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Old 01-23-2011, 01:04 AM
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Thought I would put a thread together on ways to lift your Ranger if the mods feel like make it a sticky that would be great and I will update it to include the 2wd rangers. If there is something I missed just toss it in here and I will had it. I hope this helps out some people I don’t have much to do over here right now since the days are almost over and thought I would put this together.

Ways to lift your Ranger-
Pre 97- 4x4
Cheap lift
Front- Easy and cheap F-150 coil springs good for about 3.75 (Note (Jrod-13) from TRS With 3 degree camber bushings, it may be possible to get within factory specs. Depending on your applications, it may also be impossible to align without the axle beam drop brackets.)

Rear-AAL (Add A Leaf) can be found at multiple sites online
Lift block- can be found at multiple websites in lift sizes of 1-4in
Body lifts- Again available from Summit racing and Performance Accessories (Body lift install-> Body Lift 3 Tech Info Extravaganza )
Lift Shackles- the Chevy lowering Shackles can be used for 1-2in of lift
Suspension Lift kits-
4-6in lifts kit from Skyjacker
1.5-5.5 in lift kits from Superlift
4in lift kits from Tuff Country
4in lift kit from Rough Country
Leveling Kit- Daysta PN-KF09108BK


High End kits-
The following make lift kits also for a bit more money-
Camburg, Solo Motor Sports Autofab

98 and up 4x4( Edge and newer Sports)
Cheap lift-
Front- Crank the t-bars or a body lift can be found at Summit or Performance Accessories
Rear-
AAL, or Lift block
Lift Shackles- the Chevy lowering Shackles can be used for 1-2in of lift

Suspension Lift kits-
3-4 in lift kit from Superlift

The following make lift kits also for a bit more money-
Camburg, Solo Motor Sports Autofab. and Dixon Brothers

Camburg->Front- http://www.camburg.com/suspension-sy...nger-edge-2wd/ (these only fit Edge model) Though I have looked at maybe adapting to a reg 2wd Ranger
Dixon Brothers->Front-Ranger EDGE/Explorer 2wd Long Travel Suspension Kit (same as stated above)

SAS-
For SASing a truck there are a lot of ways to go about this-
1. Coil overs
2. Leaf spings
3. Coils
There are a lot of threads on this website and many others, it is up to you to decide the axle and what you want to use within your budget. For the front axle you can use a Dana 44 (waggy), or a Dana 35 from a jeep to stay small. You can also go fullsize Dana 44, or 60 remember if you go fullsize in the front you need to do the same with the rear or you will look weird.
Here is a few calculators for linking.-
4link- http://mysite.verizon.net/triaged/fi...rLinkV3.1d.zip
3link + Panhard bar- http://mysite.verizon.net/triaged/fi...kV1.0bBETA.zip

Also in the rear if you are spring under (spsing is under the axle) you can move it to the top in order to add rear lift you can also use the Expo springs.

Websites for kits-
http://www.skyjacker.com/
http://bds-suspension.com/
http://www.camburg.com/
http://www.dixonbrosracing.com/
http://www.superlift.com/
http://www.tuffcountry.com/



98-newer 2wd (non t-bar)
Here is a few options for the 2wd Ranger
Front- Fabtech- 3in Spindle lift (PN- FABKIT279-10.25 rotors, PN- FABKIT280)
Fabtech- 2.5 lift (coils and upper arms)
Fabtech- Combine the 2 lifts above for a 5.5in lift
Spring tech offers spindle kits and every ranging from 3in-5in (includes Edge and Sports Models)
Doetsh Spindles 3in lift- 98-00 PN 589800 01-05 PN 589810 06-10 PN 589810-2 09-2010 Ranger w/ big ABS Sensor PN- 589810-10
Doetsh Spindles 3in lift- (EDGE) PN 589830

Leveling kit- 1.5in daystar part number- KF09105BK


Custom high end kits-
The following make higher end kits for the rangers-
Camburg->Front- http://www.camburg.com/suspension-sy...nger-edge-2wd/ (these only fit Edge model) Though I have looked at maybe adapting to a reg 2wd Ranger
Dixon Brothers->Front-Ranger EDGE/Explorer 2wd Long Travel Suspension Kit (same as stated above) Rear- 1983-2009 Ford Ranger Cantilever Rear Suspension


Rear- The rear is going to be the same as the 4x4 listed above

You also have the option of a body lift (3in) Summitracing Part Number: SUM-7888300
Performance Accessories-Part Number: PRA-70033, Part Number: PRA-853, PRA-813, PRA-743, PRA-PA-833
Superlift- SLF-8883


Pre-98
Body lift (3in)- Superlift SLF-8853, PA- PN-PRA-853 (95-97)
(83-88) Performance Accessories- PRA-742,
Leveling kit- Daystar Part Number-KF09101BK
REAR- AAL, or shackles same as all the models listed above

SUSP lift- Rough Country 4in Part #: 515H
Rough Country 1.5in

Websites-
http://www.shocksandsuspension.com/s...ndles.asp?dc=5
http://shop.suspensionmax.com/Shop/C...orLanding/true
http://www.camburg.com/
http://www.dixonbrosracing.com/

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Old 01-23-2011, 07:17 AM
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Good list
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Old 01-23-2011, 08:18 AM
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Thanks STl Im gunna add the 2wd drive prob in the morn and maybe some more stuff on SASing.
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Old 01-23-2011, 07:48 PM
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Default Re: Lifts for your Ranger

i just got my ranger and i tried to get a 3 in lift kit but they told me they didnt have a kit for a 2010 ranger xlt. is there another way to lift it?
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Old 01-23-2011, 07:51 PM
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i just got my ranger and i tried to get a 3 in lift kit but they told me they didnt have a kit for a 2010 ranger xlt. is there another way to lift it?
You can use a kit from 2001 and up exact same kit. Only difference is the amount of bed bolts you have. The newer trucks have 2 less.

I have a kit from a 1998-2000 on my 2005 only difference was the fuel filler neck. So you can also go with one and save some cash.
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Old 01-23-2011, 08:05 PM
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hey thanks man, really helpfull.. i see all these rangers with their new lifts and tires and just makes me want to start on mine.
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Old 01-24-2011, 01:46 AM
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Updated with some 2wd lift info
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Old 01-24-2011, 05:10 AM
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Great Sticky William! Nice work
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Old 01-24-2011, 06:57 AM
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Great Sticky William! Nice work
LOL aint been stickied yet maybe we should get a vote going
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Old 01-24-2011, 07:06 AM
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I think its good, no vote needed. Pm a mod with the link to it. They could have just overlooked it or justs didnt see it yet
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STL seen it who do did you have in mind? Im PMed STL
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Old 01-24-2011, 07:24 AM
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Anyone of them, its good info so I'm sure it was just overlooked
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Old 01-24-2011, 08:02 AM
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Default Re: Lifts for your Ranger

thanks blkranger231 im pretty sure im gonna do the tbar lift on mine with some blocks in the rear. but any idea on how to crank the tbar cuz im hopin to get it done before the knoxville meet along with the other list of upgrades im foing to it before then
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thanks blkranger231 im pretty sure im gonna do the tbar lift on mine with some blocks in the rear. but any idea on how to crank the tbar cuz im hopin to get it done before the knoxville meet along with the other list of upgrades im foing to it before then
Looking under your truck there is a bolt under the key just tighten it up repeat on the other side stand back and look at the truck adjust as needed

Number 8 is what you are going to tighten->

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Old 01-24-2011, 08:09 AM
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ok thanks man you know what size i need to turn the bolts
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