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Old 09-22-2009, 03:31 PM
02'4.04x4 02'4.04x4 is offline
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Hi All,
I have seen some of the sharp looking lifted Ranger's on here and well I caught the Bug.
The only thing is I am not sure what I am getting myself into, never owned a truck, now I have 5. I'm thinking the sus. lift and I am wondering Pro's, Con's, opinions, etc? Also would it be an easy enough undertaking for well seasoned engine mech? I have glanced through some threads, but they seemed to be more on the debate about cost side more than anything, so I am throwing myself out there. Here is what I am currently looking at. Also will it work with my truck?
02' 4.0l 4x4 SC XLT loaded.

http://store.fatbobsgarage.com/share...t=products.asp

Well poo, the link takes you to the main page it is like the 4th option down, the kit with 4 shocks.
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Old 09-22-2009, 03:44 PM
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I'm confused...

The Superlift kit is all the way at the bottom of the page. The 4th one down is some crap with torsion keys...which you do NOT want....
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Old 09-22-2009, 04:02 PM
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this is what you want right here..

http://www.ttperformanceinc.com/stor...products_id=44

it is a little pricey, but they are a good lift. Very few problems with them, just need to buy the superlift front driveshaft. You should be able to install with very few problems, get a buddy and it should go pretty smooth.
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Old 09-22-2009, 04:17 PM
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Hmm okay, the one I was looking at apparently has the keys, and 4 superlift shocks.
It's the only one I see with 4 shocks. Is this a bad setup, somekind of issues?

Hey Red the kit you sugg, warns of needing the drive replaced and says that there is an upg. for 2003+ models. Would that same work on my truck or is there another one avail.?
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Old 09-22-2009, 04:21 PM
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yeah, the one i posted is the whole setup. Give nick a call ( ttperformance) and he might be able to hook you up on a deal (tell em brad sent ya)
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Old 09-22-2009, 04:32 PM
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Hmm, I'll look into that, need to see if I am gonna be stuck with a driveshaft issue.

Hey Jay, another for you, for my own ignorance what's the deal with the keyed setup?
I have acces to one for a great price and it had me thinkin.
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Old 09-22-2009, 04:37 PM
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i cant remember if before 03 you needed to upgrade your front drive shaft or not. sorry
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Old 09-22-2009, 04:56 PM
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Those torsion keys are pretty much the equivalent of cranking your t-bars 3". There's virtually nothing good about them other than it bringing your front end up a bit. BUT it comes at the expense of ride quality, loss of down travel, excess wear on suspension parts like CV's and BJ's, etc...
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Old 09-22-2009, 05:58 PM
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98+ shafts need addressed sooner or later
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Old 09-22-2009, 06:02 PM
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Well nuff said I wondered about those kind of issues. I guess I'll just end up putting together a few extra dollars for the proper kit then. No worries Red I can just call them and get the skinny. I also want to look at some vehicles that have the lift with stock tires
(245-75-16). There's supposed to be a guy round here with something like a 10" lift on his 04'. I want to see it just for gp.

Thanks Wannabe. Also love the lights.
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Old 09-22-2009, 06:20 PM
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not sure if you will find many pics of them with the SL on stock tires. Here is one before and after with 305-70-16

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Old 09-22-2009, 06:31 PM
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TaggyTagz truck? Sean's truck is awesome. But he didn't use those 'lift keys' though, he used factory 07 and older torsion keys.
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Old 09-23-2009, 07:54 PM
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Is it just me or is the rear tire sittin a little snug to the front?
Is that normal?
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You sure that's before and after, cause honestly, they both look the same height.
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You sure that's before and after, cause honestly, they both look the same height.
+1. The wheel well gap looks the same, and the driveshaft looks to be at the same angle....
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