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I know there are tons of Superlift threads, I've been looking through them alot over the past 24 hours.
My question is, what are all the differences between the K357 (98-99) and K358 (00+) kits? Is it only the knuckles?
From what I've read it's the brakes that make the difference, I think I can just remove the vacuum stuff. Do the hubs bolt on the same?
I see some knuckles have 2 caliper mounting positions, and others only have one. Is it the K357 kit that only has one set?
If I happened to find a K357 kit, will I only have to change down to the smaller rotors, but use my original calipers & brackets?
Sorry for all the questions but I may have found a good deal on a kit, and want to know if it it'll work on my truck.
I'm waiting for pictures of said kit along with part numbers. I believe the guy's truck was a '98, and mine is a 2007 Level II.
Any info is greatly appreciated!!
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I have the K357 kit sitting in my garage, it's going on my 99 this spring. it comes with 3 boxes. I noticed the only difference in part numbers between the 3 boxes in the 357 kit and the 358 kit is the box with the steering knuckle box. Honestly, I don't know if they are interchangeable between kits. I've spent alot of time looking through my kit boxes, but haven't had a chance to compare anything the kits for the newer ones.

If you haven't already, get ahold of Shane B. on here. He knows a lot more than i do.

OR go here, lots of good information there.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...-lift-kit.html
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Thanks, somehow I completely missed that thread!
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^^Ya....was gonna PM you back a link to that thread...but...now you've got it. lol.



If you got the PVH kit, you'd have to downgrade your brake rotor size. If you got the live-axle kit, you can run either rotor size(11.2 or 12"). IDK the part numbers at this time, but it can be found in that linked thread in a post I made.
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^^Ya....was gonna PM you back a link to that thread...but...now you've got it. lol.



If you got the PVH kit, you'd have to downgrade your brake rotor size. If you got the live-axle kit, you can run either rotor size(11.2 or 12"). IDK the part numbers at this time, but it can be found in that linked thread in a post I made.
So if it's the PVH kit this guy has, and I downgrade my rotors to the 11.2, will my calipers bolt right up? Or are they different too?
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Yeah. That's why you gotta downgrade the rotors.....mounting location of the caliper. On the later model kits, there's dual holes for the caliper to mount to for both rotor sizes.

IDK if you've gotta pound out the hose thingy on teh knuckle for hte PVH for the Livehub to bolt on, but idk.
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