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Before all the bashing begins, I picked up a rough country 7.5" from a car dealership last week for 250 bucks. Salesman said they took it off a trade in a year or so ago and had been sitting in a shed since. All the parts were there and I couldn't resist on a 250 dollar lift. Not to mention it was in very good condition and came with kicker braces. So on my weekend (Tuesday and Wednesday) Myself and some friends threw it on. That being said after doing a FTS lift on a buddies nnbs and doing the RCX on mine there were some noticeable differences. The biggest for me was the cutting of the tierods. Feel thats one way rough country can keep the price down but its always an ominous feeling when your hacking up stock parts. Build quality seemed quality though on the hard goods provided by rough country. As far as my angles, not as bad as expected but definitely not flat. No worse than the stock setup with 2.5" level though. I snapped a few pics before and after washing it post lift, just a couple quicks with my phone.

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The Next goal is to acquire some 35s, have an ad in the wanted section for swapping 33s for 35s or just swap the whole wheel/tire setup (http://www.gmfullsize.com/forum/showthread.php?t=296315). Sure buying new would be ideal just a hard bill to foot after just purchasing the 33s in May
 

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Looks good im running the 5 with a leveling kit been debating on upping to the 7.5 but idk if I'd even gain anything. I just got 35s and they just barely clear the front bumper literally by like 1/2 inch so I gotta do something
 

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Looks good im running the 5 with a leveling kit been debating on upping to the 7.5 but idk if I'd even gain anything. I just got 35s and they just barely clear the front bumper literally by like 1/2 inch so I gotta do something
could always go the 1.25" body lift route
 

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Looks good im running the 5 with a leveling kit been debating on upping to the 7.5 but idk if I'd even gain anything. I just got 35s and they just barely clear the front bumper literally by like 1/2 inch so I gotta do something
The 5 and a level is basically the 7.5?
 

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7.5 you have to cut the stops thou don't you? 5 you don't?
 

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yea couldn't say no


Thanks again for the heads up on the find


I didn't cut them
How close is the a arm? Got a pic?
 

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If you hear a hard contact banging noise it's the droop stops making contact with the upper arm. In the directions they have you cut them out. I'm not crazy about doing it to my truck but if need be.
 

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How close is the a arm? Got a pic?
ill snap one today after work when i get it back from alignment. It was no worse than on FTS lift or my buddy's truck with RCX 5" with lower spacer

If you hear a hard contact banging noise it's the droop stops making contact with the upper arm. In the directions they have you cut them out. I'm not crazy about doing it to my truck but if need be.
Yea I figured if it happens bad ill fix it but i really didnt want to cut it. Hasn't happened yet
 

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That is a great find! I'm going to start badgering some local dealerships for removed lifts, see if I can find a deal somewhere... shit man looks good too, the 33's look good, from the couple pics, I'd keep those tbh
 

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can't believe you actually put a rcx on your truck!































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lol! jk. got 50.000 miles on mine now and haven't had one issue.
 

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I would like to see uca and cv angles as well. Looks good with the 33s imo.
 

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ill snap one today after work when i get it back from alignment. It was no worse than on FTS lift or my buddy's truck with RCX 5" with lower spacer


Did you get pics? I am close to mine to but mine is a 6" Pro Comp. I want something to compare to. Thanks.
 

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sorry been dealing with 0 degree weather and snow havent snapped one yet but Ill try and remember tomorrow.
 
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