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Old 09-02-2010, 08:32 AM
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Default Re: cheapest and easiest way to lift a 09 ranger

well... how much is that gonna cost?
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Old 09-02-2010, 08:32 AM
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yea but man i didnt really expect hockey pucks to be part of it... im sorry i thought there was small things i could to get a couple inches of lift, but i think ive made up my mind, gonna start with a 3" body lift with 33" mickey thompsons with 17 or 18" dick cepeks DC-2s, then after christmas save some money then get the 4" suspenion lift. think a 4L v6 standered got enough power for all that?
Dude, I sure hope you knew I was kidding about using hockey pucks. I did know a dude that did that after I joked about doing it. I was shocked when he actually did do it. I don't know how they've held up, but being that pucks are made of the same stuff that tires and many, if not most, other rubber products (vucalnized rubber) they'd hold up just as long. Being under the bed out of direct sunlight and only wet when it rains or for an hour or so after a wash, I'd think they'd last for quite a while longer than tires would. Even so, I was being goofy but apparently some people don't know sarcasm when they see it... what tools.
I hope you didn't go checking how much a pack of 10 hockey pucks cost on Ebay.
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Old 09-02-2010, 08:38 AM
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lmao! no man, my dad would smack me upside the head if i even told him i was gonna lift my truck with hockey pucks haha
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Old 09-02-2010, 08:59 AM
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yea but man i didnt really expect hockey pucks to be part of it... im sorry i thought there was small things i could to get a couple inches of lift, but i think ive made up my mind, gonna start with a 3" body lift with 33" mickey thompsons with 17 or 18" dick cepeks DC-2s, then after christmas save some money then get the 4" suspenion lift. think a 4L v6 standered got enough power for all that?
My truck has 15" DC-2s and 32" tires. I think you'll be fine with 15" rims. They're much cheaper than 16,17,18" rims too.
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Old 09-02-2010, 09:15 AM
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i know but i like the look of the 17 and 18s, this is more for show, then off roading most i'll ever do with it, is go blasting threw snow drifts and hit a few small holes,
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Old 09-02-2010, 04:58 PM
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Default Re: cheapest and easiest way to lift a 09 ranger

Everyone here hates them(because you should really get hardened torsion bars and shocks), but I got a set of $40 aftermarket torsion keys off of ebay and put an add-a-leaf in the back and it brought me up about 3" all around and it sits level. Turn the keys all the way up and then down 2-3 turns so it's not maxed out. I run a 285/75R16 (33") and don't rub at all. Hope this helps.
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Old 09-02-2010, 05:10 PM
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can you explain how the torsion key thing works? i heard you can wear bearing and stuff out with them
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Old 09-02-2010, 05:44 PM
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Aftermarket torsion keys are degreed different so you can crank them up more than you could stock. This puts more stress on your suspension and will wear out cv joints and ball joints faster. This becomes a problem mainly if your truck is used for offroading as your suspension is being put to the test more so than in street driving. They basically stretch your shocks, which will make your ride quality a bit more stiff. This is solved by getting a set of longer, better shocks. Every modification has its pros and cons, as Ford spent thousands of hours designing your truck to work best the way it comes off the showroom floor. I know at least 25 locals with 50k+miles on their torsion key lifts without any issues. Hope this helps.
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Old 09-02-2010, 06:32 PM
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oh well i'll just leave that alone then i like the way my ranger rides, so im jus gonna do the 3" body lift and save for the 4" superlift later
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Old 09-02-2010, 06:40 PM
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everyone is telling me that 12.50 will rub, so i turn the torsion bars or what ever up, will that stop it?
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Old 09-02-2010, 06:43 PM
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you really dont need to run a 12.50 unless you have a body lift and at least 15x8s.

A bodly lift is like $180 and if you install it youself, its free to do that....
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Old 09-02-2010, 06:46 PM
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oh soo 12.50s wont rub at all with a body lift?
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Old 09-02-2010, 06:54 PM
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not that im aware of, but you need the correct backspaced wheels as well. 33s on stickers will rub
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Old 09-02-2010, 06:55 PM
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well whats a rim youd suggest to go with them?
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Old 09-07-2010, 12:06 AM
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Default Re: cheapest and easiest way to lift a 09 ranger

i have 3' body lift with 15x8 crager soft 8s with a 33x12.5x15 tire and ive only rubbed at full lock and flex in the front. my t-bars are also cranked to the max but are sagging like no other.

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