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Old 04-26-2011, 06:45 PM
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Default I want to put a small lift.......how?

So I have an 2002 ranger supercab, 2WD (completely all stock) and I want to put a small lift on it. I don't know where to start......
I have a friend that has lifted his jeep and also my friends jeep too so he knows what he is doing and he said he can help me a while back but before I talk to him so me more, I want to know some general things so I don't sound like a complete idiot...

I do not want to spend a lot of $, change shocks or anything else- I just want an easy solution so I can have some bigger tires and just to make it look a little tougher.
I really have no clue where to start.......I have heard of spacers as but don't know what they really are...

What type of lift is cheapest, best for the $, easiest? ( I can spend a little bit of $, but not much)
How big can I go before replacing other parts(shocks, arms, ect.)

Any help would be greatly appreciated
THANKS SO MUCH IN ADVANCE!!!!!
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Old 04-26-2011, 06:47 PM
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Default Re: I want to put a small lift.......how?

You could probably fit 31s on it stock,but
a small 3 inch Body lift done with your buddies would be the cheapest route
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Old 04-26-2011, 06:48 PM
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Default Re: I want to put a small lift.......how?

Body lift, you can get a 3 inch from Summit
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/SU...ry=Year%7c2005
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Old 04-26-2011, 06:49 PM
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Default Re: I want to put a small lift.......how?

if your looking for a cheap lift to fit bigger tires summitracing.com sells body lifts starting at arounfd 180 bucks and from what i hear they are relatively easy to put on....
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Old 04-26-2011, 06:53 PM
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Default Re: I want to put a small lift.......how?

Not sure if this changes anything, but I it leans. The front drivers side is lower then the rest of the truck. When I got an inspections at the beginning of the year the dealership said they can fix it for $100-I guess it needs a .25" spacer....
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Old 04-26-2011, 06:57 PM
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Default Re: I want to put a small lift.......how?

Ive seen guys just stack hockey pucks up on their body mounts, and buy some longer bolts. That would be extremely cheap, but kind of ghetto.
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Old 04-26-2011, 07:01 PM
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Default Re: I want to put a small lift.......how?

i dont want to sound like a ******* but do 2wd's have torsion bars or no?
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Old 04-26-2011, 07:02 PM
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Ive seen guys just stack hockey pucks up on their body mounts, and buy some longer bolts. That would be extremely cheap, but kind of ghetto.
LOL !!! That IS Ghetto!!!
(at least its not like that one dude that wanted to WELD on steel spacers or some lame thing like that)
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Old 04-26-2011, 07:02 PM
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Default Re: I want to put a small lift.......how?

some do and then some dont it just depends on the sub model of the truck i think....
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Old 04-26-2011, 07:05 PM
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he doesnt have them i guess....if he does could he just crank the driver side tbar to even it out
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Old 04-26-2011, 07:39 PM
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Default Re: I want to put a small lift.......how?

TJ, if it was a 2wd edge/sport/dual sport then it would have the torsion bars
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Old 04-26-2011, 07:48 PM
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Old 04-26-2011, 07:50 PM
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Default Re: I want to put a small lift.......how?

You could do coil spring spacers too, might make the ride more ruff but probably easier to install then a whole body mount, potentially even cheaper. You can run 31s on completely stock suspension, I have for the better part of a year now. They rub you fender on big bumps though, but you can pull your front fenders out like I did and now I dont have that problem!! I also just got a lift though
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Old 04-26-2011, 07:50 PM
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Default Re: I want to put a small lift.......how?

he is an xlt. no spindles.
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Old 04-26-2011, 07:51 PM
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Default Re: I want to put a small lift.......how?

the OP does not have torsion bars. His best bet is a 3 inch body lift. Safety always overides monetary.
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