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Icon6 hmmm 4in or 6in lift kit?

im thinking about the 6in
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Honestly, they are about the same.. the biggest difference is the switch to coilover on the front with the RCD.. lots of people have repotrted the RCD not being much higher then the Superlift.. but then again, the RCD is very "customizable" in terms of new coils, shocks, and all of that.

Another option: GO for a superlift, then switch the front end to a coilover... that works as well And is also cheaper then straight RCD kit, along with allowing you to buy just what you want, instead of paying 2200 for a kit, and not using half of the stuff for lack of customizing the coils and shocks to what you want.


Biggest question: How large of tires do you want, and how comfortable of a ride are you wanting?

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haha i got kinda confused but ill figure it out. so basically go for the superlift. and change it out the front with coilovers.. and just get a 4 in since there isnt really a difference
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Yeah..


It is really odd with the superlift and RCD's honestly, one states 4 inches, alot of peopel claim 3 inches of raise, some claim 5 inches out of it. Next to a RCD and running teh same tires, sometimes the RCD will have a lower front and higher rear, and the superlift a higher front and lower rear. Or was it backwards.. whatever.

The biggest thing though also, is if you offroad alot.. those torsion bars have a knack of banging on rocks that your tires jsut went over just fine since they hang so low.. thats why switching to a coilover suspension is nice, plus the ride is MUCH better.
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Tyler, what year is your truck?

From the pics it looks like a 93-97 which has the TTB, those are a hell of a lot nicer to lift, as well as cheaper. I will say this, if it is the TTB setup, GO WITH THE SKYJACKER. The radius arm bracket is re-enforced different than the other lifts and it's stronger. You can choose the 6" or the 4" setting on it too.
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Tyler, what year is your truck?

From the pics it looks like a 93-97 which has the TTB, those are a hell of a lot nicer to lift, as well as cheaper. I will say this, if it is the TTB setup, GO WITH THE SKYJACKER. The radius arm bracket is re-enforced different than the other lifts and it's stronger. You can choose the 6" or the 4" setting on it too.
Ohh hah, yeah, I'm so set on most of us lifting these newer trucks I completely forgot about the TTB setup.. bleh, but yeah, listen to that there.. it works too! :-D
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haah thanks. ill look it up cause the 2in levling kit isnt working for me. i need it bigger haha
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skyjacker is the best IMO.

if you have the money to spend get the skyjacker class2 with the aftermarket radius arms.
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skyjacker is the best IMO.

if you have the money to spend get the skyjacker class2 with the aftermarket radius arms.

Couldn't agree more. I wheel with 2 guys who have them, one is a member here Thumper102. He's running a 6" Skyjacker Class II on his 94 Ranger with a 3" Body lift. Another I wheel with has the same lift, only on the 4 inch setting because his caster angle is all out of whack on the 6"
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This is the best kits and in this order also: James Duff, Skyjacker, & Superlift. The Skyjacker Class II and the Superlift use the same bracket design; the only difference is the Skyjacker springs are softer.

I have ran and installed both the Skyjacker Class II and the Superlift.

James Duff kits replace darn near everything and are engineered very well. They all come with dual shock mounts on new coil buckets and the extended radius arms are awsome.

The ONLY way you can use the 6" lift coils in the 4" brackets is IF your truck is a 4.0 supercab. The other Ranger styles are not heavy enough to compress the 6" springs and make the truck alignable.


In my opinion, if you have the money to regear, get the lift, and get new tires/wheels, then get the 6" lift.
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