Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: N.Dakota, United States of America
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Re: Rough Country screwed me over (any help ideas?)
I see no one else responded to this so I will. As to the marketing side of it, they are not the people who decide what you need for your vehicle, they are a parts suplier. You need to do research BEFORE attempting to make changes to your vehicle. Simple research would have brought up the fact that you would need longer brake lines, may have also uncovered the other issues before you ran into them, because I am sure their are others who have made the swapp and possibly run into these issues and either post here or somewhere on the net. Do you also expect the parts supplier to tell you if the alterations your making will be legal or not for your given location?? You are aware that it is ENTIRELY illegal to alter your suspension in ANY way in some states, are you not? By that same token they cannot be reasonably expected to know all the possible pitfalls you may run into with any given swap, you have to do your research FIRST.
As to the fit of the product, when you discovered clearance issues, did you stop and CALL the company to verify that you got the correct parts for your vehicle, did you double check that you installed or were installing them correctly, did you DO RESEARCH to discover if anybody else ran into a simialar problem doing a simialar swap??? First thing I do if I run into that type of problem is start researching WHY it is a problem and what is the best route to fixing the problem, not just start grinding away, WHICH by the way is NOT either intelligent or safe when it comes to spindles or other suspension parts. It is one thing to remove a slight surface flaw or casting marks etc, but any amount of hard core grinding to clearance stuff will create heat (alters the metelurgy of the part) and/or weakens it by reducing mass that may be critical in a given area on a part. A fair price to charge them, lol, you wont get a dime my friend, they will tell you the same thing I have. I feel your pain, I have run into my share of "ooops I didn't do enough research before I started this" in my life. You can call and gripe to them but I doubt it will get you anywhere. Anyway, I hope you got it all figured out and have learned a lesson in the fine art of vehicle alterations. Be safe.