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Old 06-02-2012, 12:17 PM
ecrase2500 ecrase2500 is offline
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Default My 2009 Ranger Superlift Installation

Hey All,

I just completed my Superlift install project.

Below is a link to a PDF of the Superlift instructions marked up with my comments

You'll need to open the file in Acrobat Reader or some application that lets you view markup and comments so you can see all of my notes that clarify or explain the steps.

I had a buddy with a hoist and air tools help me out and we got most of the job done within a day. We would have fully finished in a day if:

a) Superlift hadn't left the sway bar links out of the kit
b) I had thought to do an inventory of parts in the box more than a week before my install date
c) The courier company had not fumbled the delivery of said missing sway bar links in time for my install date
d) Superlift had included instructions for the new sway bar links when they did arrive

It's a really long story, but the upshot is that I ended up reinstalling the sway bar links a few times because the instructions in the kit (and on the website) described the older sway bar link design. In the end, I had to call Superlift tech support last Monday for the real story. Turns out that you have to turn your sway bar upside down to make the new sway bar links work.

I also ended up having to pay for two alignments because the Superlift specs for ride height in their current instructions are wrong. (3" to 4" is correct, 4.25" is wrong!)

Oh, and the truck looks like this now, with ATX Ledge 16x8 wheels and 305/70r16 Dick Cepek Fun Country IIs :

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Old 06-02-2012, 02:02 PM
rangerdanger77 rangerdanger77 is offline
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Looks great! Sorry bout all your troubles
03 Ranger XLT 4x2 | 3.0l 2-door ext. cab auto trans | BTF Fabricated Spindles/Camburg Upper Arms/Camburg 2.5" coils/Bilstein 5100s/Limit Straps | 2" shackles/2.5" blocks | airbox mod w/ k&n drop in | thrush welded | blacked out emblems | 6000k hids | 06+ tails & corners | Cargo Light Mod | Billet Grille | Custom Bumper | Hella 700ffs | 32x11.5x15 BFG AT KO | 15" Procomp 7031 | Buggman LED Mustang Dome/Cluster/Reverse Lights | Kenwood Headunit | FORD floor mats
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