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Old 03-30-2015, 07:16 PM
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Hey guys! New the the forums and everything so give me some slack! haha
So I'm starting to slowly pre-runner my ranger (photos coming soon)
and I just put some new, beefy tires on. Well the spacing in the front well is a lot less than that in the back so I'm looking to get a leveling kit. I'll end up investing in a lift kit later on, but just to get by for now I want some cheap spacers to put in with my coils. Anyways, someone mentioned to me that they had them on ebay for ~40.00. As i was about to click the buy button, I saw that it said in the description "will not fit xl models or extended cab". So i figured I'd move onto the next manufacturer and buy one that did. Come to find out they ALL SAY THAT!!!! What do I do? Is there any way I can fabricate it? And also, what's the difference? The 6 square feet of room in the back of the cab makes that much weight difference? haha So please, if you don't mind give me some feedback on what might be some other options. Thank you guys and forgive me for this is my first thread!!!
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Old 03-30-2015, 11:46 PM
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Not sure what year yours is, but I got mine from fat bobs garage. I have a 96 XLT extended cab.
And welcome to FRF! Pictures of your truck?
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Old 03-31-2015, 12:40 AM
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I bought spacers for my '93 ext cab xlt from Fat Bob's Garage. That's the only place I could ever find them!
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Old 03-31-2015, 09:06 AM
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Prerunner aren't really lifted like a traditional truck. They have long travel suspension and such. Basically sounds like your lifting your truck with a prerunner style bumper and stuff.
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Old 03-31-2015, 09:23 AM
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Anything online that has "ford ranger" as the correct year should fit your truck. They can't go on the sport, edge, or XLT models. And the weight means nothing either. Just buy any pair of spacers and they will fit.
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Old 03-31-2015, 08:34 PM
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yes my truck is a 96 as well. thank you guys so much for the feedback!! ill post up some pictures tomorrow. ill check out bobs garage too. heyman46, my truck is the xlt model, and was suggested i only use ones that are applicable for xlt...but i will look further into it! again thanks guys for the help!
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Old 03-31-2015, 09:39 PM
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yes my truck is a 96 as well. thank you guys so much for the feedback!! ill post up some pictures tomorrow. ill check out bobs garage too. heyman46, my truck is the xlt model, and was suggested i only use ones that are applicable for xlt...but i will look further into it! again thanks guys for the help!
suspension should be identical with XLT and XL. Only thing with that Bob's garage was the shipping took a while. But yeah definitely post pictures when you get it on!
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Old 03-31-2015, 10:46 PM
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Oops I thought OP had a 5th gen ranger, I don't know anything about beams, leave me alone!!

And my mistake, I meant to put Sport, Edge and 4x4 FYi
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Old 04-01-2015, 05:17 AM
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yes my truck is a 96 as well. thank you guys so much for the feedback!! ill post up some pictures tomorrow. ill check out bobs garage too. heyman46, my truck is the xlt model, and was suggested i only use ones that are applicable for xlt...but i will look further into it! again thanks guys for the help!

Anything Ment for 93-97 rangers and mazdas will work suspension wise. I believe 83-92 will also. But not sure about that. Anything newer will not work.
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Old 04-01-2015, 05:18 AM
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Anything online that has "ford ranger" as the correct year should fit your truck. They can't go on the sport, edge, or XLT models. And the weight means nothing either. Just buy any pair of spacers and they will fit.
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Old 04-01-2015, 05:52 AM
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And my mistake, I meant to put Sport, Edge and 4x4 FYi
Well then.
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Old 04-01-2015, 05:54 AM
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Well then.
93-97 models never had sport or edge models.
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Old 04-01-2015, 06:05 AM
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93-97 models never had sport or edge models.
Yeah I realized that after, I'm never any help lol
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Old 04-11-2015, 08:52 PM
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Default Re: Need help with leveling kit

Ok guys I have the 2008 XLT 4x4 reg cab. I just had 31 x 10.50 x 15 tires installed. I am looking to level the truck. I am not ready to lift the truck, I like the look it has now. I have good clearance just hate the slope look. All constructive input is appreciated. First 2 pictures are before tires 2nd 2 are with new tires.
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Old 04-11-2015, 09:01 PM
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I just had the levelling kit put on my 06 looks so good. Cost 400 installed did it in about 1.5 hours
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