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RC 5in Lift Kit!
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 Posted: Wed Nov 28th, 2018 01:35 pm
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I don't know if any of you knew this was availible or when it became availible but I wanted to share something I found around thanksgiving.

Rough Country is making a 5in suspension lift for 98-11 4X4 rangers!!!!!

Don't believe me? click that link and check it out! and an additional plus is its cheaper than the superlift! ($999.95 at the time of posting)

They also offer a cv driveshaft too!

Sorry if this is old news but saw it on blackfriday for 800 and about sh!t my pants with excitement.



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 Posted: Wed Nov 28th, 2018 05:37 pm
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Yes sir finally competition for the Superlift
Back in the day I would not touch a rough country lift, ball joint spacers and all that junk....but they have really stepped up their game last 10 years or so
We have the RCX 6" drop bracket lift with cast spindles on my wifes 2007 FJ Cruiser, 35" tires, 4.56, ARB air locker....never an issue. The rough Country lift has been awesome.
One of the Forum vendors here on FR.com advertised this lift back in June, good price and very nice looking kit!

You can combine parts from this lift with some parts from BTF fabrication, ditch the torsion bars (coilover conversion) and really get a nice working 4x4 LONG TRAVEL suspension in the 98-11 ranger, 95-2001 Explorer, sport and sport trac.....the nice part is you can add parts as $$$$ allows....start with RC lift, then later uni ball UCA, then boxed long travel LCA with CV's and somewhere along the way ditch the factory torsion bar and shock setup and install some tabs, limiting straps,  and threaded bodies of your choice. I hear 600-800 lb spring rates work best in the ranger/explorer with the heavier trucks (4 door explorer, big bumpers, winch, etc) using the 800#. Rangers are good at 650-750 depending...

Drool drool, come on lottery!!

https://ford-rangers.com/view_topic.php?id=949&forum_id=41&highlight=rough+country

https://btffabrication.com/collections/ford-1

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Dang I hadn't even thought about mix and matching LT parts!!! Well I guess now I can blame you for my up coming divorce haha



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LMFAO!!
Money pits I know the drill well!!!

Yeah basically the RC drop bracket lowers your differential and lower control arms
Then they supply taller knuckles to make up the height difference.
All the stock suspension geometry remains, except of course your front driveshaft has to go down lower, and the brake lines need to be longer. Otherwise just basically a lift

Lift is great for fitting larger tires
Larger tires gain traction and ground clearance, great for going off road
Now what about more travel?
Keeping the tires on the ground longer helps with traction and keeps you moving forward = further off road
To gain more travel you need width. Wider is better. Width = cheater travel. The further away the tire the more measurable wheel travel
The upper ball joint starts to run out of range of motion as does the CV axle
The factory torsion bar also starts to limit things
So in comes the uni ball upper control arm to eliminate the weak and limited upper ball joint
Then the long travel CV axles to accommodate the additional width
Weld in gussets and some tabs and you can ditch the torsion bar and instead support the truck with some threaded body shocks
Since you have lift bracket lowering the diff and lower control arms with such a tall spindle you have gained even more height for a taller coilover....... you can fit a much longer threaded body shock in the space with the lift brackets in place

As you can see on the BTF website, similar to Camburg and Dixon brothers before them, BTF has taken the Ranger IFS 4x4 to a whole new level.....
If I had the $$$$ I would build up a V8 sport trac and keep the IFS
Of course first the wife has her eyes on the similar long travel stuff for her Fj cruiser, only her yota already uses a coilover from the factory (currently Fox 8" threaded bodies with old man emu medium duty coil springs, 7" lift with the RCX kit)
I will get there eventually!

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Too bad you absolutely need 17" wheels to clear the lifted knuckle. (And 12" brakes IIRC)
Was that the case with the Superlift?
Also it always seems like the rear-end is just an aftertought with just massive blocks and meh shocks.

It would be nice if they sold a "half" kit or "for coilover" with just the knuckles,diff- and transmission brackets, crossmember and driveshaft
Basically just omit the huge rear blocks, so so shocks and torsion drop brackets. (I don't really get where their rear crossmember goes?)

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The SuperLift Kit installed using everything that came with the Ranger.
My EDGE, ran 15" Rims and OEM Brakes.



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