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Supelift Crossmembers

the Crossmembers on the Supelift lift kit i bought a put on look to be a hair to long and are making my tires wear-out wrong.

anyone have the same promblems???
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Get a hair cut then?

[sorry, had to say that...]

You can get the standard cam-bolt kits for the upper arms that allow you to set camber and that should help quite a bit I would think.

Did you get a full wheel alignment after you installed it? They should have caught the problem then.
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If I can remember correctly the front and rear crossmember center section or outside peices are different for the front and back. I did not get an alignment when I installed mine and had no issues. Where did you buy the kit from, a member here or from a store?
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After I installed mine I went and got an alignment no issues.
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the Crossmembers on the Supelift lift kit i bought a put on look to be a hair to long and are making my tires wear-out wrong.

anyone have the same promblems???

hey..i'm curious....

what are those blocks that are about 1.5" x 3.5" x 2.5"???? it's got a locating pin on it, and has 3 holes in it.

sorry no pics.....i'm looking at it right now, and see nothing in the instructions about it.
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hey..i'm curious....

what are those blocks that are about 1.5" x 3.5" x 2.5"???? it's got a locating pin on it, and has 3 holes in it.

sorry no pics.....i'm looking at it right now, and see nothing in the instructions about it.
Front bump stop extension.maybe

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I've had a camber kit put on and about 4 different alignment from different shops. bought the kit from 4 wheel parts online.

i think its a manufacturing problem, i'm gonna call superlift and see what they say.
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DER! Never thought of that!
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hey..i'm curious....

what are those blocks that are about 1.5" x 3.5" x 2.5"???? it's got a locating pin on it, and has 3 holes in it.

sorry no pics.....i'm looking at it right now, and see nothing in the instructions about it.
Sounds to me like the rear lift blocks they send with the Ranger kit. I had mine installed but then pulled them out and got 4" lift leafs. I was getting too much axle wrap with the blocks in - they go between the stock 2" blocks and the leaf spring mounts.

Do they look like this?


IMO - Don't use them!
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soo.. should i worry about my superlift that i got for my ranger now?
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soo.. should i worry about my superlift that i got for my ranger now?
NO! Mine has been in my 2007 Ranger Sport 4X4 for 5 months and about 9000 miles and I've had no problems! They did align it after the install but it wasn't too far out. I didn't like the axle wrap I was getting from the rear blocks so I removed them and put in 4" Skyjacker Softride lifted leafs instead. It solved the wrap problem and the front has been fine. The only thing I may do yet is buy one of Superlift's front driveshafts - I couldn't afford it when I did the lift.
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the tires are fine in the back its just the front.
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that happens when you lift a ifs truck! Hey Chris, sorry for kinda hacking your thread man.




Jim....they are not lift blocks. i know what those are. lol. The blocks i'm talking about are coated just like the rest of the components. I'm guessing they be bump stop drops. These:
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that happens when you lift a ifs truck! Hey Chris, sorry for kinda hacking your thread man.




Jim....they are not lift blocks. i know what those are. lol. The blocks i'm talking about are coated just like the rest of the components. I'm guessing they be bump stop drops. These:
yeah those are the bump stop drop brackets for the front.
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that happens when you lift a ifs truck! Hey Chris, sorry for kinda hacking your thread man.




Jim....they are not lift blocks. i know what those are. lol. The blocks i'm talking about are coated just like the rest of the components. I'm guessing they be bump stop drops. These:
And they are fun to put on
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the Crossmembers on the Supelift lift kit i bought a put on look to be a hair to long and are making my tires wear-out wrong.

anyone have the same promblems???
Are you sure you have them installed correctly? They are 2 different lengths.
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yeah 100% sure that was the first thing i thought of when i notice my front tires wearing in and angle.

i really think superlift had a defect.

(can anyone measure the lenght of their crossmembers for me?)


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Are you sure you have them installed correctly? They are 2 different lengths.
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You say they check you camber but have they ever check your toe in.
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yeah man the cast the camber and the toe there a adjusted to the max and my tires are still /---\ (thats how they are) lol


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can anyone measure the lenght of their crossmembers for me?
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ok give me 5min...
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Rear-a tad over 17in.....front-a tad over 15in.....tad=less than 1/8in.

EDIT: as far as your tires wearing...I did not have to buy a camber kit mine aligned to factory specs....I think your toe is out.
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Mine in the front is 15 1/4 and the back is 17 1/2 they're to long. hopefully superlift can send me a new pair


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Rear-a tad over 17in.....front-a tad over 15in.....tad=less than 1/8in.

EDIT: as far as your tires wearing...I did not have to buy a camber kit mine aligned to factory specs....I think your toe is out.
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If they are too long I dont see how they bolted up right. I just did a very quick measuring job....get some pics of the crossmembers and where they bolt up to the LCA drop bracket.
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NO! Mine has been in my 2007 Ranger Sport 4X4 for 5 months and about 9000 miles and I've had no problems! They did align it after the install but it wasn't too far out. I didn't like the axle wrap I was getting from the rear blocks so I removed them and put in 4" Skyjacker Softride lifted leafs instead. It solved the wrap problem and the front has been fine. The only thing I may do yet is buy one of Superlift's front driveshafts - I couldn't afford it when I did the lift.
Ahhhh.. lol sy of relief. Yeah, i got the driveshaft when i ordered it.. the axle wrap, what exactly is that?>
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