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i do not have the quick disconnect sway bar links yet, but i will have them by spring, , they look great, and really help with flex in the front, , i drove mine with no front bar for a while with the t bars, but so far , no time unhooked with the coilovers, but it will help,

and hey , living in Canada, i have no choice in the rusties department, they just dump it all over our roads all winter, ,
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i do not have the quick disconnect sway bar links yet, but i will have them by spring, , they look great, and really help with flex in the front, , i drove mine with no front bar for a while with the t bars, but so far , no time unhooked with the coilovers, but it will help,

and hey , living in Canada, i have no choice in the rusties department, they just dump it all over our roads all winter, ,
I've been considering them.

That's one of the reasons I like New Mexico, they don't go crazy with salt.
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im installing this kit on my truck in the next couple weeks if i leave sway bar on do i need to install limiiting straps or bump stops.
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im installing this kit on my truck in the next couple weeks if i leave sway bar on do i need to install limiiting straps or bump stops.
Some do and some don’t, but I recommend that you at least install limit straps. Limit straps can easily be bolted on in 10 minutes when you do the conversion. Bump stops are a little more involved as you have to fabricate a mount. Ideally, you should have both, especially if you “wheel” a lot.
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KLC, help me to understand this. Isn't th purpose of the Coilover to replace the torsion bars for a smoother ride on/offroad? Then how do you pair that with a superlift that uses torsion bars?

Also since I already have a 3" bl this kit will put me at what 5" inches or so?
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KLC, help me to understand this. Isn't th purpose of the Coilover to replace the torsion bars for a smoother ride on/offroad? Then how do you pair that with a superlift that uses torsion bars?

Also since I already have a 3" bl this kit will put me at what 5" inches or so?
You completely remove the torsion bar set-up and front shocks. You also don't use the torsion bar related components that come with the Superlift. The coil-over's mount using a bracket that bolts to the shock bucket and one that bolts to the LCA.

So you take off:

Torsion Bar Cover Plate and Bolts
Torsion Bar Adjuster
Torsion Bar
Torsion Bar Insulator
Stock Shocks

Parts of Superlift you don't put on:

Torsion Bar Drop Brackets
Compression Stop Brackets
Superlift Shocks

You should easily get more than 5 inches.

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I am just opting for the coil over paired with my BL. So isnt 5" about right?
Thanks for explaining the superlift thing to me, so you just mount the new crossmember...Gotcha.
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Hello everyone. I'm considering getting the 4" superlift and then getting the conversion. My question is when you install the new coil-overs do you use some of the superlift pieces or can you opt out of the superlift and just get the coil-overs and still achieve the 4-5" lift? (of course i'll have to lift the rear end to match that some how but that shouldn't be to hard)
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Hello everyone. I'm considering getting the 4" superlift and then getting the conversion. My question is when you install the new coil-overs do you use some of the superlift pieces or can you opt out of the superlift and just get the coil-overs and still achieve the 4-5" lift? (of course i'll have to lift the rear end to match that some how but that shouldn't be to hard)
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you need the whole kit to achieve the lift. only thing you wont be using is the t-bar drop brackets, and shocks in front, with using the coil overs. coil overs alone will not give you 4-5" of lift
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I think all you need front the superlift kit is the cross member if youll be doing the conversion
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I think all you need front the superlift kit is the cross member if youll be doing the conversion
knuckles, diff drop brackets. yadada. you need basically everything.
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anyone running coil-overs at factory height? I am kinda considering it...
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i will be running coilovers on stock suspension with bl. but not for a week or two check out my thread ill try and get it done next weekend
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anyone running coil-overs at factory height? I am kinda considering it...
i just wanna know whats the height of the coil over we should use and I wanna run it stock. it should be so much better on the dunes then t-bars
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^^ORW's worked out everything needed. Pretty sure the info on the stock length stuff is in the ORW bracket thread somewhere in those million pages. lol.
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you need the whole kit to achieve the lift. only thing you wont be using is the t-bar drop brackets, and shocks in front, with using the coil overs. coil overs alone will not give you 4-5" of lift
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Could I get the # for the Shock, compressed height, extended height and Stroke also the spring rates please This is with a 4" super lift. on a Sport Trac
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i just wanna know whats the height of the coil over we should use and I wanna run it stock. it should be so much better on the dunes then t-bars
I believe Nick is recommending a 5.0" stroke coil-over for a stock suspension set-up. The coil-over's are custom made for the Ranger application.

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Could I get the # for the Shock, compressed height, extended height and Stroke also the spring rates please This is with a 4" super lift. on a Sport Trac
Thank you
Most go with 750lb. or 800lb. coils on a Ranger. You might want to go with 800lb. coils with a Sport Trac. I would call Nick at Off Road Warehouse to confirm what you need. Below are the recommendations for a Ranger with a Superlift.

2.0" X 6.0" Fox Emulsion Coil-Over

12" long 2.5" I.D. Coils (Eibach or Hypercoil)

Keep in mind the coil-over's are custom made for the Ranger application so you can't just buy any 6.0" travel coil-over.

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I think the shock stroke would be the same stock/superlifted. But the overall length of the shock will be longer, right???
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I think the shock stroke would be the same stock/superlifted. But the overall length of the shock will be longer, right???
No, a 5.0" stroke is recommended for a stock set-up, and 6.0" stroke for use with a Superlift. Wheel travel is not relative to shock stroke or travel. It is apples to oranges and can't be compared. For example, you can have a 12" travel coil-over and have 30" of wheel travel.

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I'm no ace in this department but could it be possible that that extra 1/2" stroke directly related to the taller compressed and extended shock measurements? Bi-product of making the shock body taller?
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^^ Shane, I edited my post to reflect the correct information. See post #47.

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I just priced out the coilovers and springs they come to $524.00 without shipping that i think is a really good price. Im used to paying $2500.00 for shocks and springs for a Dirt late model.
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