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Old 02-07-2013, 08:15 PM
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Default 2wd Lift Kit

I have a 2007 ford ranger sport 2wd, I'm looking for a lift kit for it, but I cant find any, I have torsion bars which makes it difficult. If anyone knows where to get a lift kit, I'd appreciate it.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:19 PM
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:20 PM
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http://camburg.com/store/98-12-range...ormance-kit-2/
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:27 PM
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OP has torsion bars... that kit wouldn't work.

OP, any kit for 2001+ for 2WD torsion bar rangers will work for your truck.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:31 PM
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OP has torsion bars... that kit wouldn't work.

OP, any kit for 2001+ for 2WD torsion bar rangers will work for your truck.
Oops didn't read that
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Old 09-24-2013, 11:32 AM
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OP has torsion bars... that kit wouldn't work.

OP, any kit for 2001+ for 2WD torsion bar rangers will work for your truck.
Hey Tom! So this post lines up close with my same situation. I'm trying to get all the knowledge I can about lifts since I'm new to the whole thing.

From what i've gleaned, a body lift is mainly superficial and wouldn't stand up to daily punishment. Right now I live in Hesperia where there are a bunch of rough dirt roads I use that save me a lot time on my commute to work or in case of fires/traffic

What should I be focusing my research on that would improve my handling on all these backroads? I need something that's going to perform (in addition to looking good!) and stand up to the daily use.

I'm trying to learn all I can but there's so much information and different lifts out there that I don't know what I need to be looking at for what I want to do.. My truck will finally be paid off at the beginning of the year and that's when I want to start doing the modifications to it.

Any advice is greatly appreciated!
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Old 09-24-2013, 11:58 AM
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a body lift would work fine. they will stand up fine to the daily driving your talking about and much much more
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Old 09-24-2013, 12:42 PM
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a body lift would work fine. they will stand up fine to the daily driving your talking about and much much more
But being 2wd I vote for spindles for the easier install and the frame sitting higher.

This will fit your truck --> http://www.ebay.com/itm/1999-10-Ford...9ca672&vxp=mtr
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Old 09-24-2013, 01:20 PM
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thank you Cooper and Steve, what's the difference be between a body lift and spindles/shackles, and what would that mean for performance?

sorry for all the noob questions =/
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Old 09-24-2013, 03:06 PM
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A body lift does exactly what it says, it lifts the body off the frame. Average cost for the lift is around $200. I have never installed one but it seems very involved and time consuming. This is popular among the 4wd folks as the next cheapest option is around $2k. Professional body lift install can be pricey (so I have heard).

Check out this link for TONS of body lift info --> Body Lift 3 Tech Info Extravaganza

Lift spindles are basically bigger steering knuckles that lower the wheel hub. The shackles replace the factory ones at the rear of the leaf pack as they are 2" longer. Prices start around $290 depending on what brand you go with. They can also be purchased individually but the wheelNparts seem to be the best bang for the buck. Myself among a few others have installed these with no issues. There is a little grinding on the lower A arm though. Some have had to lightly notch the arm to return their turning radius to stock (I did not) and some have had to trim the steering stop or cut it off completely. My steering stop is pretty much gone as I was loosing brake pressure at full lock (it hits the caliper). I installed mine myself and have no idea what a shop would charge.

Check out the spindle how to here --> http://www.fordrangerforum.com/how-s...e-install.html

In the end it comes down to your preference and abilities.
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Old 09-24-2013, 03:13 PM
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Spindles in front, and a block, add a leaf, or shackle in rear

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Old 09-24-2013, 03:25 PM
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Check out the spindle how to here --> http://www.fordrangerforum.com/how-s...e-install.html

In the end it comes down to your preference and abilities.
thanks for this Steve! just read that whole thread and now i think this is what i'll look into. Appreciate the help man!
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Old 09-24-2013, 03:58 PM
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No problem. I did my ball joints and tie rod ends at the same time which turned into a nightmare, but the spindles by themselves is not bad at all. Personally I prefer them over a body lift for us 2wd 01+ guys. 98-00 would need to swap rotors, calipers and possible something else.
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Old 09-24-2013, 04:20 PM
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will the lift / bigger tires kill the HP / gas mileage at all? if so, can i gain any of it back with a Flowmaster 40 like i see a lot of users here say they have on their rangers?
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Old 09-24-2013, 04:33 PM
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will the lift / bigger tires kill the HP / gas mileage at all? if so, can i gain any of it back with a Flowmaster 40 like i see a lot of users here say they have on their rangers?
Depends on what rear end you have. In your driver's door there should be a sticker that shows your axle code. Around here somewhere is a chart that shows what that code indicates. Being as you are a sport (which replaced the Edge) you should either have 3:73's or 4:10's possibly with limited slip. Check your sticker and post up what it says under "axle". Tire size is also a factor. How big were you planning on going?

EDIT: Found the chart



Either way, you will probably see some loss since the larger the tire, the heavier they are. Exhaust mods are mostly for sound and there is not much in the way of performance for the 3.0.
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2.5L 5-spd, Skyjacker 4.5", 4:56's, Aussie Lockers, 33x12.5's, and more.

Build Thread --> http://www.fordrangerforum.com/proje...blue-edge.html
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