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04 Lift Questions

okay so ive got a few qestions, first off a few people have told me to clear 35"s without rubbing [at all] id need a 4 inch suspension lift and a 3 inch body lift also i was planning on getting the 12.5 inch wide rims but im not sure to which size yet 15 16 17 18 ect? and when i do put the lift on [not me personally] what should i expect? and which 2 lifts should i buy links please. Thanks! oh ya its for an 04 ext cab 4.0 stick shift


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Whats gears would i need for 35"S [12.5 rim]
also what should i expected to have to do? i see alot of yall without bumpers is that to make room for the tires?


okay heres the suspension lift im looking at http://www.modbargains.com/product.a..._4wd_01-08_MW3
heres the Body Lift http://www.suspensionconnection.com/...con/70033.html

so i what put the bl on and stack the sus ontop?

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Hmmm i am not sure where it is maybe sticky in suspension but it goes over all the different lift options for 2wd and 4wd and all that.. PA makes your Body lift and Superlift or RCD makes your suspension lift depending on year.. ill try to find link.
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Hmmm i am not sure where it is maybe sticky in suspension but it goes over all the different lift options for 2wd and 4wd and all that.. PA makes your Body lift and Superlift or RCD makes your suspension lift depending on year.. ill try to find link.
which is better super lift or rcd?
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Well depends.. RCD swaps to coils and Superlift keeps torsion bar suspension.

So its all up too you.. one is more than the other.. I say RCd.. or hybrid mix.
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I think he is 2wd.
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Superlift is for 4wd. Fabtech makes some good moderate 2wd kits, nothing hardcore though. Camburg is the best for 2wd.
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im in the process of buiyng a new ranger the one in the pic is a 98 2wd but the one im buying is an 04 4wd so which lift is better for durablity and which is cheaper :P
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Superlift is cheaper but the RCD eliminates the torsion bars which creates a smoother ride. In the end the RCD will cost you even more because the coils they include sag after a short time.
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so ill go with the superlift then since they will be more durable offroad? because form the sounds of it a couple good jars will kill the coils on the rcd lift?
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GO WITH A HYBRID!!!.....


Order the coil-over conversion part and throw 6" skyjacker leafs in the back. and run fox coil overs with a 750 - 800lb spring rate and bam you have a killer system my friend...

and its gonna run idk what the total cost is but its best bang for buck.. otherwise superlift works for most people.. just depends on what you want to do with your truck.. Ohhh you will need to get the drop brackets.. thats why its a hybrid kit...
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The coils wont break, they just start sagging even if you just run it on the street.

I thought about doing the jybrid kit but the only reason I won't is because you don't get the lift that the RCD gives you.
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You can get mor efrom hybrid.. 6" skyjackers in back.. and RCD drops and coil-conversion in front = owned.
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You can get mor efrom hybrid.. 6" skyjackers in back.. and RCD drops and coil-conversion in front = owned.
I'm friends with the the guy that did it one here and he said the height is the same as the Superlift.
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Rcd gives another inch in rear?? i mean the rear is the easy lift.. and the front lift between rcd and superlift is obviously different.. but i think with the rcd drops and fox coils and rcd coil conversion.. you can get height from the tons of ways.
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I was just talking about the front lift.
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Well.. Doesnt the RCD coil conver with FOX sit higher than the superlift??


Im so lost on our argument haha..
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MudSlanger told me that I won't acheive the front lift that the RCD gives you by going with the hybrid setup.
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Ohh.. hmm i would say.. skyjacker back and rcd front.. thats a hybrid lift.. just buy the rcd parts as replacements.
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That is the plan if I keep it. LOL
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so would this 3 inch bl and 4 inch kit not affect the rear end? i thought it raised them 7 in the front and back [together] :(
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so would this 3 inch bl and 4 inch kit not affect the rear end? i thought it raised them 7 in the front and back [together] :(
It will. I just think body lifts look like crap since all you see if frame.
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It will. I just think body lifts look like crap since all you see if frame.
but you will also see the super lift aswell :D i just need to clear 35s ive had 2 goals in my life get laid and get 35s i conquered one a while ago multiple times but this next one is 35s and its proving to be a hell of a lot harder.


also will putting these tires on mess with my speedometer?

and whats the bolt pattern?

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I will sell you my wheels and tires...see avatar. (4 wheels and 6 tires)

Yes, your speedo will be off, but its not a big deal, its like 3-5 mph...atleast I dont care.

Bolt pattern is 5x4.5
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I will sell you my wheels and tires...see avatar. (4 wheels and 6 tires)

Yes, your speedo will be off, but its not a big deal, its like 3-5 mph...atleast I dont care.

Bolt pattern is 5x4.5
You're selling your rims?

I love those things.
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how much tread is left and do you have a side pic? and how much :P and why do u want to sell em?
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