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Old 04-05-2011, 03:50 PM
AlxGry AlxGry is offline
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Default Who's installed a superlift?

I dont have anywhere near even a base savings for this lift, or know if i ever want to do it, but im just curious, who here has installed their own on a ranger with the a arms and torsion bar set up?

How hard is it? Can the average person with tools do it? Is it like the body lift in terms of difficulty or easier? Just asking out of curiosity, cause if it isnt hard I may save up this summer for it.
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Old 04-05-2011, 03:57 PM
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Default Re: Who's installed a superlift?

Mine is a superlift kit, and i did it in a weekend with one other person in a garage. As long as you have the right tools and parts you should be good. But make sure you have a good machine shop near by, i needed them for the lower ball joint removal and placement, $5 charge, its worth it to save the hassle. I also suggest if its an older model to replace your breaks if needed, easy access at the time Just let me know if you have any other questions.
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Old 04-05-2011, 04:00 PM
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Default Re: Who's installed a superlift?

Im actually putting mine on right now. So far i would say its about the same difficulty as a bl maybe a little bit more. Its all bolt on so its pretty straight forward. Well i am using a lift, air tools, and every other tool needed so that might have something to do with it.
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Old 04-05-2011, 04:00 PM
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Default Re: Who's installed a superlift?

i know you can use a 2 jaw gear puller for the torsion bars, but do you need to get the other "special puller" tools for the ball joints or whatever else? im guessing yeah if you say take to shop.

Im just asking out of curiosity more than anything idk if id ever do this cause id be tempted to run 35's and that means re gear and shit mpg's and its a daily driver bla bla, but i maaaay do it one day. Would you say to do this over a SAS?
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Old 04-05-2011, 04:09 PM
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Default Re: Who's installed a superlift?

a sas will be way more work than this kit. i've installed one and removed 3. well, i really installed half of one, the truck owner did the other side. i only had hand tools, but i got it done fairly easy.
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Old 04-05-2011, 04:16 PM
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Default Re: Who's installed a superlift?

They make pickle forks to remove the ball joints but all i did was destroy mine, the 5 bucks was worth it to save the time. and you can rent a torsion bar tool thing from napa or advanced auto or whatever. Its not to hard, just make sure you have a back up plan incase somthing comes up, you never know. It happened to me....
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Old 04-05-2011, 04:21 PM
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Ive done my bars with a 2 jaw before real easily. Fuck that "special tool" all it IS is a two jaw puller with slight mods basically lol
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Old 04-05-2011, 04:31 PM
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i know you can use a 2 jaw gear puller for the torsion bars, but do you need to get the other "special puller" tools for the ball joints or whatever else? im guessing yeah if you say take to shop.

Im just asking out of curiosity more than anything idk if id ever do this cause id be tempted to run 35's and that means re gear and shit mpg's and its a daily driver bla bla, but i maaaay do it one day. Would you say to do this over a SAS?
I just lifted the truck up and took out the adjuster bolts for the torsion bars and pulled the key out. really wasnt hard. pry bar would work to. Yeah im tempted to run 35's. If i find a cheap set with rims i'll pick them up. If i knew i was gonna do all this work to the ranger i would have gone with an sas. Its spendy but would have been worth it.
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Old 04-05-2011, 04:33 PM
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I just lifted the truck up and took out the adjuster bolts for the torsion bars and pulled the key out. really wasnt hard. pry bar would work to. Yeah im tempted to run 35's. If i find a cheap set with rims i'll pick them up. If i knew i was gonna do all this work to the ranger i would have gone with an sas. Its spendy but would have been worth it.
Yeah thats what im thinking, that a SAS may be worth it but actually probably not for me cause that i def couldnt do. You gunna regear for the 35s if you get them?
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Old 04-05-2011, 05:11 PM
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Yeah thats what im thinking, that a SAS may be worth it but actually probably not for me cause that i def couldnt do. You gunna regear for the 35s if you get them?
Yeah i planned on getting some 4.56 here soon.
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Old 04-05-2011, 05:14 PM
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Default Re: Who's installed a superlift?

That would be sweet. If you do it make a build thread lol. Hows the truck?
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Old 04-05-2011, 05:45 PM
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http://www.fordrangerforum.com/proje...-new-life.html
I already did start one. I have more pics to put up but im gonna wait till im done with the lift to post them all. I need to do one from start to finish. or at least a before (when i bought the ranger) to now. well would be like a next week pic lol. still gotta paint some stuff.
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Old 04-05-2011, 05:58 PM
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Thats whats up man im glad to hear its going well. I hate to see when rangers flip, its scary!
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