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Superlift spindles

How much more lift do the superlift spindles give over the stock on a 4x4?
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Im not sure if they lift the truck that much, i think they are just more "lift friendly" But i could be wrong i have my superlift kit in a box and havent compare the stock spindles with the superlift ones.
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i would really appriciaTE IT if u chked once u install it...
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sure no prob
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Did u ever get a chance to measure the difference?
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Superlift knuckles WILL ONLY WORK ON A SUPERLIFT KIT where the LCA is dropped about 3.75"....stock knuckles won't reach the lowered lower control arm, so superlift provides TALLER knuckles to join the two control arms together. On top of that, the CV shafts and bearings are dropped down to match the amount of drop that the diff has after the kits install.

You cannot run just a Superlift knuckle to gain lift like you would on a 2wd with a spindle lift....these are 4x4s....can't just move where the wheel bearings are...theres alot more junk that needs moved.
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I wasn't just going to replace the Knuckle I was going to see if the knuckle will fit the dbr Lt kit. If I'm not mistaken the dbr kit still uses the stock knuckle. Just an Idea I had
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yeah...I see what you're saying. Even then, the CV shafts and same goes for the wheelbearings/hubs are gonna be in the wrong location and you may have upper balljoint angle issues if it's even possible. being the knuckle is alot taller than a stocker. Basically...the superlift knuckle's lower part is just like the stocker, but the 'neck' up top is alot taller, all while keeping the tie rod end location on the knuckle in the same place.

on top of that, you'll have un-parallel control arms which is a big no no. Hello bindage!
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True....I wish the dbr kit gave more lift! Oh well.... Thx Shane
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bindage and NO travel FTL. lol.


No probs man. Would be cool if it netted you some more lift, but you know what would be realllly cool? DBR arms, longer C-O's, ON a superlift kit... THAT Would be hellla cool!! Get around 6" total lift(4" from the SL, 2.5 from the longer arms and c-o). Plus, I don't know a reason why it wouldn't work either.
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i would have to see if the dbr b-j fits in the superlift knuckle slot. and if it does i just might do it!!
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If the DBR kit uses the stock knuckle.... then the superlift knuckle should fit DBR parts, so long those lower control arms are dropped. Because well, superlift uses stock arms and BJ's...do you get what I'm sayin'?
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oh ok. thats gonna cost a pretty penny! 1500 for superlift and 3500 for dbr. not including the longer c/o's and rear suspension setup.
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oh ok. thats gonna cost a pretty penny! 1500 for superlift and 3500 for dbr. not including the longer c/o's and rear suspension setup.
would be ( . ) ( . )'s though!!
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