How Rocky Ridge Raises the Bar for Lifted Trucks
Lifted trucks look incredible, but did you ever wonder how the magic happens? Rocky Ridge Trucks has been building the best trucks in the world for more than 30 years. Now we want to show you our creative process.
It’s easy to add height, but the point of a professional grade lifted truck is that it maintains ride quality while increasing the integrity of the suspension. It’s a holistic package, and each component has to work together, or you can risk downgrading the overall performance of the truck. The manufacturers have spent billions of dollars and years of R&D to make a particular set-up work on their 4×4 trucks. You have to know what you’re doing if you’re going to improve their efforts.
At Rocky Ridge Trucks, we have a few tricks up our sleeves. We’ve spent decades testing the best of the best when it comes to components, and we’ve got complete packages for the most popular models. If you want something truly unique to put together a custom lifted truck for the ages, we can do that too.
Coil Springs Give Added Reach
With a standard build, we start with a bigger factory coil spring. That gives the additional clearance and improved off-road performance, without sacrificing the vehicle’s road manners. We keep the manufacturer bump stops, too, and simply move them to accommodate the increased travel.
We also retain the factory brake and ABS lines, which are plenty capable for this particular job. We reroute them during the installation of our kit, just to prevent any straining and breaking, but we do not disconnect from the factory drum during installation. We don’t mess with the factory kit just for the sake of it.
Then we add our Rocky Ridge 3.0 Shock Absorber, which we have spent years perfecting. It’s our signature product, and we think it provides the perfect balance between on-road drivability and off-road capability.
Brackets Bring Your Truck Into Line
Of course, you can’t just add inches to the custom truck’s stance without having an impact on the geometry. Rocky Ridge uses techniques like installing geometry correction brackets and track bar relocation brackets that account for the additional height. We basically realign the lifted truck’s geometry to the factory settings. We can tune it from there if you want something a little more aggressive.
Our Jeep Wrangler suspension lifts incorporate an aftermarket, high-steer drag link that we mount in a higher position to keep it flat, stable, and solid. You’ll really feel the effects on the road with a more direct and responsive front end. Then we make the rear get in line, with a longer, stronger sway bar end link and beefed up heavyweight coil springs, plus the Rocky Ridge 3.0 shock absorbers.
Bump stop extension pads help us keep the original bump stops, and then we add the track bar bracket and other touches that make sure all our lifted trucks feel factory fresh, with a little something extra.
A Truck That Lasts A Lifetime
We want your lifted custom truck to feel amazing, on and off the road. We also want to make sure that it lasts a lifetime, or at least as long as the truck itself. That means using OEM parts where we can, the very best aftermarket parts that meet or exceed OE specifications where we can’t, and then we put them together in perfect harmony with proven processes by the best technicians in the industry.
So, if you want to feel the difference you get with lifted trucks, then get in touch with Rocky Ridge Trucks today and let us give you the lift you’ve been waiting for. Check out our website or get in touch with our friendly staff to learn more about our collection of big bad trucks.