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Who's got a Superlift w/ coilovers?

Little history: Have an '03 XLT 4x4 and have wanted the RCD for awhile, now that i have the money, it's discontinued. Working with two shops to lift my truck and 1 other option.

#1 - Wants to install Superlift kit, then build an engine cage and mounts to install fox 2.0 coilovers w/ resivoirs = $3500. (good offroad shop/most money-safest option)

#2 - Wants to intall spindles, then do a complete fab to install king 2.0 coilovers (no engine gage, just beefed up mounts) = $2500 and promo my truck. (great fab shop/not many truck jobs/promo-gamble option)

#3 - Buy used (1 year old) RCD front conponents = $1500 + install. (good kit/cheap/used-unknown option)

Any ideas, insight, coments, suggestions, preferences, etc... glady accepted.

DECISION WILL BE MADE AND WORK WILL START MONDAY!
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i say go with 3 rcd is a good kit just up grade the front springs
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Get the used RCD and pizza and a 30 pack and have your buddies help...alot cheaper than paying for install.
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Dude go with option 3. Then you can get 35's with the money left over!
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RCD kit FTW.
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Yup used RCD FTW. Thats what I did. Installed myself with the help of a friend. Not hard to do.
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How much room is there on the RCD kit to upgrade the coilovers? what's the max size coilover that could fit?
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You can upgrade the coilovers from Bilsteins to Fox's and upgrade the coil spring rate, but you won't be able to fit a larger diameter than what comes with the kit. Its a tight fit as is. How hard are you on the truck that you need a larger diameter coilover?
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^^ yeah just the spring rate changes and if you buy the used kit (which I'm assuming is from the guy on here) he already has 750's which is plenty from what I hear.
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you will see my kit on friday!!!!!!
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I'd do 3 as well. If you're talking about the kit on sale here it already has upgraded coils.
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i'm not that hard on it... yet, lol. i have just heard that the coilovers that come with it aren't that good and wanted to upgrade to fox or king 2.0s

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MudSlanger has C-O's on his superlift...he's got a build thread in the project logs section of the site.



I vote #3....brace that triangle diff drop, upgrade the coils to 750's or 800's, and i think i'm missing something else that should be done to a RCD kit...idk what though. brain fart.
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your truck is going to be boss ither way!
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well... the people have spoken! hopefully i can wait for the kit to be available, lol...
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Option 4. Buy a new superlift kit for $1200-1300, buy some 35s since it looks like you've got a BL already, and be done with it. Have the whole shebang for less than your custom options without tires, and have a brand new, VERY durable kit that you can wheel the **** out of without worrying about sagging coilovers or breaking brackets.
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Option 4. Buy a new superlift kit for $1200-1300, buy some 35s since it looks like you've got a BL already, and be done with it. Have the whole shebang for less than your custom options without tires, and have a brand new, VERY durable kit that you can wheel the **** out of without worrying about sagging coilovers or breaking brackets.
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Option 4. Buy a new superlift kit for $1200-1300, buy some 35s since it looks like you've got a BL already, and be done with it. Have the whole shebang for less than your custom options without tires, and have a brand new, VERY durable kit that you can wheel the **** out of without worrying about sagging coilovers or breaking brackets.

Where are you finding a brand new Superlift for $1200-$1300???
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Tonight I'll be helpning out a buddy do coil overs on his super lift. Pics to come so you can see what I mean.
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Where are you finding a brand new Superlift for $1200-$1300???
I paid $1275 for mine. 4WP price-matched an online vendor. Might still have the invoice around somewhere back home.
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I paid $1275 for mine. 4WP price-matched an online vendor. Might still have the invoice around somewhere back home.
Really. Yea, if you know where, please let me know.
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I think Matt has a set of coilovers for sale. PM him, I think it is 99ranger4x4 or something like that. I think they are Fox's too.
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i got my superlift for 1500 shipped from 4wheel parts, got it in 2 days as well, there is a link to a website that had it for 1490 or something like that, gotta love price match
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I paid $1275 for mine. 4WP price-matched an online vendor. Might still have the invoice around somewhere back home.
yes, please share... the cheapest i can find is $1500. and i think i remember someone on here selling their fox 2.0 coilovers for $300 (not sure of the condition)...
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