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Old 11-10-2018, 09:04 PM
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Believe me, I know how it feels to build on a budget. Most of the work that I’ve done to my current ranger has been on a college kids income. But, half assing some things (like lift kits) can cost you way more in the long run.

For example, that torsion key lift is probably $150 or so, plus an alignment, so you’re looking at $225. The 3” body lift is $275. If you wanted to crank your stock keys to level the truck out, that’s free, plus the cost of an alignment.

So for $350, $125 more than the torsion key lift, you can half a respectable 3” lift that retains the factory’s reliability and rise quality (more or less), you’ll be able to clear 33” tires, and you won’t have to worry about burning through balljoints and CVs.

To put that extra $125 into perspective, that’s the cost of replacing one CV axle.


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Old 11-12-2018, 10:31 AM
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I've got a 99 as well.

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Didn't see it mentioned previously but your truck is 4wd correct? Just wanted to clarify because is you have a 99 2wd you do not have torsion bars and keys will not work.
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Old 11-12-2018, 10:41 AM
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Didn't see it mentioned previously but your truck is 4wd correct? Just wanted to clarify because is you have a 99 2wd you do not have torsion bars and keys will not work.
Ya it's a 99 4wd with a shit problem with the 4low. Still gotta look into that. And YO I THINK I'VE WATCHED SOME OF UR YOUTBE VIDEOS.

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Didn't see it mentioned previously but your truck is 4wd correct? Just wanted to clarify because is you have a 99 2wd you do not have torsion bars and keys will not work.
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Old 11-12-2018, 02:37 PM
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Ya it's a 99 4wd with a shit problem with the 4low. Still gotta look into that.
Just making sure because the 99 2wd trucks have coil springs.

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And YO I THINK I'VE WATCHED SOME OF UR YOUTBE VIDEOS.

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Yep that's me. At one point I planned on swapping the truck to 4wd but ended up buying a Jeep back in 2016. Ended up selling the ranger last month and bought something I can tow with.
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Old 11-12-2018, 07:31 PM
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Just making sure because the 99 2wd trucks have coil springs.



Yep that's me. At one point I planned on swapping the truck to 4wd but ended up buying a Jeep back in 2016. Ended up selling the ranger last month and bought something I can tow with.
And ya, I know that the 2wd has coils. Bc I spend most of my time pissed off that you can get the 4 inch spindles fairly cheap. Whereas it's 1500+ for 4x4 rangers

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