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Old 01-31-2013, 03:12 PM
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Hi I have had my 2.3L 2 wheel drive 97 ford ranger for about two years now. I am looking at doing some work to it. I am putting a moon visor, a new exhaust (for more noise), and then a lift kit. I was looking at getting a 6 inch suspension, but they are pricy. My friend also said that if I use a 3" suspension I won't have to change out much of anything. So I was thinking on putting a 3 inch suspension and then a 3 inch body. Does this sound like it will work? I am not a big mechanic just learning.
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:33 PM
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i have a quick question maybe someone can help me out with... i am looking to put 5.5" lift coil springs on my 96 4.0 v6 to get rid of the dreaded rake in the front end. when i install these coils am i going to have to anything else with it? like longer ibeams or anything? or can i just install the coils and be done with it... also if someone could show me what their truck looked like after installing lift coils that would help too!

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Old 02-10-2013, 10:35 PM
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Alignment cams. Jack your truck up 4-5" and that's what it will look like after your springs are on.
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:55 PM
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If you just want to get rid of the rake I'll havr some coil spacers for sale tomorrow. 5.5 coils will just reverse the rake and give your truck the dreded Cali lean.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:11 AM
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To put coil spacers on, is the spacers themselves and the bolt extension all I would need? Also after the spacers are installed would I need to have it aligned? I have a 92 2wd 4cyl.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:39 AM
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Depends on how long your bolts are now. I didn't need them. Alignment will need to be done.
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Old 02-12-2013, 03:35 PM
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I found a kit from adranile motorsports. Has anyone ever heard of them or know if there kits are any good?
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Old 02-12-2013, 03:50 PM
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I found a kit from adranile motorsports. Has anyone ever heard of them or know if there kits are any good?
welcome to FRF! and its a waste of money. assuming you have a 4x4, just crank your front t-bars and put on belltech 6400 shackles. Saves you a ton of money for the same amount of lift.
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Old 02-12-2013, 03:53 PM
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Will that give me 3" of lift?
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:08 PM
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Will that give me 3" of lift?
They advertise 3", but when you crank your t-bars that high or put in a key and raise the factory suspension 3", you WILL have problems. and it'll ride like a mac truck. also the lift kit comes with a 2" block in the block. So realistically you would get 2" in the back and a deathbed in the front. not to mention that its bad to stack a 2" block on your stock 2" block. a 4" block just sounds awful.

so crank your t-bars for 2", do a shackle for 2" in the rear. you won't have any bad wear and tear and it'll be safer IMO.
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:48 PM
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Hey all! im new to the forum but this is what im working with... 2003 ranger edge 2WD 3.slow . its come time to do ball joints and shocks. i figured while i was down there and had everything taken apart i could go about doing a lift. i need some guidance in what would be a cost effective lift solution. BL? torsion keys and 1" blocks? shackles add-a-leaf, and 3" spindles i have know clue!
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:15 PM
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AAL, spindles and a 2" bl

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Old 02-18-2013, 09:29 PM
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Hey Im pretty new on here, but I need some ideas on finding a leveling kit for my 97 ranger 2wd, 2.3. any suggestions ?
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:46 PM
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Coil spacers. Ebay works grest for those. Or rough country scratch n dent leveling coils also on ebay.
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:01 PM
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If I lift my 04 ranger 4x4 3 inches what size tire could I fit?
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