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Old 01-12-2011, 05:06 PM
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Default putting a lift on a 2wd?

I have a 01 2wd ford ranger edge. i want to put a lift and bigger tires on it. i know some people says it stupid to lift a 2wd but i dont care. i want to atleast put 33's on it. how much of a lift would i have to put on it? and i know i'll be losing some power to so i'll have to put lower gears in it. how low should i go to get back the power?
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:08 PM
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I have a 01 2wd ford ranger edge. i want to put a lift and bigger tires on it. i know some people says it stupid to lift a 2wd but i dont care. i want to atleast put 33's on it. how much of a lift would i have to put on it? and i know i'll be losing some power to so i'll have to put lower gears in it. how low should i go to get back the power?
I would atleast put a 3 inch bl on it.
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:10 PM
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Default Re: putting a lift on a 2wd?

3" lift on mine with 31's do what you want it is your truck.
You will want attest 4.10 gears in the rear
what do you have now? http://www.fordrangerforum.com/drive...xle-codes.html<===CLICK
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:11 PM
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Default Re: putting a lift on a 2wd?

@STL.. is your a 2wd? and did you lose any power with the bigger tires?
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:13 PM
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Default Re: putting a lift on a 2wd?

At first I lost power I had 3.55 gears stock swapped in a axle with 4.10 and it is back to normal.

Yes it is 2wd
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:22 PM
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Default Re: putting a lift on a 2wd?

everything is stock now. imn ot sure what the gears are now. im sure its a 3.55 though

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i'll probly just go with 4.10 gears. should i go new or used?
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:24 PM
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Goto my previous post and click that link and see what ya got.
I would go with new gears. U know how to install them. I was quoted 1200 for a shop to do them.
I opted to just swap the axle for half the price.
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:26 PM
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Default Re: putting a lift on a 2wd?

how hard was it to swap em?
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:35 PM
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Easy took myself and a friend about a 2 hours to do.
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:59 PM
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Go for it man, there's plenty of lifted 2wd's. I have actually made it through mud that a 4wd dakota and a 4wd stock f150 got stuck. They both tried after I made it through and til this day I haven't let them forget my 2wd made it through stuff their 4wd's didn't. The ranger's are also pretty light trucks. Many people don't realize what a 2wd ranger can make it through if driven correctly. And the best tank I have ever gotten averaged to 23 MPG with 33's. I mostly drive it easy though plus it's a manual.

I have 4.10 and the tires can still spin on concrete if I take off fast. Not like they did with the stock tires but it'l make some noise.

I didn't really answer any questions just trying to give you feedback from someone else with a 2wd. If you have any questions ask & I'l do my best to answer or help.
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:25 PM
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Default Re: putting a lift on a 2wd?

you may have 4.10 gears already. my truck came stock with them. and i say go for the lift. the guy that pulled me out today thought my truck was 4x4. it made my day.
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:37 PM
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Default Re: putting a lift on a 2wd?

IMHO 3" spindle lift or 3" body lift.
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:54 PM
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Default Re: putting a lift on a 2wd?

You could always do both? but some people don't like too much lift, I personally like having just a little bit of room between the tires and fenderwell.
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:56 PM
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You could always do both? but some people don't like too much lift, I personally like having just a little bit of room between the tires and fenderwell.
youve got a little more than a little room lol
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:59 PM
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Default Re: putting a lift on a 2wd?

Haha! I didn't quite put what I meant. I should have took out the word "just"
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