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Old 11-29-2011, 10:18 AM
robhaberman robhaberman is offline
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Default Re: Raise or Lower

I've always wanted to have a raised truck but as someone said earlier, a 2wd raised truck is kind of stupid. I'm still concerned on the snow though, i'm from chicago where we get A TON of snow. Thats my only concern. If i could find an easy and semi cheap way to raise it, i'd rather do that
I have a 2008 Ranger V6 5 Speed Manual
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Old 11-30-2011, 02:50 PM
mudsling556 mudsling556 is offline
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A 3 inch body lift will cost $250-$350 depending on whether you get guards or dont get them. Fabtech offers a few kits ranging from $2600 to $1800 and these are 6 inch radius arm kits. The more expensive one includes dirt logic shocks. Fabtech also offers a variety of lifts that are spindle lifts, some including upper control arms. Those lifts are 2.5 inch, 3 inch, and 5.5 inch. They range in price from $900-$1800. Performance Accessories also offers a 2 inch coil spring spacer as a front end leveling kit. It is priced at $145. Thats what i found on Hope it helps you out
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Old 12-01-2011, 10:08 AM
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I don't think a minor lift on a 2wd is stupid. It allows a lil more clearance, and looks good. That's why I say just lift it a couple inches.

Plus the bigger tires you can get, go for 28's or 29's so they're not too big. Those tires will fit in the wheel hub quite nicely and adds a beefy husky look.

I'd definitely lower a ranger, if it was a drag truck or 2.3
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Old 12-01-2011, 03:40 PM
02RangerFX4 02RangerFX4 is offline
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Not really, Tom (creator of this forum) has a raised truck and its 2wd.

Iv'e seen a lot of people raise 2wd trucks.

Maybe one day could convert it to a 4x4.
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Old 12-19-2011, 08:42 PM
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Could have the best of both worlds....bag it....just sayin....jack it up in the winter, lower it in the summer. It's a win win
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