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Old 03-03-2009, 06:31 PM   #41
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I looked at a 90 STX today.
Green with gray interior, SC, 4.0.
It drove well and showed 90k mileage.
It was a bit rusty but workable.
I may have to get it.
A friend may be buying my blue 90 that I just got 2 weeks ago.
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Old 03-04-2009, 08:01 PM   #42
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I own a fairly mint 87 super cab, STX 4X4, 2.9 6 cyl. I have always wondered if it was a High Rider, as it has every other option available on it - sway bars front and rear, locking diffs front and rear, etc
Rangers never got locking diffs, it is possible that it does have limited slips front and rear.
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Old 03-26-2009, 05:50 PM   #43
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We have a '92 Ranger STX, 4X4, 4.0, 5 spd.,E T/Case, and manual hubs. It seems to be all original and likely a Sport Rider as it has the leather wrapped steering wheel, power windows, A.C., cruise control,cloth striped seats like those pictured,with the power lumbar and under thigh extendables, 3.73 gears with Traction Lok rear, not sure of the front diff., and it has coil spring suspension as well as front and rear sway bars. We bought this truck for a toy and so far it's been a project, new u-joints, brakes, windshield leaks, broken/rusted rear spring mounts, etc, etc... and the beat goes on. If it wasn't such a good runner we would junk/part it.
Soon to get a fresh bed, driver side door and both rear quarters for the cab.
If it is a Sport Rider we might not modify it, at present we have a Garrett Turbo, steering wheel and both seats from a T-Bird Super Coupe that we are about to install mainly because the stock seat bottoms hammer our butts when off road and they are a bit uncomfortable compared to our other vehicles, Lincoln Mark VIII, Expedition, Mountaineer, and a Monterey Van. We don't mind the rough ride, we just don't enjoy the harsh seats.
In any case does this sound like a Sport Rider truck to you guys with knowledge?

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Old 10-10-2009, 01:43 PM   #44
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Default What shocks should I get for my Ranger?

Hi, I have been reading up on the STX High Rider and I believe I have on. I bought it off a friend for $300 (well $150 and my PSP /w games) but I'm not sure what shocks I should buy for it.

Anyone have the same problem? If so what did you get for your High Rider?

It's a 1988 Ford Ranger STX by the way.

Sorry guys, I tried to post a couple of pics but couldn't seem to figure it out.

Thanks for your help.

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Old 10-10-2009, 03:22 PM   #45
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when i got the ones for the front of mine i had to use ones from an f150
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Old 10-12-2009, 02:55 PM   #46
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I had an 89 STX and it had the equivalent to the High Rider suspension but it was called something else. It was not easy finding the proper shock for it. I finally found a brand of shock that actually listed shocks for the High Rider suspension on a Ranger. They were made by Heckethorn. I found them at a Jeep parts supplier.

They were good shocks but I questioned the workmanship of the first set I bought just by the appearance. I never had a problem with them and put over 100,000 miles on the first set before needing to replace them.
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Old 11-21-2009, 08:00 PM   #47
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does the high rider use longer springs or just use different spring perches?
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Old 11-22-2009, 06:52 PM   #48
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So, a forward mounted swaybar is an indicator of the "Highrider" then? My 87 STX has yellow painted front coils, and sat as high on 235s' as my 84 BII on 31s'. The BII has the swaybar in the front BTW.
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Hi,
I own a fairly mint 87 super cab, STX 4X4, 2.9 6 cyl. I have always wondered if it was a High Rider, as it has every other option available on it - sway bars front and rear, locking diffs front and rear, etc. I have now figured out that it is not though, from the pictures at the start of the page.
The biggest clue would have to be the front mounted sway bar. Mine has the sway bar mounted behind the front suspension, not like the Silver truck in the picture looking under the front end. Seems to me that that would be the easiest and fastest way to tell the High Rider from standard suspension models.
There are NO Supercab Highriders.

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Rangers never got locking diffs, it is possible that it does have limited slips front and rear.
No but Ford refers to their Limited slip as a "Locking diff"

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We have a '92 Ranger STX, 4X4, 4.0, 5 spd.,E T/Case, and manual hubs. It seems to be all original and likely a Sport Rider as it has the leather wrapped steering wheel, power windows, A.C., cruise control,cloth striped seats like those pictured,with the power lumbar and under thigh extendables, 3.73 gears with Traction Lok rear, not sure of the front diff., and it has coil spring suspension as well as front and rear sway bars. We bought this truck for a toy and so far it's been a project, new u-joints, brakes, windshield leaks, broken/rusted rear spring mounts, etc, etc... and the beat goes on. If it wasn't such a good runner we would junk/part it.
Soon to get a fresh bed, driver side door and both rear quarters for the cab.
If it is a Sport Rider we might not modify it, at present we have a Garrett Turbo, steering wheel and both seats from a T-Bird Super Coupe that we are about to install mainly because the stock seat bottoms hammer our butts when off road and they are a bit uncomfortable compared to our other vehicles, Lincoln Mark VIII, Expedition, Mountaineer, and a Monterey Van. We don't mind the rough ride, we just don't enjoy the harsh seats.
In any case does this sound like a Sport Rider truck to you guys with knowledge?
The Last year for the "High Rider" or "Sport Rider" was 1989.

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does the high rider use longer springs or just use different spring perches?
Longer Springs, longer shocks, a Radius arm drop brackets
and unique axle pivot brackets.
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Longer Springs, longer shocks, a Radius arm drop brackets
and unique axle pivot brackets.
cool, thanks
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