Thank you for choosing Rough Country for your suspension needs. We appreciate your business!!
Rough Country recommends a certified technician install this system. In addition to these instructions, professional knowl-
edge of disassemble/reassembly procedures as well as post installation checks must be known. Attempts to install this sys-
tem without this knowledge and expertise may jeopardize the integrity and/or operating safety of the vehicle.
Please read instructions before beginning installation. Check the kit hardware. Be sure you have all needed parts and know
where they go.
As a general rule, the taller a vehicle is, the easier it will roll. Seat belts and shoulder harnesses should be worn at all times.
Avoid situations where a side rollover may occur.
Generally, braking performance and capability are decreased when larger/heavier tires and wheels are used. Take this into
consideration while driving. Do not add, alter, or fabricate any factory or after-market parts to increase vehicle height over
the intended height of the Rough Country product purchased. Mixing component brands is not recommended.
Rough Country makes no claims regarding lifting devices and excludes any and all implied claims. We will not be responsi-
ble for any product that is altered. We will be happy to answer any questions concerning the design, function, and correct
use of our products.
This kit will not fit vehicles equipped with electric steering.
This kit is packaged as a leveling kit—raising the front 5” and the rear 3 1/2”. If you desire a different look or if the vehicle
has a tool box or added weight in the rear, please consult with your sales representative about an add-a-leaf option.
Due to differences in manufacturing, dimension and inflated measurements, tire and wheel combinations should be test fit
prior to installation. For this application we recommend a 18” or larger wheel not to exceed 9” in width. When using a 18”
wheel backspacing should be maximum of 5.5” and a minimum 5.0” . With a 20” or larger wheel backspacing should be a
maximum of 6.0” and a min of 5.5”. Additionally a quality tire of radial design is recommended, not exceeding 33” tall and
12.5” wide. Please note that use of a 33” x 12.5” tire may require modification to the front valance. Important note: For-
alignment purposes, it may be necessary to trim/shorten the tie rod end to allow the front end alignment to be set
properly. Please alert your alignment specialist of this possibility.
Optional kicker Bars Part #1262 are available for this kit. Please contact you local Rough Country Dealer for infor-
Any vehicle equipped with any Rough Country product should have a “Warning to Driver” decal installed on the inside of the
windshield or on the vehicle’s dash. The decal should act as a constant reminder for whoever is operating the vehicle of its
unique handling characteristics.
INSTALLING DEALER - it is your responsibility to install the
warning decal and forward these installation instructions on to the
vehicle owner for review. These instructions should be kept in
the vehicle for its service life.
We hope installing your Rough Country lift kit is a positive
experience. Please note that variations in construction and
assembly in the vehicle manufacturing process will virtually
ensure that some parts may seem difficult to install. Addi-
tionally, the current trend in manufacturing of vehicles re-
sults in a frame that is highly flexible and may shift slightly
on disassembly prior to installation. The use of pry bars and
tapered punches for alignment is considered normal and
usually does not indicate a faulty product. However, if you
are uncertain about some aspect of the installation process,
please feel free to call our tech support department at 800-
222-7023. We do not recommend that you modify the Rough
Country parts in any way as this will void any warranty expressed or implied.
07 + 4WD GM 1500 5” KIT

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