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Old 05-18-2009, 11:06 PM
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OK, I read somewhere on the internet that you can raise an older ranger by 2" by putting F-150 springs in place of the stock springs and a one inch block on the rear to level it out. Has anyone done this and if so, what were the results? Also what is the most you can lift an '85 ranger before you get into replacing steering components and such. I'm running 32x11.5x15's on 15x8's. No rubbing since i "massaged" the fenders some. But I haven't done any "hard core" riding with it yet, just some mud and dirt roads. I'm just tryin to get the rear fenders out of the way some more without cutting anymore of the bed.


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Old 05-19-2009, 10:31 PM
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replacing steering is entirely up to you. But for rangers you can got with a 6" lift and get the skyjacker extreme drop pitman arm and be ok. the only real problem with that is the carrier bearing if its an extra cab or not? As for the springs, you'll have to redo the coil spring attachment on the frame at the top. Just pull the coil spring and bucket off the truck all together and put it on your truck, but you could just buy a lift kit and do like a 4" lift or something. Also skyjacker makes a coil spring that "levels" the front end... its a complete spring not just a the plastic crap at the bottom of it.
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93 ranger ext. cab 4.0L auto 6" SJ/custom lift--37" super swamper truxs M/T tires--lock rite locker w/ 4.56 gears up front--warn hubs--exploder 8.8 w/ disc brakes 4.56 gears and detriot locker--one-piece driveline--bushwacker cut-out flares--Bilstein 5150 shocks--2 10" xcite subs w/ 1600W Crunch amp-- tinted windows

waiting for: dual steering stabilizer, put on 3" body lift(in my room), dual shock setup, electric fan, possible SAS with a waggy D44
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Old 05-22-2009, 09:33 PM
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put a set of 94 four door explore springs in the back lift you inch and half to two. same out front might need camber adjustment . this is how i lifted mine , i did a lot more on the back but thats how it started. it all bolts in
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Old 05-22-2009, 09:39 PM
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if you put explorer leafs in the back you can actually get up to about 4" lift if you pack the stock ranger leafs in with the explorer leafs, but ya just gotta pack em in the right order... trying to remember how many leafs those guys had. I think they ended up with 6 or 7 after they packed em together.
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93 ranger ext. cab 4.0L auto 6" SJ/custom lift--37" super swamper truxs M/T tires--lock rite locker w/ 4.56 gears up front--warn hubs--exploder 8.8 w/ disc brakes 4.56 gears and detriot locker--one-piece driveline--bushwacker cut-out flares--Bilstein 5150 shocks--2 10" xcite subs w/ 1600W Crunch amp-- tinted windows

waiting for: dual steering stabilizer, put on 3" body lift(in my room), dual shock setup, electric fan, possible SAS with a waggy D44
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Old 05-23-2009, 05:09 AM
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