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Rough Country 5" lift 05 2500

I'm in the market for a 5" lift kit. I don't want to spend crazy money on a kit since i'm planning on installing a synergy steering link with a carli stabilizer. I don't like how you have to drill for the rough country kit. What do you guys think? Will it put more wear on the stock control arms? I really don't like the idea of drilling into the axle and I can't find a 5" kit that doesn't require drilling without being $1500 plus.

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I would much rather use long arms instead of stock control arms
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Assuming that kit drops the control arm mounts a few inches lower to keep a decent angle (or lack there of) so the control arms arenít too steep... hopefully it pushes them forward a bit too. A lot of replacement arms are a little longer to get the wheel/tire centered better in the wheel well. This helps you run bigger meats with less mods needed to fender well/liner etc.

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Yes that is what the bracket is for to maintain a close to stock if not stock angle for the factory control arms. I just don’t like the idea of drilling and using the stock arms. I hear mixed reviews that the ride is smoother if you use stock arms but then again your putting more wear and tear on them by not using long arms. Another question I have is what if the control arms are shot while I have this lift on? Would I have to buy stock control arms or can I go with aftermarket long arms?
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I just bought a mega cab that has a 5" rough country lift on it with drop Control Arm brackets. It rides pretty good for a cheaper lift kit. I plan on swapping out the stock control arms and drop brackets for a true long arm kit in the future but for now it works just fine.

I guess you could run longer control arms up front with the drop control arms brackets but looking at my truck the axle is pretty well centered in the wheel well so you might be pushing it too far forward with extended control arms.

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Right now I have a 2" level on the front. My control arms, track bar, shocks, steering, sway bar links, etc. has all been upgraded to support up to a 3" lift. So I think I'm going to just go with Synergy 3" lift coils and their 1" rear lift shackle to net me a total of 3" over stock and I should be quite level. This should allow me to run 37" tires without much issue. I sure would like to be up at 5" lift but I'm betting there's a lot more to that (maybe longer brake lines, longer breather lines, maybe something upgraded on the back of the tranny, etc. that all have to be looked into)

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