Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts!

Go Back   Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts! > > >
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Welcome to Ford Ranger Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread

  #1  
Old 12-29-2010, 09:28 AM
ShoalsRanger ShoalsRanger is offline
Bama Ranger Owner
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 235
Default Does my truck have a lift kit on it??

OK,

I have a 2006 Ranger Sport 2 door. I bought the truck in late 2007 used. Over time I have noticed that my truck sits up higher than other Ranger Sports that I have seen here in town. (Sometimes its hard to tell by pics online).

I was wondering.....does my truck have a lift kit on it installed by the previous owner??? Or is it just the tires that make it look taller?? How can I look under the truck and tell if it does or not????

Here is a pic I took this morning and an older pic of it just as a reference.



__________________
*2006 Ford Ranger Sport 3.0L V6 Reg Cab RWD*
-31x10.50 BF Goodrich A/T KO's
-Clear Corners
-Trail Fx Bed Rails
-Rhino Liner w/topcoat
-6x8 Pioneer Speakers w/Sony Head Unit
-Black Leatherette ExactSeatCovers
-Chrome Handles & Impostor Chrome Grille
-Side and Rear Window Tint
-AVS Bug Shield and Visors
-Dynamat in doors & rear cab

Last edited by ShoalsRanger; 12-29-2010 at 09:32 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-29-2010, 09:33 AM
dixie_boysles dixie_boysles is offline
5.Oh All the way

 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 6,581
Send a message via Yahoo to dixie_boysles
Default Re: Does my truck have a lift kit on it??

doesnt look like it. looks like you have really small tires and the torsion bars have been cranked. Throw some 31x10.50s BFGs on those rims
__________________
2014 F150 SuperCrew XLT 4x4
275/65/17 Falken Wildpeak AT3W | Shorty Antenna | Tinted Windows | ProClip Phone Mount |5.0 v8 |Tow Package | Oxford White


Sold/Totaled: 2006 Ranger XLT 2D SuperCap 4x4 Torch Red
15x8 Pacer 164P Polished Wheels | 31x10.50 BFG ATs | Level II Tow Hooks | FX4 Red Insert Seats
Tinted Windows | 6000K HIDs | Kobalt Low Profile Toolbox | Pioneer Speakers
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-29-2010, 09:37 AM
Fordzilla80 Fordzilla80 is offline
Welcome to FRF!
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 8,952
Default Re: Does my truck have a lift kit on it??

For some reason, the single cab short bed Ranger Edge/Sports always seem to sit higher than the Supercab Edge/Sports.

If your truck is a 4x4, that may be the difference. Ford says that the 4x2 Edge/Sport sits as high as a 4x4 Ranger, but I throw the bs flag on that. But the 4x2 Edge/Sport is definitely taller than an XL/XLT Ranger 4x2.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-29-2010, 09:42 AM
ShoalsRanger ShoalsRanger is offline
Bama Ranger Owner
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 235
Default Re: Does my truck have a lift kit on it??

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fordzilla80 View Post
For some reason, the single cab short bed Ranger Edge/Sports always seem to sit higher than the Supercab Edge/Sports.

If your truck is a 4x4, that may be the difference. Ford says that the 4x2 Edge/Sport sits as high as a 4x4 Ranger, but I throw the bs flag on that. But the 4x2 Edge/Sport is definitely taller than an XL/XLT Ranger 4x2.
I've noticed that as well. I thought it was just an optical illusion at first..but it really does seem that single cabs sit higher up.

I think Ill follow dixie's advice and throw some bigger tires on it. ;-)
__________________
*2006 Ford Ranger Sport 3.0L V6 Reg Cab RWD*
-31x10.50 BF Goodrich A/T KO's
-Clear Corners
-Trail Fx Bed Rails
-Rhino Liner w/topcoat
-6x8 Pioneer Speakers w/Sony Head Unit
-Black Leatherette ExactSeatCovers
-Chrome Handles & Impostor Chrome Grille
-Side and Rear Window Tint
-AVS Bug Shield and Visors
-Dynamat in doors & rear cab
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-29-2010, 10:21 AM
ShoalsRanger ShoalsRanger is offline
Bama Ranger Owner
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 235
Default Re: Does my truck have a lift kit on it??

Been calling around for tires this morning. I'm sure you guys know already...but DAYUM. Tires are expensive as hell. LOL
__________________
*2006 Ford Ranger Sport 3.0L V6 Reg Cab RWD*
-31x10.50 BF Goodrich A/T KO's
-Clear Corners
-Trail Fx Bed Rails
-Rhino Liner w/topcoat
-6x8 Pioneer Speakers w/Sony Head Unit
-Black Leatherette ExactSeatCovers
-Chrome Handles & Impostor Chrome Grille
-Side and Rear Window Tint
-AVS Bug Shield and Visors
-Dynamat in doors & rear cab
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-29-2010, 10:25 AM
01_ranger_4x4 01_ranger_4x4 is offline
OIF Veteran

 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 6,043
Default Re: Does my truck have a lift kit on it??

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shoals789 View Post
Been calling around for tires this morning. I'm sure you guys know already...but DAYUM. Tires are expensive as hell. LOL
ha ha yes they are. just be happy youre not dealing with 18" rims. cost me about $900 to put stock size AT tires on my F-150 and that was after a $250 "friends and family" discount
__________________
2001 Ranger 4x4 Stepside
-RCD Suspension lift
-33x12.5 BFG KM2's on Mickey Thomson classic locks
-4:56 gears
-Auburn gear LS
-James Duff traction bars
-Headers
-Flowmaster duals
-SCT X-Cal2 and some small exterior mods

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2321189

2005 F-150 Lariat 4x4
-LED third brake light
-Weathertech floor liners
-Edge tuner
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-29-2010, 10:30 AM
edgeman4.0 edgeman4.0 is offline
THE COMPLAINT DEPARTMENT
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 3,962
Default Re: Does my truck have a lift kit on it??

it looks like it may have been bodylifted by the tilted angle of the back bumper (relocation brackets have a tendency of doing that) and by the way that the front bumper is not lined up with the fender flairs (again, typical of relocation brackets used in a body lift)

look for large black pucks roughly 3 inches tall between your frame and body.
__________________
2001 Ford Ranger Supercab (4dr), Oxford White, 4.0 Sohc, 4x4, Manual trans (hurst equipped), 4:10's, 3" body lift.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Demon-FX4 View Post
The Edgeman sees his prey and strikes out from the darkness.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rango88 View Post
Dont f+ck with Ch+ck
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-29-2010, 10:30 AM
Ranger_EDGE Ranger_EDGE is offline
SVT
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 2,522
Default Re: Does my truck have a lift kit on it??

mine sits high also even before i maxed out my T-bars. I know its not a sport but there about the same.



__________________
-1995 ford ranger prerunner, 4.0, 4x4, 5-speed, 62k original miles, 2.5 radflo bypass front and 2.5 radflo triple bypass rear, deavers f23, 4.56 gears front and back, 07 seats, 07 mirrors, 35x12.50 bfg a/t, 4" fiberwerk glass front and rear, eagle alloy rims, 6k hid heads, two 8k hid off road lights, 34" led light bar, bed/roll cage/engine cage, 25 gallon fuel cell, cut and extended beams/radius arms
-2000 ford SVT f150 lightning -SOLD Lifted 2001 Ford Ranger EDGE, April's 2012 TOTM
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-29-2010, 10:45 AM
ER95 ER95 is offline
Not at the table, Carlos!
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 931
Default Re: Does my truck have a lift kit on it??

Yeah Iv'e noticed that too, single cabs sit a tad higher than your supercab. It looks like the the recent owner has cranked the T-Bars too. Like everybody is saying lol, put some meatier tires on there!
__________________
Future Ranger Owner
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-29-2010, 11:30 AM
dixie_boysles dixie_boysles is offline
5.Oh All the way

 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 6,581
Send a message via Yahoo to dixie_boysles
Default Re: Does my truck have a lift kit on it??

ya'll need some meatier tires for sure
__________________
2014 F150 SuperCrew XLT 4x4
275/65/17 Falken Wildpeak AT3W | Shorty Antenna | Tinted Windows | ProClip Phone Mount |5.0 v8 |Tow Package | Oxford White


Sold/Totaled: 2006 Ranger XLT 2D SuperCap 4x4 Torch Red
15x8 Pacer 164P Polished Wheels | 31x10.50 BFG ATs | Level II Tow Hooks | FX4 Red Insert Seats
Tinted Windows | 6000K HIDs | Kobalt Low Profile Toolbox | Pioneer Speakers
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 12-29-2010, 11:31 AM
2007BlackFX4 2007BlackFX4 is offline
Ford Ranger Driver
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 837
Default Re: Does my truck have a lift kit on it??

tires are expensive but worth it haha. patrick is right though.. your lucky with the smaller rim size.. if you get 17s, 18s, 20s, etc tires are just ridiculous.. your doin good if you get them for under $1,000...
__________________
2007 Black FX4
Nitto Terra Grapplers - 285/75
Mickey Thompson Classic II's - 17"
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 12-29-2010, 11:44 AM
dixie_boysles dixie_boysles is offline
5.Oh All the way

 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 6,581
Send a message via Yahoo to dixie_boysles
Default Re: Does my truck have a lift kit on it??

which is pitiful because you are actually paying for less material if you think about it. bigger diamer wheel means less material. its a a money game and its stupid
__________________
2014 F150 SuperCrew XLT 4x4
275/65/17 Falken Wildpeak AT3W | Shorty Antenna | Tinted Windows | ProClip Phone Mount |5.0 v8 |Tow Package | Oxford White


Sold/Totaled: 2006 Ranger XLT 2D SuperCap 4x4 Torch Red
15x8 Pacer 164P Polished Wheels | 31x10.50 BFG ATs | Level II Tow Hooks | FX4 Red Insert Seats
Tinted Windows | 6000K HIDs | Kobalt Low Profile Toolbox | Pioneer Speakers
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 12-29-2010, 11:46 AM
RangerJustin RangerJustin is offline
~+!)@(#*$&%^
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 3,033
Send a message via AIM to RangerJustin Send a message via Skype™ to RangerJustin
Default Re: Does my truck have a lift kit on it??

Looks stock to me with the usual rake from the factory. The reg cab weighs less so that would probably be why it looks taller than a supercab.
__________________
Sold:2004 XLT 4x2 Ext. Cab. 3.0 Mods: 3" spindle, AAL, shackle, 32x11.5 on 15x8s, billet grille, clear corners, flow 40 dumped, line-x, CB/PA, traction bars, lil sound system, auto up down windows
Sold:2005 XLT 4x4 Ext. Cab. 4.0 Mods: ProComp lights w/ HID swap on tabs, 32x11.5 on 15x8s, CB/PA, black out heads/corners, lil sound system, cranked t-bars, flow 40 dumped, line-x, shell, bed rug, 06+ tails, metal tail gate handle since plastic one shattered, OHC, Mustang Dome.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 12-29-2010, 11:50 AM
01_ranger_4x4 01_ranger_4x4 is offline
OIF Veteran

 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 6,043
Default Re: Does my truck have a lift kit on it??

Quote:
Originally Posted by dixie_boysles View Post
which is pitiful because you are actually paying for less material if you think about it. bigger diamer wheel means less material. its a a money game and its stupid
i think it has alot to do with 15" rims being alot more common and they have been making tires to fit them for years. now that 18"+ wheels are becoming alot more common im sure well see the prices come down on them as well.
__________________
2001 Ranger 4x4 Stepside
-RCD Suspension lift
-33x12.5 BFG KM2's on Mickey Thomson classic locks
-4:56 gears
-Auburn gear LS
-James Duff traction bars
-Headers
-Flowmaster duals
-SCT X-Cal2 and some small exterior mods

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2321189

2005 F-150 Lariat 4x4
-LED third brake light
-Weathertech floor liners
-Edge tuner
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 12-29-2010, 01:06 PM
TerrenceStuart TerrenceStuart is offline
Old man driver.
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 14,895
Default Re: Does my truck have a lift kit on it??

supercabs always seem to sit slightlylower than regular cabs, due to the added weight as mentioned before. if you look at the gen I, Gen II 4x2 regular cabs and the same in a supercab, the supercab "appears" to sit several inches lower. also, tire size plays into it as well.
__________________
some kind of vehicle.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
lift kit boff Lifted Suspension 4 10-19-2010 01:44 PM
Want to Buy: lift kit LoneRanger07 Suspension Parts 1 07-31-2010 09:33 AM
Lift Kit DiverDown10 Lifted Suspension 4 05-03-2010 10:04 PM
Leveling Kit or Lift Kit 03RangerCA Lifted Suspension 5 01-28-2010 08:03 AM
lift kit keep_on_rolling61 Lifted Suspension 2 01-16-2010 12:40 AM