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View Poll Results: What Lift should i use?
SUPER LIFT 5 17.24%
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Icon5 rcd of super lift or hybrid?

I just got a 2000 ranger 4x4 yesterday for my 18th birthday wich sitll aint but 17 days away but... what lift should i buy rcd super lift or just hybrid between the two i have about 8000$ in the bank to beef this little heffer up and my dad wont let me sas so what ever i do with it ima go big

im thinking at first a superlift with t-bars cranked to level and a body lift and 35's or 37's oo ya i got a automatic 3.0L again ha
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as much as I liked my RCD if I had to do it again Id run a BL or Superlift.
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as much as I liked my RCD if I had to do it again Id run a BL or Superlift.
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well if i go with the super lift instead of buying their driveshaft ima go to clutch and power train cuz one of my dads friends owns it and he can make me a custom driveshaft and regear my truck im not sure if ima run 35's or 37's ha i wana go big forreal
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oo and also what leaf springs should i buy cuz the ones on my new truck are kinda rusty so ima buy new ones and im wanting lift springs so i dont have to use that big of a lift block maybe just a shackle and stock blocks
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Find some chevy leafs.....
Um thats sucks you just spent money to regear a 2wd...Are you gonna sell it or keep it?
Where do you work to have 8 grand at 18 yrs old? if you dont mind me asking
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i work for my dad he owns RV collision repair for about 8 years running now and ive worked their since i was a little kid and i made about 10$ a hour when i was about 13 and i just grew up working their so i know almost everything to were i can run the place when he retires and i make about 23$ a hour and 55$ a hour over time which i get maybe 2 over time hours a week

and i needed to regear my 2wd because when i do sell it i dont wana jip someone knowing if they dawg it the transmission will fall out lol
but it didnt cost that much for the regear

and what springs do i have a option to pick from i want the ones that have the least axle wrap "correct me if im wrong on calling it axle wrap"
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as much as I liked my RCD if I had to do it again Id run a BL or Superlift.
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Really? Why is that? I want RCD for the better ride over torsion bars.
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does anyone have any opinions on a hybrid lift? does it give you a bigger lift or just as much lift as a super lift with cranked t-bars?
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does anyone have any opinions on a hybrid lift? does it give you a bigger lift or just as much lift as a super lift with cranked t-bars?
Hybrid? Like Superlift with coils?
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like super lift with the rcd t-bar delete with rcd coils or hyper coils because i heard rcd's coils start to sag after a little while
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Just get the RCD is you want to go hybrid later. After you buy the RCD just save for better coils.
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well i got 8000$ to spend.. so i kinda figured id just do it all at once lol
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Really? Why is that? I want RCD for the better ride over torsion bars.
Dont get me wrong its not a bad kit, its just expensive as all hell, and the ride quality is nice, but it aint the best. Next time we have a meet ill let you drive my truck it aint that great.

I removed the sway bar, and that helped some.... but not much.
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ahh yall are making this difficult its kinda a 50-50 thing and im probly just gonna rule out the hybrid idea unless it realy will add more height to the lift then cranking the t-bars with the super lift

as long as the ride is ok and dont beat the hell outta me on the road ill be fine but offroad it dont matter cuz ima be beatin the hell outta it lol
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See my t bars are cranked and my truck just jumps all over the place. I hate how my truck rides now. Also didn't you say that the coils you have are too hard?
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I think you should do a bit of homework. Doing a combination of a superlift and coil-over's would be a great setup. The whole idea between the superlift and the RCD is the RCD got rid of the torsion-bars. Which is a good plus. So you get the superlift and modify it with coil-over's you have the same setup pretty much. Plus have your choice in parts not just what is in the kit.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=63189

http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...ERLIFT&page=23
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Superlift, you can always add coilovers later.
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thanks man i apprieciate it ive heard of the hybrid but i couldnt find anything of it in the search but ok im pretty positive im going with the hybrid now is just gonna be fun getting the parts from rcd cuz i wont need their entire kit lol
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Yeah i know about the conversion thread but isn't just buying a RCD to begin with easier? It's the same thing in the end. The only advantage that I see to doing the hybrid setup is that you can use the larger brakes since the Superlift knuckles are drilled for the bigger brakes. I would also want the braces that the RCD kit comes with.
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well im saying ya ima BL it while its still sitten low so i can work on it easier and then super lift it but what are my options oin beefing up my front differntial? or am i stuck with what i have... because ima run 37's
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well the supports come with the t-bar delete well ima find out who all has done this hybrid lift and get their ideas and tips on what they did
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what brace's? there aren't any brace's. If your talking about the front diff drop bracket mine came with the beefed up bracket.
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The chrome braces at the bottom.
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