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Old 05-25-2006
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Superlift or RCD

Im at the point where i need to decide what lift to buy.

I know I want to put 35 inch tires on. What Ive read in the archived topics is that you can put 35's on a Superlift only with a bl aswell. I couldn't get a definite anwser of whether or not you could put 35's on a RCD without a body lift. I would rather not put a bodylift on my truck because I have a Westin Bull Bar on the front and dont want to try and move it up. But if i have to put a bodylift on the RCD then I would rather spend less money and buy the Superlift. I would also like to run 15x10 wheels because i think they look better, I have 16x8's now, and dont think they stick out far enough. Im not going to be wheeling the crap out of it or anything i just want it lifted.

Basically what Im asking is can you fit 35's on an RCD with no body lift.
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im going to say no. your flares are what will hurt you. now if you got glass front and rear. sure. plus going to a 15x10 will lessen the likly hood of fitting 35s with the RCD.
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I THINK you should be fine with RCD + NO body lift = 35" tires.

If 33/32's can fit STOCK, a 5.5" lift should accomodate 35's. If it DOES rub, you can get a 3" body lift and cut it down to whatever you want.


EDIT- Sorry i didnt see you had flares. If you have NO flares i think it would work.
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those are the stock flares i will remove them if they are an issue.
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the thing is with the rcd...i actually think the possibility of flex is possible unlike the superlift system.....so don't think itd be possible
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If you remove the stock flares, you will have holes in the fenders where the screws were. Unless you plan to fill the holes and repaint them.....lol
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Ben,

Do you actually plan to take your truck offroad? In OR. and Wa. OHV parks?
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I would like to go offroad with it i dont know where any good places to go are.
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honistly Superlift for 2 reasons...

1) the RCD coils all we keep hearing is the suck there so soft and the sag like hell...

2) the RCD support bars that come from the back of the front crossmember back, are really cheap and bend/brake easy...

its like RCD did stuff after thoughts on the lift and didnt really beef it up that well. the Superlift kit is very strong the T-bar drop brackets are heavy duty as hell... just IMO...but then agian what do i know...
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One of many local 4x4 club is http://www.ravenoffroad.com. They are mainly jeepers and yota drivers. For the most part they wheel pretty hard, body damage is not uncommon with them, but there are some newb's and they some times will wheel on easier trails.

Here is a photogallery of some of their outings. http://www.ravenoffroad.com/Photo_Gallery.html

If you are goig to wheel I would suggest using the rcd and running the 33x12.5 tires. rangers can run 35's, but I think the more difficult terrain in our area will take its toll on your axle and drive shaft.
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i want to run 35's plus this is my daily driver and i dont want to damage it. So i probably wont be doing hardcore offroading, just want the truck to look good.

Its looking like im going to be getting the Superlift. I work for Les Schwab Tire Centers so i can get a smokin deal on that particular lift because that what we carry. I dont think the RCD is worth the extra money especially if i have to put a body lift on anyway to do what i want to do.
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do superlift then body lift...bam done...more then enough clearness then you will ever need
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do superlift then body lift...bam done...more then enough clearness then you will ever need
Speak for yourself, I want more lol.
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Speak for yourself, I want more lol.
COUGH...SAS....40's....
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Bill you want more lift? I thought you wanted to go lower....lol

You will be fine with a body lift, many people think that its not good to put a body lift on.....But its a nice kit, Performance Accessories did a good job. And you cant go wrong with a Superlift either.
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i have the superlift, and i am VERY happy with it!
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Bill you want more lift? I thought you wanted to go lower....lol

You will be fine with a body lift, many people think that its not good to put a body lift on.....But its a nice kit, Performance Accessories did a good job. And you cant go wrong with a Superlift either.

idk after my last incident if i didnt have a body lift i think it would have been in alot better shape. could be wrong tho
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I would NOT put a superlift kit on my truck if somebody gave it to me. The T-bar drop bracket is just stupid. Go ahead bang your t-bars up and see what happends. Save up the extra money and get the RCD it is 100 times better.
I accually use my truck and off-road but what do I know.

Whats wrong with adding a body lift on there too along with the suspension lift ? Body lifts are cheap and aren't too bad to put on.

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let me know how your coils are doing in a few months after you get the kit. then just see how stupid those torsion bar drop brackets are.

ive seen both kits, idk how the RCD is rated for 5" of lift.
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I would NOT put a superlift kit on my truck if somebody gave it to me. The T-bar drop bracket is just stupid. Go ahead bang your t-bars up and see what happends. Save up the extra money and get the RCD it is 100 times better.
I accually use my truck and off-road but what do I know.

Whats wrong with adding a body lift on there too along with the suspension lift ? Body lifts are cheap and aren't too bad to put on.
I've hung up on my OEM tbar brackets on rocks at Paragon, no damage. I've seen the RCD bars all beat to hell, but someone on here took the pic off pretty quick. You still have to deal with the support bars.

For the money of the RCD, you get coil overs instead of T bars, and that's it...not worth it. Nothing wrong with the Superlift, especially when you factor cost.

BL suck b/c it raises your cab, possibly putting more stress on the mounts. Alos raises your CG w/o the benefit of a suspension lift.
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This is why I'm going RCD...



Now granted, this was a result of not taking a better route. AND it is the stock cover, but I'm not too comfortable with smacking my torsion plate like that again. Whether it's complete bonehead driving error or not. Right now the dealership has my truck to replace my rear tranny seal. When I get it back later today I'll see if I can get photos of what my plates look like right now courtesy of wheeling out here in the rocky NM desert AND applying what I learned not to do out in AZ that resulted in the above plate looking the way it does.
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mmm, bent bars



dont for get the drivesaft. becasue it is just as bound as the superlift kit does

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ill stick with my spindal till i find a front axle but if i had a 4x4 i would go with the RCD
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I've hung up on my OEM tbar brackets on rocks at Paragon, no damage. I've seen the RCD bars all beat to hell, but someone on here took the pic off pretty quick. You still have to deal with the support bars.

For the money of the RCD, you get coil overs instead of T bars, and that's it...not worth it. Nothing wrong with the Superlift, especially when you factor cost.

BL suck b/c it raises your cab, possibly putting more stress on the mounts. Alos raises your CG w/o the benefit of a suspension lift.
If I remember right Jared put that photo back up. He also wheeled the hell out of that truck. RCD or Superlift, I'm sure either one of them is going to have points of damage from wheeling the hell out of it, be it an experienced driver or not. **** happens.
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I'm sure one of them is going to have points of damage from wheeling the hell out of it, be it an experienced driver or not. **** happens.

for sure.

btw i posted that picture back up.

he slipped on a rock in the same fashion you prolly did when you mashed up your cover.

but would you rather smash a silly cover or bend a bar.
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