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Suspension lift ?

From my understanding there are only 3 suspension lifts for our trucks, Superlift, RCD and dixionbrothers is that true ? I think pretty much I could one day down the road I could do the Superlift.

Anybody have a superlift kit on their truck, what do you think ? Like it ? Any bad things about it ?

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I was going to post a forum about the same topic, since a suspension lift is comming in the near future with my 4x4.

what size lift are you talking about. That will help.
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I thought super lift only made one size. If not I would like about 4-6 inches of lift or so
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theres rough country lifts also but the quality isnt that great and is pita to install...
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superlift makes a 4" lift. there are others out there that ive seen but none of them compare to RCD or superlift. dixion brothers makes a 4wd lift or am i thinking of someone else?
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Dixion is 4wd long travel. you may get a few inches depending, isnt someone from this site installing one right now?

I would love to have the RCD, but would settle for the Superlift because my offroading doesnt warranty the extra.
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i have the RCD lift and its a nice lift. my buddy has the superleft and he wishes he would have gotten RCD after he rode in mine. u can also get about 6 inches from it to
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Yep there is only Superlift and RCD as real suspension lifts. DBR may give you a few inches, but thats not its main purpose, it is a long travel suspension kit, made for sand hopping among other things. Superlift and RCD are more trail ready kits.
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i have a fabtech lift and i love it..
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Yea but are you a 2wd or 4wd. Fabtech doesn't make late model 4x4 lifts for rangers.

Stupid question, Ben are you 2wd or 4wd, lol, i can't tell.
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yeah, fabtech makes a lift kit too. like pinecone said, the dixon bros kit is more for desert riding/racing. deavers are the best for the rear. they are more expensive than aal's, but worth it.
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Yea deavers are a lot more expensive than AAL's but they are two totally different things. Deaver's are a whole leaf pack made for whatever purpose or size they can make and AAL's just add a inch or two in height.

Fabtech makes a late model 2wd spindle lift, but not a 4x4 lift.
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i have a 98 2wd and i have a fabtech suspension lift. about 5.5F and 4.5R. i had aals helper leaf but it made my truck feel a little more tipsy in the back so i took it off. i have it in my garage though if someone wants it. added maybe an 1" to my rear lift.
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Yea but are you a 2wd or 4wd. Fabtech doesn't make late model 4x4 lifts for rangers.

Stupid question, Ben are you 2wd or 4wd, lol, i can't tell.
LOL ! there are few that take 2wd's where I go.

4x4 thought it was in my sig have to fix that
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I think it would be fun to have the DBR long travel and be able to jump dunes and stuff, but there are no dunes around for that and I am not going to race with my truck.
For the type of off-raoding I do I want height.

So RCD vs Superlift

Where have you guys got them from ? How much ?
How hard are they to put it ? I hear super lifts are easy ?
Also I really like ajustable shocks like Tom's rancho setup and I am thinking about setting mine up like that, is there an ajustable shock upgrade for RCD or superlift ?
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Superlift is bolt on

RCD requires welding a gussett (sp?)

RCD installed is like $2800
Superlift installed with driveshaft is like $2300 (kit is ~$1300 + ~$350 driveshaft)

Am I right? Someone help with the pricing I forget.
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sounds right to me, but if your gonna get the RCD you may as well add that superlift driveshaft to the list cause your gonna need it.
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I like the words bolt on.

Installation would be next to nothing I am sure I could get some help and do it myself.

$1300 plus $350 = $1700 not bad.

Even if I ride in someones RCD and it is way nicer I will think is it $1100 nicer $1450 nice if you count needing the superlift driveshaft.
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I wouldnt mind the superlift. I dont need the extra that comes with having the RCD. If you wheel alot you might choose the RCD however.
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i agree RCD is sweet, but too much money, id get the superlift if i was gonna get a kit, but if i ever lift it will be something different than both those kits.
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i agree RCD is sweet, but too much money, id get the superlift if i was gonna get a kit, but if i ever lift it will be something different than both those kits.
What would you do ?
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I would like to hear from somebody with a super lift and see some pics.
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What would you do ?
Solid Axle Swap! MMMMM.

Anyways, sorry I don't have any pictures for you, but there were several people on Gen-Edge that had the superlift and it looks great. The install is definitely something you can do yourself, and the only really special tool you need is a torsion bar puller tool. There was a member with a lvl2 from Hawaii who wheeled his truck with a superlift and swamper tsl radials really hard many times. It's a sturdy lift! The stabilizer links are a weak point, but a member on G-E found a very good solution for that by cutting two of them in half and welding them together, then welding a piece of pipe over it for some more added strength. A superlift will be going on my truck in the VERY near future, so look for lots of install pictures and such in 4-6 weeks.
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Yep superlift is a good lift. The only negative thing is how low the torsion bars sit.
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