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Superlift..

So after learning that the RCD lift is out of production, I was pretty bummed to learn that the superlift is really the only lift kit for a reasonable cost. Do you need anything else with the kit? Obviously new wheels and tires for a better look and maybe re-gearing. But can the front sock driveshaft be used?
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You need a new driveshaft. Your stock one could last 10 miles or 5,000. Just never know.
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My driveshaft last for the whole time I had the lift, but I didn't put a lot of miles on it.

You're better off buying the driveshaft when you get the lift.

What size tires do you plan on running?
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Ok thanks for the replies! Sounds like a new front driveshaft is a good idea. Is the one superlift sells any good?
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My driveshaft last for the whole time I had the lift, but I didn't put a lot of miles on it.

You're better off buying the driveshaft when you get the lift.

What size tires do you plan on running?
Where did you get the coilover brackets? That sounds like a badass setup with the fox shocks! Also tire size I'm thinking 33s max. I love the look of 33x12.5 but not sure about rubbing.
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Where did you get the coilover brackets? That sounds like a badass setup with the fox shocks! Also tire size I'm thinking 33s max. I love the look of 33x12.5 but not sure about rubbing.
There is member here named ME00Stepside who makes the brackets.

Here is a link to the thread: https://www.ranger-forums.com/suspen...ackets-119089/
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Also, 33x12.5s with a superlift will be fine.

Edit: Yes the superlift shaft is good
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Awesome^ thanks for the quick reply. To start I think I'm going to go with the superlift, new front drive shaft, and 33x12.5s on 15x8s with 4 inch of backspacing. Then in the future do a coil over conversion up front, rear explorer leaf springs, and longer rear shackles. Also what would be a good spring rate for the coil overs if I do a pre-runner style front bumper with a skid plate, 700lbs??
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Awesome^ thanks for the quick reply. To start I think I'm going to go with the superlift, new front drive shaft, and 33x12.5s on 15x8s with 4 inch of backspacing. Then in the future do a coil over conversion up front, rear explorer leaf springs, and longer rear shackles. Also what would be a good spring rate for the coil overs if I do a pre-runner style front bumper with a skid plate, 700lbs??
You may be able to email superlift and ask them for a kit without torsion bar drop brackets. In the long run it'd be cheaper since you want to go with coil overs. I don't have coil overs but I know 650-700 is pretty popular.
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I run 800# on my Rcd. Stock on rcd is 600# and they sag out. Most upgrade to 750#
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Ok so I love the way this setup looks...

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Bad CV angles. You don't want that
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^ Hmm good point, didn't even notice that.. Did you ever run a coil conversion upfront?
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^ Hmm good point, didn't even notice that.. Did you ever run a coil conversion upfront?
Yup, had it on my Superlift.
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Does the superlift drop bracket really make a difference with the coilover conversion? Because I don't want to drop the extra money on the superlift if I'm not gonna end up using it in the long run. Well maybe not all of it. I'd rather piece together a custom kit of my own.
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I think you're misunderstanding what is needed and not.

The only part of the Superlift that you won't use is the torsion bar drop brackets, because you won't have torsion bars to hook into.

They don't sell the kit without them
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Thanks, but I understand the point of the coilovers being used to get rid of the torsion bars. What I am asking is, will a coilover conversion with stock suspension provide enough lift to run 33s?

The plan is
1) Coilover conversion up front
2) Fox shocks with 750 or 800lb springs
3) New front drive shaft?
4) 33in tires on 15x8 wheels with 4.5in backspacing
5) Ford explorer leafs in the rear
6) Longer shocks for rear lift..probably bilsteins
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If you set up the coilovers properly, you should get little to no lift out of them (like a half inch or so). You will need a superlift to clear 33's
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You'll need the Superlift. Your stock suspension geometry is still limited the same way it would be with torsion bars.
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Thanks, but I understand the point of the coilovers being used to get rid of the torsion bars. What I am asking is, will a coilover conversion with stock suspension provide enough lift to run 33s?

The plan is
1) Coilover conversion up front
2) Fox shocks with 750 or 800lb springs
3) New front drive shaft?
4) 33in tires on 15x8 wheels with 4.5in backspacing
5) Ford explorer leafs in the rear
6) Longer shocks for rear lift..probably bilsteins
1) Cool, but you won't get any lift out of it. UNLESS, you already have a superlift, and use the longer shocks/springs when you do the coilover conversion.
2) Good choice, just read through the coilover threads to make sure you order the correct parts when you decide stock height conversion vs superlift height conversion
3) You MIGHT need a new driveshaft if you do the superlift. You won't if you just do a coilover w/o the superlift.
4) You will probably want something with 4" or less backspacing or you might have issues with rubbing.
5) Again, good choice, you should see 1-2" of lift over factory ranger leafs
6) If you lift the rear, longer shocks will be a good idea.. search for which bilsteins will work.

And, I don't know why nobody has mentioned this.. why not run a body lift and do a coilover conversion for a "stock-height" application. Stock-height referring to stock suspension height. It's a lot cheaper and you'll get the clearance you need for 33's. Nothing wrong with them at all, tons of people have done them on here.
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I am actually helping my best friend get his truck set up. And I gotta say, wow it's a lot of work lifting these Ford rangers. I'm a Toyota guy myself and it seems that no companies do anything for rangers at a reasonable price.

I think the best bet is the super lift, their new front driveshaft, 33s, and explorer rear springs to start. Then a coil-over conversion down the line..
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I am actually helping my best friend get his truck set up. And I gotta say, wow it's a lot of work lifting these Ford rangers. I'm a Toyota guy myself and it seems that no companies do anything for rangers at a reasonable price.

I think the best bet is the super lift, their new front driveshaft, 33s, and explorer rear springs to start. Then a coil-over conversion down the line..
2wd are pretty easy, but to an extent you are correct. This is why most guys who just want a lift just go with a BL
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