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I think that's why they're there. I think they support front to back movement with the brackets being that big
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well I can tell you my limit straps that came with my superlift kit are 20in long...so he got the info from me....and I purchased my kit new. As far as the supports....I'm sure something could be fabbed up
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Those limit straps are 20" eyelet to eyelet. The same size strap that comes with the superlift kit!!! It looks like a perfect size to me.....

Anyway, Once i do this, ill probably fab myself up some support brackets and weld them on to the Lower crossmember. And install those bars for extra support. Now Ill call up RCD later on when im about to do this and see just how much those rods cost, if they arent too much, ill buy them but knowing RCD, they might be way over priced!!!
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When did Superlift start including limit straps? I'm not saying they won't work, they're just longer than they need to be. Shoot my limit straps are 10" and I thought they were plenty long.

If Superlift really includes those with their kit then I'm curious to see how they mount them.
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Yah they come with the kits now.. On my buddy's 98 we did they came with it and they come with their own bracketry.. We didn't put them on though...

I don't get why you'd buy the SL kit and go coil over... By the time you finish with the brackets, coil overs and coils (plus the superlift kit) you're lookin at the price of the RCD from the start..
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from the install kit, they are mounted from the bottom of the Sway bar end link to the shock tower!!!
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Yah they come with the kits now.. On my buddy's 98 we did they came with it and they come with their own bracketry.. We didn't put them on though...

I don't get why you'd buy the SL kit and go coil over... By the time you finish with the brackets, coil overs and coils (plus the superlift kit) you're lookin at the price of the RCD from the start..

With the RCD kit you are kinda limited to the type of coilovers you can use. With what im doing is getting the brackets(under 200 bucks) and the coils and struts I WANT. Not the crappy ones RCD gives you. Plus Im not about to remove my damn superlift to install an RCD kit.... Id just rather buy the parts and do the swap. To each there own i guess, you dont have to like it, i just wanted to keep my superlift kit and remove my torsion bars!! My hybrid lift!
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I'm not doggin it man... Not at all.. I was just thinkin for the money, just run RCD.. I mean had I known how the RCD would have turned out, I would have sold the stock coil overs and ran fox with 750lb hypercoils from the start... But you live and learn... I just wish they made kits right from the factory!
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yea but the amount of work that id have to do just to remove my superlift and install a RCD kit. The price to pay for the coilover swap seems like the more logical choice at the moment. I understand where you are coming from. It would be sooo much different if i didnt install a superlift on my truck yet and i wanted to do the RCD coilover swap at the same time, THEN the RCD kit would be the more logical choice at that moment in time.
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Ok so a little update with this.... I just bought my coils right now... All i need to buy now is the Fox struts :)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...MEWA:IT&ih=017
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take that back. just bought both the hyper coils 750lbs and my fox struts :) the guy is valving them for me for my application. should be here next week... hell yea!
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Awesome! This is gonna be sweet
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nice!
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Shoot my limit straps are 10" and I thought they were plenty long.
My straps are 10" also. Seems just right.
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My straps are 10" also. Seems just right.
Well eric griggs gave me the measurements of his straps that he got in his superlift kit so i dont see why these should be any different? we will see
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Call RCD and get a price, if it's anything like their salty bilstien coilover prices then you're better off making your own if you can.
^what he said
make your own, one of mine has a nice dent in it and they have really thin walls.. make some on your own it cant be hard at all. hell once i get home i'll be making my own out of some thicker walled tubing

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According to the guys at EF, they don't hit the CV... They're a good distance from them, just bad pic angle... Theres a few guys from EF that have done the conversion... A lot of helpful people and information over there too!
i have the Fox coil overs on my truck

there looks like it would have a MINOR rubbing issue on the cv boot but they should take it, it clears the boot barely and im sure in the cycle of the suspension it rubs... you'll have to let me know i dont plan on fixing the front drive line lol

who knows, the Explorer and newer rangers may have a different size boot. the stock ones may even be a different size then my advance ones

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i was thinking the same thing..

as far as whats been said so far about the radius arms.. i would definately invest in some if i were you.. without them there would be no front to rear support for the crossmember.. and with the drop brackets on there i would think it would be very important to have them..

my $.02
radius arms?
its a 2000...

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Anyway, Once i do this, ill probably fab myself up some support brackets and weld them on to the Lower crossmember. And install those bars for extra support. Now Ill call up RCD later on when im about to do this and see just how much those rods cost, if they arent too much, ill buy them but knowing RCD, they might be way over priced!!!
they probably are.. and they're weak lol

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Yah they come with the kits now.. On my buddy's 98 we did they came with it and they come with their own bracketry.. We didn't put them on though...

I don't get why you'd buy the SL kit and go coil over... By the time you finish with the brackets, coil overs and coils (plus the superlift kit) you're lookin at the price of the RCD from the start..
like he said, the bilsteins are crap IMO
i broke one and when i took the second one off to swap the coil it was about to break too..

and your actually looking at more by going with RCD at first because then you have to buy the coils at like 130, then the new coil overs yada yada
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when you make the radious arms bend them a little so you have more clearance
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Well eric griggs gave me the measurements of his straps that he got in his superlift kit so i dont see why these should be any different? we will see
20" could work just fine depending on where the mounts are located.

A couple of things to think about though: (1) Over time, a 20" strap will stretch twice as much as a 10". Do you plan to incorporate an adjuster? (2) Where does all that strap go when the suspension bottoms? I have visions of it flopping against the tire or worse.

BTW, I've never seen an unmodified Superlift with limit straps. Is that a customer add-on or a change that Superlift made to its product recently?
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off topic kinda but.....Isnt a good rule of thumb. Every 10 inch of limit strap leave room for 1 inch of stretch?
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Those aren't radius arms. They're bracket supports
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Those aren't radius arms. They're bracket supports
whatever Tre you all know what i meant
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i like how you got on him and i said it a few times.. lol


the point is the RCD ones suck unless all you see is paved roads
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They're not that bad though man... I haven't had CO probs... Yet... lol
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BTW, I've never seen an unmodified Superlift with limit straps. Is that a customer add-on or a change that Superlift made to its product recently?
As of 2 months ago(when i saw a brand new superlift in the box), it came with limit straps. Why? i really don't know.
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