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sorry to bring this up again guys...but all of yall that have a superlift...it it hard to install and is there much welding required?
I dont have a superlift, but can answer your question.

No there is no welding involved.

Hard to install? Depends on who is doing the install. You need to have a basic knowledge of suspension because it needs to be removed to install the drop brackets. Look at my thread from installing my suspension, you will need to do everything I did, up to the cutting. (Remove the torsion bars, remove the torsion bar brackets, remove the spindles, LCA's, front axle halfshafts, and in addition remove the front drive shaft and axle/diff to drop it down) then bolt up the brackets and re attach everything.

So on a scale of 1-10 its probably a 7.5 for a novice (someone who doesnt do it for a living)

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i have a RCD on my truck and i clear 37s i am going to add new picks of me going over cars with my truck here in a bit when i get them developed. my buddy with the superlift couldnt even get up on the cars because of ground clearence and he only has 35s. so if u wanna do some good wheeling RCD by witnessing it with my own eyes has out performed superlift when it come to obsticles. if u just want beefy look and run bigger tires for the mud superlift will work just fine
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thanks guys...
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I agree... I have yet to encounter ANYTHING in my OR areas that I could not handle. RCD is nice but it seems to be popular b/c it gives you "COILS"... Oh well. I am happy and that is all that matters to me!
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James, whats up brotha.

Geez I can say the same about me and my B/L, but we won't go into that:) I agree though, for most wheeling the Superlift will take care of your needs very well.
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ok thats good...i dont do that much offroading...like extreme offroading because there is no where to go...but i think the Superlift will look great on my truck...

the only thing is that i am gonna have to ride around on the tires i have now for a little while.......but at least i will have the lift...
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I rode on my stockers for 3 months till they balded out.. Then got the 33's.
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thats what i plan on doin...
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i didnt mean to put down the superlift. What i ment by that was i can run bigger tires and have a higher clearence which has come in handy. i have cleared obsticles that my buddies with that lift bottomed out and damaged something or had to find away around. it just depends on what wheeling u like to do and if u need bigger tires more ground clearence and so on. thats what i ment.
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thats what i plan on doin...
how far till those tires are bald Kase?
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I thought I read on here somewhere that rough country lifts was coming out with lift for our trucks. Anyone have any info ?

Edit : What does RCD stand for ? Is it rough country ? I read there is a new lift coming out for our trucks not sure of the manufacturer any info ?

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my truck runs just fine on 37s thank u. and u wouldnt be able to fit 37s on ur truck with a superlift. we tried with my buddies didnt work unless u cut a ton of truck off. i never said i dont bottom out either i have its gonna happen to everyone. like i said im not ******* on superlift i said it depends on what kinda wheeling u are doing. and as far as bottoming out on the bump stops i replaced them with smaller stronger ones so i have plenty of travel enough to climb on top of cars. and also i have replaced the springs that come with the lift so i can crank then up to prob get 7 to 8 inches of lift up front if i wanted to add another leaf in the rear. u cant adjust nothing other than torsion bars. and only to a certain point till they will break. both lifts are good i like RCD u like superlift ok no prob its a personal pref. and as for the rear axle 4.56 gears and detroit lokers in front and rear i dont have to much trouble spinning my tires.
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I thought I read on here somewhere that rough country lifts was coming out with lift for our trucks. Anyone have any info ?

Edit : What does RCD stand for ? Is it rough country ? I read there is a new lift coming out for our trucks not sure of the manufacturer any info ?

RCD = Race Car Dynamics. http://www.racecardynamics.com/

someone else has one i hear its junk tho. something simular to superlift just not as good of components. i think
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they make lockers for our truck they advertise them in almost all wheeling magazines. and ur body lift wont give u enough clearence already been tried even a shop would tell u that. and as for breaking stuff the re gearing i did will prevent that. over time sure maybe somthing will happen but that is with any aggressive setup. the larger tires are not as dramatic as people think if u do all the neccesary work like gearing and proper dif fluid and maintenece. and as far as the tranny goes when i install my 351w its getting changed out any way. even if it wasnt swapped proper maintinence even after abuse will let that thing run fine. bigger tires will put extra wear on it yes but upgrading the vitals and caring for them will be more than enough to prevent that. and the car thing u only wish u could. in a new thread ull see some pics when i develope the pics.
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RCD = Race Car Dynamics. http://www.racecardynamics.com/

someone else has one i hear its junk tho. something simular to superlift just not as good of components. i think
Ok then it must have been rough country. I know I read on here some where that rough country was coming out with a lift kit for our trucks.
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dont rub

i have the superlift and a 3" body with 38.5.....

and i dont rub.

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too big....
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