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Old 09-22-2009, 04:27 PM
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this is a bit more then 3in lift, but i had 3in spindles, 3in BL, 4in blocks and AAL+35's



best of both worlds? lol.. i would go with the spindles and AAL+shackle in the rear would look great.
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Old 09-22-2009, 07:37 PM
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Yeah. I'll take a pic of my truck soon. But, idk. with the money you would be saving on getting a body lift vs a suspension lift would be enough to buy you some pretty new prefprmance parts I would say. No doubt.
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Old 09-22-2009, 09:14 PM
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Well it appears it has been cleared up that he is 2wd, but just in case. The only suspension lift for his truck is a 3" spindle, that runs from $3-400. Body lift is low 100s IIRC.
On my last Ranger, I went with the spindle instead of the body lift as I felt the spindle lift was better for offroading than the body lift. But I have seen people wheel body lifts with no problems, also seen spindles snap. Either way there are pros and cons and stories to go with both.
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Old 09-26-2009, 09:48 PM
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I have a T-bar crank on my ranger it did the job. Just make sure you get a Alignment after doing it
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Old 09-27-2009, 08:32 AM
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I have a T-bar crank on my ranger it did the job. Just make sure you get a Alignment after doing it
Agreed. I ignored the warnings from others that you should get an alignment after cranking the t-bars. But after about 15K miles, even with proper tires rotations, my tires are wearing on the insides a little prematurely. Oh well, they're only Wranglers. I'll get an alignment after I get new tires....
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Old 12-10-2009, 07:35 PM
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y not try torsion keys and a 2"block i have a 02 ranger edge and that is what i did to get 2" and i am running 32"x 11.50" with no problem what os ever
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Old 12-11-2009, 07:54 AM
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y not try torsion keys and a 2"block i have a 02 ranger edge and that is what i did to get 2" and i am running 32"x 11.50" with no problem what os ever
Guys run 32x11.5 with no lift.

Nobody is going to endorse those aftermarket torsion keys, if that's what you're referring to. There is the "pre-key mod", which consists of swapping the keys from an older Ranger into a newer one after Ford lowered the truck, but that's another story.
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Old 12-11-2009, 08:52 AM
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Yea no recommendations on those keys from me. Never hear anything good about those.

I see you have an EDGE, does that mean you stacked blocks??? Since they already come with a 2" block factory.
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Old 12-11-2009, 03:45 PM
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i did not do it i work on trucks and cars all day long when i am not deployed the place that did it gave me a warranty and did every bit of the work. why do yall not like the torsion keys both have been on my tuck for over a year and every thing works just fine and with the keys you can turn your bars up with out crapping out the ride of the truck rides like from the fact not hard and stiff
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torison keys turned 2"
2"blocks
brute froce cold air intake
32x11.50 bfg all terrains
15" black pacer bullet hole rims
panasonic radio pioner speakers all the way around
and a 375 watt on the door speakers
Power Acoustik OV2-600 Class A/B Gothic Series 600-Watt Amplifier on two sony 10" subs
and as any old country boy a good old CB radio
black brushguard rap around
2-6" black kc daylighters 130w
and back up lights
black spray in bed liner
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Old 12-12-2009, 12:17 AM
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Yea no recommendations on those keys from me. Never hear anything good about those.

I see you have an EDGE, does that mean you stacked blocks??? Since they already come with a 2" block factory.
yes i did i read up on it and they said thats its ok to do it just never go over 2blocks and they are both set with notches so they set togther realy great pluss i put a higher grade u-bolts on it if you put them on there there is know way for the block to come out without the ubolts failing if you want to read

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http://www.experts123.com/q/icon-veh...ft-blocks.html
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2002 4.0l edge 4x4
torison keys turned 2"
2"blocks
brute froce cold air intake
32x11.50 bfg all terrains
15" black pacer bullet hole rims
panasonic radio pioner speakers all the way around
and a 375 watt on the door speakers
Power Acoustik OV2-600 Class A/B Gothic Series 600-Watt Amplifier on two sony 10" subs
and as any old country boy a good old CB radio
black brushguard rap around
2-6" black kc daylighters 130w
and back up lights
black spray in bed liner

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Old 12-12-2009, 01:37 AM
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Still twists more on the leaf springs...helping add to the already crappy "S" ranger rear springs make....also known as wheel hop.

Shoulda just put on chevy 2" drop shackles.
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Old 12-12-2009, 02:04 AM
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I say just do a torsion bar crank and maybe 3" spindles lifts. Find some used ones on race-dezert.com

thats probably the best website for offroading!
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Old 12-12-2009, 12:56 PM
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I say just do a torsion bar crank and maybe 3" spindles lifts. Find some used ones on race-dezert.com

thats probably the best website for offroading!
too bad it ain't an option for 4wd's....
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Old 12-12-2009, 01:18 PM
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you shoulda got a 2wd then..
everythings so expensive for 4wd but its nice how you can almost conquer anything. But in 2wd you just go fast!
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Old 12-12-2009, 04:43 PM
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you shoulda got a 2wd then..
everythings so expensive for 4wd but its nice how you can almost conquer anything. But in 2wd you just go fast!
Cost wouldn't be so much of an issue if it weren't for the God-forsaken torsion bars.
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