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Old 04-06-2013, 10:43 PM
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I would like to do some serious off roading but I'm a noob with this kind of stuff. Any ideas for my 94 ranger for lift, suspension or anything for a noob on a budget?
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:54 PM
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I would like to do some serious off roading but I'm a noob with this kind of stuff. Any ideas for my 94 ranger for lift, suspension or anything for a noob on a budget?
buy a leveling kit and start small lol leveling kit is only $150
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:59 PM
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Don't do leveling kit, not necessary and will wreck your front end..body lift is cheap...starting around $150-200 I think...Superlift is the only suspension lift option, and it's $2k...
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:10 AM
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I would like to do some serious off roading but I'm a noob with this kind of stuff. Any ideas for my 94 ranger for lift, suspension or anything for a noob on a budget?
if youre in college...save your money...dont risk breaking your means of transportation to and from school...save up until you can do a proper lift and wheels/tires
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:21 AM
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Don't do leveling kit, not necessary and will wreck your front end..body lift is cheap...starting around $150-200 I think...Superlift is the only suspension lift option, and it's $2k...
and why will a leveling kit running a front end
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:26 AM
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Don't do leveling kit, not necessary and will wreck your front end..body lift is cheap...starting around $150-200 I think...Superlift is the only suspension lift option, and it's $2k...
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and why will a leveling kit running a front end
just ignore him. has no clue whats up. superlift is not the only one that makes lifts for his truck, and they are nowhere near 2K.
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:30 AM
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just ignore him. has no clue whats up. superlift is not the only one that makes lifts for his truck, and they are nowhere near 2K.
ya BDS and rough country do lift kits as well
One other one too I think
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:33 AM
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just ignore him. has no clue whats up. superlift is not the only one that makes lifts for his truck, and they are nowhere near 2K.

Hmm. I wouldn't say that.... Just that he has his model years mixed up. 98+ torsion bar suspension vs 93-97 ttb suspension.

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Old 04-07-2013, 06:41 AM
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agreed but it says in his sig, plain as day, 94.

and there actually are suspension lifts outside superlift for 98+ 4x4's.

as for 94, skyjacker makes one also
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:46 AM
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Hmm. I wouldn't say that.... Just that he has his model years mixed up. 98+ torsion bar suspension vs 93-97 ttb suspension.

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is there even less for torsion bars I would imagine that there would be more options for him if it was a 98+
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:01 AM
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You would think but no.

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Old 04-07-2013, 08:00 AM
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I would say for "serious offroading" do the raptor trade mod.

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Old 04-07-2013, 08:06 AM
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I would say for "serious offroading" do the raptor trade mod.

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I wouldn't I would buy a nother 4x4 ranger do a 4" lift with a SAS and 32" tires and still have lots of money left over
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Old 04-07-2013, 10:04 AM
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When I say "serious off roading" I mean that is it aggressive enough to accomplish any dumb ass ideas I come up with. Thanks for the input though. What about ideas for junkyard parts
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Old 04-07-2013, 10:10 AM
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When I say "serious off roading" I mean that is it aggressive enough to accomplish any dumb ass ideas I come up with. Thanks for the input though. What about ideas for junkyard parts
being the collage age you will need a lot of money to be ably to do that trust me
But a leveling kit and some decent tires and your ranger will do just fine off road if you want a serious off road rig you will need to find a new means of transpiration
serious off roading is a lot of money
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