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im happy with it....but at high speeds...truck makes lots of noise and vibration
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im happy with it....but at high speeds...truck makes lots of noise and vibration
Did you get the new alignment bolts for the Chamber Adjustment on the front end ?

With KM2s, if the truck is out of alignment, the front end will vibrate far more than you can imagine and will wear out the tires faster.

I found two things when I lifted my truck, one, you can't do without the alignment bolts and you do need 4.56 gears with 33" tires.

Good luck,
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no...but i will look into that. thanks
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no...but i will look into that. thanks
You can get them at most on-line auto supply sites. Here's three.

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/iec-29000/overview/

http://www.jcwhitney.com/1998-2008-f...98-2008j1.jcwx

http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/sk.../MOK80065.html


I found out the hard way, I didn't buy or install the alignment bolts with the lift kit and the truck had a vibration I thought was just the tire, KM2s, as time went on the tire started to wear unevenly. I switched them around with no success except that all four were worn on the outside edge.
Got the alignment bolts and wham bam new truck; Super Lift should include them on their front kit.

Same with the gears, ran 4.10s for a couple,of years, thought it was ok but always fighting the truck, had to shift all the time and the pedal was to the metal most of the time just to keep rolling along. Changed the gear to 4.56s and again wham bam new truck; enjoy driving it again ! On paper 4.30s will work but the 4.56s are the way to go. Gained over 2 mpg once the new gears were in.

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What do you guys think....?
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Truck looks good, like the stance.
Wheels stand out look good, tire ok to me.
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Truck looks great! Makes me want to lift mine
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Looks awesome! What size and model are those MT's? I really like them.
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15x8 MT Classic locks. They stopped making that model in 15. I found one vendor who had 1 set left, so i bought them. tires are 33 duratracs
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What is the off set ?
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Looking at the picture they look WIDE.
Was thinking 10" rims or small bask spacing.

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How many of these alignment bolts / cam bolts do i need to buy? Im doing ball joints, control arms and bolts next....not sure how many i need?
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I think the backspacing / offset worked out perfectly. I have no rubbing issues, or clearance issues, looks good, and drives good. Now i need to replace the ball joints, and control arms as well.
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I think one set per side, two bolts per set.

So two kits...

I was also getting wheel bearing noise until I got the alignment bolts installed and a realignment.

Now it ride very quite and with the ATs almost no tire noise too.
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The dealership told me there is no alighment bolts for my Ranger. However the 4wd shop told me he can order alighment bolts. Are some Rangers different? or can u put these bolts on any Ranger?
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The dealership told me there is no alighment bolts for my Ranger. However the 4wd shop told me he can order alighment bolts. Are some Rangers different? or can u put these bolts on any Ranger?
I got mine from Summit Racing, not as cheap as E-Bay but they worked.

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/IEC-29000/

You need two sets.
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Just cranked the Tbar an inch or so to level it out. Now i need new shocks . I was seriously looking at the Monroe OESpectrum truck shocks. they are supposed to be the best ride that monroe offers, according to them.
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As everyone already told you in your shocks thread.. they recommend Bilstein 4600's. If you are concerned with the difference between regular height and superlifted height.. call the manufacturer, or an off-road shop and have a conversation and make sure you are ordering the right part.

You seem to do a lot of hemming and hawing and back and forth. Just order something.. try it. And if you don't like it.. replace it with another one. We made a recommendation.. and that comes from people who have experience using them and different shocks and can tell you what sucks and what doesn't. Make a decision brother.
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Im not very savy when it comes to this kind of stuff. Thanks for all the replys.
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Anything is better than stock. Superlift shocks suck also. You can take the specs of those superlift shocks (you can get that info from superlift) to use when you buy replacement shocks, so you get the right extended and collapsed lengths, etc. That's why I suggest calling the manufacturers. OR.. search on here. There are tons of guys who have replaced their superlift shocks with something else. There are certainly some who have listed which shocks they bought. Use that info to verify when you make your phone call and see if they will work. You just need to dig and read and research. Hope you get it figured out.
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Hey Deathstar88,
How's the project going?
I switched to adjustable shocks in the rear hasn't really helped,my bounce.
I need to replace my rear springs.
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i went ahead and got New Moog Camber bolts. It helped alot. Definatly took out most of the high speed vibration, since now i have a better tuned alighnment. As far as shocks, i am still looking. The HDs are too short, and so are the Monroes. The only shocks that come close to the extended and collapsed dimensions that i need are the Ranchos adjustable. Im still making calls and doing research. Most of these companies seem to hit a brick wall when i call them. So the search continues.
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