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Length of Limit Straps for Superlift Kit?

As title states, does anyone know the length of the limit straps that come with the 4" Superlift suspension lift kit? Most people do not use them with the Superlift, but I will be installing coilovers so I will need them.

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I think the superlift straps are 20 or 24 inches, which is way long IMO. My straps are 10" with an adjustable clevis on one end, of course I had to weld mounting tabs to my frame for these. I'm not sure the superlift straps would bolt in the same with coilovers in there since they are intended to bolt between the sway bar and the LCA and the other end bolts in above the shock in the shock tower.
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Yeah, I was thinking the Superlift limit straps were 20".

Thanks for the help, PM sent.
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i think they are 20... i broke one when i was out wheeling on the weekend, so i need better ones or to double them up
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What? my superlift did not come with any limit straps!
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What? my superlift did not come with any limit straps!
newer kits include them
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What? my superlift did not come with any limit straps!
Mine either, and I am destroying the bushings and washers on the front shocks from hyper extension.
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they added them because the shock was contacting the CV at full droop
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i think they are 20... i broke one when i was out wheeling on the weekend, so i need better ones or to double them up
Standard limit straps are usually double (2-ply). Companies like Redart/Beard make those but they also make quads (4-ply).

Quad
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i just got a new strap made because the metal bracket from my old one snapped but i had a new one made exactly to the specs of my superlift one.

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the center to center of the bolt holes on brackets is exactly 18.5" and the strap itself is exactly 16.5"

hope this helps.
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you call superlift and tell them you have an older kit, and wonder what to do about excessive droop, because you broke a cv axle. You guys might get together on this and take turns so they don;t think something is up---

They will take your addy and send you a free set. Great customer service!!!

Now, that being said, it isn't the length that is important, rather where you drill the top mounting hole is the main factor. Just let the lower arm droop all the way, and jack it back up an inch and a half with a jack, and secure the limit strap tightly to this position. This is how to determine where to drill your top mounting hole, depending on which strap design you choose.


The superlift instructions have you drill a hole 3/4" above an existing one, which, you will fill again with the weld bead once you install the coilover conversion shock tower support gussets. You will then need to drill a new hole.

You can make a set yourself, using tailgate support cables-or even lift straps can be used it you can find them short enough.

The lower link of the strap uses the lower mount of the sway bar link to secure it also. So, unless you use a quick connect the end link must stay bolted in.

Another member, dkchrist , has solved this issue, by making these super sweet disconnects, both for 4" suspension lift, and for stock height guys using a body lift. Maybe he will make em for you guys, I am not sure. Pm him and ask.

Here is a set of stock height links, along with a set of home made limit straps --tailgate cables

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here they are installed

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here is quick disconnect and home made limit strap joy

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Here is the lifted version of end link disconnect goodness! Dig the hot candy blue powdercoat!

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Note how the bottom bracket will remain bolted tight, for a good limit strap location.
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Thanks for the exact measurement of the limit straps.

Also, I really like those quick disconnects you used.
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