Rough country 3"- 4" lift spring, leaf removal

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Rough country 3"- 4" lift spring, leaf removal

Postby Cheapthrills » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:30 pm

Has anyone run these leaf packs and removed a leaf from the pack?

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Re: Rough country 3"- 4" lift spring, leaf removal

Postby Cheapthrills » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:41 pm

Really nobody has tried to soften their rough country lifted waggies,

I just really want to know if it's worth the trouble

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Re: Rough country 3

Postby Nikkormat » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:49 pm

Worth a shot. I eyeballed removing the bottom leafs on some rough country springs.
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Re: Rough country 3"- 4" lift spring, leaf removal

Postby Cheapthrills » Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:36 pm

I guess I may have to try

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Re: Rough country 3

Postby Nikkormat » Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:48 pm

Worst case scenario, you have to put it back on, right? You may loose a little height though.
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Re: Rough country 3"- 4" lift spring, leaf removal

Postby Cheapthrills » Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:51 pm

I might actually be able to take it off road you mean .... lol

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Re: Rough country 3

Postby Lumpskie » Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:21 am

I haven't removed leafs from the Rough Country lift you are running, but I've done it a bunch on my Alcans on my Tacoma. As long as you don't have a leaf unsupported by the leaf beneath it by more than a couple of inches, you can flex it as far as you want without issue. On the other hand, if your leafs are unsupported for a long stretch, you have a chance of bending the unsupported leaf. I say just use your judgement and go for it!
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Re: Rough country 3

Postby fulsizjeep » Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:50 pm

I have a friend who used to have an 81 Cherokee Laredo, He put on a 4" OME lift. It was a harsh ride so he tore down each spring pack and cut all the springs except the main to a shorter length. It did the trick to soften the ride.
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Re: Rough country 3"- 4" lift spring, leaf removal

Postby Cheapthrills » Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:59 pm

That's a good idea... never thought if that

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Re: Rough country 3

Postby Nikkormat » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:50 pm

Anything ever come of this?

I really think that the bottom spring is an add a leaf. With how thick the leaves are you could probably even remove the bottom two leaves. Take one off and experiment. The spring rate you want is 300-400lbs per inch of compression. They are something stupid like 550 or 600 stock!
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Re: Rough country 3"- 4" lift spring, leaf removal

Postby Cheapthrills » Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:26 pm

No I haven't tackled it yet been preoccupied with life

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Re: Rough country 3

Postby Kingpin1094 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:52 am

I have also been thinking about doing, if you get around to it sooner than me post back and let me know how it went.


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