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Old 01-13-2011, 10:34 PM
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Hey guys im new to this site and i joined to find information that isnt so vague!
i have an 04 edge, 2wd, 3.0L STOCK

i want to lift my truck in however way possible! so i have a few questions.....

1. what are the lift options? like what can i do?
2. to allow for bigger wheels ive heard u must lift the front but you can leave the rear alone..doesnt this make the truck look weird and you end up looking upward somewhat??
3. this is not a work truck but i do alot of towing and i DO NOT want to end up like those trucks that end up bottomed out (empty) because they damaged something
what kind of lift is good for this, how much is too much?
4. im very happy with what my truck can do right now, but i would love for it to do more! with a 2wd that makes things slightly harder...is it worth it lifting the truck say 4 inches? i have to think about several things, constantly mountain biking so i put my bikes over the tailgate and if i lift it it makes it even harder, is loading the truck really that much harder? in general?
5. what is the mpg change like when you lift it?
6. besides from the added weight to the truck, does lifting it affect towing effectiveness?


thank you guys!

also in terms in ground clearance, how much higher is the stock edge compared to the stock ranger?
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Old 01-14-2011, 01:58 AM
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OP- Spindle lifts and stuff for your truck http://shop.suspensionmax.com/Shop/C...orLanding/true

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Hey guys im new to this site and i joined to find information that isnt so vague!
i have an 04 edge, 2wd, 3.0L STOCK

i want to lift my truck in however way possible! so i have a few questions.....

1. what are the lift options? like what can i do? 32's crank the T-bars 33's 3in body lift easy and cheap
2. to allow for bigger wheels ive heard u must lift the front but you can leave the rear alone..doesnt this make the truck look weird and you end up looking upward somewhat?? Not really do to the ranger lean lower in the front then the rear
3. this is not a work truck but i do alot of towing and i DO NOT want to end up like those trucks that end up bottomed out (empty) because they damaged something
what kind of lift is good for this, how much is too much?Depends on what tire you want to run, running gear, how much you tow, what type of springs and shocks you have
4. im very happy with what my truck can do right now, but i would love for it to do more! with a 2wd that makes things slightly harder...is it worth it lifting the truck say 4 inches? i have to think about several things, constantly mountain biking so i put my bikes over the tailgate and if i lift it it makes it even harder, is loading the truck really that much harder? in general? Lift it and get some better tires gear the rear end and put a L/S or something in it you can do small trails and such
5. what is the mpg change like when you lift it? maybe 1-3 diff
6. besides from the added weight to the truck, does lifting it affect towing effectiveness?not really depends on your rear gears and tire size

thank you guys!

also in terms in ground clearance, how much higher is the stock edge compared to the stock ranger?

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Old 01-15-2011, 09:36 PM
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what is l/s? are there torsion bars in 2wds? spindle lifts...only for the front? i want to keep that front end lower than the back like it is now for towing and load purpses

still learning tire sizes, how does it work? is it in inches? bottom to top? how do i translate say...P235/75R15 105S what is that in terms of the lingo such as 33s?
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Old 01-15-2011, 09:49 PM
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what is l/s? Limited Slip are there torsion bars in 2wds? Yes yours is a edge spindle lifts...only for the front? yep i want to keep that front end lower than the back like it is now for towing and load purpses All you gotta do is put a Add a leaf and diff pack or a block in the rear
still learning tire sizes, how does it work? is it in inches? bottom to top? how do i translate say...P235/75R15 105S(28.9in tire) (metric size) what is that in terms of the lingo such as 33s(inches)?
Look belowedge spindles



http://shop.suspensionmax.com/Shop/C...ge/1/SFV/32526

Metric to inch calc conversion- http://www.therangerstation.com/tech...nch_Tires.html (P235(LT)/75R15

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Old 01-16-2011, 09:12 PM
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will cranking the torsion bars, (still learning, basically dont even know what they are) affect the ride in a bad way? such as each bump being absrbed a little bit? my truck is my daily driver and i dont want my gf complaining that it rides rough haha \


getting limited slip means doing some welding doesnt it?

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seems like im going to end up using add a leaf in the future for both the rear and the front or maybe more leafs in the back (to increase load capacity) and a block in front?
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:07 PM
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will cranking the torsion bars, (still learning, basically dont even know what they are) affect the ride in a bad way? such as each bump being absrbed a little bit? my truck is my daily driver and i dont want my gf complaining that it rides rough haha \


getting limited slip means doing some welding doesnt it?

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seems like im going to end up using add a leaf in the future for both the rear and the front or maybe more leafs in the back (to increase load capacity) and a block in front?
Naw it doesnt mess with the ride much I never could tell, no getting L/S doesnt mean wlding though since you dont know much I would take it to a shop o have it installed if you get one. no block and no AAL in the front
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:35 AM
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will cranking the torsion bars, (still learning, basically dont even know what they are) affect the ride in a bad way? such as each bump being absrbed a little bit? my truck is my daily driver and i dont want my gf complaining that it rides rough haha \


getting limited slip means doing some welding doesnt it?

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seems like im going to end up using add a leaf in the future for both the rear and the front or maybe more leafs in the back (to increase load capacity) and a block in front?
you should definitely come to the mini meet. i can gives you some edumacation (education) lol.
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:56 AM
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You do have torsion bars in your truck. If you crank them you can fit 31" tires easily with no lift.

Bodylift is hundreds of dollars cheaper then a suspension lift.
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:21 AM
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You do have torsion bars in your truck. If you crank them you can fit 31" tires easily with no lift.

Bodylift is hundreds of dollars cheaper then a suspension lift.
I agree
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:48 AM
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okay if they dont mess with the ride then id love to crank the bars...where can i find information on how to do it??

and rstangboi i would so be there if i didnt have class its the first day and i need all these classes to graduate w an aa and transfer at the same time


how about a ranger meet at prairie city one weekend???
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:51 AM
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okay if they dont mess with the ride then id love to crank the bars...where can i find information on how to do it??

and rstangboi i would so be there if i didnt have class its the first day and i need all these classes to graduate w an aa and transfer at the same time


how about a ranger meet at prairie city one weekend???
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/exter...sion-bars.html
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Old 01-18-2011, 11:32 AM
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okay if they dont mess with the ride then id love to crank the bars...where can i find information on how to do it??

and rstangboi i would so be there if i didnt have class its the first day and i need all these classes to graduate w an aa and transfer at the same time


how about a ranger meet at prairie city one weekend???
im down. its been a while since iive played in the rockpile anyways
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:08 PM
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ive never even been there myself since i dont have 4x4 i worry that if go w.o a buddy ill end up stuck in th mud w no one to help me lol

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also will this PROBABLY void the warranty i have on the truck? just had ford work on my engine so now its all good but i still have approx 3,000 miles left on the warranty...this will be gone within a few months anyway
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Old 01-18-2011, 06:42 PM
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cranking your tbars is completely reversible man.
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:36 PM
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thanks for that tidbit i will probably do it pretty soon! hope i dont fuck it up!
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