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Old 01-30-2006
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RCD lift or Whipple

ok i have to decide to get a RCD lift rims and tires or to get a Whipple rims and tires what would you get. if i go whipple i can also get headers intake underpully tuner and flowmasters over time but if i go with an RCD i can get headers intake underpully tuner and flowmasters over time. would you rather have a lifted truck with ok engine upgrades or a stock suspention with great engine upgrades. i dont know what would you do thanks
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RCD because whipple is having so many problems lately. btw PLEASE make a signature with your stats of your truck PLEASE thanks its located in the User CP in the top left hand of the page
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yea im with Zach, i too was thinking of whipple, but the way all their crap is going and the price change, i dont think i wanna deal with that. sounds like problems

lift away
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$3,300 is not terribly bad for a pre-engineered supercharger. Knowing it was $2,500 4 weeks ago is the part that is hard to swallow.

With a 3.0 I wold probably get the whipple. With a 4.0 i would get the lift kit.
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Step 1. Sell truck.

Step 2. Buy 4x4 truck with 4.0L

Step 3. RCD lift
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Step 1. Sell truck.

Step 2. Buy 4x4 truck with 4.0L

Step 3. RCD lift
or keep the truck to drive as a daily driver and buy a 94 4.0 4x4 for a $1,000 and lift it and use it for off roading or to fix up.
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If that's the case, buy a 94 4x4 with the 4 cyl and 5.0 and SAS it.
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If that's the case, buy a 94 4x4 with the 4 cyl and 5.0 and SAS it.
+1 true true so true......if he has the skills, tools, and place to do it....don't know him so can't say if he does or doesn't
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I would say whipple, but since their has been a 1000 dollar price jump, and apperantly their having problems...
rcd da *****
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RCD, as everybody else said, whipple is having problems
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i dont like my rcd. get the whipple
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well dur you dont like it you want LT suspension..
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my truck is a 4x4 i would never get a 2x4 i thought i did make a sig sorry i will do that and why should i get a 4.0l whats wrong with a 3.0l.
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my truck is a 4x4 i would never get a 2x4 i thought i did make a sig sorry i will do that and why should i get a 4.0l whats wrong with a 3.0l.
it is REALLY underpowered for a Ranger. A 4.0 will get better fuel milage in a supercab ranger because you dont have to constantly be in the throttle all the time like in the 3.0. If you ever tow anything then the 4.0 will outperform a 3.0. I think it was a really bad idea for Ford to offer the 3.0 in a supercab 4x4.
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but mine is a reg cab
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More Horsepower > less horsepower

I'm just giving you a hard time though man. The 3.0L is a tried and true engine. I do reccommend staying away from whipple for awhile though, because of the price increase and the problems they've had. And while I don't blame you for wanting more power out of your 3.0L, a whippled 3.0L has nearly exactly the same HP and TQ figures as a NA 4.0L and doesn't have to run premium gas etc etc etc.
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ok i will lift and get rims and tires and later on get the other stuff
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What problems are they having? I know they have had backorder items but the 3.0 has not been effected by it from the communications I have had with them. I sold one over Christmas and it was delivered promptly. The only issue was the pricing. I guess the pricing is still an issue as they still show $2500 on their sites the last I looked.

If the problem is damage in shipment that is gonna happen at some point at some time with anybody.
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well dur you dont like it you want LT suspension..

yeah... and the crappy *** coils are saggin like hell.. im starting to rub on ******* 33's! wtf RCD. i emailed them about the probelm and stuff. they kept responding as to solve the issue.. now i havent heard from em in awhile.. pissing me off. waste of money. i should have saved more money and got the DBR kit. stupid jared.
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i havnt had any problems with my rcd .... ... i have a supercharger and the rcd ... it is very hard to tell which is my fav ..... id be torn too if i didnt have both ... but id say get the rcd now and then do the whipple down the road when you get the cash and the price goes down some ... if it does
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atleast one of us got a good kit...
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atleast one of us got a good kit...
I'll take your kit. LOL
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I'll take your kit. LOL
so you can rub 33's? when your supposed to be lifted 5 " ha..... i need stronger coils.
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What problems are they having? I know they have had backorder items but the 3.0 has not been effected by it from the communications I have had with them. I sold one over Christmas and it was delivered promptly. The only issue was the pricing. I guess the pricing is still an issue as they still show $2500 on their sites the last I looked.

If the problem is damage in shipment that is gonna happen at some point at some time with anybody.
Wait and see.

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i would get the lift and wheels/tires
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