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Which 5" lift kit rough country or zone

I am thinking about putting a lift on my 2008 dodge 2500 mega cab 4x4 been looking at two lift kits. one is the rough country 5" lift (has bracket that bolt to the control arms) the other is a zone 5" lift that comes with the longer control arms so no brackets trying to decide which kit is better and will ride the best also rough country says it will fit 37s and zone says max tire size is 35 which seams strange if they are both a 5" lift seams the same size tire would fit and which one carries a better warranty if any of y'all have any pics with these lifts on y'all's truck would be great to see them the tire size I will be running is a 37x13.50x20 with fuel rims that have a neg offset they only stick past the truck a couple inches and right now I have it leveled with those rims and 35x12.50 with very little rub if turning the wheel all the way thanks for all the in put guys

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Any body have any ideas
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Short answer? Neither. Both of those "kits" are going to ride like a tank.

If you are hell bent on one vs the other, I guess I'd go with the Rough Country. It's a radius arm setup that, while you won't get the full benefit of a radius/long arm setup because it doesn't require cutting off the factory LCA brackets, it's still better than the tubular short arm setup of the 5" Zone kit. I'd have to see how the control arm relocation brackets mentioned in Zone's 6" kit mount up but I can't imagine a scenario where it would really make any benefit with regards to how the truck rides.

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Rough country is the one that comes with the control arm brackets and says will clear 37s it's a 5" lift

Zone comes with new control arms and says it will clear 35s but it's also a 5" lift
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Dang, 5" lift and only clear 35s? They must not be trying very hard ...

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Rough country is the one that comes with the control arm brackets and says will clear 37s it's a 5" lift

Zone comes with new control arms and says it will clear 35s but it's also a 5" lift
Not that it matters, but no.

Rough Country has 3 different 5" lifts for a 2008 Ram 2500.
One with brackets: 5in Suspension Lift Kit for 2008 Dodge 4wd 2500 / 3500 Ram | Rough Country Suspension Systems
One with adjustable tubular short arms: 5in X-series Suspension Lift Kit for 2008 Dodge 4wd 2500 / 3500 Ram | Rough Country Suspension Systems
One with "long arms": 5in Long Arm Suspension Lift Kit for 2008 Dodge 4wd 2500 / 3500 Ram | Rough Country Suspension Systems

Zone's 5" is tubular short arms: Zone Offroad 5" Suspension System D6/D10/D11
Zone's 6" is brackets: Zone Offroad 6" Suspension System D32/D33/D34/D35

Regardless, any one of these is going to ride like a tank. Your best bet is to go to your region specific area of this forum and start a post asking for someone with one of these style lifts on their pickups to take you for a ride. Then also try and find someone with a performance suspension and go for a ride. Then you'll understand.

What is your purpose for wanting the 5" lift? Is it to clear 37's? Because with a 3rd gen pickup, you can run 37's on stock wheels with a stock suspension.

My brother's 2010 with 37's and 100% stock suspension:



My '08 with 37's on a leveling kit only:

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