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My tax return is coming in a week or so and I want to lift my 88 Ramcharger 4X4. It seems that the rough country is the best priced kit. I was going to purchase it from http://www.rockymountainsusp.com/dodge69_93.htm

I found the following article on that lift http://www.rockcrawler.com/techreports/dodgerclift/

They required 6 degree shims which I found at http://www.suspensionconnection.com/cgi-bin/suscon/90016.html

They also said something about a dropped pitman arm, which rockymountain also sales. One more thing I heard someone else recommend new bushings for the springs. Rocky mountain also had them at http://www.rockymountainsusp.com/W_poly_Dodge.htm

Did I miss anything else? My front end is kind of loose right now at high speeds and kind of wants to change lanes on its own.. Is there anything else I can do while I'm putting the lift kit in to eliminate that?
 

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With a 4 inch lift, if you even need shims, the lift kits would come with them. You shouldn't need them for only a 4 inch lift. The pitman arm is a must. For the front end check the steering shaft. The joints tend to wear out.
 

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If it's that loose you may want to do cross over steering. Mine is bad loose all over the road. That was when I towed it home. 30mph was it. much faster and it felt like I was on ice. They have some good how to's on this in the how to section. Check it out. I haven't done it yet...too cold. But once it warms up I all over it.
 
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I would go with the "Kit" & do a shakle flip on the rear and toss the block from the rear. New bushings should come with the kit for the front, they should be able to sell you the bushings for the rear too.
 

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Look at getting a borgeson steering shaft from summit (189.99). That will get rid of a lot of slop in your steering. Other than that, take a look at all of your steering linkages to see if anything is bent or overly worn. I just bought a poly master kit for my 85 from rocky mountain suspension. It comes with all of the steering bushings, new spring bushings, tranny and tcase bushings and new body mount bushings.
The rough country kit comes with a steering block, but I would recommend getting the pitman arm.
 

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i just orders the tought country 4" lift for my 88 from macssprings.com for 340 that included shipping and freight charges it comes with shims and all. they say pitman arm is not req but strongly suggested cause you loose a lot of steering radious im putting mine on tomarrow so i will let you know if i find anything else
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