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superlift ?

Is the 4 inch super lift a good one any one got pics of it on there trucks
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Well based on your profile info you have a 2004 ranger. The superlift is the cheapest 4x4 lift that you can buy and those go for about $1400 with out drive shaft. They are a decent lift for the price. I believe with that lift you still have the problems of the torsion bars. Dont hold me to it but with the RCD or Camburg I think you swtich to coils which are way better

After that there is the Camburg and the RCD. Most (99%) of the people on this forum perfer the RCD. They are great lifts. The are pretty pricey but worth the price if you got it.

I am sure others will chime in to add to what I have said.
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I like my superlift.
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From what I can see most people on hear that have sus lift have the superlift because of the price. All seem to be very happy with them.
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I like my superlift, although I've only had it for a week.

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i love my RCD

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I loved my superlift. I'd buy another one in a second, but I'm going a different direction with the new truck.

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Are there parts known to wear out on either lift? I have read about this before, but I assume it's because your running larger tires. Is either lift logical for a daily driver, without having to worry about breaking down?
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i would say they are both really reliable...superlift is a good brand and so is rcd so the only thing is your driveshaft wearing down faster but that can be fixed with the superlift driveshaft and then of course lower gas mileage and faster tire wear
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I am really happy with my SL.

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Both lifts are good made lifts. The only problem with superlift is the torsion bars are pretty much in the stock location still. But it is cheaper than RCD. If you are just the occasional offroader then I would say go with superlift but if you are out and about a little more and take rocky trails, then I would say RCD because I would be afraid of ripping those torsion bars right off.
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if you have the money get the RCD. If you offroad only occasionally get the superlift.
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so there is no welding to install the superlift kit?
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everything is bolt on with the Superlift kit.
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The only thing I don't like about the superlift kit is that the sway bar links are pretty much garbage. It's relatively easy to make your own though, or just turn up the radio to drown out the rattling they make, lol.
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I hate the amount of noise the links make. I need to make a new set up one of these days.
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you could just remove the sway bar
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The truck leaned enough as it was... I wouldn't want to go pulling the sway bar off. That's why I added another one on the new truck.
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i personally hate how low the t-bars hang in the SL kit..

i shoulda had my RCD on 2 weeks ago.. but im still waiting..
but like everyone else said.. if your just the ocassional wheeler do the SL kit.. or if you do mostly mud the SL should be fine..


but if your more into it, and have the moola go with the RCD kit
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Rag on the t-bar drop brackets all you want. Never in all my wheeling did I have trouble. You'll have support bars with the RCD that hang nearly in the same place.



You can kinda see em there.
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Have some pics of the new sway bar links?
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I gotta love some of the "assumptions" that people have been making about the t-bar relocation issue. The only time I bottomed out on my t-bars was 1) Going over a tree root (that was probably three feet tall), in about a foot and a half of clay mud (ripped the t-bar skid plate off), 2 ) walking down from a three foot coral shelf (because the idiot spotting me was too preoccpied with a cell phone call). This one ended up with deep scratches on the frame and t-bar cover. The last one was climbing over a three and a half foot pipe, immersed in knee to thigh deep mud. Scratched em up, but they never ripped out. Like I said in my last post, u end up giving up about two inches or so with Superlift, over RCD.
2 inches is a lot in lift terms.
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Well I hit my torsion bar skids all the time on rocks now (makes me cringe everytime) especially when you drop off a ledge and hits solid, and if I lifted my truck another 4 inches, I could get in worse situations than I do now and those bars hanging out in pretty much the same place is just bad news imo.

But if someone gives me a superlift I will take it with a big smile on my face. haha
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I just noticed something today about my truck. The transfer case skid plate hangs down nearly as much as the torsion bars do. So really, it can't be THAT bad.
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I just noticed something today about my truck. The transfer case skid plate hangs down nearly as much as the torsion bars do. So really, it can't be THAT bad.

stock though.. right?

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