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Old 07-12-2018, 05:26 PM
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New to this site. I recently bought my first ranger and noticed the wheel size is the same as my step-dads old 99 f-150. His truck sat higher than my ranger and was curious how much lift would make it level with an f-150. Has anyone ever tried this?
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Old 07-15-2018, 11:44 PM
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New to this site. I recently bought my first ranger and noticed the wheel size is the same as my step-dads old 99 f-150. His truck sat higher than my ranger and was curious how much lift would make it level with an f-150. Has anyone ever tried this?
A lot of variables here and also a lack of too.

Are we talking RWD or 4WD configurations? Specific pkgs of both vehicles? The comparison Ranger is a what yr, model, trim? That may change suspension configurations from TIB/TTB to IFS in either account. You also have to take into effect the body and how its mounted on the individual frames. You could possibly do a 2" or 3" Body lift and be equal with NO change whatsoever to the suspension or wheel and tire combinations.

More information is needed.
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Old 07-19-2018, 01:54 PM
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Thanks for the input. The trucks I'm comparing are my 2007 xlt extended cab 4.0 4wd and a 1999 f150 xlt supercab 4.6 4wd. If my step dad still had his truck i could have compared them side by side but he sold it. I know if I Google them it says the height of the ranger is 69.4 and the f150 is 72.7 I think. I dont know how accurate that is. I probably won't lift my ranger anyways. Not a fan of body lifts and torsion crank worries me. Was just something I was curious about. I think ill be happy if I can just get wider tires at some point. Right now I'm running 255/70r16. Diameter is fine but they definitely aren't as wide as id like them to be
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Thanks for the input. The trucks I'm comparing are my 2007 xlt extended cab 4.0 4wd and a 1999 f150 xlt supercab 4.6 4wd. If my step dad still had his truck i could have compared them side by side but he sold it. I know if I Google them it says the height of the ranger is 69.4 and the f150 is 72.7 I think. I dont know how accurate that is. I probably won't lift my ranger anyways. Not a fan of body lifts and torsion crank worries me. Was just something I was curious about. I think ill be happy if I can just get wider tires at some point. Right now I'm running 255/70r16. Diameter is fine but they definitely aren't as wide as id like them to be
The height info you pulled is the top of the cab to the ground but the F150 overall is a bigger/taller truck body wise so accuracy in limiting to the suspension would have to be measured differently.

Body lifts.. Seriously don't understand what the problems are. If you were jumping the truck over dunes, may not be the route to go and the trucks that do that kind of stuff if notice arent jacked up to the moon and still have twice the suspension travel if not more than a stock/ lifted truck. But if you're just looking for clearance for tires.. its hard to beat 2-3" for $250 or less as long as you're using quality components NOT hockey pucks.

Torsion bar lifts as long as you crank them half way, its minimal ride change. Soon as you crank them all the way the ride will stiffen greatly which may not provide the ride your kidneys will appreciate you for however, in the sense of Shocks you could drastically change that effect. Theres tons of things to do and even counter all the things you think are "bad or poor" thoughts due to.. well whatever you've read or been told.

Personally, I run a 2" BL so I could fit 33"s under my truck with a 2" lift. Its moderate not wild and after 3 years.. no complaints on my behalf and I've actually considered going to the 3" BL but i think I'll stay where I am. besides I have 4 new ones (2 left over, 2 replacement units) for my matching ranger bed trailer project I'm starting on.

But as its been stated, depends on what you want the truck to do and have but unless you go up in tire size, your limited in width and depending where you are GEO-located at. Width isn't everything, ground clearance is and the right tire to start with.

Real width of a tire is when you air down and the tire is "longer" not wider in the normal sense of the word and is where ground clearance and bigger tires pay off. Especially in sand, soft dirt, snow, and rock.. ect
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