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Finally getting a lift

I took my truck to the shop today to get a 5" RCD lift and 33x12.50R15 mickey thompson MTZs on 15x8 classic 2s. I know i have talked about getting one a long time, so now i am finally getting one. I should get it back friday and i will post pics of before and after when i get the truck back. After seeing yalls trucks, i wanted a lift so bad. How do yall think it will look.
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it will look freaking bad *** of course
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I think its gonna look awesome.
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its gonna look horrible complete waste of time what are you thinking... moron.....



































































Good job it will look good lol
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Oooo.. see if you can go to the shop and take lots of pictures while they are working on it! Its the only tiem in your truck's life it'll be getting a makeover that big I'm sure.. record the moment! for you, and for US! :-D
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Dude

If I can advise you right now...

GET SOME 750lb hyper coils put on when the lift is put on... They ride way better and they won't sag like the 600lb RCD coils will...

And before they put it on and all together, have them gusset the front diff bracket... If you need pics I can find them and upload them...

Please take my advice and save yourself time and money right now!~

Make sure they send the 1/4in spacers for the CV shaft
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Dude

If I can advise you right now...

GET SOME 750lb hyper coils put on when the lift is put on... They ride way better and they won't sag like the 600lb RCD coils will...

And before they put it on and all together, have them gusset the front diff bracket... If you need pics I can find them and upload them...

Please take my advice and save yourself time and money right now!~

Make sure they send the 1/4in spacers for the CV shaft
Ahh, the joys of an RCD lift! lol, j/k...

Cant wait to see the pics!
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I'm hoping to save him some money.... And incurred costs in the future... HOPEFULLY!
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Thanks guys. The person already said that they will gusset the front diff. Im so excited. Then in a few weeks, im getting 5% window tint all the way around.
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Did you buy a used kit?
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No its brand new
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Are you getting the 750lb hypercoils?.... I HIGHLY recommend them... You'll be glad you listened to me! lol... It's like an extra $120 total but worth it in the end... If they do it on the initial install, you'll save yourself a lot of time and money....

Those are the ONLY draw backs to the RCD kits...

Gusset on the diff bracket
RCD needs to allow you to add 750lb hypercoils..

My truck Rides WAY better with the hypercoils, WAY better than the RCD ones
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Thanks trepaul, i am getting wat my mom ordered because she is getting it for me for my graduation present. Ill try to call the place before it is too late and see if they can get those. How will the straight side truck look with the lift. I have only seen step side trucks with lifts.
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It will look freaking bad a$$ of course!!!
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I hope you get them man... It's more than worth it...

Here's my truck with the RCD and body lift

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Thanks, that looks awesome.
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It would look horrible. Slam it!









duh...it'll look great!
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I love the look of lifted trucks. What other kinds of mods do yall have on yalls rangers to make them look better but that are kind of cheap?
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06+ tails, 06+ emblems, upgrade the flag mirrors, turnsignal mod, mirror mounted turnsignals, super duty third brake light, upgrade interior bulbs, complete LED illuminated dash, clear corners, air-box mod...

Those are almost all under $30...some can be under $5. There's many more options, but those are the first that came to mind.
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Do you have any pics of the LED dash.
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Yes... Thought you'd never ask lol

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Thanks man, i may have to work on that over the summer when i have a little time. Sorry about all the questions, but i am new to this when it comes to messing with a truck.
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Ah.. Then you've come to the right place my friend lol
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Yea, this forum is awesome. Im glad i found it. How do you take the rear do panels off. I am getting some new door speakers and couldnt figure out how it pops off.
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What model do you have? 4dr or 2 dr?
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