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Old 07-05-2018, 07:13 AM   #1
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so my question is has anyone use a 4 inch lift from rough country on your 1988 ranger here is the lift im looking at



https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B2ABH8G...v_ov_lig_dp_it

want to know what kind of over all height you would get from this

i just purchased this truck and looks like there has been some work done on suspension but not sure what all they did
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Old 07-05-2018, 08:14 AM   #2
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Old 07-11-2018, 03:23 AM   #3
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Welcome to TRS (or if you prefer)

It looks like you have a spacer (leveling) lift plus aftermarket progressive-rate coils but is otherwise stock.

If you're looking for a decent budget lift option, I would recommend Tuff Country. They don't use a drop-plate extension for the stock axle bracket that is often known to bust open front differential housings, instead they provide you a complete set of replacement axle brackets (this will matter if you ever do a D35 front axle upgrade).

Higher up the ladder is Skyjacker and James Duff. I would recommend these if you have plans for any rugged off road use. Their brackets are much more robust than both Tuff Country or Rough Country and should stand up to hard use better.

There's enough rust on there I'd probably look into some new spring hangers & shock mounts too (the higher-end James Duff kits provide new front spring/shock mounts, but if the rears are just as bad, you'll still need to source those elsewhere).
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Old 07-11-2018, 06:34 PM   #4
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I love that body style of Rangers, my god that underside is Rusty.... I say goodluck doing any suspension work on it...lol
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