Re: front end
It would be easier for you to lift it with the I beams than the tosion bars. I had a Bronco and installed an I beam lift, it worked well. They also make I beam kits for pre-runner trucks. Maybe you should look into that.
2004 Ford Ranger Edge manual 4.0 4x4 with 3" Body lift, 33x12.5 BFG A/T KO's, on Eagle Alloy 057 rims, and alot of mods
2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 manual with Flowmaster American Thunder exhaust
2005 Ford F250 automatic 5.4 4x4 with no mods