Suspension Kits – 1998-2011 Ford Ranger 4×4

Superlift:

The aftermarket suspension companies didn’t have much love for the 1998-2011 Ford Ranger 4×4. The only major suspension company to offer a kit has been Superlift’s 4-inch lift kit.

Many people choose to not buy the kit for two reasons:

  1. Cost
  2. Torsion bars hang down and get in the way.

This Ford Ranger has a Superlift 4-inch suspension kit – you can see the torsion bar and mount hanging down below the door

For more information on Superlift kits, click HERE.

Body Lift & Torsion Bar Crank:

It’s more common for 1998-2011 Ford Ranger 4×4 owners to install a 3-inch bodylift, and crank the front torsion bars to level the trucks stance. The Ranger at the top of this page actually uses a 3-inch body lift instead of a suspension lift.

2001-2011 Ford Ranger – Performance Accessories P/N 70033 – 3 Inch Body Lift:



 

1998-2000 Ford Ranger – Performance Accessories P/N 883 – 3 Inch Body Lift:



Torsion Keys:

Some people crank their torsion bars, and some install replacement torsion keys. TRS has not formed an opinion as to whether or not torsion keys are any better than simply cranking on your factory keys. If you’ve gone from cranking your factory keys, to using aftermarket torsion keys to get the same amount of lift, please contact us and give us your feedback.

1998-2011 Ford Ranger Pro Comp 62170 2.25″ Front Level Lift Torsion Keys:



1998-2011 Ford Ranger ReadyLift 66-2020 2.25″ Leveling Kit with Torsion Keys:



Long Wheel Travel Kit:

Your only other option for a suspension lift would be a Vegas Desert Fab kit (formerly Dixon Brothers). These kits use new control arms, axle shafts, and require coilovers (gets rid of the torsion bars).

The down side is that they increase the width by 4-1/2 inches on each side, but reportedly get 14-inch of wheel travel.