Attempted to install the Rough Country 2.5" front leveling kit this weekend and after 6-hours into it, backed out and gave up. Just a variety of issues with the instructions and lack of instructions. It says a 29mm socket for the lower shock bolt, but is actually a 30mm. It makes it sound like you can just bolt on the top 2.5" spacer, and throw it back together... Well, not so easy. The lower A-arm will not drop far enough down to fit the strut/shock/spacer back in. After nearly pulling the axle-shaft out of the transmission, to get enough clearance, it wasn't even close.
So, I gave up, and put it all back together without the lift. Next step will be to get a spring compressor, and attempt it again.
If anyone else has put one of these 2.5" spacers on, please let me know what the trick is, to fitting it back in!
I as well tried the rough country leveling kit. I liked the product but after several hours of trying to get the spring back in with the spacer I had to return to stock. After talking to them the fx4 is almost impossible to do without a compression tool. You can't get the arm low enough. Ended up sending them back and going to Moab Offroad. Happy with the results just not as cheap.
Did anyone actually install?? Had the same fuckin issues!!! Did not install! not sure why on rough countrys website the install looks like a breeze. it was a night mare. any help would be great!Look into the Hell Bent Steel leveling kit. 89.99 when I bought it. Never had an issue. You do have to flip the shock for install.
When I did mine I had to get a spring compressor for one side to even get the strut out then again to put it back but the other side feel right out and slid right back into placeDid anyone actually install?? Had the same fuckin issues!!! Did not install! not sure why on rough countrys website the install looks like a breeze. it was a night mare. any help would be great!
I love how not all trucks are created equal.... bull **** i tell u!I installed the kit in my truck, in just over an hour, process was easy, me and two buddie had it apart in no time, also did the rear blocks and shocks, love the kit, ride quality is the same as stock, and it looks amazing, came out better than I thought!