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??? Superlift, RCD, SAS ???

I am new and trying to get into this the right way. I am in the Navy and currently deployed overseas. I am going to have my truck fixed up by the time I return home. I am torn between getting the Supperlift kit, the RCD kit, or the option of a SAS. 33's or 35's...

Superlift: approx. $1900 (4" kit & shaft) - run 33's (Do 35's really bring a lot of problems?)

RCD: approx. $2500 (5.5" kit & shaft) - run 33's (Do the same problems exist running 35's on this kit?)

SAS: No idea of ballpark price or what is needed

Please help out with any insight...
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get the rcd. i have it and love it. and 35s will fit and be fine.
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either RCD or SAS, but I would say RCD, easier to get done
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what will you use the truck for?
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Nothing too serious. I plan on taking it down into Mexico from time to time, but also plan on doing some trails and light rock crawling in the San Diego outskirts.
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get the rcd. i have it and love it. and 35s will fit and be fine.
How long have you had the RCD installed? Did you have to get the front drive shaft with this kit, just as the Superlift requires?

Are you running 35's? Have you had any problems with the CV joints, inner tie rods, and ball joints that I am hearing so much about?
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where at in San Diego are you located man? im in the SD to and no a few good places to go wheelin.

and i have had my rcd installed for about 2-3 months and the front driveshaft comes with a spacer but i plan on buying the superlift ds later on. and i am currently on 32s soon to be 35s within the next month or so and no problems anywhere and i have wheeledthe kit pretty good
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I'm not expert but it seems like an SAS isn't so much a cost issue as much as it is a "build it yourself" issue, where as the RCD & superlift are basically bolt on.
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i think if you wanna rock crawl on 35's you should go SAS.
start researchin everything now, and save up some cash cause its gonna be a bit more expensive than a bolt on kit since you wont be doin the fab work yourself.
i say D44 and 31spline 8.8.


second option would be the RCD and a 1" BL or front 'glass for a lil extra clearence with the big tires. but it may turn into a front end parts eater on the rocks, especially if you lock the front end.
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I'm not expert but it seems like an SAS isn't so much a cost issue as much as it is a "build it yourself" issue, where as the RCD & superlift are basically bolt on.
x2 sas will cost thousands and thousands to be right and then its still no perfect.
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personally i like the RCD better than the superlift cause it seems built better and it replaces the torsion bars with coils... the SAS is the best option imho but it can cost a lot and take quite a while to do since its mostly fab work and finding the right parts for your setup
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