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Guys with 4" superlift please help! Think I'm missing something in my new kit

Hey guys i just ordered a superlift front kit for my 99 ranger and i got it and scripting looks like it's there except i see in the picture some steering knuckles/ spindles but my kit did not come with these. Are these needed for my truck because i see this kit is also used on the explorer sport trac so I'm not sure if I'm missing these from my kit or not. Thanks.
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You're missing the huge knuckles? That is pretty much the main part of the lift.

*edit* the two big kinda-gold-colored knuckles on bottom should be included in kit

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I didn't go with the Superlift kit for my suspension lift, but before I found my current setup, I performed a fair amount of research on it:

Did you order part #K357?

Here are the individual parts that come within each of the three boxes of the overall Master Install Kit for the 98-99 Ranger - Part #K357 (Contents: http://www.superlift.com/Catalog.asp?P=K357).For the front...You will need all of the parts that are included within boxes #9631 and #9630. The items within box #9630 are the knuckles & related hardware that don't come with box #9631.

However, if you ordered part #K357 you should have received all three boxes - which is the entire kit.

From what your saying, it looks like your missing box #9630.





Slightly off topic - but I know this has come up in the past for the '00+ guys as well - so why not:

Here are the individual parts that come within each of the three boxes of the overall Master Install Kit for the '00+ model year Ranger - Part #K358 (Contents: http://www.superlift.com/Catalog.asp?P=K358):Just like the kit for the older years - On the front...You will need all of the parts that are included within boxes #9631 and #9637. The items within box #9637 are the knuckles & related hardware that don't come with box #9631.

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Thanks for the help guys. Logan, no i ordered the 9631 kit. I didn't order the master kit because i didn't want to stack 3" blocks on top of my stock blocks so i got what i thought was just the front. Didn't know there were two separate kits for just the front. I just ordered the knuckles (kit 9630) so hopefully i will have everything i need after those come in. Thanks again for the help!
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I'm guessing the driveshaft isn't included in either of those "boxes"? I don't want the rear kit either, I have an AAL and i'd just get shackles for the other inch i'd need.
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Thanks again for the help!
No problem.

Good call on the decision not to use the taller blocks - I hate them as well.

However, if you can swing it - I recommend you go 'all the way' and use some replacement rear lift springs sitting right on the axle and don't bother with the shackles & AAL either. This is what I did when I put on my RCD setup (which normally uses the shackles & AAL setup). Here is the link to a popular replacement spring: Skyjacker Softride Lift Leaf Springs FR36S - SummitRacing.com. These are sold individually - so you would need to order two.

Even if you don't go with the new springs - the shackles & AAL will perform much better than the blocks that come with the standard Superlift setup.


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I'm guessing the driveshaft isn't included in either of those "boxes"?
That's correct.

It's a completely separate part - Part #9636.

That's actually the one part I purchased from Superlift when I installed my coilover RCD kit.

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No problem.

Good call on the decision not to use the taller blocks - I hate them as well.

However, if you can swing it - I recommend you go 'all the way' and use some replacement rear lift springs sitting right on the axle and don't bother with the shackles & AAL either. This is what I did when I put on my RCD setup (which normally uses the shackles & AAL setup). Here is the link to a popular replacement spring: Skyjacker Softride Lift Leaf Springs FR36S - SummitRacing.com. These are sold individually - so you would need to order two.

Even if you don't go with the new springs - the shackles & AAL will perform much better than the blocks that come with the standard Superlift setup.




That's correct.

It's a completely separate part - Part #9636.
Thought so, thanks
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Thanks for the info, I need the driveshaft for my lift too
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No problem guys.



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Thanks for the info, I need the driveshaft for my lift too
You can save a lot of cash building your own... I made a thread a while back with all the measurements needed starting with an XJ shaft.
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You can save a lot of cash building your own... I made a thread a while back with all the measurements needed starting with an XJ shaft.
Thanks, just found it.

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Holy crap its Jason! Haven't seen you post in a while! Just rocking the 4x or do you still have the lowered truck?
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Haha yeah it has been a while hasn't it Mike. I don't have internet anymore because it was just too much so i just use my phone now for bare essential needs lol. Still have the 99 4wd. Bout to roll 272k ha. I know I'll never have the hear to sell her so i splurged on the lift. The lowered 00 is completely stock now and my dad bought it back from me. I wouldn't mind having another one though! Maybe . in time. For now I'm trying to save for a house. Minus what i just spent on ol green lol!
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I hear you man I'm just the other way now haha. I have the lowered truck, but miss my lifted 4x.
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No more sonic blue edge? :( well at least you still have a ranger lol
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Logan, those only fit up to 97 Rangers from what they say. I don't imagine anything has changed though. Also those are 6" of lift! The rear of my truck would sit sky high haha.
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Logan, those only fit up to 97 Rangers from what they say. I don't imagine anything has changed though. Also those are 6" of lift! The rear of my truck would sit sky high haha.
They fit fine on any year Ranger. Many people use them (Including me - on my 2003).

Many people that get the Superlift kit don't install any of its rear "lift" (the blocks). Instead they use the 6" setup and remove the factory block all together (which is like 2") - so you have an overall rear lift that matches (or is a little higher than) the front. FYI - They also have a 4" version (http://www.summitracing.com/parts/sja-fr34s).

It's exactly what I have on mine - but it's with the RCD suspension lift not the Superlift - but same difference when talking about only rear lift.

Blocks are not ideal - and the thought of adding the Superlift block to the factory block - really sucks. LOL Hell, I didn't even use the rear RCD setup which normally uses a shackles & AAL setup (which is much better than stacked blocks) - because I like having a "full spring" rear lift.

Having the springs sitting right on the axle tube is the best setup.

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No more sonic blue edge? :( well at least you still have a ranger lol
No not anymore, but maybe one day!
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Bump for a superlift question. Can I just order the front suspension components for my truck and get a set of deavers for the rear?

I wanna do the SL this spring but am having a hard time swallowing the $1500+ price tag.
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Even if you could buy just the front you wouldn't be saving much... I sold my rear kit and used the cash to go towards what I wanted for the rear. All you get is four u-bolts and a pair of blocks aside from the shocks and brake line relocation bracket that you'd likely use either way.
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So it's easier to buy a full kit, w/ knuckles, a set of rear springs (of choice) and sell the blocks.
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That's what I'd do again!
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