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Why cant I superlift?

Alright I know that Edges and 4x4's are different than xlt's and xl's, and I have torsion bar front suspension instead of coil springs. I also know that to lift my front end I have to use spindle lift instead of a super lift.

My question is, if a 4x4 can superlift then why cant i?

Basically from what I can tell from superlifts I have seen, its basically a frame extension that lowers the mounting point for the lower arms(correct me here if I am wrong).

Is it just cheaper/easier to use a spindle lift, and its the other way than I think , in that you cannot spindle lift a 4x4? If you lifted gurus can clear this up some with a better explanation I would appreciate it!
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Are you 2wd?
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you can't spindle lift a 4x4 because there is no way for your cv to be connected.

I don't see why you couldn't superlift a 2wd but that would just be silly to spend twice as much on a lift
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Yea spindle lifts are around 300 super lift is like 1200. Why would you?
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You cannot lift the front of your 2wd truck with the Superlift Kit. The steering knuckle I believe is different as well as some other things Im sure (havent spend enough time under a 2wd torsion set up to tell you for sure). Also, the superlift kit is going to have a whole bunch of parts that you wont need such as the brackets to lower the front differential / axle.

Basically, why would you want to spend $1500 or more when you can simply throw some lift spindles on for a couple hundred?
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Yea spindle lifts are around 300 super lift is like 1200. Why would you?
Where the hell can you get the superlift for 1200? I want that deal lol
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lemmi know
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I would say an average price on a new superlift kit is closer to $1800.... checking Waynes prices on www.stuffforyourranger.com
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$1850 ^^
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1798 on Summit

Superlift Suspension K357 - Superlift 4WD Suspension Lift Kits

But apperently it only fits 98 and 99
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SPend the extra $50 and buy it from Underdog Performance...
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lol if i could afford the thing in the first place i would haha
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easy answer to the OP. convert it to 4x4 like Tyler (0RangerEdge2) and I did to his truck
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1500 shipped from 4wheel parts
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linky?

i found it for about 1700 on 4wheelparts.com
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there is a website online that sells it for 1490 something and 4wheel parts price matches, ill have to look around for it
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the only problem with 4wp is if they have it in stock or not. You might buy it then not get it for 3 months or so
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do yourself a favor and stay away from 4WP... that place sucks
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the only problem with 4wp is if they have it in stock or not. You might buy it then not get it for 3 months or so
true, mine was in stock and only took 3 days to get to my door
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do yourself a favor and stay away from 4WP... that place sucks
opinions vary
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this is about places to buy, i'd buy from a vendor that supports RF, IE: underdog performance and the like, help out the litte guy, not the big guy. just my .02
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okay, so its not that I couldnt superlift my truck, just that its cheaper and simpler to spindle lift it. That is what I thought but wasnt sure.

Im dumb like that, and want to know things that dont matter. Thanks guys!
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do yourself a favor and stay away from 4WP... that place sucks
I agree 100%
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...acks-crap.html
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this is about places to buy, i'd buy from a vendor that supports RF, IE: underdog performance and the like, help out the litte guy, not the big guy. just my .02
would love to help the little guy but they just cant beat there price and im not made of money, an extra 500 dollars in my pocket goes a long way
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would love to help the little guy but they just cant beat there price and im not made of money, an extra 500 dollars in my pocket goes a long way


sucks for you guys
o ya, thats deff. understandable. 500$ is alot of money esp. these days
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let us know how your experience with 4WP goes... especially when buying ANYTHING for a Ranger. Seriously, those guys are idiots and there are countless members on here that have had problems with them.

I doubt your going to save $500 on a Superlift kit anyway. Thats less than the wholesale price!
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