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Thread: 4" Tuff Country Lift
08-20-2008, 05:56 PM #1
4" Tuff Country Lift
I've been looking at this lift. Does anyone have a Tuff Country, or have an opinion about it?
Also, can someone explain to me why i have to get new wheels with 4.5" backspacing? what is backspacing anyway?2006 Silverado Z71 - 97,000 - totaled, RIP
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08-20-2008, 06:11 PM #2
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Heynot rea sure about the lift,but I used to paly around with lifted jeeps about a year ago.The backspacing is for the rubbing issues that you will have if you dont follow the manufacturers suggestions.I had a rough country lift on my jeep.
Not real sure what everyone else says but I just go with a decent name lift kit and they are pretty much about the same.
08-20-2008, 09:19 PM #3
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Tuff Country is an ok lift, I've heard a few issues getting replacement parts but that was a few years ago, havent heard any problems lately. I've put a few of these lifts on trucks, the instructions were a little vague.
Back spacing is the measurement from the wheel center to the outer wheel rim. Lay your wheel face down on the ground place a flat item (metal, wood, it doesnt matter) on the edges of the rim across, from side to side, now use a tape measure to to measure the distance from the wheel flange (the flat area that goes against the brake hub or rotor) to the bottom of the item you placed across the rim. This measurement is your back spacing.
Back spacing is used to set the wheel/tire in or out of the hub centerline. To much or to little back spacing can cause damage to wheel bearings and affect steering.
08-20-2008, 10:39 PM #4
my neighbor has tuff country on his bronco and has had no problems
skyjacker is also a great liftRyan
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08-20-2008, 11:11 PM #5
i would say tuff country is a middle to upper level lift but im sure will be fine and give great performance. as they said backspacing on the rims is so the bigger tires you put on will not rubPETE
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08-21-2008, 12:43 AM #6
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6" Tuff Country lift here. Well built lift and after first considering a 4", there was only an $89 difference for the 6" so I went with that and run 35" toyo M/T's on 20"
Cognito would be top of the line lift and comes with a higher price.Darcy
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