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Rough Country Suspension???

I have decided to get a Rough Country Complete Suspension System for my 94 Ranger, 4 inch lift with new rear leafs for $700, before i get it though, does anyone have information about the Rough Country lifts that would help me out before i get it??? Pro's Con's??? Thanks....
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4x4?
4x2?

ttb or i-beams?
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Wow, just in time. Last weekend I finished installing a Rough Country 4" kit in my 1994 Mazda B4000. And damn - youre right up the road too....

On top of getting the kit, be sure to get a pair of replacement shock studs. I can almost guarantee you'll shear off your front ones. Seems to be a common problem with rangers/explorers.

If you come up with any problems or have any questions, gimme a shout, I can more or less walk ya through it.
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4x4 with i-beams...

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Wow, just in time. Last weekend I finished installing a Rough Country 4" kit in my 1994 Mazda B4000. And damn - youre right up the road too....

On top of getting the kit, be sure to get a pair of replacement shock studs. I can almost guarantee you'll shear off your front ones. Seems to be a common problem with rangers/explorers.

If you come up with any problems or have any questions, gimme a shout, I can more or less walk ya through it.
...thanks, any other important info i should know about the lift, things to look out for along with the shock studs? did it take long to install? thanks
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4x4 is ttb.........gotcha........sounds like a plan to me, and you have help
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4x4 with i-beams...

...thanks, any other important info i should know about the lift, things to look out for along with the shock studs? did it take long to install? thanks
Its a pretty simple lift, with few main parts:

1. Radius arm drop brackets: The stock ones are riveted in. For this I used a cutting torch then a center punch to pop them in. But a grinder would work too.

2. Passenger side axle drop bracket. The one is pretty simple, its just a large plate. Get the bolts out and bolt the new one in.

3. Driver side axle drop bracket. Pretty much the same as the passenger, just a different setup.

4. Shocks are easy - just be ready to put in a new stud. I ended up taking the entire radius arm off, cut a new hole with a cutting torch, then bolted the new studs on. Id suggest you pop out the spare tire; itll make the driver side rear shock a lot easier. If you're up for taking your muffler out, itll make the passenger side pretty easy.

5. Brake lines: I put new ones in front - theyre easy (connection just above the spring mount), but mine were pretty rotted so i ran a new line from the drivers side to the passenger side.

If your 94 is anything like my 94, be ready with a lot of wd40 or PBBlaster.... apparently they dont use anti-seize from the factory. Also, be ready for a rain of rust when you work the rear shocks.
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Thanks Matt, definetly will use your advise, i appreciate the help and ill let ya know how it comes out....got any pics of your truck now?
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Thanks Matt, definetly will use your advise, i appreciate the help and ill let ya know how it comes out....got any pics of your truck now?
Sounds good, Id like to see it when its set. I have some in-progress pics, but I dont think I have any pictures with it done yet. Maybe tonight I can try to grab some.
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I have the 4" rough country kit. took a weekend to do it. Overall the kit was "ok" but i wish i would have gone with superlift personally. I had to do alot of modifieing to the parts.....
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heres some pictures. boy how alot has changed. lol

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=16838
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heres some pictures. boy how alot has changed. lol

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=16838

Looks good - is that with a 3" bodylift as well?
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Looks good - is that with a 3" bodylift as well?
that is correct
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That Rough Country kit is known for its ability to punch a hole in your front diff. Be very cautious if you do any sort of wheeling with it.
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That Rough Country kit is known for its ability to punch a hole in your front diff. Be very cautious if you do any sort of wheeling with it.

How could that happen?
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