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One of the reasons there's 'hate' towards the rcd kit. I like the kit. Yea it sucks that you bought the most expensive lift for a ranger and your still have to mess with it, espicially if you have a 03+, you gotta downgrade to the smaller '02 and older rotors. And those light weight coils. It sucks...but gotta pay to play right? $2k is a really good deal on the kit.
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One of the reasons there's 'hate' towards the rcd kit. I like the kit. Yea it sucks that you bought the most expensive lift for a ranger and your still have to mess with it, espicially if you have a 03+, you gotta downgrade to the smaller '02 and older rotors. And those light weight coils. It sucks...but gotta pay to play right? $2k is a really good deal on the kit.
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Yeah pay to play...Im kinda iffy about spending money with this economy the way its going..You know im thinking i oughta save more money...Not spend 2000+ on something i may loose..
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Yeah pay to play...Im kinda iffy about spending money with this economy the way its going..You know im thinking i oughta save more money...Not spend 2000+ on something i may loose..
I hear ya. My mom has said the same things to me. I've put a good chunk of change into the truck and she thinks I'm a total retard for doing it.

But I don't plan on losing it. I would fight a repo man or whoever to the death. lol
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Mine does too man, its ok lol
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mines paid off.....




ok, enough about me. lol.
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your gonna wanna sas it before you know it


go look at prices for lifts on TJs, 2200 is childs play compared to some of them..

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Aren't these supposed to be cut off with the RCD kit.
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good catch, ya they are and i would recommend getting rid of them
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what? please explain how the rear end pieces won't fit your fx4....
I said i dont need them cause they dont seem like they will LIFT it much more than the 2.5 cause super lift a 3" block


i didnt say they wont fit lol
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superlift wants you to stack blocks.....
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Aren't these supposed to be cut off with the RCD kit.

idk? they didn't have clearence issues with the bumps, so idk. his truck still has those jacking points still there.
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Oh is stacking blocks a bad idea?

Now what is i keep my stock fx4 ones and then go with the front coil over conversion with the drop brackets and from superlift and the coil conversion peices from RCD?
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Yeah it can cause some major axle hop problems and even worse. You can get Skyjacker lift leaves or a AAL and shackle.
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i think one side of my axle is kinda leaning.. what do i do? like the block looks like its leaning slightly one way...
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Oh is stacking blocks a bad idea?

Now what is i keep my stock fx4 ones and then go with the front coil over conversion with the drop brackets and from superlift and the coil conversion peices from RCD?
Me personally, i went with a short aal, beltech 6400 shackle, and stock 2.5" block, don't like stacking blocks. BUT alot of people do it, as it's what comes with the kit. My buddy's '98 is block stacked w/o much wheelhop and he's a manual trans now.


would look something like this...

but this is with the bodylift and 35's....stock rear w/ stock 2.5" and superlift front...




ok...end of hacking of rcd install thread please. you want info on superlift, make a new thread or search. compile all your questions and post it up in a new thread.

shoot...i was sorta hacking it too.

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Hack it up!! lol

Got some pics up in the first post. More to come later
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yeah sorry for hacking hehe
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No problems here. Just keep the good info coming!!
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nice..thanks for giving me sonic blue ballz with them aal's dude. lol.


Do you have the smaller rotors yet? I happen to have a set just sitting in boxes in my shop...they got about 70k on them, and probably need a resurfacing. Shipping would suck on them though. lol.
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nice..thanks for giving me sonic blue ballz with them aal's dude. lol.


Do you have the smaller rotors yet? I happen to have a set just sitting in boxes in my shop...they got about 70k on them, and probably need a resurfacing. Shipping would suck on them though. lol.
No, I haven't gotten new rotors yet. I'm thinking of going with stoptechs but not sure yet. Kinda searching around to find out the best/good rotors and pads.

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Just go get some autozone rotors for 20 bucks...Damn, we want to see this thing done, you can shop around for real rotors later...WTF, we demand you to finish! Get!! Get this done!! Wit a quickness!!...lol
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go get the cheapest rotors from AutoZone, like $7 a piece.. then you can shop around for nicer ones
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lol

I know, I know. But I can't drive it for a month. So I'm gonna just take my time. Things should start coming together a little more this weekend.
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excuses excuses, you know your going to drive it the day its done! dont lie.
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