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Old 02-11-2014, 10:16 AM
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Default HELP please with 2wd lift kit choice

Okay so i'm a new guy, I'm young and know nothing about cars/trucks. So if you could help me it would be greatly appreciated. My question is, if I buy this http://www.ebay.com/itm/121131028720...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT lift kit for my ALL STOCK 2wd ranger. Will it cause any major problems. I would like to start doing things to my truck, but like previously stated, i don't know much about the process. Another question is, if I ordered that lift kit, would I need to purchase anything else? THANKS SO MUCH for your help!
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Old 02-11-2014, 10:22 AM
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What year is your truck?
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Old 02-11-2014, 10:41 AM
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Spindles need to be grind down in the back cuz it'll rub when you turn

You'll need extended shocks.. I used 44 shocks on mine.. I lifted mine nd have to put lower ball joints in it. But other than that I had no major problems
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Old 02-11-2014, 10:52 AM
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Spindles need to be grind down in the back cuz it'll rub when you turn

You'll need extended shocks.. I used 44 shocks on mine.. I lifted mine nd have to put lower ball joints in it. But other than that I had no major problems
First part is true, second is not. Spindles don't change anything but drop the wheel lower. Doesn't change suspension geometry to where you need extended shocks.
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Old 02-11-2014, 10:57 AM
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Mustve gotten them when I did coil spacers then.. nd just didnt
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Old 02-11-2014, 11:12 AM
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Yeah, spindles need to be grinded, but once you got the first one done the other is easy. Shackles bolt up, then get an alignment, and you'll be good.
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what year is your truck?
2003!
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Old 02-11-2014, 02:57 PM
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2003!
XL,XLT, or Edge or what?!

Could have the old torsion bar curveball.....
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Old 02-11-2014, 03:01 PM
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We need to know what trim it is to determine whether its coil sprung or torsion barred.
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Old 02-11-2014, 05:05 PM
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Best recommendation for 2011 ford ranger sport 2wd. 4.0

I'd like to be able to mount 33"

Any help appreciated.
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Old 02-11-2014, 05:26 PM
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Best recommendation for 2011 ford ranger sport 2wd. 4.0

I'd like to be able to mount 33"

Any help appreciated.
Really dude? Go back to your own threads instead of hijacking others. Or look around the forum and figure it out yourself.

Lift kit options for 2011 sport
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http://www.fordrangerforum.com/lifte...ur-ranger.html
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Old 02-11-2014, 08:19 PM
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XL,XLT, or Edge or what?! Could have the old torsion bar curveball.....
sorry it's a 03 XLT 3.0 motor
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Old 02-12-2014, 09:59 AM
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Really dude? Go back to your own threads instead of hijacking others. Or look around the forum and figure it out yourself. Lift kit options for 2011 sport Lift Options http://www.fordrangerforum.com/lifte...ur-ranger.html
Wasn't trying to hijack a thread. Since we're on the same topic tried getting two birds with one stone. I have the answer already but was asking for a recommendation, hot shot.
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Old 02-12-2014, 11:36 AM
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Wasn't trying to hijack a thread. Since we're on the same topic tried getting two birds with one stone. I have the answer already but was asking for a recommendation, hot shot.
Here's a recommendation: no one is making anything new for these trucks since they were discontinued in 2011. If you know the answer, do it. Unless you came across a thread with a dramatic reason why you shouldn't do it, buy the parts and put them on your truck. I guarantee someone has done it before.
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Old 02-12-2014, 07:11 PM
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Here's a recommendation: no one is making anything new for these trucks since they were discontinued in 2011. If you know the answer, do it. Unless you came across a thread with a dramatic reason why you shouldn't do it, buy the parts and put them on your truck. I guarantee someone has done it before.
There's many options out there I'm aware of. My ask was for a recommendation for shackles vs spindles vs add a leaf vs coil vs torsion keys.

Seen many threads in support of all of those options.
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