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Old 07-05-2013, 07:24 PM
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I'm just looking for tips from guys who have put them in....
You should be in good shape then.

It's just a glorified bolt-on. It's not like you're fabricating anything.

Think Lego kit. lol
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Old 07-05-2013, 07:31 PM
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Lmfao, alright then. What did you use to dial in you tach and speedo ?
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Old 07-05-2013, 07:34 PM
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What did you use to dial in you tach and speedo ?
The SCT X3 tuner.

It's generally regarded as the best available tuner for our trucks.

The SCT is a true custom tuner...it doesn't use a 'canned' or 'generic' Ford Ranger type tune like the Superchips setup does.

It will cost more than the Superchips, but you get so much more flexibility. You're the only person that can decide if it's worth the extra money in your specific case.

For me - it was a no brainer - SCT all the way.



As far as getting a custom tune written for it - I would recommend one of these guys:

Don @ LaSota Racing (http://www.lasotaracing.com/MOX3.html)

or

Fred @ Rogue Performance (http://rogueperformance.com/RogueCustomTuning.html)

I have used them both over the years...and they are both good guys. I just used Don last year for some new tunes (4.88's & 35's) and he has awesome customer service! I'm talking same day, everyday responses.

Next month Don will be writing my base supercharger tune before I head to the dyno for the full blown treatment.

They will ask you exactly what modifications you have done to your vehicle, and send you a tune (or multiple tunes) based on your desires. Don also offers 90 free days of emailed tunes from the date of purchase. Basically you can submit working LiveLink datalogs - and he dials in your tune in even further based on the real world data from your specific truck.
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Old 07-05-2013, 07:43 PM
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Hey I want to post a side note Denice I have you here, I'm getting a parts list ready for my quad, it leaks oil/ rad fluid in the crank case and when you pull the oil dip stick exhaust comes out, any ideas ?

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The SCT X3 tuner.

It's generally regarded as the best available tuner for our trucks.

The SCT is a true custom tuner...it doesn't use a 'canned' or 'generic' Ford Ranger type tune like the Superchips setup does.

It will cost more than the Superchips, but you get so much more flexibility. You're the only person that can decide if it's worth the extra money in your specific case.

For me - it was a no brainer - SCT all the way.

As far as getting a custom tune written for it - I would recommend one of these guys:

Don @ LaSota Racing (http://www.lasotaracing.com/MOX3.html)

or

Fred @ Rogue Performance (http://rogueperformance.com/RogueCustomTuning.html)

I have used them both over the years...and they are both good guys. I just used Don last year for some new tunes (4.88's & 35's) and he has awesome customer service! I'm talking same day, everyday responses.

Next month Don will be writing my base supercharger tune before I head to the dyno for the full blown treatment.

They will ask you exactly what modifications you have done to your vehicle, and send you a tune (or multiple tunes) based on your desires. Don also offers 90 free days of emailed tunes from the date of purchase. Basically you can submit working LiveLink datalogs - and he dials in your tune in even further based on the real world data from your specific truck.
Man that sounds like the best route to go, how long have you been running that?

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Sence* not Denis lmfao

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Also tell me about your leaf pack
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Old 07-05-2013, 07:50 PM
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Man that sounds like the best route to go, how long have you been running that?
For at least five or six years - I'm not really sure....ever since I first upgraded my tires way back when I had the stock suspension.


That's one of the nice things a true tuner does for you - It's always upgradable/ changeable – It can be modified as your truck evolves.

You just get a new custom tune written for your setup when you modify or upgrade your truck.

Just download the new tune you get via email and your all set.

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Also tell me about your leaf pack
I used the 6" lift springs from Skyjacker to compliment my 5.5" RCD coilover suspension lift:

6" Lift Springs (Part # FR36S) - http://www.jegs.com/i/Skyjacker/825/FR36S/10002/-1

I really like my springs...it's nice to not run any blocks (Removed factory block).


I can't stand any blocks, shackles or AAL's - An all spring lift is the only way to go!
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Old 07-05-2013, 07:54 PM
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Ok, so what do you think would go good with my lift plan, my truck came from factory with a 1.5 inch block

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How stiff is it
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:02 PM
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Ok, so what do you think would go good with my lift plan, my truck came from factory with a 1.5 inch block.
They also make a 4" setup that might work well - you could play with keeping the block or removing it if there is too much rake for your liking.

4" Lift Springs (Part # FR34S) - http://www.jegs.com/i/Skyjacker/825/FR34S/10002/-1

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How stiff is it
Some people with that setup think it's 'somewhat' stiff due to the relatively light rear - But it's a lifted truck. lol


Also, if I were you - I would look into a coilover conversion for the front and ditch that horrible dropped torsion bar setup the Superlift kit provides.

The coilover setup will ride so much better.
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:10 PM
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They also make a 4" setup that might work well - you could play with keeping the block or removing it if there is too much rake for your liking.

4" Lift Springs (Part # FR34S) - http://www.jegs.com/i/Skyjacker/825/FR34S/10002/-1

Some people with that setup think it's 'somewhat' stiff due to the relatively light rear - But it's a lifted truck. lol

Also, if I were you - I would look into a coilover conversion for the front and ditch that horrible dropped torsion bar setup the Superlift kit provides.

The coilover setup will ride so much better.
I have looked into the coils, they were on my list but sence my quad needs a rebuild they are not on the next parts buy haha

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I don't have the 1.5 block anymore I have a 4 inch one, but I like the idea of all leaf pack
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:22 PM
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I don't have the 1.5 block anymore I have a 4 inch one, but I like the idea of all leaf pack
Well perhaps you already know - but to run the standard Superlift rear lift you would need the factory height lift block reinstalled & whatever your running now removed.

The kit is actually designed to have their block installed on top of the factory one (aka - stacked blocks) - Which is just sad.
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:24 PM
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Yea, that's a great idea! Lmfao do you have any rake on your truck ?
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do you have any rake on your truck ?
Yeah some - It's a bit ass high.

I could get it closer to level by adjusting my coilovers a little more if I wanted.
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Old 07-06-2013, 08:30 AM
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Yeah some - It's a bit ass high.

I could get it closer to level by adjusting my coilovers a little more if I wanted.
Hey you missed one of my questions lmao.

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Old 07-06-2013, 08:41 AM
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Hey you missed one of my questions
If you're talking about the question regarding your quad, I would suggest making a separate thread in the 'off-topic' section.

I'm trying to keep this thread on topic, which is about lift options for Ranger's.

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Also where do you buy your coil overs from?
Well, my coilovers came as part of the 5.5" RCD suspension lift. Mine isn't a 'converted' setup.

You on the other hand, would be converting your Superlift so you need the bracket kit (being sold on the 'Other Ranger Forum' by member ME00Stepside) & whatever brand coilovers you want to run (Most run Fox).

There is all sorts of information on the other forum talking about the conversion (Multiple 20+ page threads, complete with part #'s). I've been helping over there for like the past 2-3 years on that topic alone. Once you're there - search for 'coilover' and filter by my user name & you will find the threads in no time.

A little research will be needed, but the information is out there.

The RCD coilover suspension kit is what the current coilover bracket kit is 'modeled' after.
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Old 07-06-2013, 11:25 AM
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If you're talking about the question regarding your quad, I would suggest making a separate thread in the 'off-topic' section.

I'm trying to keep this thread on topic, which is about lift options for Ranger's.

Well, my coilovers came as part of the 5.5" RCD suspension lift. Mine isn't a 'converted' setup.

You on the other hand, would be converting your Superlift so you need the bracket kit (being sold on the 'Other Ranger Forum' by member ME00Stepside) & whatever brand coilovers you want to run (Most run Fox).

There is all sorts of information on the other forum talking about the conversion (Multiple 20+ page threads, complete with part #'s). I've been helping over there for like the past 2-3 years on that topic alone. Once you're there - search for 'coilover' and filter by my user name & you will find the threads in no time.

A little research will be needed, but the information is out there.

The RCD coilover suspension kit is what the current coilover bracket kit is 'modeled' after.
I don't have a computer to do that, that's why I am asking you, you seam pretty smart on that kinda stuff

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Old 07-10-2013, 09:22 AM
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Hey superlift guys just wondering what you paid for your superlift. I got kit #K358 lined up for 2100$ cdn
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