Originally Posted by k.blakeley
No need,mine came ready to go out of the box....in fact here is the EXACT one I have on my truck now....
It was fun to read the good and bad points.........as well as the mindless snibbling.
I whoop the living hell out of my truck and deserve every bill that I've encountered with it.
I've maxed out in 5th gear in 4lo 'baja'ing' through freshly plowed fields at 60mph. I've jumped my truck in the dirt and I've jumped my truck on pavement. My kit is almost four years old. Besides the 'gator' coating, or whatever that garbage is, coming off of the components....the kit is in great shape. I've blown a coilover shock and both rears. They're bilstien, can't blame RCD for that and Bilstein is no trailmaster brand. My coils are done but given the abuse I'm surprised they aren't worse. I've put 8k miles on my truck in the last 18 months and in that time I've cooked a set of KL71's in 6k miles, had an engine rebuilt, engine swapped, tranny swapped, trashed my tcase, trashed a cv, had to get all my calipers rebuilt
, and I don't even wanna get into the nitty gritty's.
The point is, you gotta pay to play. With the hell that I've put my truck through I'd recomend the RCD kit. Even with all the garbage I've got on my truck it has excellent road manners. Way better than stock with a/t's!!
The superlift looks like a good kit and alot of guys who know there **** run it or had ran it at one time and didn't have anything negative to say about it. So I'll leave that right there.
As far as pricing on the RCD and SL front d/s, I think the only shaft there is the one you're getting from this guy. Call around to every shop within 2 or 3 hours of you. Boo-hoo to waste an extra 5-6 gallons of gas to save $1k-$1.5k.
As far as buying tires for your stock rims to save money.....*WRONG*
You might spend an extra $200 initially to get 15" rims AND tires compare to buying just tires for a 16" rim but next time you need new treads you'll recoup that cost and put money in your pocket from then on out as opposed to buying tires for a 16" rim.
If you're going with the RCD kit I can show you what the new LCA components will do to a rim with stock backspacing. I'm not sure how the SL is but your stockers aren't gonna cut it with the RCD....actually they will cut it...by it I mean your front rims. You will have to step down to the pre 2003.5 1" smaller diameter rotors on your 2008 for the RCD as well.
Just some food for thought bro. Good luck on whatever you do but when investing this much money in anything get a quote from everyone and there brother. You'll be glad you did once you start to see price differences from supplier to supplier/shop to shop.