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so your saying just go with the coilover conversion??
If you need or want new shocks I would spend the extra time and money and just convert to coil-over's. You would never get the ride quality you get from coil-over's from a conventional shock set-up.
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i take it that its alot smooter?? and about yours it says 7" hybrid superlift can you inform me on that???
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i take it that its alot smooter?? and about yours it says 7" hybrid superlift can you inform me on that???
Leaps and bounds better than stock. A Superlift is supposed to be a 3" to 4" lift and utilize torsion bars, but I have 7" of lift and coil-over's. That's why I call it a hybrid Superlift.
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how did you get 7 inches of lift??? with the coilovers??
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how did you get 7 inches of lift??? with the coilovers??
You have a lot of adjustability with coil-over’s. I could actually get a few more inches as my LCA’s are almost completely flat.
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im trying to get as much lift as i can. do you have the superlift front driveshaft??
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do you have the superlift front driveshaft??
Yes, I do.
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so what all goes into the coilover conversion???
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so what all goes into the coilover conversion???
It deletes the T-bar system and brackets completely, and you use fox coilovers in replace of the shocks. You do have to weld in 2 gussets for support on each side of the shock tower though. Also limit straps would be needed.

It's actually a pretty simple setup, and for $600 from ORW you can't beat it. I have mine on the way along with my Superlift kit, and I'm doing something along the lines of what KLC did with his build, but I'm not sure what I'm doing with my rear end yet.
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yea im getting my superlift this weekend so i think im gonna save up the money for the coilover.
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anyone know how long of straps are needed for stock suspension
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would this allow me to clear 35's with just a body lift or would it still put to much of an angle on the LCA and CV axles???
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would this allow me to clear 35's with just a body lift or would it still put to much of an angle on the LCA and CV axles???
i'm curious about this to. what about a SL plus the coilover conversion? 35s yes or no?
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its possible but dont expect cv s or anything too last. so inlong term stickk witth 33,s
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anyone know how long of straps are needed for stock suspension
You don't need them for stock suspension

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i'm curious about this to. what about a SL plus the coilover conversion? 35s yes or no?
You can clear 35"s with a bl, t-bar crank, very minor trimming, and the right wheel offset. I was even running that with my stock wheels for a while. It would help to clear with a SL of course, and doing the COC would help the ride, and you have the option to adjust the front end a bit.

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yea im getting my superlift this weekend so i think im gonna save up the money for the coilover.

The coilover conversion is worth every penny. I did the Superlift and the conversion at the same time. I have never lifted a vehicle and had it improve on road handling, I was amazed

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The coilover conversion is worth every penny. I did the Superlift and the conversion at the same time. I have never lifted a vehicle and had it improve on road handling, I was amazed

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can you PM me some pictures of your truck before and after man?
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I don't have any before pics, I'll take a couple after pics and send them over
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Just did the conversion on my stock height 01 4x4 edge. The ride is unreal. And I have the same ammount of lift I had when my t-bars were cranked all the way. It rides like I'm on rails. I can get more lift out of the coilovers but I'm happy with it sitting level front and rear
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Let's see some pics Villen! Any adverse affect that you can tell so far?

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Just did the conversion on my stock height 01 4x4 edge. The ride is unreal. And I have the same ammount of lift I had when my t-bars were cranked all the way. It rides like I'm on rails. I can get more lift out of the coilovers but I'm happy with it sitting level front and rear
sounds sick dude! please post up some pics!!!
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I'll get the pictures up tonight when i get home from work
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heres some from before, and ill take some more tomorrow of the after.

heres how the truck sat before the conversion:

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That looks GREART. I would like to do that to my Ranger. Where do you get the parts from??
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I like that....Where did the kit come from?
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