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do i hate the RCD kit, no ... would i install it on a truck if i owned a truck to install it on.. probably not..have i seen ridden and driven and helped installed superlifts yep... do i think its better then RCD nope... would i install on my own personal vehicle if i could... it probably not unless i got a killer deal.. just IMO we all have preference so i voiced my opinions on both who freaking cares obviously Scott feels offended, does that bother me NOPE.. cause why should he even care not like its staying no much longer he keeps saying he is sasing...
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RCD(2 years old now)
33"MTR's on 15x8's

I might move up to 35"s but the 33"s fill the wells just fine. These pics were all taken in 06, not 05. Didn't set the date on the cam yet lol.

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is your coilovers maxed out Travis? looks like they need to go up a bit!
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Nope they're at the "minimum setting", I guess you'd say. Me and Ben (Ranger1) tryed to torque em up but there was just too much pressure from the coils. Even with the front end on jack stands. I need to rent a coil compressor before I can adjust them. That was on the to-do list before 'you-know-what' happened. Thanks for reminding me! I'll have to get on that this week.

Lemme get some comparison pics up. I got one from the previous owner when the kit was just installed.

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Actually, it's not much of a difference. It's just that the coils are at the lowest point on the threads.
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so the rcd is what everybody prefers so thatis what i am gonna get.

the RCD is just superior and the price reflects that. i like the extra effort they took to make the cross member all one piece.

i have drove my truck hard and it handled fine, and i have the superlift kit now. i love it too.
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i would rather just spend alittle more money and get the kit i want. i want to build my truck right and not cheap so it will break or have problems later.


i am in NO way saying that the superlift is crap or cheap it is just not what i want.
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Nope they're at the "minimum setting", I guess you'd say. Me and Ben (Ranger1) tryed to torque em up but there was just too much pressure from the coils. Even with the front end on jack stands. I need to rent a coil compressor before I can adjust them. That was on the to-do list before 'you-know-what' happened. Thanks for reminding me! I'll have to get on that this week.

Lemme get some comparison pics up. I got one from the previous owner when the kit was just installed.

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Actually, it's not much of a difference. It's just that the coils are at the lowest point on the threads.
not much difference, but you can tell a bit...........

no problem on the free reminder! now get your **** out there and DO IT!
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Throw in the SL DS at $400 (+/- $5) and the SL kit is just shy of being as much as the RCD kit. There's a link on ORR for the RCD kit at $1971 + shipping.
can you please get me this link?
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HERES THE RCD LINK FOR $1971 which is where I'll be buying my kit from if I can not come across a good deal on a used SuperLift or RCD kit by the time I'm ready.
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hey guys i just wanted to say thanks for all your input
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Or you could go all out and get a Dixon Brothers, for about $4,000 to $5,000 total.

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its more like 8000 to 9000 grand but i do more trail riding and need the clearence i live in new hampshire rocks roots mud and hills in like mirror to mirror wide trails..you can't go fast enough to use LT
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well i am buying the Rcd kit tonight when i get off work. i cant wait!
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ok i bought the rcd kit 3 days ago(should be here tommarow). i bought it for a grand total of 2297.53 that is with shipping and the 8.8 u-bolt kit. what is the biggest tire i could fot if i max out the rcd + body lift? with no triming.

and i also am about to buy some tires in the next couple of months. i am planning on getting some bfg mt but does anybody prefer any different tires that are still mt that do farly well in the street?
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thats not a bad deal, you are going to be purchasing the front drive shaft as well arent you?
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yea but i need to get rims and tires first
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ok i bought the rcd kit 3 days ago(should be here tommarow). i bought it for a grand total of 2297.53 that is with shipping and the 8.8 u-bolt kit. what is the biggest tire i could fot if i max out the rcd + body lift? with no triming.

and i also am about to buy some tires in the next couple of months. i am planning on getting some bfg mt but does anybody prefer any different tires that are still mt that do farly well in the street?
the best street/MT tire is the BFG M/T......you will get about 45-50k miles out of the BFG.....

and the biggest size tire you can run with the RCD and a 3" body lift is a 35x12.50 with NO trimming......if you want to get glass front fenters, or do a little trimming, then you can go with 36" tires....
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yea that is what i was thinkin i have the bfg mt on my 92 and they have lasted 60k miles so far and are still full tread but i was just lookin for a change. what about the truxus mt?
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the best street/MT tire is the BFG M/T......you will get about 45-50k miles out of the BFG.....

and the biggest size tire you can run with the RCD and a 3" body lift is a 35x12.50 with NO trimming......if you want to get glass front fenters, or do a little trimming, then you can go with 36" tires....
I got some pics on my other com of a Ranger RCD(only) lifted with 35"s. Looked kinda stuffed in the wells though. I could pull off 35"s fully flexed with mine, there's def room to spare.
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This dude has an RCD, a body lift, runnin 37's with plenty of room.

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/469872/2
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yeah, we know that guy as big04ranger
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lmao^^

yea he rubs too. well used too. his bed is flared out some and he has glass fenders...
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just tracked my order should be here on monday. i cannot wait.
but i ve to wait 3-4 months till i get some rims and tires. as of right now i am going to get some bfg mt ot some truxus mt on some mt classic 2 with 3.75backspacing. i am going to get 4.56's and locker for the rear then a tuner
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