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8" lift.....and more!

This is a teaser thread and only a teaser thread. If this were a real thread, I would have posted pictures of these parts installed on my truck (give me a few weeks)

This is 1 of the many projects on-going with my truck......

got the springs for: FREE
got the radius arms for: little to nothing compared to what they cost new
got the Superlift Superunner steering for: see radius arm price

I will get some pictures of the Superunner steering setup tomorrow.......here is what it looks like:


it replaces the junky "Y" tie rod setup with a stronger, better angled "K" setup....and it is A LOT more stable, so i might not need a steering stabilizer to mask the bump steer....
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cool glad to see those nasty looking parts look good agian...
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cool glad to see those nasty looking parts look good agian...
that is just the driver side radius arm and shock mount.....i still have to do the back side of it....ran out of paint .....then on to the other parts that are going on my truck......the rest of the lift can be cleaned up by whoever buys it.....
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looks good.

you have dandelions ??? wow we are way behind you its like winter here again. the weather is pretty much the same it was last Saturday. Global Warming is taking effect i can see.
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looks good.

you have dandelions ??? wow we are way behind you its like winter here again. the weather is pretty much the same it was last Saturday. Global Warming is taking effect i can see.
yea we do....all the tree's are already blooming (have been for almost 3 weeks now) and flowers starting to bud.....there are farmers here getting ready to plant......

yea global warming, but it is cold in April
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Looks good man!

Cant wait to see it with more lift. Weather looks nice, wish it was like there here...Been 35 degrees for a friggin week.
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Coolness, good luck with it. My radius arms are sexier though.
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e gunna look good man..now do work!
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Coolness, good luck with it. My radius arms are sexier though.


i am going to take the Skyjacker brackets and paint them black.......can't really do that with the springs, since they have that plastic coating on there....
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Rock on, Can't wait to see them on your truck!
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Maurice, thats insane. Gonna be a total of 11" of lift then?
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Gonna be a total of 11" of lift then?
yes sir......gonna be tall.....about as tall as Beard's truck...
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- the solid front axle

looks cool though
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- the solid front axle

looks cool though
huh i dont have a SAS........my axle is as close to a solid axle as you can get on a Ranger......and i bet if i had a coil sprung axle, i could be SAS'd in a day....
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right, hence the (-) minus


yours will be as tall as beard's but without a solid front axle
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ahhhh i see!
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yes sir......gonna be tall.....about as tall as Beard's truck...

ahh! that means i have to lift mine more. lol
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ahh! that means i have to lift mine more. lol
and i still have another 1.5" to 2" above that i can go with coil spacers and putting my stock blocks back in the rear.....

or my next step is SAS, but that will be AWHILE! Laura is pissed that i am putting on the 8" lift because she has a hard time getting in now......it is funny seeing her get in before and after chruch in her dresses or dress pants (you know how women wear their pants now-a-days.) but i do love to help
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and i still have another 1.5" to 2" above that i can go with coil spacers and putting my stock blocks back in the rear.....

or my next step is SAS, but that will be AWHILE! Laura is pissed that i am putting on the 8" lift because she has a hard time getting in now......it is funny seeing her get in before and after chruch in her dresses or dress pants (you know how women wear their pants now-a-days.) but i do love to help

ah i could go higher but i wont....

i bet you do like to help, who wouldnt
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ah i could go higher but i wont....

i bet you do like to help, who wouldnt
yes i do!

i don't want to go any higher after i put the 8" lift on......UNLESS i do a SAS, which i doubt i do for a really long time.....and then i would only want to run 38x15.50x15's......
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Would be nice to run 38's but man thats alot of money and not practical for a DD truck.
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Would be nice to run 38's but man thats alot of money and not practical for a DD truck.
well luckly and hopefull from now on mine isn't a DD (knocks really hard on wooden desk top!) anymore..........because the 38's i want to run are EXPENSIVE! my brother paid $1300 for 4 of them a year and a half ago....and i need 5 then 5 new 15x12 wheels to have the 5x5.5 lug pattern! that will be a while!
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haha, i know which ones you are talking about!
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Thats rediculous lol. I wish there was a taller suspension kit out there for my Ranger without having to go RCD. Shoot, I can barely get 7 inches of total lift out of the SL and body lift if I wanted :(
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