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Old 08-31-2009, 05:02 PM   #1
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I was just wondering you 2wd guys out there if you can post pics of your lifted 2wd rangers so I can get an idea of which suspension kit to get. I was really just considering the doetsch 2"spacer kit/w shocks. I like the Fabtech lift but I dont want to buy new wheels if I dont have to. thanks
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Old 08-31-2009, 05:06 PM   #2
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do you mean the fabtech spindles or the coil kit with new uppers? why would you have to buy new wheels and what wheels are on your truck? looks good
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On the 4wheel parts website it says the wheels need a 3.75 backspacing. I was just wondering really about any lift for the newer rangers around my year so I can get a better idea of what i want to get. I have the stock wheels now, I just painted them with spray paint and a clear coat. kept the center caps chrome. p235 75 r15 is what I have now. Just want to know if I wanted like 30s or 31s I would need a lift right?
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no i dont have a lift and mine measure out to like 30 3/4 by like 9 1/2 or something i have P71 crown victoria rims, they are 16x7 i dont know what the back spacing is, but i dont rub at all. all stop except i got the cheapest monroe shocks. im gonna be buying the spindles shortly though i think. so ill let you know if i get them before you do. in your pic your truck looks a little lower than mine though so i dont know.
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Its funny tho cuz when I see a 2wdranger on the road while im driving they look twice cuz I actually sit higher then them. I only have one size bigger tire then stock. I would like to have maybe a trailhead height. that would be sweet. your truck looks pretty cool. Def needs more clearance I think. I just dont know which lift to go with. I like Fabtech but Doetsch looks cool. I just dont know much about them, even heard much of them.
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rough country 4" susp. lift, leveling kit, 3" body
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WOW THATS WHAT IM TALKING ABOUT! sweet truck man! jealousy
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WOW THATS WHAT IM TALKING ABOUT! sweet truck man! jealousy
thanks man that means a lot. its the first truck ive ever owned. got it from my grandpa completely stock once he passed away about 4 years ago and i dont plan on getting rid of it anytime soon. im currently saving up for a 4x4 conversion though

and it does feel good sittng higher than other 2x4s. even better when your higher than 4x4s or full sizes
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6"skyjacker lift, with garbage 31" tires lol.. some kinda swamper with rims, is in the budget for the spring i think
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Its even cooler when they are lifted 2wd and single cabs like mine. Makes me feel not alone!LOL! Love the pics guys, really nice trucks. Sorry about your Grandpa, Quaker! Keep on with the truck pics.
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