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Old 02-04-2010, 01:10 PM
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[quote]can you post some pictures of the undesirable look (that you mentioned in the other thread) that the superlift creates in the front?
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torsion bar drops are ugly gross...look like they're hanging wayyyy down.

front x-member isn't as pretty or neat as the RCD...looks like an afterthought and looks like it doesn't belong...



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Haha yeah but the RCD is more expensive... i've seen the RCD lift in multiple places. here is one that i just found earlier
http://grunionfabrication.com/rcd-fo...03-p-1023.html

to you Tre - other than the driveshaft obviously going out eventually are there any things i would have to worry about if i got the RCD lift? would you say its worth the extra 500 dollars to get the Coil-overs? do they sag over time? is the ride really that much better? thanks
In all honesty, if I had to do it over.. I would have gone with SAS for the money I paid. And if you don't want to pay that, go with the superlift, Coil-over conversion brackets with the fox coil-overs and put some bilsteins out back. You'll be into the same as the RCD, but without the problems. Then I would do what Shane did and make a shaft using an expo one and the right adapters. That's honestly, after knowing what I know now, what I would do.

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stock coils will sag, and the diff drop bracket needs to be reinforced
The front pinion drop bracket will fail. Mine did and caused it to take my shaft with it. So I fixed up the bracket with a gusset, after it broke, and put on the superlift shaft, cuz I got it for $400 the same day I needed it on a weekend while we were in the middle of a blizzard here. Always pays to know friends that own 4wd shops lol

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can you post some pictures of the undesirable look (that you mentioned in the other thread) that the superlift creates in the front?
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torsion bar drops are ugly gross...look like they're hanging wayyyy down.

front x-member isn't as pretty or neat as the RCD...looks like an afterthought and looks like it doesn't belong...



Freakin cool comparison... Good thing you save links! lol

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as noted in my 'review' posted above. lol.



I forgot to mention the Bilstein's that like to break and destroy cv's. ahaha.. lol.
I've only heard of this on one occasion, and it was Donny (Ranger) which caused him to upgrade his components...
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Freakin cool comparison... Good thing you save links! lol
hahaha....actually.....went through freaking 20 pics you've sent me. Address bar was "trepaul photobucket starting" then I finally found the link. lol.


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I've only heard of this on one occasion, and it was Donny (Ranger) which caused him to upgrade his components...
Donny, two guys in New Mexico, and I think a couple others. And they all wheel their trucks. Donny got out lucky, the more recent one(lefty04levelII?) had alot more damage when they took the poop. See what happened to them is what makes me not want bilstein c-o's...unless they're austins that I'd purchase for dirt cheap! lol.
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In all honesty, if I had to do it over.. I would have gone with SAS for the money I paid. And if you don't want to pay that, go with the superlift, Coil-over conversion brackets with the fox coil-overs and put some bilsteins out back. You'll be into the same as the RCD, but without the problems. Then I would do what Shane did and make a shaft using an expo one and the right adapters. That's honestly, after knowing what I know now, what I would do.
what is the SAS? same question as below,will the superlift with coil-overs look like the RCD does?

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torsion bar drops are ugly gross...look like they're hanging wayyyy down.

front x-member isn't as pretty or neat as the RCD...looks like an afterthought and looks like it doesn't belong...
thanks for the pictures man. my next question is if you get the coil-overs for the superlift will it look like the RCD or does it look different?
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It looks the same, and from what I've read, performs the same, just a different front drop bracket for the LCA's... That's about it..
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It looks the same, and from what I've read, performs the same, just a different front drop bracket for the LCA's... That's about it..
would it be stupid to spend the money on the 4" superlift and possibly the coil-overs in the future and get 33x12.5 tires and not get the 3" body and 35x12.5s? I want a lifted truck but i don't like the idea of a body lift and i don't want it to be over the top and impossible to get into and look like it has some huge custom lift. i want it to look like it has a factory made suspension lift with big tires and i want to get it installed and then not ever have to deal with it again (i kno thats alot to ask for and i kno about the driveshaft) but with all that being said do you think the superlift with possible coil-overs in the future is my best bet or should i get the body lift too and get 35s?
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it's your only bet. lol. unless used.
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it's your only bet. lol. unless used.
i can buy the RCD from here and get it installed at my local shop.
http://grunionfabrication.com/rcd-fo...03-p-1023.html

yes or no on the body lift? i guess thats just my choice. have you ever seen someone get the 4" and NOT get the body lift? everyone who has a suspension lift just double lifted and got 35s...
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Its all up to you. Most people that don't know about rangers, can't even tell I have a body lift. If you do everything right, you can hide it quite well.

I like being on 35's.. Up in the air, but not over the top. Plus I have the option to go out and play with the truck on trails (only in the snow) if I want to.

It's all about your application and what you plan to do with the truck.
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Its all up to you. Most people that don't know about rangers, can't even tell I have a body lift. If you do everything right, you can hide it quite well.

I like being on 35's.. Up in the air, but not over the top. Plus I have the option to go out and play with the truck on trails (only in the snow) if I want to.

It's all about your application and what you plan to do with the truck.
Is it hard to get in your truck? Try and get in without using the step bars cus i won't have those. I might just do the body lift because its only 250 dollars and then i can fit 35s which would be crazy badass... but is 35s more stress on the transmission and engine etc than the 33s? how is the mileage difference?
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I jump in everytime as it is. I never use the bars. I mainly put them on for my passengers, mostly my gf lol.

Might as well do the body lift and run 35's. It's really common on here.

As for the tire size. You have 2in more rotating mass, which is going to weigh more, going to take more to get going, and keep going. You will probably lose 1-3mpg in the difference of tires, but that's on stock gearing. 4.10's and 35's are just fine for a daily driver and someone who tows small loads. Are you auto or manual? Since you're an FX4, you have limited slip, which helps in traction situations with larger tires on stock gearing.

I had an auto with 4.10's and 35's and open 8.8 28 spline... It wheeled alright, and drove fine on the road, though you lose power with a torque converter. Then I upgraded, almost all at once, to manual trans and 4.10's with 35's on a 31 spline 8.8 and Torsen LS. HUGE difference. Minimal power loss in a standard trans vs. auto trans. More control of your power and I gained 2-3mpg from the swap.

Also depends on the kind of driving you do.. City? Highway?
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I jump in everytime as it is. I never use the bars. I mainly put them on for my passengers, mostly my gf lol.

Might as well do the body lift and run 35's. It's really common on here.

As for the tire size. You have 2in more rotating mass, which is going to weigh more, going to take more to get going, and keep going. You will probably lose 1-3mpg in the difference of tires, but that's on stock gearing. 4.10's and 35's are just fine for a daily driver and someone who tows small loads. Are you auto or manual? Since you're an FX4, you have limited slip, which helps in traction situations with larger tires on stock gearing.

I had an auto with 4.10's and 35's and open 8.8 28 spline... It wheeled alright, and drove fine on the road, though you lose power with a torque converter. Then I upgraded, almost all at once, to manual trans and 4.10's with 35's on a 31 spline 8.8 and Torsen LS. HUGE difference. Minimal power loss in a standard trans vs. auto trans. More control of your power and I gained 2-3mpg from the swap.

Also depends on the kind of driving you do.. City? Highway?
I have stock gears on my truck and i do have the FX4 I have an automatic transmission also. I drive city ALLLLL the time and rarely ever go interstate for more than 5 minutes at a time and i dont do that very often. I am a junior in highschool and the college im gonna go to is 200 miles away and that'll be the most interstate driving i'll be doing but that won't be for a year or so. I'm thinking i'll get the 3" body lift too haha
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