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Old 11-25-2019, 09:25 AM
johnchandler26 johnchandler26 is offline
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Default 11 Ranger 4x4 lift questions

Just recently got a 11 Ranger XLT 4x4, what can I expect to gain for lift from stock keys? Iíve been reading on here that aftermarket keys are not recommended, is there a gain from using aftermarket keys?


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Old 12-04-2019, 03:44 AM
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Default Re: 11 Ranger 4x4 lift questions

PreKey Mod will get you almost 2". Plus you have the almost 2" tbar crank available that has been deemed acceptable after an alignment on 98-07.

PreKey is the installation of 98-07 STOCK torsion keys on a 08-11 truck. In 08, Ford lowered the tbar trucks almost 2" up front by reclocking the slot the tbar fits into the key and a full inch out back and 1" shorter lift block. PreKey at the same torsion bar adjustment bolt depth nets you nearly 2" of new found ride height.

That being said, an aftermarket leveling key can be acceptable and perfectly safe for a 08-11 tbar Ranger if used conservatively. Set it up for 3" new ride height. That advertised levels of lift (3") are for the 98-07 Rangers...and that takes it beyond parts longevity thanks to angles. 3" to a 08-11 is the almost 2" ride height lost from 98-07 plus an inch of tbar crank. It'll be reliable and proper in geometry. You'll want something out back because it'll look a little a$$ saggy. I suggest Belltech 6400 shackles. They have two usable holes for the leaf springs to mount to....one for approx 1.5" lift and another for approx 0.75" lift.

I always suggest a set of adjustable cambolts for the upper control arms whether stock or lifted or lowered plus an alignment after this sort of change.
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