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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?
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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.
Superlift added the limit straps because they have had issues with the CVs and shocks running into each other at full droop causing several issues.

The straps were added to the kits about a year ago maybe even longer. I know when I dowloaded the instructions in 2006? They showed the limit straps in the installation process. I called them and that is what they told me.
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Should be here monday! Would any of you recommend an alignment cam kit to go with this? Im also going to replace my UCA's while im in there with i think MOOGs. Any recommendations?
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Parts are all bought. Next step, INSTALL :)

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I knew I knew! lol
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The fun part is gonna be compressing those springs to lift it lol
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I think that setup is already set for his factory height. The shocks will only extend so far before bottoming out. Any more than 2" of lift (like the t-bar cranking) and you will need use drop brackets to drop the lower control arm mounts and diff down.

Looks good!
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Drop brackets? He already has a superlift.......



Dude those are nice, I wouldn't mind having some.
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I didn't realize that. I thought his truck was stock
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yea, these fox's were valved at 70 over 50. I have the superlift kit and i wanted a way to remove the torsion bars. This is my way of doing it!! :) Thanks for the compliments guys. Hopefully the install goes well!! Ill post more pics when im installing these bad boys :)
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what are you using for control arms for the front suspension brackets?
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what are you using for control arms for the front suspension brackets?
What do you mean?
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the front suspension has to have some kind of rear bracing to keep it from folding. For instance, the RCD kit replaces the torson bars with the control arms.
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the front suspension has to have some kind of rear bracing to keep it from folding. For instance, the RCD kit replaces the torson bars with the control arms.
That was discussed on page 2 I belive
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Yes, but the RCD drops it more. The superlift doesn't drop the bracketry that far.
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you lucky SOB!!! i hate you! lol. jk.
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Yes, but the RCD drops it more. The superlift doesn't drop the bracketry that far.
it still has to have some kind of lateral braceing. the torsin bars also act as that bracing.


I will look again. Thanks Josh.
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it still has to have some kind of lateral braceing. the torsin bars also act as that bracing.


I will look again. Thanks Josh.
Maybe it's time to read his build thread (That starts on page 1) and check his sig before posting? Yeah.

Even the thread title explains it all.
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I still say that a control arm is needed. If not, what will keep the front end from flexing forward and backwards?
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How does the torsion bar prevent front and back movement? There isn't stops on it to stop it.

Now listen carefully Maurice so this can't be contorted...

I would put some braces on the bracketry, but I don't think it's necessary.
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I'm torn on what to add here.....

A arms are located to the frame, so they need nothing else to "locate" them.

But...the superlift kit drops the lower A arms 4". The A arms are still located in stock position on those 4" drop brackets, but what's to prevent the "swing" of the drop brackets? A brace between the front and rear brackets to connect them to each other?

I'm torn until i get more info...
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The rearward force on the a-arms being dropped down that much would warrant some kind of rear control arm IMO.
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Many Explorers are running this setup with no added bracing. They have yet to have any problems thus far!
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From my experience with torsion bar to coil-over is custom uppers and lowers need to be made.

My buddy had a kit together where he fabbed upper and lower boxed A-Arms to go with the coil-overs once the torsion were removed.
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