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Anyone with the Superlift

I'm looking at ordering this lift pretty soon although, since I'm still in Iraq, I won't be able to install it for a while.

How is the ride quality? On the road? On the trail? I don't really plan on offroading it much... just some fireroads and pastures and things like that.

Also, for those of you running 35s, what gears are you using and how is the combination on the highway? I'm hoping to get feedback from folks with 4.56s and 4.88s.
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I'm looking at ordering this lift pretty soon although, since I'm still in Iraq, I won't be able to install it for a while.

How is the ride quality? On the road? On the trail? I don't really plan on offroading it much... just some fireroads and pastures and things like that.

Also, for those of you running 35s, what gears are you using and how is the combination on the highway? I'm hoping to get feedback from folks with 4.56s and 4.88s.
can't help you much with the new superlift, but gears i can......i love my choice to get the 4.56's with my 35's.....i am running about 2500 rpms at 80 mph and getting about 16.5 mpg.......i have great power....i bet if i were to slow down to about 70-75 it would go up prolly a mile to the gallon.....i think the 4.88's would be a bit much if you were going to drive it every day......my speedo was corrected with the 4.56's and the 35's so i am now really close to stock.....most people on here with 4.56's and 35's aren't upset with the decision.....
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i have rode in Bills Zach's Marks truck with super lift and body lift. and Drove bills truck a few times to say the least...

they all ride VERY well. i would say Zach's feels the stiffest because of the chevy springs. marks truck rode so well you could hardly tell it was on 35's.

drove a nice 4 hour trip with bill in his truck one way then back, on the freeway i thought it felt just as good as my mom's explorer. and for the gearing i know bill has his stock 4.10 with a stick and so does Mark with his auto they both feel like they have a decent amount of power still Beard has the 4.56 and might feel a little more pepy but not to much then agian his trans is going...
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The ride to me is not much different than stock honestly. I guess it really all depends on how you lift the rear if it will be any stiffer or not. The front is not going to feel much different at all.

Offroad is ok as well, no issues there. I cant answer your question on the gears though but there are a few here that can.
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oh also we have noticed with bills truck traction bars are a must remeber the axle movement bill when you lifted it LOL..wow
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oh also we have noticed with bills truck traction bars are a must remeber the axle movement bill when you lifted it LOL..wow
i may order a set this weekend....i need some bad........i wonder how they would work with the Skyjacker 6" leaf springs.....i am getting some hopefully for Christmas and was curious.....i will take out everythig but the stock block so the top of the spring mount on the axle will be a lot lower than the front spring mount....
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i may order a set this weekend....i need some bad........i wonder how they would work with the Skyjacker 6" leaf springs.....i am getting some hopefully for Christmas and was curious.....i will take out everythig but the stock block so the top of the spring mount on the axle will be a lot lower than the front spring mount....
I think it should work because the bars threaded part is preaty big for adjustment, plus there is like 2-3 holes on the mounting plate to adjust too also
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I think it should work because the bars threaded part is preaty big for adjustment, plus there is like 2-3 holes on the mounting plate to adjust too also
yea but wouldnt that put a huge stress on the bushing? maybe if they were heim joint or something i could see it....
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yea but wouldnt that put a huge stress on the bushing? maybe if they were heim joint or something i could see it....
it might there is only one way to find out! if it fails improve it and put a Heim joint on it
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it might there is only one way to find out! if it fails improve it and put a Heim joint on it
yup......ever notice that either you or I ALWAYS hijack a thread and talk about something else with someone.....
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yup......ever notice that either you or I ALWAYS hijack a thread and talk about something else with someone.....
not totaly still pertains to superlift needing traction bars
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good call.......but it still happens...

i guess you realized that Gil didn't start this thread...
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good call.......but it still happens...

i guess you realized that Gil didn't start this thread...
ya i posted it and was like MOTHER #&*#U&(@*#^ i thought i was in a different thread
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Is there a reliable online store where I can order gears? How much does a shop install generally cost for these operations?

I'm way out of the loop with this stuff...
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Is there a reliable online store where I can order gears? How much does a shop install generally cost for these operations?

I'm way out of the loop with this stuff...
i would call(man i hate to refer them) 4 Wheel Parts.....i got my front and rear gears w/ both master install kits for $370 shipped..........I priced around mine and most places wanted anywere from $500-$700 to install both sets........i got my rears done at one of my future uncle-in-laws for $80 and me and scott(big04ranger) are putting my fronts in on the 21st....if you can find someone that you know and trust that will help you do it....it is the only way to learn....
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i've rode in all the mich. trucks with super lifts... like zach said, i think its how u lift the rear and what tires u are riding on.
it still rides nice tho i think.
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i would call(man i hate to refer them) 4 Wheel Parts.....i got my front and rear gears w/ both master install kits for $370 shipped..........I priced around mine and most places wanted anywere from $500-$700 to install both sets........i got my rears done at one of my future uncle-in-laws for $80 and me and scott(big04ranger) are putting my fronts in on the 21st....if you can find someone that you know and trust that will help you do it....it is the only way to learn....
$500-$700 for BOTH isn't terrible. I was thinking it would be at least that per axle. That makes me feel better.

I was also debating the Skyjacker 6" rear springs to eliminate the block or AAL. I don't really want to do the Chevy spring swap and I don't mind pay a little extra for SJ. I used to have BFG M/Ts so I was probably going to get those again.
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if you get the SJ rear 6" springs with the superlift 4" kit you could eliminate the block.....i am going to be getting them soon to eliminate my lift block(with my 6" lift i have to run the stock block with them) and i hopefully will be getting the chevy shackle to get rid of the stock block

BFG M/T's would be nice
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BFG M/T's would be nice
My next tire for sure.
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mine rides pretty decent. cant complain.

gears are a must on an auto trans. im running 4.56s its enough for me. not too far from stock but my tranny sucks.
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I checked 4WheelParts online and only saw 4.56 gears available for the 8.8. The only Dana 35 ring gear sets they have appear to be for the SFA Jeeps...

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I checked 4WheelParts online and only saw 4.56 gears available for the 8.8. The only Dana 35 ring gear sets they have appear to be for the SFA Jeeps...
you would have to call them.....they have a 4.88 gear for the rear and for the front if that is what you are looking for......i would say if you had the 4.0, go with the 4.56's....if you have the 3.0 go with 4.88's.......you have to call them because their website doesn't have everything...

the gears for the jeep front dana 35 will fit your dana 35 front...the lockers will not interchange however
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Thanks for the info. Sounds good. I will probably go with the 4.88 gears in case I ever want to run a larger tire for street use.
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if you ever run a larger tire than a 35, you will have to have custom suspension lift or maybe even a solid axle swap........the superlift and body lift is about as high as you can go on '98 + rangers
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