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best lift kit

i am looking into buyin a new 2005 ranger fx4 lvl2 but i want to put a 3-4 inch lift on it and am lookin for the best bang for my buck...i want functional, i was whatchin trucks on spike tv and they had a 3 stage lift for a wrangle does anyone know if they have something like that for the rangers cause that would be awesome thanks...bill
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There is either RCD or Superlift to go with.. thats pretty much all there is. Either are good kits.
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RCD 6"

Superlift 4"

Body lift 3"

AALs bout 2"

thats pretty much it..ENJOY
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RCD requires welding
superlift doesn't
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i still have not welded my RCD and its been 6 months....
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i still have not welded my RCD and its been 6 months....
I just slapped myself in the face.
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how much does the superlift run? and then what about the rcd?
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superlift is 1400-1500. I "think" the rcd is $2500 or so.
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yup what he said.
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If you are interested in the superlift let me know. I got mine for 1275 + tax and it's a GREAT kit. Very strong! I rolled my truck 3 times and everything on the lift is fine except one of the u-bolts I think is bent.
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OK here is my take on what you are planning to do.

It appears that you have roughly $26k at your discression. 23500 for the truck and 2500 for the lift. Now you can buy a new truck and lift it, in which case you would be losing the money that you paid for the new factory suspension parts or you could by an '03 - '04 L2 near the end of is warranty go about 16 - 17k, buy the RCD lift which actually provides you a better suspension then the stock. And also buy an explorer express supercharger and jba headers..

This would give you a lifted 6 inch lifted truck with about 250 rwhp. That would be able to kick the butt of any stock '05 truck.

Your total cost break down would be about.

17k - truck
4k - SC
2.5k - lift
.5k - Headers
1k for other upgrades/installation

Total 25k
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^^^ That's a dern good idea. My next truck will have the RCD lift on it. But stay away from any black 2k3 level IIs with manual transmissions! I've been known to kill people for less!

JK JK! but if you find any let me know!
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^^^ That's a dern good idea. My next truck will have the RCD lift on it. But stay away from any black 2k3 level IIs with manual transmissions! I've been known to kill people for less!

JK JK! but if you find any let me know!
hahaha
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^^^ That's a dern good idea. My next truck will have the RCD lift on it. But stay away from any black 2k3 level IIs with manual transmissions! I've been known to kill people for less!

JK JK! but if you find any let me know!

You know that other guy that's looking at the black 03 levelii? Yeah, I'm trying to trade my 04 in so I can get the manual t-case.









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Lol Yeah yeah let's all poke fun at the truckless kid
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Kyle can we get a picture of you with a big smile on your face and you holding up three fingures.

Then we can get some one to us paint to write on.

I rollled it....

3 TIMES.
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id say go for the rcd lift kit ... thats just me though haha, its a great lift kit and built to last imo .... good luck with whatever you decide!
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I say go with the RCD!

Kyle why get the RCD when you have a Superlift?
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Man i can not wit till tax season come to play....ill get all my money back and get a lift to go even higher on my truck....you guys that have them....Im soo jelious
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You could always get the Camburg Shock upgrade and run 33" with out a problem too.
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I say go with the RCD!

Kyle why get the RCD when you have a Superlift?
35s baby!
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You could always get the Camburg Shock upgrade and run 33" with out a problem too.
I don't know if they ship that.
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this has been discussed many times, all comes down to how much money you want to spend.

Which is better ? RCD its more lift and gets rid of the T-bars, Its also almost 2x the cost of a superlift.

There is also weldtec
http://www.weldtecdesigns.com/

and Dixion Brothers but they are not a lift really they are a long travel kit and they are over $5K

Personally i have a PA body lift which is like $300 and the first one you do is hard but if you have someone that has done them before its easy.

I am planning an RCD or a weldtec one day maybe a year or 2
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do a solid axle swap!














or maybe just get the rcd!
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