's running 35's...it looks really good!
 

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does the kit use spacers in the front, or new coils. if it has new coils it will only be 1 inch over a regular 4x4. unless the kit was made for the off-road, which it probably isnt.
 

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I have heard horror stories about Tuff Country, both product and service. Much more often than other comanies. I have not heard bad things about their coil spacers alone though.
 

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C'mon guys! We're all grown men here...no need to argue. <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/nono.gif"> Maybe if both of you were clear on what your questions were, you both wouldn't be at eachothers throats.

1320,
You should have been more detailed at what types of opinions were you asking in regards to that specific lift kit... <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/icon_biggrin.gif">

Pete,
You should have asked him why 1320 wanted an opinion or what opinions was he exactly asking for... <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/icon_biggrin.gif">

C'mon guys, no hard feelings...we're all here to share eachothers knowledge or to learn new things. We all have something in common and thats TRUCKS & WHEELIN'!!! <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/bigthumbup.gif">
 

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Easy Tiger.

If you must know, I'm usually browsing this and other sites between banging out spreadsheets for work. Sometimes I may add more verbiage than others.

By the way, where is there sarcasm in asking "Why"?

Anyway, my buddy has a '97 Ram 5.2 4x4 with the 2" TC leveling kit. He's had to replace the spring towers twice.

I don't recommend it!
 

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...can't we all just get along...what's that from anyway? Oh well, A friend of mine put a TC 4" on his F-250, lucky for him, it's mostly for show. He has still had a few problems with it though. I think i'd rate a TC lift right there with Whiplash.
 

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Hey TUNIS, Bubba Truck has a Rough Country lift, not Tuff Country. I wish one of 'em would change their name. <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/icon_biggrin.gif">
 

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JD,

Thanks for clarifying...actually, I was just using Bubba's truck as an example of what an '01 with a lift on top of the "off road package" factory lift looks like...my bad! <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/icon_biggrin.gif">
 

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On 2001-12-08 09:27, TUNIS wrote:
I was just using Bubba's truck as an example of what an '01 with a lift on top of the "off road package" factory lift looks like...my bad! <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/icon_biggrin.gif">

Nope, not your bad... My bad. That's what I get when I read too fast. <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/icon_biggrin.gif">

Now that all corn-cobs are removed, let's all go get muddy! <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/icon_biggrin.gif"> <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/icon_biggrin.gif"> <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/icon_biggrin.gif">
 

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JD,

No Worries!!! <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/icon_biggrin.gif"> Yah, with all this rain we've had, let's go get muddy!!! <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/bigthumbup.gif">
 

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Glad i caught this forum...I had just gotten a set of spacers from Jack It enterprises, and the box the were shipped in says Tuff country on it. These are welded metal, and the welds LOOK ok, but I cant judge the penetration since the pieces are powder coated. In my opinion, properly welded steel is stronger than steel molded into urethane, but I guess im interested in what specific problems people are having with tuff country spacers.Can someone provide some factual information or specific instance of problems? I'm having these installed on 12/27
 

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I have the Toyota 4" Tuff Country Lift. I got IFS in the front so I don't use spacers but the lift is pretty good except for the blocks in the rear. I haven't had any problems with it when off road or on road. It's a pretty good lift but I am gonna switch to a solid axle next year probably and then get arched springs. Then I won't have to worry about cracking blocks.
 

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Im gonna offer up an opinion here based on my 20 years as a welder/inspector on this set of spacers.
First, it appears the 3 grade 8 bolts were welded in the top by two tack welds per bolt. Im going to ask that my installer to add some weld to that...like all the way around. Welding changed the hardness of that grade 8 bolt anyhow. Id also add some short welds on the outside of the tube where it meets the coil mount, and maybe on the topside of that plate too. It looks like three pieces of steel were joined with one weld, ok for a quick fab job, and a show truck, but not a rockcrawler where there's lots of flex. Ok I've voided the warranty,right? Who cares! Its my truck, and really, what kind of warranty does one expect on an aftermarket part?
 
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