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Old 02-28-2011, 11:18 AM
MotoJunkie MotoJunkie is offline
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I have a 2002 Ford Ranger FX4. I want to run 33x12.5x15 without getting a lift kit. I was told that I could get readylift torsion keys which are supposed to be stronger than stock and give me 2.25" more in the front. Also if I add a leaf that I could run 33x12.50x15 with no problems. Is this true or will I have to trim something. And will it clear with no problem. I'm not going to do major wheelin , maybe just your occasional mud pit and a few rocks.
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Old 02-28-2011, 11:29 AM
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Default Re: Lift question....Need advice.

Keys are a waste of money, read: Torsion Lift Keys ???

Just crank your torsion bars: http://www.fordrangerforum.com/exter...sion-bars.html
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Old 02-28-2011, 11:40 AM
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I've read that posts about torsion keys. I was just wondering if this product would be better. But thanks for answering my question. So adding a leaf and torion twist will clear the tires that I want with no problems ?
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Old 02-28-2011, 11:45 AM
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Default Re: Lift question....Need advice.

aftermarket torsion keys are honestly a waste of money, its the same exact keys you already have. on my '03 f150 i cranked the torsion keys and you MAY or may not have to get offset cams to go in between your upper control arms so your wheels dont ride slanted. do that on the front and either do an add a leaf in the back or just two inch blocks in the back which you can pick up with the u-bolts at autozone for like $40-$80 and you should clear them just fine. if anything you'll have a bit of rubbage on sharp turns but thats nothin like half inch wheel spacers cant fix. $60 from rough country.
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Old 02-28-2011, 11:58 AM
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front rubs the frame at full lock. rear rubs the fender flair has and add a lead and tbar crank in the front. i have a set of tbar keys in the garage i only got about 2.5" from the crank you can get around 3-3.5" from keys without destroying anything assuming you are not trail riding the shit out of it. i blew CV's and a hub on mine with just the crank. if you really want to trail ride you are going to break shit after a crank.


here is before the crank and a 3" block in the rear instead of the stock 2" one

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Old 02-28-2011, 11:59 AM
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Default Re: Lift question....Need advice.

33x12.50 would be an extremely tight fit with just a torsion crank.

I have a torsion crank with 32x11.50 tires and you can see pictures of my truck here:
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/vehic...my-ranger.html

This user has 33x12.50 tires, you need to be mindful of your wheel offset to minimize the rubbing on the inside:
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/clean...no-detail.html
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Old 02-28-2011, 12:08 PM
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I guess my best bet is just get a superlift and then I'll be ok.... right ? I want to be capable of doing some off roading without any real issues.
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Old 02-28-2011, 12:09 PM
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Or a body lift.

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Old 02-28-2011, 12:12 PM
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I guess my best bet is just get a superlift and then I'll be ok.... right ? I want to be capable of doing some off roading without any real issues.
for 2K you can almost get a SAS done. mine was $4000 with parts and swapping to some 4.88 gears. that was also done by a shop people do them themselves and get it under $1000 using leafs (mine was coils). even with the superlift and double cardon half shafts the lifespan is still way down on parts.



i need to get some pics up of it just about done....
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Old 02-28-2011, 12:16 PM
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but is a body lift capable of handling some offroading.
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Old 02-28-2011, 12:17 PM
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but is a body lift capable of handling some offroading.
yup plenty of users on here have one and do just fine. want to clear tires and then some crank a little bit throw in the add a leaf and do a 3" body lift
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