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Old 06-22-2011, 05:45 PM
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Default Spindle Lift, Crank T-Bars, or Torsion Keys??

I just bought a new 2011 Ranger Sport and hate the front end droop that it has. I want to level out the front end but have found alot of diferent ways to do it. I've narrowed it down to either a 3" Doestch Spindle Lift, cranking the torsion bars(which I heard messes up the ride and wears the ball joints out quickly but is cheap), or torsion keys. I dont plan on doing any crazy off roading, but just want to bring the front end up and hopefully put some larger tires on when I save up the money. If anyone can offer some insight on which would be best or pros/cons of each it would be much appreciated! Thanks!
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Old 06-22-2011, 05:52 PM
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Default Re: Spindle Lift, Crank T-Bars, or Torsion Keys??

Crank them, It makes the ride a little more rough but oh well that comes with any lift. Dont get keys. You will destroy your suspension. Spindles are the best route to go but it will cost some money.
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Old 06-22-2011, 05:53 PM
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Default Re: Spindle Lift, Crank T-Bars, or Torsion Keys??

torsion keys will do the same as cranking them. i vote for the spindle, you get lift without the downsides of the cranked t bars
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Old 06-22-2011, 06:54 PM
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Default Re: Spindle Lift, Crank T-Bars, or Torsion Keys??

I vote spindle and getting torsion keys from an older model Ranger (not sure which year that switched), but that will give ya some more lift as well.
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Old 06-22-2011, 06:59 PM
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Default Re: Spindle Lift, Crank T-Bars, or Torsion Keys??

i believe it was the 06+ that switched to a lower stance. Anything under 05 is good to go for keys.

and i vote for a spindle lift. 3 inchs of lift without screwing with your comfort.
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Old 06-22-2011, 07:10 PM
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Default Re: Spindle Lift, Crank T-Bars, or Torsion Keys??

spindles assuming the truck is 2wd.
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Old 06-22-2011, 07:26 PM
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Default Re: Spindle Lift, Crank T-Bars, or Torsion Keys??

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I vote spindle and getting torsion keys from an older model Ranger (not sure which year that switched), but that will give ya some more lift as well.
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i believe it was the 06+ that switched to a lower stance. Anything under 05 is good to go for keys.

and i vote for a spindle lift. 3 inchs of lift without screwing with your comfort.
The switch was in 08, and x2 on getting spindles.
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:16 AM
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Default Re: Spindle Lift, Crank T-Bars, or Torsion Keys??

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i believe it was the 06+ that switched to a lower stance. Anything under 05 is good to go for keys.

and i vote for a spindle lift. 3 inchs of lift without screwing with your comfort.
Hey i got a 01 Ranger Edge Ext 5 speed...
i was looking to put a spindle and add some
bfg AT at either 31 or 32 on new cragar soft 8 15x8 wheels.
got any insight or help on where to get started???

Thanks
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Old 07-13-2012, 02:04 AM
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I got a leaving lift kit with keys and shackles. And if I was you and had the money I'd get spindles. Keys kill your ride....I wish I'd saved my money and got spindles or bl.

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