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Front Superlift's are totally toast....need way to adaptor stock height shocks

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My front Superlifts only have like 30k on them and they are TOTALLY toast now. Very very little resistance to retract them. Since I can't afford doing the coil-over conversion for quite some time(which I still plan on doing down the road), I need to find a way to adapt stock length shocks to the Superlifted truck. I've got stock height Bilstein Heavy Dutys that I ran for a little while before the SL went on and I want to use them.

So please...spit out some ideas!! I need approx 3.5" drop bracket to keep stock 'limit' specs.


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My thoughts are doing a 1.25" block on both top and bottom of the shock to make up that difference. It'll also get me new clearence of the CV's too. Bottom's easy as hell. top is the side I'm concerned about. Room, style of extention, etc. I still need to be able to slide the bushings on and tighten the nuts.
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Why not buy some new shocks that fit your current application.

I am sure you could get shocks for less then $200.
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You could custom make an extension for the top too. Or, maybe these might work: Amazon.com: Mr. Gasket 1290 Shock Extension: Automotive Of course you would have to get the right length and thread size.
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Why not buy some new shocks that fit your current application.

I am sure you could get shocks for less then $200.
Why!? Why spend more than a 1/4 the cost of the coil-over stuff on things I'm just going to throw away within the next year anyway? When I've also got almost brand new shocks to use in the meantime.

I'm just looking to make something work as these current ones are toast, and looking to spend little to no money to make it all happen.

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You could custom make an extension for the top too. Or, maybe these might work: Amazon.com: Mr. Gasket 1290 Shock Extension: Automotive Of course you would have to get the right length and thread size.
hmmm.....I can make those for about $3. hmmm...



Asthetically pleasing? Not so much. But it'll work.

I guess a trip to Ace will happen in the next few days.
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I think i would try and run the superlift shocks for as long as you can
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Shane I've got my superlift shocks (front's) just sitting in my garage....I know your saving for your coilovers...got anything to trade?
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get the sand out of your mangina and live with it. My truck rides awful....i think i want coilovers too. Think we can get a sweet package deal if we buy 4 at once??? lol

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Its been a while since I messed with them, but I think the HDs are metric threads and most extensions are sae. You can always use some stock rear blocks on end, has been working for me for over 2 years now.
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Crap...forgot about your setup, Alex. Do you have any pics of what you ended up doing? Thanks.
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Its the stock steel block turned on end with the bumpstop cut off. (all I had laying around at the time) It gives enough room to attach the block to the tower and shock to the block. I bought new SL shocks right before trying this and still have them if you or anyone needs them, but personally I like this setup much better. Name:  DSC02776.jpg
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I think summit sells some procomp shocks for like 30 or 40 bucks a piece. Could look into that.
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Its the stock steel block turned on end with the bumpstop cut off. (all I had laying around at the time) It gives enough room to attach the block to the tower and shock to the block. I bought new SL shocks right before trying this and still have them if you or anyone needs them, but personally I like this setup much better.
Thanks!! I REALLY appreciate it. I don't recall seeing that pic before, but I remember you posting pics of it a looooong time ago(like 2-3 years ago). I think I've got like 3 sets of blocks laying around in my shop! If not, I've got some 3x4 tubing I could probably use. And, it looks as though the gap gaurds would cover up the uglyness of it. I think I may have to toy with this idea here sometime this week!

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I think summit sells some procomp shocks for like 30 or 40 bucks a piece. Could look into that.
Nobody makes replacement shocks for 4" lifted 98+ rangers other than Superlift. Buying new is not an option and a pointless waste of money.
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Thinking of coil overs also, have you looked into any discount for a group buy.
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We already get a discount on them from the site sponsor.
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Yeah there is a deal with ORW. But idk if it'd work with me being coil sprung. Need to do more research. There aer a few guys on RPS that have done it quite easily if i recall right.

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