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Old 12-21-2010, 06:53 AM
Ugadog34 Ugadog34 is offline
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Hey yall,

I have a 2001 2WD ford ranger with a 3.0 V6. I was interested in lifting it at little. I was wanting to put 30's on it. What kind of lift should I be looking at? Also, what are the prices for these lifts and tires? I also wanted to know the pros and cons of lifting my truck. For example, if I did lift my truck how would it affect gas mileage, etc. If anybody has any advice that would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 12-21-2010, 09:59 AM
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Depending on your budget you are looking at a suspension lift (expensive) or a body lift (alot cheaper) as far as tires go that's gonna range in price from very cheap to very expensive it all depends on what your budget is and what you like. Gas mileage will be affected a little but that depends more on what gears your truck has. Sorry for being so broad on the answers lol but there are so many variables involved to just give one answer. I suggest going to the lifted suspension section, tons of info on there. Look around on here at what others have then you can start narrowing down what you want and what kind of money you want to spend.

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Old 12-21-2010, 10:29 AM
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[QUOTE=05RangerEdge;273958]Depending on your budget you are looking at a suspension lift (expensive) or a body lift (alot cheaper) as far as tires go that's gonna range in price from very cheap to very expensive it all depends on what your budget is and what you like. Gas mileage will be affected a little but that depends more on what gears your truck has. Sorry for being so broad on the answers lol but there are so many variables involved to just give one answer. I suggest going to the lifted suspension section, tons of info on there. Look around on here at what others have then you can start narrowing down what you want and what kind of money you want to spend.

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Thanks man! To be honest I really dont want to spend more that $1000-1200.
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Old 12-21-2010, 10:34 AM
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Hello,

I have a 2001 2WD Ford Ranger. I am interested in lifting it a little. I wanted to just put some 30's on it. I was wanting to keep it at $1000-1200. Any suggestions?
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Old 12-21-2010, 11:18 AM
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Well if you're wanting to stay under 1000-1200$ You have LOTS of options.
A body lift can be aquired from Summit Racing for less than 200$ Which should give you 3" of lift, which should easily fit you a 31-32" tire under there..
30" tires are also pretty cheap... You can find AT K/O's for around 110-120$ a piece, as well as some swampers, if you're looking for gnarly mud tires... if you need any help searching for shit, just PM me! I've done lots of research on lifting these trucks... Only to get screwed over on a few things i bought, and decided to lower it instead! Haha
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Old 12-21-2010, 11:46 AM
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If you just want to put 30s on you can do that at stock height. I ran 32s on my 04 2wd with a 3" spindle lift. Costs around 300-350, but much easier to install than a body lift. Then just get an add a leaf and/or shackle for the rear.
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Old 12-22-2010, 06:30 AM
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Thanks guys!

Hey Ranger Justin Justin tell me more about that spindle lift. Also, if I do lift my truck what are the pros and cons like how much will it affect gas mileage and brake pad wear?
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Old 12-22-2010, 10:36 AM
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Spindle lift replaces your current spindle (your rotors are attached to the spindle which your wheels mount too and they connect your lower and upper control arms), it moves the snout that your rotors mount to down 3" giving you 3" of lift, plus the gained lift from bigger tires. This does not change the geometry up front so you can retain OEM shocks. You will have to lift the rear to equal up. You can go add a leaf (about 1.5") and/or shackle (1-2" depending on what setting). The rear would need new shocks, I just got some OEM ones off an EDGE. Gas mileage will go down, I saw maybe 1 or 2, but my speedo was off as well due to larger tires. Brakes will wear faster, but nothing drastic. level IIs came with 31s factory when they first came out.
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Old 12-23-2010, 06:16 AM
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My ranger already doesnt get good gas mileage so i guess i have nothing to lose there right? HAHA As for the brakes are there stronger brake pads that i can put on to off the extra wear?
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Old 12-23-2010, 06:44 AM
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Ypu can always upgrading to SSBC http://www.ssbrakes.com/commerce/bra...s%20%26%20Pads
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