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SUPERLIFT pic's and some questions

well here are some pic's...also some clearance issues im having...wasnt getting any answers in the other thread so i made a new one....

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and here are some of my clearance issues...

tie rod on the brake dust shield

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cv shaft boot clamp hits the shock on the driver side

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and the front diff rubs on the stock front cross member...not sure if it is supposed to do that

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Looks good. Don't like the tires though. Never had any of those clearance issues with mine soni can't help with that.
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ya i hate the tires too..but they are all i got for now....
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Tire/Wheel Combo not my slice of cheese.. but the height and stance will be wicked with some appropriate meats.. Weird Clearance issues though.. :S
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I can't think of any clearance issues like you are having in the past
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take the dust shields off. you dont need em and they suck anyways.

as for the other problems...thats just strange. you cant adjust the shock position a tad?
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^^DITTO. Take those shields off. They tend to be a rock catcher for me. The other problems are just strange. Check your install on the front axle again. It may be somehow installed crooked or maybe using too small of bolts for the holes in the parts?? IDK. I don't have any of those issues and netiher did any of the other Superlifts I've installed.

For the shocks, I'd add some washers or another nut between the shock bracket and the LCA to use as a spacer and bring the shock body upwards away from the boot clamp. Question: Do you have the rubber steering stops still? Mine got close to hitting the shocks, but were prevented by the steering bumps.
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ya i took those shields off already i was just wondering if there was a better fix...and i guess i could loosen all the bolts on the front diff and then re tighten them...it is just barley touching it....everything works fine it just rubs a little right there...and ya i might put some spacers under the shocks.....
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def check that front diff, im thinking you dont have the back bolt tight enough. it should not rub period at all. as for your rubbing issue, did you install your tbars right? they look pretty cranked to me.
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ya t bars are in right as far as i can tell...but the drivers one is maxed and the pass bar has like 5 turns left until its maxxed...but ya ill have to check that diff tonight
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well..picked up some 33/12.5/15 goodyear wranglers from a buddy of mine with a ranger. they are on 15x8 procomp steelies and the tires have about 25% tread. i got the tires for $30 and i have to give him the wheels back when the tires wear out. it looks ****. ill get some pics tomorrow in the light.
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when my truck was stock my tie rod rubbed the brake shield idk bout now since i cranked the bars but probly still does. and i have the same problem with the rock cather im gonna take mine now that yall mentioned that.
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hmmm did your kit come with the lift knuckles??? Thats the only thing i can think of... i have no issues like that...
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ya? how would it be lifted if it didnt come with the knuckles?...and what issue are we talking about here...the tie rod?...bout to post up some teaser pic's....
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Truck looks better now
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ya? how would it be lifted if it didnt come with the knuckles?...and what issue are we talking about here...the tie rod?...bout to post up some teaser pic's....
The knuckles just look old and rusty, like stock ones would. I was thinking with the drop crossmember and cranked bars you could still get some lift, but that would just bring on all sorts of control arm problems I'm sure.

Looks good with new meats!

Pulling pu$$y already!
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well..i picked up some low profile cv boot clamps form kragen and that solved that issue...now why does the diff hit that bracket?
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I would check all the bolts. Also, the brackets for the SL or the ones actually on the frame could've gotten bent somehow.

My truck didn't even come with a front "axle" when I bought it and I don't any issues with clearance, but granted, I don't have a Superlift.
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The knuckles just look old and rusty, like stock ones would. I was thinking with the drop crossmember and cranked bars you could still get some lift, but that would just bring on all sorts of control arm problems I'm sure.

Looks good with new meats!

Pulling pu$$y already!
LOL at you two. haha......the truck wouldn't have any suspension if the LCA's were dropped 3.5" and the top left alone with stock knuckles! LOL!





Anywho....

Loosen and re-do all the diff bracket bolts. Confirm all the correct sizes of bolts and such. Then bolt back up. What is a possibility is that one of the brackets may be bent from the previous owner(rolled truck?) and that's causing the diff to be pushed forward. Nobody with this kit has reported that issue. Before I even purchased my kit(used), I confirmed everything was square and true to the way it should be because the truck was a rollover. Drop it out and the brackets and recheck those axle drops.

EDIT: Another possibility....my stock x-member was pretty bent up on the bottom from me using my jack on it or something. If yours is even more bent up, it's possible that it sorta 'bubbled' and bent toward the diff cover. Where it wasn't an issue pre-lift, it's now an issue post-lift. Get my drift? I say drop that axle out and beat the **** out of the cross member with a BFH. it'll get fixed. lol.
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ya somthing like that...all the brackets looked straight....but ill loosen everything back up and re tighten this weekend....about how much room do u have between the diff and that cross member...(just to get an idea how much off it is)?
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ya somthing like that...all the brackets looked straight....but ill loosen everything back up and re tighten this weekend....about how much room do u have between the diff and that cross member...(just to get an idea how much off it is)?
I could do that tomorrow for ya. I've gotta get under there anyway to figure out WTF is making noise up there(everythings new now so IDK WTF it is). Hell, i'll even get you a pic. But I think I've got like a 3/16" gap there? I'll post tomorrow.
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k thanks
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well..i pulled the diff to day...well not really but i had all the brackets loose and the diff moving around. it just likes to rest on that cross member. none of the brackets are bent as far as i can see but thats just how it rests. i can pry it away from the cross member but then it just goes back. it hitts on the upper part of the cross member where it was welded on to the lower part. also the 33's rub in the back on the fender at full flex. might get some pics later.
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