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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-08-2007, 09:56 AM Thread Starter
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RockyRoad or Rustys

I am done reading all the old post regarding these 2" lift/level kits. Now I need to figure out which one to order. Rusty's is $250 with rear shocks and RR is $296 with rear shocks.
From all the posts it sounds as if both are equal. Should I let price make my decision at this point based on price or is there something else I should base my decision on?
Somebody give a reason to go with one kit over the other!

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-08-2007, 02:28 PM
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Re: RockyRoad or Rustys

I would say with past experience with both, Rustys is easiest to get a hold of if you have any questions or problems. RRO is a bit troublesome. I would probably go with Rustys...
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Re: RockyRoad or Rustys

Very interested in this! I happen to have both lifts sitting on my living room floor. I read about troublsome shocks on the Rusty's and not too muc on the RR lift. I went ahead and ordered both, so I could take a look and see which one I thought was better. Well......you can't judge a book by it's cover, so what do you guys (and gals) think? I'm leaning toward the RR lift right now, I've had the pleasure of talking with Rusty, just read how a bunch of lifts have had shock issues, and quality issues with regards to the front spacer.
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Re: RockyRoad or Rustys

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Very interested in this! I happen to have both lifts sitting on my living room floor. I read about troublsome shocks on the Rusty's and not too muc on the RR lift. I went ahead and ordered both, so I could take a look and see which one I thought was better. Well......you can't judge a book by it's cover, so what do you guys (and gals) think? I'm leaning toward the RR lift right now, I've had the pleasure of talking with Rusty, just read how a bunch of lifts have had shock issues, and quality issues with regards to the front spacer.
Can you take pictures of them side-by-side and post the pix? That might be helpful to the rest of us that are torn between the two...

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Re: RockyRoad or Rustys

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Very interested in this! I happen to have both lifts sitting on my living room floor. I read about troublsome shocks on the Rusty's and not too muc on the RR lift. I went ahead and ordered both, so I could take a look and see which one I thought was better. Well......you can't judge a book by it's cover, so what do you guys (and gals) think? I'm leaning toward the RR lift right now, I've had the pleasure of talking with Rusty, just read how a bunch of lifts have had shock issues, and quality issues with regards to the front spacer.
wanna sell the extra kit?
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Re: RockyRoad or Rustys

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Very interested in this! I happen to have both lifts sitting on my living room floor. I read about troublsome shocks on the Rusty's and not too muc on the RR lift. I went ahead and ordered both, so I could take a look and see which one I thought was better. Well......you can't judge a book by it's cover, so what do you guys (and gals) think? I'm leaning toward the RR lift right now, I've had the pleasure of talking with Rusty, just read how a bunch of lifts have had shock issues, and quality issues with regards to the front spacer.
The reason for the back making a noise because of the shocks were that the 4X4 shop that put them on didn't put the spacers (washers) on the bottom of the shocks. I put the washers on it myself and no problems. I've read in other threads that the quality of the shocks for both kits are the same. The only difference I see is that RR comes with instructions and Rusty's doesn't. But I have gotten good service from Rusty's everytime I called them. Good luck in choosing.
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Re: RockyRoad or Rustys

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wanna sell the extra kit?
Sure for full cost. I already spoke with them, just have to reship them back. No worries. Sorry, no free x-mas gifts to people I don't know! Think I'll throw the RR on the Commander.
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Re: RockyRoad or Rustys

Well I went ahead and ordered Rustys kit. $250. $50 less than RR.
Found out the shocks they use are rebranded Monroe's.
He said it comes with instructions so I may try it myself or have the shop put it on.
Then we will figure out the tire/wheel combo.
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Re: RockyRoad or Rustys

Anyone have a pic of a RR 2" lift with stock wheels/tires?

Might have answered my own question. From RR's site:


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Re: RockyRoad or Rustys

Don't mean to hi-jack the thread, but does any run Tera's lift/boost w/maybe some Ranchos?
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