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Need quick answers to Superlift question: Best rear lift method?

So im ordering the front kit for the superlift tomorrow morning.. just curious what the best route is to go for the rear?


OPTION A: 3" Blocks
Is it worth doing the 3" blocks with my belltech shackles? How is the ride? This is the cheapest route so im leaning towards it..

OPTION B: Skyjacker softride springs
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/SJ...Model%7cRANGER

Are those the right part number?? Im going way back on a post by KLC for this, I heard good things about these and may fork up the extra cash if their really worth it.

OPTION C: Stock 1 1/4? block and PreBlock off older ranger 2? i think?
Worst option.. but pribably the cheapest. I can grab 2" blocks from an older ranger from a junker no problem, and stack them with my current i think its 1 1/4" block and just run bigger Ubolts... but ive heard stacking blocks sucks.


Basically, what did all you superlift guys do?? And also, how much lift can i expect in the front end with the kit without cranking my torsion bars at all?? because right now apparently my torsion keys are maxxed cranked.. and my bars are sagging so my truck has a bad rake as it is.

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I have the Coil-Over setup in front and the FR36 Springs in the rear on my 03 Steppie, Std Cab.
I used a Super Lift Kit for the basics and added the other parts and got about 5” out of it with 33s it looks good (IMHO).
I didn’t want the Blocks at all so I used the FR36 Springs now I am trying to get the bouce out.

IMHO, the FR36 are a little too stiff for the short bed truck but an Ext Cab it might be OK but shortly I will test out my theory and see.
It corners well, and on a flat surface ride nice but the first bump and it oscillates in the rear.

I don’t like the Blocks but right now they sound better than the ride I have.

I am attempting to locate a Spring Maker in my area and see if they can mod the springs to ride better.

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Wont traction bars fix that problem?
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Wont traction bars fix that problem?
If you are talking to me, I have the Duff Units on, it may have helped but not completely.
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do 63s
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or expo leafs
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I'd go with lift leaf springs. You have lots of choices for them. Deaver, Skyjacker, stock Explorer, 63's.
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What year explorer leafs will work?? Tons of them in the junkers around here.. and will they give me the kind of lift im looking for? and will they work with my belltech shackles and current stock mounts?
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Junkers just called and they have some stock 2.5" blocks in the junk yard off an older 4x4 ranger... might just go that route!! since the superlift ones are only 3" anyway right? Now im just curious... with the superlift blocks do they expect you to stack them with your stock blocks or just use theirs??
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You stack the superlift blocks on top of your stock blocks.
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dont stack blocks. it sucks. get expo leaf packs from a 4x4 expo. they will give around 2.5 inches of lift.
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^x2. That and they are a pretty inexpensive solution.
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what year expo leafs will work tho, i need those questions that i asked above answered first before i do it :P
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Search bro. Any 4x4 explorer leaf should work. Look at the spring codes on the inside of the door to see how stiff they are too. If all else fails... measure yours... measure the new ones, big thing you'll want to look for is how wide they are. Junk yards would probly let you swap them out if you grab something that doesn't work, and let you get what you need as an even trade, just keep your receipt.
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