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Old 05-21-2012, 02:07 AM
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Question Can i swap my lift kit?

Howzit, i got a 2003 Ford Ranger Edge 2wd. i bought it lifted, so not exactly sure what kind of lift kit it is, just its 4". but i was looking at a 2003 ford ranger xlt 4x4 level II for sale with no lift kit. is it possible to swap the lift kit from my edge over to the xlt? or does it depend on the type of kit? any info is helpful. also estimates on cost?/how many shop hours to complete? thanks.
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:29 AM
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Since the edge has the 4wd suspension under it I THINK you should be able to swap it right over..
And if its 4" it should either be RCD or Superlift..

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Also, if you're driving around in 4wd "because it is winter", you're in an idiot. It should only be engaged in conditions that warrant the extra drive traction. Using 4wd on dry pavement WILL wreck your shit.
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:38 AM
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Since the edge has the 4wd suspension under it I THINK you should be able to swap it right over..
And if its 4" it should either be RCD or Superlift..

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Old 05-21-2012, 07:20 PM
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100% no. 2wd is lifted with spindles.

4x4 has lift nuckles that the cv shafts run thru no they do not swap
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:26 PM
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100% no. 2wd is lifted with spindles.

4x4 has lift nuckles that the cv shafts run thru no they do not swap
unless it has a t-bar lift, in which case everything under there is exactly the same to a 4x4 of similar years.

ranger spindle only go up to 3"

if its a bolt in extension kit that lowers the LCA's and mounts, it will work. but yes if its spindle no dice.
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:34 PM
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post pics of your suspension instead of letting those people above make guesses
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:45 PM
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Really are you people insane?

Go find a 4" 98+ 4x4 lift that fits a 2wd doesn't matter t-bar or not. It doesn't swap.

You can take all the front suspension off the 2wd t-bar and make yor new 4x4 now 2wd but that is 100% pointless Keep your 2wd then

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Only way his works if it's a 3" body lift Then have at it

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post pics of your suspension instead of letting those people above make guesses
Guessing? Really. I have lifted more Rangers then most people on here I am not guessing. Hell I have converted a 2wd edge to a 4x4 edge in a matter of hours. I am not guessing
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:46 PM
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Really are you people insane?

Go find a 4" 98+ 4x4 lift that fits a 2wd doesn't matter t-bar or not. It doesn't swap.

You can take all the front suspension off the 2wd t-bar and make yor new 4x4 now 2wd but that is 100% pointless Keep your 2wd then

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Only way his works if it's a 3" body lift Then have at it

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Guessing? Really. I have lifted more Rangers then most people on here I am not guessing. Hell I have converted a 2wd edge to a 4x4 edge in a matter of hours. I am not guessing
i second everything. a 2wd lift, other than a body lift, will never work on a 4x4. edge or not.
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:48 PM
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100% no. 2wd is lifted with spindles.
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Guessing? Really. I have lifted more Rangers then most people on here I am not guessing. Hell I have converted a 2wd edge to a 4x4 edge in a matter of hours. I am not guessing

"think" and "should" sound like guessing to me.

find me some 4" lift spindles, please.
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:51 PM
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"think" and "should" sound like guessing to me.

find me some 4" lift spindles, please.
Read what you just quoted of mine no where did I say should or think.
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:54 PM
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Read what you just quoted of mine no where did I say should or think.
nope, you didn't. but ob269 and 05 Ranger Danger did. i also said 'those people,' implying more than one person.

the combination of 'should,' 'think,' and you thinking 4" lift spindles exist made me originally post. i wasn't singling you out, you know your shit and i've looked through your 5 speed swap thread before for info i need. but in this case...
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:55 PM
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The other guys did though....... Since an edge truck has the 4x4 suspension wouldn't it take a 4x4 suspension lift kit?
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:59 PM
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"think" and "should" sound like guessing to me.

find me some 4" lift spindles, please.
You won't find 4in lift spendles thay don't make em never have never will all you will find is 3in.

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[QUOTE=RagerTom;892094]The other guys did though....... Since an edge truck has the 4x4 suspension wouldn't it take a 4x4 suspension lift kit?[
The edge still has spindles witch you could convert to 4x4 style wheel bearings and run the murdered half shafts to hold the bearing together
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:01 PM
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[quote=Redrocket;892096]You won't find 4in lift spendles thay don't make em never have never will all you will find is 3in.

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The other guys did though....... Since an edge truck has the 4x4 suspension wouldn't it take a 4x4 suspension lift kit?[
The edge still has spindles witch you could convert to 4x4 style wheel bearings and run the murdered half shafts to hold the bearing together
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:57 PM
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You won't find 4in lift spendles thay don't make em never have never will all you will find is 3in.
that was my point. you still can't run lift spindles on a 4x truck though, unless you completely pull the front drive shafts out. they use a press in snout like the 2x trucks do, not a hub set up like the 4x trucks.
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