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Old 12-16-2010, 10:42 PM
TheRangerChanger TheRangerChanger is offline
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Default Just bought my 1st Ranger~Ideas~?

So I been wanting a ranger for idk how long now and finally fell across one for a extremely nice price.
Its a 1996 Ranger 3.0 2WD all stock 90k miles and rebuilt tranny.

I just replaced the oil, fulshed the tranny, and replaced the drag link.
The interior needs to be ripped out bc it smells like cat@$$

Other than that, I would like to put a lift on it bc i ride my quad alot and go off road alot but nothing to extreme and I deff want bigger tires.

Problem is, This is my first truck and dont know alot about trucks.

What would be a good size lift and what kind of lift ( Body or Suspension) and tire size without changing my gears?

And what is the difference between a body and suspension lift.
Pros and Cons?

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Old 12-16-2010, 10:52 PM
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Default Re: Just bought my 1st Ranger~Ideas~?

Suspension lift is great for off-roading but it costs quite a bit more than a body lift. Where a body lift just gives you room to fit bigger tires the suspension lift increases the possible travel for your wheels. I wouldn't get a bigger lift than needed to fit whatever size tires you want, but it's all personal preference. As for tire size with your gears these might help.

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/drive...xle-codes.html

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/wheel...tio-guide.html
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Old 12-16-2010, 10:55 PM
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Default Re: Just bought my 1st Ranger~Ideas~?

I am starting to really lean towards 33" tires
Would a 3" body lift be a good amount of clearance?
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:08 PM
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Yeah, I think a 3" bl would give you clearance for 33's but they might rub. Someone with more experience with them should be able to let you know for sure.
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:29 PM
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Default Re: Just bought my 1st Ranger~Ideas~?

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I am starting to really lean towards 33" tires
Would a 3" body lift be a good amount of clearance?
I say 3" body lift, 31" tires
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:42 PM
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Default Re: Just bought my 1st Ranger~Ideas~?

Yeah one of my friends suggested 3" body w/ 31's and i wouldnt have to change my gears.
I wanna go the biggest i can without entirely screwing something up or avoiding changing the gears.
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:43 PM
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Default Re: Just bought my 1st Ranger~Ideas~?

Baby steps til you become more familiar with the mods!
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:49 PM
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Default Re: Just bought my 1st Ranger~Ideas~?

^^ Good advice
All my friends have trucks and lifts and I just wanna jump right into it lol
31" w/ 3" body it is then

What else can i do to the ranger that will make it really stand out?
In a good way of course
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:50 PM
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My best advice ( something I did when I joined) look at the how to's, look at the picture galleries with trucks similar to yours and ask the member what and how they did things
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:54 PM
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Sounds good.
Wish i got a 4x4 so I could play in the mud lol
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Old 12-17-2010, 12:01 AM
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You can still play, just watch out for holes!
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Old 12-17-2010, 11:26 PM
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hey clinton- love your stepside
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