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Just ordered superlift

I just ordered superlift. I've been going through the forums and for what I've seen people are saying it's pretty easy to do. Some people were saying it was easier than a BL. I'm just wondering is there anything I should be prepared for as far as installing the lift? It's going on a 07 Ranger Sport.
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I just ordered superlift. I've been going through the forums and for what I've seen people are saying it's pretty easy to do. Some people were saying it was easier than a BL. I'm just wondering is there anything I should be prepared for as far as installing the lift? It's going on a 07 Ranger Sport.
You will have to modify the exhaust y pipe to use the stock front driveshaft. It ends up being an interference when you lower the differential.

Don't know if it causes an issue with the supercity shafts since I still haven't gotten one.
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You will have to modify the exhaust y pipe to use the stock front driveshaft. It ends up being an interference when you lower the differential. Don't know if it causes an issue with the supercity shafts since I still haven't gotten one.
Did the y pipe change over the years? I didn't have any clearance issues with it on my 02


OP: Just take your time and follow the installation guide. A torch and an impact will make your life a lot easier. (I still ended up cutting my LCA bolts).
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You will have to modify the exhaust y pipe to use the stock front driveshaft. It ends up being an interference when you lower the differential.

Don't know if it causes an issue with the supercity shafts since I still haven't gotten one.
I can just throw some heat to it and bend it that way right? And how long has your stock drive shaft lasted? I didn't get the custom superlift one cause I was just gonna ride my stock one for a bit.
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Did the y pipe change over the years? I didn't have any clearance issues with it on my 02


OP: Just take your time and follow the installation guide. A torch and an impact will make your life a lot easier. (I still ended up cutting my LCA bolts).
What did you need the torch for?
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Torch was for heating up bolts. My truck has spent it's whole life in the rust belt, so some of the bolts were a little stubborn.


I ran my stock drive shaft for 1,000 miles or so. I could've gotten more out of it, but I had the new made up anyway. I was afraid of the stock one taking a **** on me at an inconvenient time. Haha
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Oh I gotcha lol. Mine isn't to rusty underneath, but I'll keep the torch on hand just in case. Yeah I'm kinda worried about the drive shaft but I'm wanting to get at least like 4k or 5k out of it before getting a new one. Hopefully she'll last that long
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Oh I gotcha lol. Mine isn't to rusty underneath, but I'll keep the torch on hand just in case. Yeah I'm kinda worried about the drive shaft but I'm wanting to get at least like 4k or 5k out of it before getting a new one. Hopefully she'll last that long

Good deal. Some of the bolts may have factory lock tite on them as well (heat will come in handy for those)

Yea, it's kind of a crap shoot as to how long the stock one will last. I would get a new one built/buy the super lift one as soon as time and money allow. In the mean time you can just carry an 8mm wrench/t25(?) bit/ratchet around with you. That way if the drive shaft does **** the bed, you can just pull it and be on your way.
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Lol yeah I'm hoping to get one soon but I'll be sure to keep the ratchets and sockets on hand until I do. Thanks for all the info! It's been a big help!
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Lol yeah I'm hoping to get one soon but I'll be sure to keep the ratchets and sockets on hand until I do. Thanks for all the info! It's been a big help!
No problem!
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Did the y pipe change over the years? I didn't have any clearance issues with it on my 02
Y pipe changed in 07. Went from 3 cats to 2.
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I can just throw some heat to it and bend it that way right? And how long has your stock drive shaft lasted? I didn't get the custom superlift one cause I was just gonna ride my stock one for a bit.
Yup heat and a big hammer is how I did mine. My stock shaft only lasted 500 miles or so.
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Y pipe changed in 07. Went from 3 cats to 2.
Ahh. That explains it.
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Yup heat and a big hammer is how I did mine. My stock shaft only lasted 500 miles or so.
Oh damn, I'm guessing it's not your daily driver since you said you still haven't bought a superlift shaft?
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Oh damn, I'm guessing it's not your daily driver since you said you still haven't bought a superlift shaft?
It was my daily. You don't need the front shaft to drive it.
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