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Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 07-10-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By 02BLUEdge
Re: 1998 Ranger 2x4 Rear Drive Wheel

With an open differential, whichever wheel starts to slip first will receive all the power. Another way to put it is whichever wheel is easier to spin that is the one that will spin.
Forum: Lowered Suspension 06-20-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By 02BLUEdge
Re: Lowering a 2006 Ranger Sport ?

That is about as low as you can go though. New shocks might be needed but you should be able to get by with your stock ones if you end up a few inches lower. If nothing else have you considered...
Forum: Lowered Suspension 06-18-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By 02BLUEdge
Re: Lowering a 2006 Ranger Sport ?

If you can jack up the truck and turn a wrench/ratchet this is very do-able in your garage/driveway.

Most people go up not down with the torsion bars but this video explains the process well. For...
Forum: Lowered Suspension 06-18-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By 02BLUEdge
Re: Lowering a 2006 Ranger Sport ?

Your 2006 Ranger Sport should have torsion bars up front and 2.25"-2.5" lift blocks In the rear. You could remove the block and de-crank your torsion bars to lower the truck about 2"-2.5". This...
Forum: Lifted Suspension 06-04-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By 02BLUEdge
Re: Lift amount?

Agreed, might have front could spring spaces but idk his tire size. Usually spindles don't look so high but idk. Mines getting lowered but I've looked at both lowered and lifted because i was torn...
Forum: Lifted Suspension 06-01-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By 02BLUEdge
Re: Lift amount?

Post a picture of the area behind the front wheels a few steps in front of the truck (crouch down). Also take a picture of where the axle connects to the leaf spring, then follow the spring to the...
Forum: Off Topic 05-21-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By 02BLUEdge
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 05-19-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 13,388
Views: 483,804
Posted By 02BLUEdge
Re: What did you do to your ranger today thread IV

Drove it around for an hour or two hoping the monitors would reset since I fixed the P0455 issue with no luck. Been trying to get it ready for inspection off and on for about 3 weeks now.
Forum: Off Topic 05-17-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 1,522
Views: 44,698
Posted By 02BLUEdge
Re: FRF Watercooler/BS Thread 2017

Recently came back after a long absence. The forum kept getting flagged by my antivirus. Everything seems so different here now....where the heck is everyone?

On another note, my truck threw...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 05-17-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,033
Posted By 02BLUEdge
Re: Helping my son buy his first Ranger

Don't know if you have seen this or not but it may help. I thought we had a how-to on this site but couldn't find it. To be fair it has been years since I researched the subject.
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Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 05-17-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,033
Posted By 02BLUEdge
Re: Helping my son buy his first Ranger

A few cables need to be un-clipped from the frame but all that is included in the instructions. If you have a manual transfer case you would have to figure out a way to extended it but I think you...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 05-15-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,033
Posted By 02BLUEdge
Re: Helping my son buy his first Ranger

The Performance Accessories 3" body lift comes with brackets to lift the bumper. So far I have helped install three of them. The first one (my truck) took right about 10 hours or so with two...
Forum: Project Logs 05-10-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,071
Posted By 02BLUEdge
Re: 2006 FX4 Level 2 Overland Rig

Always was a fan of your Mazda and extremely jealous of that bumper set up. Glad you are liking the FX4!

Now I am starting to miss my camper shell :(
Forum: Suspension Tech 05-01-2018, 05:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By 02BLUEdge
Re: Shocks for Lifted Ranger

Spindle lifts do not require new shocks up front. Your factory ones are fine provided they are not bad.
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 04-09-2018, 05:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Posted By 02BLUEdge
Re: 99 ranger 2wd front suspension

-98+ 4wd Rangers do not have coil springs, they use torsion bars.
-AFAIK there is no difference between I4 and V6 coil springs.
-Lower control arms are a different shape and have different rear...
Forum: Suspension Tech 03-23-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,082
Posted By 02BLUEdge
Re: Ebay Lift Spindles (review)

Interesting. I've had mine since March 2013 and have beat the crap out of them without issue. The WnP spindles always seemed to be flawless or issues. Hopefully they will help you out.
Forum: General Tech 08-24-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By 02BLUEdge
Re: What is it?

Yep. Have one on my 02 Edge, which is the same as the newer Sport trim level.
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 08-23-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,144
Posted By 02BLUEdge
Re: Gearing issues

Well no one really spends the money to re-gear the 7.5 anyway. Usually they will upgrade to the 8.8 first so there is little talk of gearing options for the 7.5.
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 08-23-2017, 12:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,144
Posted By 02BLUEdge
Re: Gearing issues

Several manufacturers produce 4.56 ring and pinion sets for the Ford 7.5". I went with 'Yukon' personally. Re-gearing is something best left to the professionals unless you know what you are doing,...
Forum: Lifted Suspension 08-21-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,581
Posted By 02BLUEdge
Re: lift kit question 02 2wd ranger edge

You are wanting an additional 3" in the rear then. I would do lift shackles (set at the 1" mark) and a 2" short add-a-leaf. If you are dead set on keeping the added block stacked on the factory...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 08-21-2017, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 505
Posted By 02BLUEdge
Re: How to remove flareside panels??

Fuel filler neck is a different length from what I hear. Other than what you already mentioned it will bolt up no problem.
Forum: Lifted Suspension 08-19-2017, 08:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,581
Posted By 02BLUEdge
Re: lift kit question 02 2wd ranger edge

In my opinion 4" spindles are fine. WheelsNParts/Maxtrac are the best bang for the buck. The biggest problem you will run into with them is that at full lock (the steering wheel turned fully to the...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 08-19-2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 773
Posted By 02BLUEdge
Re: Help...

60/40 mod. Did this in my 02 and installed an explorer console. One of my favorite mods. Not my video but should explain the process.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hi-HpGDVdQM
Forum: Lifted Suspension 08-19-2017, 06:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,581
Posted By 02BLUEdge
Re: lift kit question 02 2wd ranger edge

New front shocks are not required with lift spindles. A lift spindle only lowers the "hub" 3-4" while the rest of your suspension components remains in factory configuration.
Forum: Lifted Suspension 08-17-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,581
Posted By 02BLUEdge
Re: lift kit question 02 2wd ranger edge

Your XLT sits about 2" lower than his but your coil spacers do help make up the difference.



Personally, I would not stack blocks. Axle wrap can become and issue and if you blocks are...
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