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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?)
93-97 4" lift kit (2wd is same information)
98+ 5" lift kit
Neither one of those kits mention anything about larger wheels, let alone larger brakes and they seem to have the same information as the RC site does, often this site has more than manufacture sites on certain things like cross reference numbers.
The lift kit should have nothing to do with wheel size, offset perhaps, not diameter so much. And even then larger brakes? for what? a .50" diameter size difference in wheel circumference for clearance from the stock 16" wheels? Better brake pad material and some SS lines should be all you would need, not even slotted rotors are "necessary". Nice, but not needed.
The Wheel diameter increase is being sold to you on the premise you would need bigger brakes and for what? the extra 220lbs or less of brackets and heavier rear spring packs, and a 12" Rotor to boot? I'm gonna go ahead and just turn down the speaker on my BS meter here.
You wouldn't need to do that in order to throw a 120 lbs of groceries and dog food I can't fathom another 100lbs at such a low center of gravity would matter either.
Now, if you were thinking about trying to stuff 37"+ tires and still trying to touch 3 digit speed limits.. Okay, we wouldn't want your truck to have the same braking power and abilities as a 79' Pinto..! Who ever stated that is either trying to sway you towards another product line and OR they're trying to up-sell you whether for or out of a sale for RC.
That's my opinion anyway until new information comes before me and can prove and justify otherwise. They're both good kits, I couldn't tell you one is totally better than the other unless there were known failures in either from the manufacturing aspect but both are LONG TIME respected companies.
I do second 410Customs suggestions of BTF UCA's and LCA's to convert the RC kit into a Long travel kit depending on what you want to use the truck for.
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