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Old 07-24-2011, 10:47 PM
Patmeweenie Patmeweenie is offline
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Default Review of Superlift Suspension K358 ???

Just wondering if anyone has any personal experience with the Superlift Suspension K358 for rangers. http://www.summitracing.com/parts/SLF-K358/

Just wanted to know cuz' when I get my clutch fixed Im liftin that sucka up!

(this whole idea requires me to get a new job but still... it would be good to know)

Any advice is appreciated.
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Soon to come: fender flare removal, tear off paint under them, replace with bedliner all the way around the truck, paint topper, fix window seals on topper, build roofrack for topper, install shit on roofrack, and make the inside of the topper livable.
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Old 07-25-2011, 04:55 PM
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Default Re: Review of Superlift Suspension K358 ???

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Just wondering if anyone has any personal experience with the Superlift Suspension K358 for rangers. http://www.summitracing.com/parts/SLF-K358/

Just wanted to know cuz' when I get my clutch fixed Im liftin that sucka up!

(this whole idea requires me to get a new job but still... it would be good to know)

Any advice is appreciated.
I dont have any first hand ownership experience but most on the site like theres. I personally would rather do a body lift. I hate body lifts but the money vs what you gain just isn't in the superlifts side for me. Again this is just my opinion, not saying anything is wrong with the kit or thats it not good, im sure it will work good for you. You will also need to end up buy the superlifts front driveshaft or something similar to it eventually so keep that in mind.

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Old 07-25-2011, 09:53 PM
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Default Re: Review of Superlift Suspension K358 ???

yeah i have that driveshaft in mind plus skid plates plus probably brake lines.
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Soon to come: fender flare removal, tear off paint under them, replace with bedliner all the way around the truck, paint topper, fix window seals on topper, build roofrack for topper, install shit on roofrack, and make the inside of the topper livable.
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:30 AM
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Default Re: Review of Superlift Suspension K358 ???

It's expensive (very overpriced, due to the monopoly) but still a suspension lift over the body. Mine was made of good quality materials (but a few bolts were missing?) and pretty solid after about three months. You need to font drive-shaft (for the CV joint) but the skid plate you could probably fabricate yourself.

Overall I'd recommend it, although if you have a 4x4 it's pretty much assumed. It's rated for 33x12.5's so grab some and throw them on after!
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Old 07-26-2011, 05:43 PM
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Default Re: Review of Superlift Suspension K358 ???

make sure you look at SAS as well around the same price with alot more gains. i still wouldn't personally do a body lift. they are not real lifts irregardless to all the guys on here who seem to love them.
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Old 07-26-2011, 08:41 PM
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make sure you look at SAS as well around the same price with alot more gains. i still wouldn't personally do a body lift. they are not real lifts irregardless to all the guys on here who seem to love them.
(if i was freakin rich i would go with the dixon bros 4x4 lt kit mmmm dat kit)

Im not quite sure if I'm comfortable with the SAS option of lifting. I DO know that I can go as high as I want with it but the thing is I'm a fan of the independent front suspension.

If you can list some benefits and adversities of having a solid front axle vs independent. I am looking for functionality and good looks benefits. I havent been able to find any good info searching on line about it. I am however still open to the idea.
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Soon to come: fender flare removal, tear off paint under them, replace with bedliner all the way around the truck, paint topper, fix window seals on topper, build roofrack for topper, install shit on roofrack, and make the inside of the topper livable.
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:35 PM
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Default Re: Review of Superlift Suspension K358 ???

I am a fan of coilover ifs. Torsion bars suck. Solid axle vs torsion bar ifs is pretty much all for sas better ride, more lift, better flex, stronger list goes on for benifits.
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:23 PM
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Default Re: Review of Superlift Suspension K358 ???

Can you get a SAS kit or just custom jobby?
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Soon to come: fender flare removal, tear off paint under them, replace with bedliner all the way around the truck, paint topper, fix window seals on topper, build roofrack for topper, install shit on roofrack, and make the inside of the topper livable.
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Old 07-27-2011, 04:27 AM
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Default Re: Review of Superlift Suspension K358 ???

There are universal kits floating around pirate4x4 but most people do a custom build.
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