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installed superlift 5 23.81%
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installed other suspension lift 13 61.90%
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Old 06-03-2009
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who installed their suspension lifts?

i was just curious to see who did their own suspension lift and who had it done at a shop. im looking into savin up and gettin a superlift and was wondering what all was envolved in doin one. sounds easier than a BL

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definately not easier than a BL but not too bad, especially the superlift
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thats just the way the mech that put my BL on talked. he said that bl was the hardest lift he had ever done.
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I installed my rcd kit. Only took about a month or so. lol

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thats just the way the mech that put my BL on talked. he said that bl was the hardest lift he had ever done.
LMFAO!!!!
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Just do it yourself, learn to work on your truck yourself and better understand how it works. Well unless you don't have the tools or are totally clueless and don't know anyone to help you or lend you tools.
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thats what id like to do that way i can learn my truck and can say i did it. i like doin stuff myself, i feel a since of pride. most ppl around here hire it done
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i installed my 2wd spindles on my old ranger myself... i did it over about 2-3 weeks only working for an hour or 2 at a time... i am sure if i worked straight it could have been done in a day or so
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id prolly devote a whole weekend to doin it. i cant have my truck outta commission for very long. we have a big shop/garage but its my dads work's shop (we life where he works). we use it and stuff but we cant keep a truck in there all week.
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i installed my RCD kit. it took about a day, but it was at my dads body shop using a lift, all the right tools and welders. the superlift kit is def easier to install than the RCD. id say you could do it in a weekend
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nice. i like hearin that its not as complicated as everyone thinks. is it possible w/ just a floor jack? cuz thats all i have access to
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i think i took about 10 hours on a lift with air tools, by myself for the most part had a few extra hands putting it back together for the obvious re-installation of the front differential, could def do with hand tools and a few jack stands, might even be easier not having to lift everything so high
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4 hours or so to put spindles and AAL on my last truck in my buddy's garage.
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If you get a superlift, do it yourself! its a little time consuming if you dont know what youre doing, but I knew nothing, followed the directions, and finished it in 2 days.
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I installed my body lift and my skyjacker suspension lift... Body lift took about 7 hours to do with 2 people and beers in hand...suspension lift look about 15 hours (a weekend) including beers in hand
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I installed my Superlift when I had it. Not too bad too all morning and buttoned it up in the afternoon.

I have installed several Superlifts on several Rangers, not too hard really. Just take your time. You can do it with all hand tools if that is all you have just takes more time.
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ill admit it, i had a shop do mine
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DYI...then when you say "I lifted it"...you actually did lift it...YOURSELF..
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i wish we had airtools, but the compressor is older than i am (19) and its not strong enough to use em. closest thing we have is an electric impact wrench.

Metro- i didnt know they mad the skyjacker for our trucks, did they discontinue them??
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Metro- i didnt know they mad the skyjacker for our trucks, did they discontinue them??
It was only for up to 97 trucks
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ok, thats kinna what i thought. i dont see why they dont have more for the newer rangers, i see more of them than the older ones
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I checked 'installed superlift', but....


Installed 3 Superlifts
Installed 4 Bodylifts
Installed 3 Lowering kits
Installed 2 spring overkits
Installed 1 long arm XJ kit
Installed 3 spacer kits.

I can probablykeep going. lol.

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i was n00b and had the RCD kit put on at a shop..

then i got smarter and did the rest of the work on my own haha
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i wish we had airtools, but the compressor is older than i am (19) and its not strong enough to use em. closest thing we have is an electric impact wrench.

Metro- i didnt know they mad the skyjacker for our trucks, did they discontinue them??
Ya I have 6" skyjacker on my 93.... I dunno why they didn't continue on with the newer rangers.. they could have eaily competed with the other companies, cuz they make solid kits!
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