Originally Posted by bladejo
Okay I have a 1999 3.0 4x4 stepside Ranger and have been looking for a suspension lift for the last year and a half and well I soon found out that there were very few kits to choose from and then I found Dixon Brothers online and well I was just wondering if i should go with them. I mean i think my second choice would have to be RCD but Im not sure if thats what I want or not, I know there is no comparing the two but with Dixon i thought I would have to go through the bed of the truck with the back suspension and I really dont like that idea because i need as much room in the bed as possible for my Raptor and plus im not sure if i would have enough room because of the step side but then I asked someone not to long ago and they said that I dont really have to do that and well I wanted to know what other choices i could go with. I would like as much input on this as possible please lol I need some help on this. And I would also like some input performance wise. I already have the flowmaster catback exhaust system and k&n intake and would love to have a supercharger put in and maybe some headers and chip. If anyone could help on this please i could use all I can get. Thanks!
There is no comparison between the Dixon Kit and the RCD kit. Last Wednesday I had the Dixon front end kit put on my 2004 4X4 Ranger, and the kit is unreal. Also you don't need a bedcage to get long-travel in the rear. I still need to use my truck as a truck so the folks at Woolworth Motorsports
are going to weld a bar between the framerails and add Deaver springs with extended shackles. I will then be able to use FOX remote resevoir shocks without having holes in the bed. They are also going to flare the bedside to make room for the tires to travel inside the flares.
If you want to see the build of the front end you can see it at Long Travel Suspension Kit
. You will need to get fiberglass fenders with the kit, and I went with a 6" bulge fender from Glassworks Unlimited. They offer the best fit and finish of any I have seen.