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not possible sir. only as a kit as far as I know...
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ok thanks i was just wondering because i switched the stock block for an AAL and i could just reinstall the stock 2.5in block and save some $$$ but oh well Do you know of any one willing to sell their superlift
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nice trucks does any one know if/where i could just get the front half of the superlift kit.

there is a box or two of front parts only. you can buy the parts by the box through a superlift dealer, but ill put money on it that it is cheaper to get the whole kit at once.
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yep ....on the nose zach
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Thanks for the info is there much of a difference between superlift and trailmaster both say 3-4in? oh and has anyone heard anymore about the rancho lift kit?
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Rancho doesn't make a Ranger 4wd kit.

Trailmaster's kit is garbage. It uses balljoint spacers, which are weak, difficult to use, and just generally crappy. Your main options are body lift, superlift, or RCD's kit.
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alright thanks for the advice oh and yes rancho does make a 4x4 kit its a prototype right now https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ghlight=rancho
i wanted to know if it was going to go into production
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Rancho does not make a lift kit for the ranger. A prototype doesn't count as making it. They made one and will most likely never make another......if that answers your question.
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hey any body think i can fit 36`s? im tryin to figure out if its possible!!! i am getting 3 inch body,, i know i can do rear, blocks,shackles, helper spring.,and thats it. but wut is best way to do front? can i buy individual bracket? and if i lift front can i still do t-k`s? any help would be much aprreciated,, thanks
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yeah i was thinking that too, i hear any jeep will do fine.. but that alot of off time? no? and how much work/ ? i have abilities to do it my freind wants to but is is tough??? thanks
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finally found this pic, love the looks of this truck, i really like my stock rims so this helps me want to keep them, idk what it is but everytime i look at this i just want to make mine identical, hopefully it does the same for everyone else that is in the same boat of whether or not to get a superlift.....
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that truck looks big IMO, i like it too
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thats what i was thinking, it doesnt have a body lift so idk what it is, im guessing those are 285's as well.......there is just something about it.....maybe just the angle he took the pic
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it looks taller because he does not have that wide offset that aftermarket wheels give you.
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Man that looks so tall!! Good gosh...thats sweet..just a superlift??
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i guess so, there isnt a body lift, if there is its hidden amazinly, you can see the drop down brackets for the superlift.......im not positive on the tires size but i would guess 285's cause they are not tooo wide and the ground clearance is comparible to one with 33's,
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nm im wrong. lol
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compare height to this

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compare height to this

Someone already said let's not turn this into a RCD Vs Superlift thread again, but it seems to be going that way, again....



How about comparing RCD compression strut location and angle (red truck above in quote), vs location of drop bracketry and t-bars on matt's truck.

Hell, for that matter I'll even toss in my truck, WITHOUT the coilovers cranked for leveling.

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here, even better. mine has step bars, 1"BL, and is facing the same direction as matts.

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my truck = RCD and 1"BL
matts truck = SL and 1"BL


no argument from me as i dont care, jus wanted matts truck to get a fair shake. with the 1" BL you DO see jus a lil bit more of his bracketry than normal. if you look carefully you can see my T-case skid plate under the step bar, and you can jus see matts as well. makes a good reference point....

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The gray truck looks like its missing the two side bolts on the torsion bar skid plate. Whats up with that? Or am I just going crazy?

Either way, I'll be saving for the RCD kit. Nothing really wrong with SL I just hate the torsion bar drop bracketry. Looks awful IMO.
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def not making this a rcd vs. superlift, they are both great kits in there own ways, im just looking at them both for what they look like once they are on the truck and the way that i think mine will possibly look like, i like my stock rims, both of the red trucks have them and they both look amazing, imo id just save my money and get the sl cause it looks to be about the same height........
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compare height to this

are those 285's????
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My truck (the Gray one) has never had a problem with scrubbing the dropped tortion bar mounts and I took it through some Level 3 stuff in Moab!

I'm like Gumby, I really don't care either way, each kit has its perks and short comings. Personally, it was the price/deal i got with the SL, otherwise I was a few days away from buying an RCD kit.


Razor's Edge: Yes those covers are missing the two outside bolts... on either side to boot. But they are just that, covers. Nothing structural to them other than to protect the adjustment bolt that hangs lower than the bracketry (if memory serves me right anyhow). When I bought the kit used those bolts were not in the baggy of bolts. And I've never got around to buying some. I took it to Moab that way and didn't worry a bit about them. If they were to get ripped off, then I'd be in the situation where other bigger **** is getting damaged so it became a moot point of getting the bolts. I had more then enough ground clearance with my lift at Moab to go over Level 3 trails, so again, I am/was not worried at all.
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Naw I know the covers aren't structural. They're just skidplates so no big deal if you bang them on something. I was just wondering if I was seeing things or not lol.

Also If I had the SL kit I wouldn't worry about hitting the torsion bracketry. I just don't like the way it looks hanging down all far. But if I were in your situation and I got a great deal on the SL I woulda done the same thing and never looked back.
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