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Old 03-13-2013, 05:40 PM
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Rangers got different keys in 2008 to make them sit lower
Note according to the infomation I posted. 2011's info is from ford, the 2001's info is from 3rd party, but with enough time I could most likely fine a ford source. But like I said, my '02 is 2-3" then my brothers '11 both 4x2 supercabs.
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Note according to the infomation I posted. 2011's info is from ford, the 2001's info is from 3rd party, but with enough time I could most likely fine a ford source. But like I said, my '02 is 2-3" then my brothers '11 both 4x2 supercabs.
Unless your brother is a sport it doesn't have tbars and doesn't sit lower. And your is prob suspension sag.
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:49 PM
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It's common knowledge that 08+ Rangers with torsion bar suspension have different keys to make them sit lower.

That's why 08+ guys want to do a "Pre key mod"
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Rangers got different keys in 2008 to make them sit lower
X2. I couldnt remember if it was 07 or 08.

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It's common knowledge that 08+ Rangers with torsion bar suspension have different keys to make them sit lower.

That's why 08+ guys want to do a "Pre key mod"
Yup.
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:53 PM
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Its not a sport model. Just a normal xlt 4x2.

Maybe I should post all the info on the trucks.

2002 Ford Ranger XLT Supercab 2doors, Flareside 4x2 5speed 186k miles. 3.0l v6 (non-torsion bars)
2011 Ford Ranger XLT Supercab 4doors, Styleside 4x2 5speed 10k miles. 4.0l v6 (non-torsion bars)

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It's common knowledge that 08+ Rangers with torsion bar suspension have different keys to make them sit lower.
Like I said, I'm comparing a 2011 ranger, not a sport or torsion bars model, otherwise I would of said that. The 2011 year, the 4x2s do not have torsion bars. And I've said a number of times it was a 4x2. I feel like I'm repeating myself in every post.

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Unless your brother is a sport it doesn't have tbars and doesn't sit lower. And your is prob suspension sag.
Yea I know my suspension is gonna sag over the years, but the info/sources I used, clearly shows (normal non-torsion bars rangers) that the 2011 4x2 sits higher then 2001 4x2. Which I'll use since it close enough to 2002 that I could quickly find.

Back on topic, if a 4x4 ranger is 2.8inches taller then your truck and they come with stock wheels/tires, I'm pretty sure the OP's truck will look fine with a 3" body lift running 28s.
If he had a 4x4 Ranger, which would sit taller then a 4x2, then yes, doing a 3" body lift running 28s might look a little dumb.




Edit: Since my wording might be a little off to some people, let me put it in other words.

The 2011 Ford Rangers 4x4 are pretty much 3inches taller then your ford ranger. Plus they have the stock wheel size, smaller then your 28inch tires. Do you think a brand new 2011 Ford Ranger 4x4 looks fine with being that much taller with smaller wheels? Just about anyone would say they look fine. Therefore your ranger will be the same height, with bigger tires, so your Ranger with 28" tires will look even better then a brand new 2011 ranger.

Correction: your ford ranger will look a little bit taller then this 2011 4x4- about 1" taller (plus you have bigger tires then the ranger in the image)



(Other info: You most likely have looked up images of ford rangers with 3" body lifts, with at least 31" tires. However most of those are 4x4s, that are factory taller then 4x2s. So it'll look much taller. However on your 4x2, it will not be as tall as those trucks. Also their bigger tires make them look even more bigger. But just note you will be shorter then those due to your 4x2 is shorter, thats why 28" tires will just look fine.)
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