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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Re: Rough country 3

Postby prospector » Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:10 am

No one can accuse the Rough Country corp. of false advertising, when you install one you learn the meaning of the word "truck". If you want a soft cushy ride, go buy a Cadillac or a Lexus. Rough Country lifts are built for hard working trucks that can carry heavy loads. They are awesome, but comfortable they are not. Maybe they should have called the company Rough Ride.

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

Postby Cheapthrills » Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:13 pm

Well I didn't put these springs on... they where all ready on when purchased the jeep.

And fyi I have a cushy grand wagon but want this other one to flex so it's worth a try before spending a grand on new springs



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Re: Rough country 3

Postby Kingpin1094 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:41 am

I'm in the same boat as Cheapthrills, this lift was already on the wag. I want the truck to be a little softer mostly for ride comfort, but also for flex reasons. And I don't need the truck to carry more than the weight of 4 people + gear. So I am willing to sacrifice some of the load carrying capacity of the springs for a softer ride.

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Re: Rough country 3

Postby prospector » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:38 am

Find a set of factory springs in a boneyard, prices on new springs are stupid high. Try JC Whitney for factory replacement, they MAY have them, or just take the thing to a spring and suspension shop, they can easily remove a leaf or two, that'll soften her up. You can do the work in your garage if you've got a good jack and a few basic tools, it's easiest if you simply remove one spring at a time, then remove a leaf or two, put her back together and reinstall, the spring center bolt will need to be cut down to size or it will go through the spring perch hole and hit the axle tube.

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Re: Rough country 3

Postby Lumpskie » Tue May 02, 2017 5:54 am

Here's what I did. Really easy job and big change in flex and ride.

Here's what my leafs looked like before:
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Here's the ones I removed:

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Re: Rough country 3

Postby Jonnyworld » Tue May 02, 2017 6:27 am

Lumpskie wrote:Here's what I did. Really easy job and big change in flex and ride.

Here's what my leafs looked like before:
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Here's the ones I removed:

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Did it drop your ride height much

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Re: Rough country 3

Postby Lumpskie » Tue May 02, 2017 7:05 am

In my case, it didn't. I think that was because my spring rate was too high for my rig, given it's weight. I think the height difference was 1/4" or so.
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Re: Rough country 3"- 4" lift spring, leaf removal

Postby Cheapthrills » Tue May 02, 2017 9:23 am

Johnny joints nice.. are they worth it?

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