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good god...

I can **** farther than all ya'll with my suspension configuration. How about that?




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good god...
I can **** farther than all ya'll with me suspension comfiguration.
Sounds uneducated lol

I've said all I want to, the rest is up to everyone else... I know what I'm capable of doing with my truck... Whether it's welding or wheeling... Guess it all comes down to what you know and what you know how to do.
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its just the fact of having to buy extra parts and modifying RCD parts to have it work properly,thats what turned me away from the lift. RCD is not going to do anything for the ranger owners they dont care. When they send you a real diff bracket let me know.
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Sounds uneducated lol

ehh, page hung up when I went to edit the errors.
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I'll send you a real diff bracket, one that i've fabricated from their bracket that's extremely reinforced. I'll be making mine soon, so just watch for the thread. I may have a few requests for more, Just wait.
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hahaha...nothing like putting your head in the sand....ok man if you want to be completley OBLIVIOUS so be it. Your precious RCD kit...I will admit is steps in the right direction....but in no way shape or form is it "Righteous." So go ahead and spend that extra grand and make it what they SHOULD have made it for over 2 grand. I'll wave to you when I pass you on the trail with my 1300$ "Stupidlift"
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Chris thanks for posting that man....REALLY good info in there....thanks for sharing... there is always room for improvement....with either sides
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Good luck with that man lol Really...

I'm not calling the SL a sh!ty lift, that's not what I'm saying... I'm just saying I would never buy one... I don't like torsion bars and and want to rely on a bar for the height of my front end that controlled by 1 bolt.
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Chris thanks for posting that man....REALLY good info in there....thanks for sharing... there is always room for improvement....with either sides
Don't thank me, thank rwenzing. He enlightened me to the thread.

It boils down to 2 things for me:

1) if I wanted t-bars I would have just stayed with 33x10.50x15 on stock suspension.
2) I wanted coilovers, so RCD worked for me. (God that sounds like the old hooked on phonics commercials....Hooked on phonics worked for me!)

And to leave on another note, the pissing contest has bored me. Off to go do 2.5 weeks worth of laundry. Maybe I'll go pose somewhere for a photo while I wait for the clothes to dry for an hour.
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to each his own.
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I'll send you a real diff bracket, one that i've fabricated from their bracket that's extremely reinforced. I'll be making mine soon, so just watch for the thread. I may have a few requests for more, Just wait.
No need,mine came ready to go out of the box....in fact here is the EXACT one I have on my truck now....

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No need,mine came ready to go out of the box....in fact here is the EXACT one I have on my truck now....

Nice!




It was fun to read the good and bad points.........as well as the mindless snibbling.

I whoop the living hell out of my truck and deserve every bill that I've encountered with it.

I've maxed out in 5th gear in 4lo 'baja'ing' through freshly plowed fields at 60mph. I've jumped my truck in the dirt and I've jumped my truck on pavement. My kit is almost four years old. Besides the 'gator' coating, or whatever that garbage is, coming off of the components....the kit is in great shape. I've blown a coilover shock and both rears. They're bilstien, can't blame RCD for that and Bilstein is no trailmaster brand. My coils are done but given the abuse I'm surprised they aren't worse. I've put 8k miles on my truck in the last 18 months and in that time I've cooked a set of KL71's in 6k miles, had an engine rebuilt, engine swapped, tranny swapped, trashed my tcase, trashed a cv, had to get all my calipers rebuilt, and I don't even wanna get into the nitty gritty's.

The point is, you gotta pay to play. With the hell that I've put my truck through I'd recomend the RCD kit. Even with all the garbage I've got on my truck it has excellent road manners. Way better than stock with a/t's!!

The superlift looks like a good kit and alot of guys who know there **** run it or had ran it at one time and didn't have anything negative to say about it. So I'll leave that right there.

As far as pricing on the RCD and SL front d/s, I think the only shaft there is the one you're getting from this guy. Call around to every shop within 2 or 3 hours of you. Boo-hoo to waste an extra 5-6 gallons of gas to save $1k-$1.5k.

As far as buying tires for your stock rims to save money.....*WRONG*

You might spend an extra $200 initially to get 15" rims AND tires compare to buying just tires for a 16" rim but next time you need new treads you'll recoup that cost and put money in your pocket from then on out as opposed to buying tires for a 16" rim.
If you're going with the RCD kit I can show you what the new LCA components will do to a rim with stock backspacing. I'm not sure how the SL is but your stockers aren't gonna cut it with the RCD....actually they will cut it...by it I mean your front rims. You will have to step down to the pre 2003.5 1" smaller diameter rotors on your 2008 for the RCD as well.

Just some food for thought bro. Good luck on whatever you do but when investing this much money in anything get a quote from everyone and there brother. You'll be glad you did once you start to see price differences from supplier to supplier/shop to shop.
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Nice info man... The ds thing is just what I know... They do good work and are reputable.

That's a nice picture! I'm gonna go see if mine looks like that... Which I'm sure it does, I bought the kit about 7 months ago... Last time I checked it looked like that, but I'll go make sure right now..

Thanks for the pic Kevin.
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Wow, alot of arguments in here but I can read the pros and cons. There is a wealth of information in here and I thank you all for your responses. I think I have enough now to make a decision but I am still leaning towards the Stupid lift. That $2000 extra that I have to spend and then extra add on's for the RCD don't appeal to me. Sure if I was wealthy no problem, I would do the RCD kit but I also want to buy other things in life and that $2000 would get my a nice 42" LCD TV or a nice new computer. The shop said they are super busy so I have about a month to decide on what I want. I called every shop in the area and these are the only people who are willing to install a kit for a 02 on a 08. Everybody else said the kit won't work and blah blah blah and some didn't even call me back.

Thanks again guys, it's always a pleasure to ask questions here!
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Wow, alot of arguments in here but I can read the pros and cons. There is a wealth of information in here and I thank you all for your responses. I think I have enough now to make a decision but I am still leaning towards the Stupid lift. That $2000 extra that I have to spend and then extra add on's for the RCD don't appeal to me. Sure if I was wealthy no problem, I would do the RCD kit but I also want to buy other things in life and that $2000 would get my a nice 42" LCD TV or a nice new computer. The shop said they are super busy so I have about a month to decide on what I want. I called every shop in the area and these are the only people who are willing to install a kit for a 02 on a 08. Everybody else said the kit won't work and blah blah blah and some didn't even call me back.

Thanks again guys, it's always a pleasure to ask questions here!
Oh yes.. $2000 extra cash in yoru pocket is an awesoem step towards getting a supercharger stup if you ever wanted to go that far
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Yah or gears and a locker I suppose!
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This thread i think might need a sticky. A huge amount of info in here.
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Nice info man... The ds thing is just what I know... They do good work and are reputable.

That's a nice picture! I'm gonna go see if mine looks like that... Which I'm sure it does, I bought the kit about 7 months ago... Last time I checked it looked like that, but I'll go make sure right now..

Thanks for the pic Kevin.


Yours along with others is missing the much need gusset for strength,this is what its needs to look like after you weld the gusset on...Pics are from Gumby's modified RCD diff bracket....

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As you can see he did a excellent job on the welding.
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Wow! Thanks Kev.

I'll be doin that this weekend...

Those are some AWESOME welds lol TIG FTW!
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Those are some AWESOME welds
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