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Old 11-11-2014, 11:55 AM
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Default Need some advice on a lift

Okay so i'm 17 and not real experienced with lifts, but i want to get a cheap lift for my 01 Ranger EDGE 2wd. I want to hear some suggestions. Is a body lift or suspension lift better? I just want a 3" lift btw. I am looking to go cheap on this so dont be suggesting $2k lifts lol. I just want a 3" lift so i can fit a set of 32" BF mud terrains on it without any rubbing. Thanks in advence for suggestions! If you want any other info on the truck just ask!

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Old 11-11-2014, 11:57 AM
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Okay so i'm 17 and not real experienced with lifts, but i want to get a cheap lift for my 01 Ranger EDGE 2wd. I want to hear some suggestions. Is a body lift or suspension lift better? I just want a 3" lift btw. I am looking to go cheap on this so dont be suggesting $2k lifts lol. I just want a 3" lift so i can fit a set of 32" BF mud terrains on it without any rubbing. Thanks in advence for suggestions! If you want any other info on the truck just ask! Thanks in advance!
Get a body lift
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Old 11-11-2014, 11:58 AM
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Default Re: Need some advice on a lift

Search around here: http://www.fordrangerforum.com/lifted-suspension/

You'll find the general conclusion is that suspension lifts are always better, but generally more expensive. A 2WD suspension lift isn't much more expensive than a body lift, so you're in luck.

The most popular setup for a 2WD edge is:
- $300ish spindle lift (for front)
- $50ish belltech 6400 shackles or an AAL (for fear).

You'll have room for 32s, although you might want to look at 33s as well.
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Old 11-11-2014, 12:00 PM
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Get a body lift
x2

Done deal

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The most popular setup for a 2WD edge is:
- $300ish spindle lift (for front)
- $50ish belltech 6400 shackles or an AAL (for fear).

You'll have room for 32s, although you might want to look at 33s as well.
x2 on this as well....haha
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Old 11-11-2014, 12:15 PM
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I have heard a few people say that if you add bigger tires you will have to change the gears in your axle or get new axles. is this true?
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Old 11-11-2014, 12:18 PM
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I have heard a few people say that if you add bigger tires you will have to change the gears in your axle or get new axles. is this true?
Take some time and look around here a bit...all sorts of this information is easily found.

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/lifted-suspension/
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/drivetrain-tech/
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Old 11-11-2014, 01:04 PM
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I have heard a few people say that if you add bigger tires you will have to change the gears in your axle or get new axles. is this true?
depends on how big your going

I'm going to 32s and I'm keeping my 3.73 gears
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Old 11-11-2014, 01:13 PM
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How do i tell what my gears are right now?
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How do i tell what my gears are right now?
there's a sticker on the inside of your door

look at the axle code and then look that up

example I have a R6 rear axle
Which is the axle code for the 8.8 LS with 3.73 gears
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Old 11-11-2014, 01:23 PM
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How do i tell what my gears are right now?
Click: Rear Axle Codes / Determine Gear Ratio
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Old 11-11-2014, 01:25 PM
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Okay, thank you. I also have 3.73. and i plan on running 32's just gotta lift it up so they dont rub!
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Old 11-11-2014, 01:29 PM
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Default Re: Need some advice on a lift

Axle gears will address issues with vehicle speed, etc but you will still place additional stress on the transmission and u-joints when you go to a larger diameter wheel/tire. Which also translates to lower towing capacity. If you do go with bigger tires get a winch installed to pull stuff out of mud, etc. (which should be the case anyway)...
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Old 11-11-2014, 01:31 PM
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You'll be fine with 32's.....its been done a time or two.
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Old 11-11-2014, 01:34 PM
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You'll be fine with 32's.....its been done a time or two.
Like literally

Just twice....there are literally only 2 rangers in the world with 32s on them....

Soon to be 3
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Old 11-11-2014, 01:47 PM
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You should visit the local trans shop for a rebuild quote and save for it -
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