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Old 01-19-2010, 10:23 PM
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I am thinking about getting the superlift 4/3 lift kit for my truck and am just wondering, is the superlift lift 4" or 3". Thanks
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Old 01-19-2010, 10:25 PM
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They call it a 4/3 because front is 4" lift, rear is 3" lift. It's considered 4" because they base kits on their front lift since the truck is always lower than the rear. The SL also gives it a more level ride front to rear too.
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Old 01-19-2010, 10:25 PM
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sounds like its a 4 inch front and 3 in back to be honest..
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Old 01-19-2010, 11:25 PM
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So if i get the kit should i forget about doing a torsion bar crank
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either/or....to install the kit, the keys, bolts, and bars are totally removed and the adjustment bolts are how you set ride height..... So it really doesn't matter...you'll be touching hte bars no matter what.
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either/or....to install the kit, the keys, bolts, and bars are totally removed and the adjustment bolts are how you set ride height..... So it really doesn't matter...you'll be touching hte bars no matter what.
are you replacing the front torsion bars with coil-overs or are you just putting more torsion bars in? i am a little confused about the superlift lift.. what are you doing with this lift? like with the RCD coil-over your replacing the torsion bars with coil-overs and with the 3" body your putting 3" spacer blocks.. what are you doing with the 4" superlift?
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Old 01-21-2010, 11:39 AM
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The 4" Superlift is your typical drop bracket kit. Everything is dropped down including the torsion bars. That's why you remove the bars, keys, lower control arms, etc. Only way to install the kit is removing just about all the front suspension...only thing that doesn't get moved is the upper control arm.

The 5" RCD is also your typical drop bracket kit as well......but it eliminates the torsion bars in favor of much much better riding and handling coil-overs. There's a few superlift guys out there running coil-overs on their superlift....I'll soon be one too. Shoot an email to Nick @ OffRoadWarehouse.com. They make coil-over conversion kits for the 98+ torsion bar Ranger.

I'm a little confused on your last sentence..... the RCD and the Superlift are two different suspension lifts...one still uses torsion bars....one uses coil-overs. One isn't getting axed with a bodylift unless you want to. Trucks that have both a suspension lift and a bodylift are called "double lifted". My truck is one of them.
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The 4" Superlift is your typical drop bracket kit. Everything is dropped down including the torsion bars. That's why you remove the bars, keys, lower control arms, etc. Only way to install the kit is removing just about all the front suspension...only thing that doesn't get moved is the upper control arm.

The 5" RCD is also your typical drop bracket kit as well......but it eliminates the torsion bars in favor of much much better riding and handling coil-overs. There's a few superlift guys out there running coil-overs on their superlift....I'll soon be one too. Shoot an email to Nick @ OffRoadWarehouse.com. They make coil-over conversion kits for the 98+ torsion bar Ranger.

I'm a little confused on your last sentence..... the RCD and the Superlift are two different suspension lifts...one still uses torsion bars....one uses coil-overs. One isn't getting axed with a bodylift unless you want to. Trucks that have both a suspension lift and a bodylift are called "double lifted". My truck is one of them.
you answered my question perfectly man. thats exactly the response i was looking for. the main thing i was looking for was the part about the superlift NOT having coil-overs. i was unsure if it had coil-overs or not and now i know they dont. i have 2 questions though. What is a round about price for the superlift+coil-over conversion? and can you put a coil-over conversion on a stock ranger??
thanks for all the help man
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Old 01-21-2010, 11:55 AM
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All approx prices:

$1500 Superlift(front and rear kit)
$500 custom valved Fox coil-overs with your choice of coils and rating
$200 coil-over conversion brackets(not including welding)

Still comes out cheaper than the out of production RCD that sold for around $2500 and still had issues with the kit to resolve.
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All approx prices:

$1500 Superlift(front and rear kit)
$500 custom valved Fox coil-overs with your choice of coils and rating
$200 coil-over conversion brackets(not including welding)

Still comes out cheaper than the out of production RCD that sold for around $2500 and still had issues with the kit to resolve.
WELDING?!?! haha i seriously doubt im going to go this route... but what about putting coil-overs on a non lifted ranger? or adding a 3" body and a coil-over conversion? is that possible or do you have to have the 4" superlift to get the new coil-overs?
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Oh yeah...forgot about that. Yes you can coil-over a stock suspension 4x4 truck. Tolerances are tighter though and not many have done it.

Yeah...you can do the bodylift and the coil-overs. They are two seperate areas: body. suspension. Unrelated to eachother.

There's welding because you are converting the upper shock mount to hold the weight of the truck with the coil-overs. Before, that upper shock mount was just to control the bouncing...no real weight on it at all...you must reinforce it to handle the entire weight and then some of the vehicle.
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Oh yeah...forgot about that. Yes you can coil-over a stock suspension 4x4 truck. Tolerances are tighter though and not many have done it.

Yeah...you can do the bodylift and the coil-overs. They are two seperate areas: body. suspension. Unrelated to eachother.

There's welding because you are converting the upper shock mount to hold the weight of the truck with the coil-overs. Before, that upper shock mount was just to control the bouncing...no real weight on it at all...you must reinforce it to handle the entire weight and then some of the vehicle.
dam did you do the welding yourself?
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I'm not coil-overed yet, but when I do, I will be doing the welding myself.
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I'm not coil-overed yet, but when I do, I will be doing the welding myself.
dang nice. i have no clue how to weld or where to get something welded haha. thanks for all the help tho and good luck with your coil-overs!
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Shane really nailed it all in this thread.

I'm one of the RCD'd people. Love the kit. And love being double lifted on 35's :-)
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