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Superlift coilovers on a 2wd Edge?

Has this been done before? Being that the Edge suspension is so similar to the 4wd suspension would this even work? I am fed up with my super stiff ride, I was thinking these coilovers+skyjacker leafs would give me a nice ride while still maintaining the height I have now. My truck has Fabtech spindles now with cranked bars, I dont want to loose any height either.

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You mean RCD coilovers. I'll be doing this next summer with the skyjacker leafs as well, just gotta get the spindle lift first.
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Yeah, I mean RCD oops. I hope they work for you
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mudslanger i think is his name did this to his truck but he used fox coilovers instead of the rcd coilovers. look it up in the project logs
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His is 4x4, looking specifically to see if anyone with a 2x4 has done it.
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o well my fault. i really dont see the difference other than he has axle shafts
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you dont need the "RCD" coil overs, which are bilsteins, infact i would suggest not buying them lol
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I didn't know they were Bilsteins, never looked at it too much. Why do you not suggest them? Or maybe you mean not buying them from RCD.
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So basically, what you meant to say was that you want to swap your T-bars for coil over?

You could do some custom fabrication, or buy a kit like this from dixon bros: http://www.dixonbrosracing.com/content/view/6/2/
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"Suspension Kit Price: $2495.00"
I'll pass lol.


Yeah I want to get rid of the stupid torsion bars, I figured the RCD ones wouldn't require welding/custom fab so thats why I asked specifically about those.
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If you take MudSlangers thread you can use all those brackets and everything, just get a different size coilover. Thats exactly what I will be doing. You do have to weld gussets to the shock tower since all the weight will be transferred on to that. Thats like 50 bucks at a exhaust shop though, no biggy.
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because for one, i broke one lol.. but thats not saying much

2, you can only get them through RCD for all i know, i tried going through Bilstein they said i had to go through a vendor, they're $300 a piece with coils on them... and being 2wd with less weight you may want lighter spring so your out another 150 bucks right there lol
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I plan on eventually going 302, so I probably will be fine with those springs.

I'll just wait until 04blackedge does his and copy him
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Honestly, i cant figure out what the problem is that everyone has with torsion bars. they hang down, but i havent heard of anyone breaking them while off roading (im sure its happened, but hell, im sure coilover set ups have been broken too!).

Anyone care to explain to me whats wrong with torsion bars, besides the slightly rougher ride?
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the ground clearance lol.. but if you just do mud and moderate trails then hey, no big deal.. i've been high centered a few times.

they're also more adjustable.


oh yea, "My Ranger has coil-overs" haha
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My truck rides like absolute ****. I can feel the littlest things that I run over, maybe my torsion bars are maxed tho. I like the height, but HATE the ride.
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yea... i had 8 turns on my bars a few months before i got the lift, that sucked

try jumping it with tight *** t-bars no fun
and for the record my buddy claims to have broken both his t bars on his yoda before he SASd it. and i've broken the coil over with the other one looking close behind, and i know more have broken lol.. its not for strength
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Yeah I'm really only doing coilovers for the nicer ride and BA factor lol.
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Something to keep in mind..........your just spindle lifted. Your shock is the same shock as factory. So...the foxes that Chris used, and what the RCD kit uses are far too long to work on your truck. I'd contact NicksterSVT or take a look at his build threads. He's a 2wd EDGE w/ coil-overs.
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If you take MudSlangers thread you can use all those brackets and everything, just get a different size coilover. .
Already said that Shane, jeez
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Something to keep in mind..........your just spindle lifted. Your shock is the same shock as factory. So...the foxes that Chris used, and what the RCD kit uses are far too long to work on your truck. I'd contact NicksterSVT or take a look at his build threads. He's a 2wd EDGE w/ coil-overs.
Shane Nicks ranger is 4wd.
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oh snap.
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