We know there are just
as many people out there that like to run their 2wd's off-road as
those with 4x4's.
We've put together a
list of company's offering kits for Ford Rangers.
1983-1997 2wd Ranger's
2wd trucks with twin I beam front suspension are a good choice for
building a pre-runner or race truck. Autofab has achieved 16 inches
of wheel travel using stock length beams! The first step of course
is to choose Autofab bent beams to accomplish the necessary lift of
4 inches. Then using radius arms from their middle of the road kit
you can now reach 16 inches of travel. The problem is the stock coil
bucket and shock mount restrict the wheel travel and the Ranger coil
buckets are not strong enough for serious off road use. Autofab
chose to use a coil bucket instead of coil over shocks, for some
obvious reasons, by studying what you have to do to properly mount a
coil over. If you are keeping the stock brake booster master
cylinder along with your heater/air conditioning unit you will have
much difficulty placing a coil over long enough to achieve 16 inches
of wheel travel. If you are building a race truck and removing all
of the above then by all means a coil over shock and bypass are the
right is the basic foundation of a Ranger wheel travel kit. The
beams displayed are the 1989 to 1997 style cast beams.
Forged beams from the earlier Ranger 2wd trucks differ in looks but
the function is the same. This particular kit is setup for 2 Fox 2.0
reservoir racing shocks per wheel. This photo is the basic
foundation for any Ranger 2wd truck for 16 inches of wheel travel.
The U shaped brackets above left bolt on the front side of the beam
radius arm. They do this instead of welding to the beam itself. That
way if you ever knock a beam out or tweak it you can replace it
without redoing the lower shock mount. Below the U mounts are the
radius arm pivot brackets. There are 2 styles depending on customer
request. One is for rubber bushing pivots and the other style for
Rod End bearings. Too the right of these are the cross members they
provide. One bolts into the same location your original one under
the bell housing area. The other is the parts you need to construct
one between the two radius arm pivot brackets. This must be done at
the time of installation because of frame variations. Plenty of
Grade 8 mounting hardware is included to properly bolt your brackets
to your Ranger frame.
right is the serious parts of their kit. Custom made coil buckets
much stronger than stock. Tall hoop structure so the front shock can
be a 14 inch travel shock. Here is the secret of the wheel travel.
Get a long enough of a shock in there to stroke for all that travel.
The rear shock mount is different because that shock is further back
on the radius arm and does not stroke the same amount. This will fit
below your master cylinder brake booster and on the right side next
to the heater/ac box. Sometimes some maneuvering of the ac dryer is
necessary as it is close. Their coil buckets are also offered with
weight jacker coil spring adjusters. This allows adjustment of ride
height and fine tuning from side to side. At the top of the shock
mount hoops are some wing shaped brackets. These and 2 tabs are for
the engine crossbar mounts. These need to be final fitted and the
tube welded at the time of installation as well. This can be done
when you do the radius arm cross member. Autofab coil springs
provide the 4 inch lift. Bump stops and limit straps are included
with their kits. They will protect your shocks from bottoming out or
right is the radius arm kit with rod end bearings for pivots.
Special mounting brackets complete with rod end spacers and through
bolt. Note components for cross members included as well.
1983-Present 2wd Ranger's
XLT Ranger LT Kit
New Blitzkrieg 98+ ranger kit is the ultimate way to get the most
out of your truck. Using stock pivot points, we are able to achieve
up to 16" of travel utilizing our Billet upper arm, and custom
spindle. With 1" uniballs on the upper and lower arm and a
billet spindle, this kit is ready to take the roughest of terrain or
cruise the streets in style. The kit features a billet snout block
that uses a Dana 35 ranger snout, so you can keep ranger brakes.
Installation of the kit requires cutting the stock ranger coil
bucket made into the frame rails.
Aluminum or boxed upper arm
steel steering clevises
hardware, heims, spacers, jam nuts, clevises, and limit straps
35 Snouts also included.
level kit uses Dana 35 snouts/bearings
upgrades are available: Blitzkrieg 2.5" snout and hub combo
as well as other aftermarket hubs (needs upgraded calipers to
run upgraded hub combo.)
XLT Ranger Mid Travel Kit
lowers 2.5 wider per side.
spindle with uniball upper joint
Bolt In Fox Shock, Limit Straps
stops and limit strap tabs must be welded on.
and Edge LT Kit
and slotted, boxed lower arms with 1” uniballs
bushings in the lower arms
have sealed backsides to prevent debris from entering the
brake caliper mounts
heims and uniballs
upper arms with plate uniball bracket or optional boxed upper.
useable wheel travel
heims and uniballs included.
steering with 17-4 clevises
straps and brake lines included
level kit uses Dana 35 snouts/bearings
upgrades are available: Blitzkrieg 2.5" snout and hub
combo, along with Desert specialties 2", 2.25" and
2.5" snouts and hubs.
Kit is capable of also running Speedway Engineering snout/hubs,
also Cone, and now Tubeworks. (needs upgraded calipers to run
1989-Present 2wd Ranger's
you want a serious pre-runner or you're looking to build a race
truck you need to check out Camburg Engineering.
Custom I-Beams - 4.5" wider per side, Heim Joint pivot, Billet
CNC end piece, and also come with billet steering extenders. Use by
race teams on high end race trucks and pre-runners. These beams have
completed more races than any other custom I beams from any other
company! Buy the best and buy quality once! These beams are not only
race proven but they have 1st place points championships!
& Earlier Custom I-Beams - 4" wider per side, Coil-over
application only. Ball joints and bushings not included. Built by
popular demand. Customers wanting only the best chose Camburg for
the off-road suspension. Don't put your trust in a lower dollar half
baked part buy Camburg quality and be assured you have the best!
Joint Radius Arms - If you are looking for the absolute best
performance these are the arms for you. These arms are not for
pavement pounders. These are for pure off-road high speed race and
pre-runners. These are the same arms used by the Camburg/Lucas
unlimited ranger. Constructed with 1.750 top and bottom tubes, laser
cut plates, and 1.250" Heims. All that plus a full dimple died
box structured tranny X-Member.
Over Mounts - Designed to be used with Camburg custom I-Beams and
Transmission X-Member Radius arms. Fully built and powder coated
before installation. These mounts will locate with stock holes in
the frame for installation. These mounts will be welded on to insure
the highest strength. Made with 1 1/2" x .188 wall DOM tube for
pure strength and rigidity. Will work with SAW Racerunner 14"
coil-overs (18-20" travel). Will also work with FOX or King
12" coil-overs ( 16-17" travel). To go along with these
awesome coil-over mounts are the Camburg Bolt on Air Bump Mounts,
powder coated Camburg Grey.
Camburg races what they sell
2001-Present 2wd Ranger's
Long Travel Suspension Kit for:
Ford Ranger EDGE & Sport 2wd
Ford Explorer 2wd
Ford Explorer Sport-Trac 2wd
of wheel travel
wider per side
Cr-Mo (4130) tube upper control arm, with high-angle balljoint
(over 20 degrees more than a uniball)
plate lower A-arm
8" stroke coilover shocks, not included (replaces torsion
shock hoop available for most common shock brands
Hydraulic Bumpstop Mount
Steering Clevis Kit Available
be used with Aftermarket Lift Spindles
Tubular upper control arms, with
bushings and balljoints installed
Boxed plate lower control arms
with bushings and balljoints installed
Shock hoop with crossbar
Steering Tie-rod Extension
Brake lines, Limit straps, bolt
1998-2005 2wd Ranger's
FORD RANGER 2.5" PERFORMANCE SYSTEM
designing new upper control arms, upper bumpstop mounts and coil
springs, we are able to obtain 2.5" of lift with a 2"
increase in wheel travel. Available with or without preinstalled
ball joints. (Shown Right)
Ford Ranger 2.5” Performance System Coil Front Suspension
you are looking for a mild lift system for your Ford Ranger, then
look no further. We have designed new upper control arms,
upper bump stops mounts, and coil springs designed just for the
motor that is in your truck for great on and off road ride.
Completing the system is front and rear Performance Shocks and a
rear add-a-leaf. By doing this you are able to obtain 2.5” of lift
with an increase in wheel travel of 2”. Upper control
arms available with or without ball joints preinstalled. Take
your Ranger to the next level with a Fabtech Suspension System.
Ford ranger 5.5” Ultimate System Coil Front Suspension
for the ultimate system for your Ford Ranger? Well here
it is. Take our proven 2.5” upper control arm coil
performance kit and ad our one piece cast design 3” spindle.
With the combination of upper control arms, bump stop mounts,
coil springs designed just for the motor you have, front and rear
Performance Shocks rear block and add-a-leaf, you will achieve
5.5” of lift and the room to run a 32/11.50R15 tires on a 15x7
wheel. Your Ranger will rise above the rest with Fabtech’s
Ultimate Suspension System.
NOTE: Fabtech no longer carries kits for the 83-97 style Ranger
1983-1997 2wd Ranger's
extended I-beams can be extended anywhere from 5" to 7.5"
per side, the end pieces are custom billet for use with the newer
ranger i-beam spindle (1989-1997) and work with all rangers
(1983-1997). They bolt into the stock i-beam pivots and utilize 1
1/4" heim joints. Comes with Giant Motorsports Custom Radius
Arms. Capable of up to 20" of travel. Will also work on 2wd
Ford Explorers. Lower shock mounts optional.
I-beams are extended 7-10" per side depending on what you ask
for, the end pieces are custom billet for use with the newer ranger
i-beam spindle (1989-1997) and work with all rangers (1983-1997).
They bolt into custom bolt on i-beam pivots and utilize 1 1/4"
heim joints. Comes with Giant Motorsports Custom Radius Arms.
Capable of 22+" of travel.
radius arms come with bolt on pivot that mounts in front of
transmission cross-member so there is no need to replace the
cross-member. The radius arm uses a 1 1/4" heim joint and works
with Giant Custom Extended or Equal Length Beams. Available for
Rangers, F-150's, King Pin, & 4wd I-Beams.
length steering - Eliminates bump steer and the notorious I-beam
"death shake". Kit is fully TIG welded and comes with the
highest quality heim joints. Compatible w/ Giant Motorsports Equal
Length Beam Kit. Comes with: 2 swingers, 2 bolt on mounting
brackets, 4 Tie Rods, 8 Heims (spacers and jam nuts included), &
1 modified pitman arm.
other I-beam applications this kit will work with beam set-ups were
the driver side beam is in front. On some beam set ups the driver
side beam is in back, this kit may or may not work with this type of
set up. Kit includes: Everything listed above, 2 Lengthened Tie
Rods. (The 2 longer Tie rod lengths may vary depending on I-beam
set-up. This kit is available for other I-beam set-ups and will
include 2 lengthened tie rods that must be custom fitted to
sold separately. Great for Fabshops and Do-it-yourselfers. Works on
Rangers, F150s, and any other I-beam conversions, Includes: 2
swingers, bushings, sleeves, hardware, and 4 mounting tabs.
Motorsports also has rear 4-link kits and engine cages.
1983-Present 2wd Ranger's
were the first company to work with and produce kits for the new
Ranger since its introduction 1998. Lets just say we know a little
bit about this truck. When we set out to do our long-travel system
our goal was to raise the bar higher than ever before achieved. We
succeeded and what you see is the best long travel system
period. With 16" of True Travel and multiple options available,
look no further than this H & M kit."
Level - This kit is designed for the individual that is looking to
lift their daily driver or work truck to accommodate or increased
tire size. The benefit of this kit is that you obtain the pre-runner
look without sacrificing the factory ride.
(Top Right) - This kit is designed for the occasional off-roader who
is looking for weekend performance. This kit will increase ride
performance for off-road without losing the comfortable street ride.
Performance (Second Right) - We're taking orders now for this
extreme product! Run 35" tires with a full 16" of true
travel. If your serious about prerunning your ranger, this kit is a
Performance (Bottom Right) - This is the best bolt-on equal-length
I-beam kit money can buy. If you are looking for the ultimate in
off-road performance look no further. This combination of parts will
get you up to 22" of wheel travel with steering. This kit is
coilover only The only thing necessary for this kit is to fabricate
custom shock hoops for the coilovers.
1986-1997 2wd Ranger's
offers 5-Inch suspension
systems for the 1986-1997 2wd Ranger.
coils with specific spring rates provide desired ride height and
pitman arm corrects draglink angle to eliminate bump steer
lift achieved with cast iron blocks and/or rear add-a-leafs
braided stainless brake lines available for positive brake
include ES Series shocks
NOTE: ProComp is the only company on this page that doesn't
offer longer radius arms for the 1983-1997 style suspensions.
1983-1997 2wd Ranger's
has one of the best systems on the market for 1983 - 1997 Ford
kits come with new heavy duty drop brackets, dropped pitman arm, 4-6
inch coils and either rear blocks, add-a-leafs or springs. You
can upgrade to the longer radius arms that comes with a new transfer
case / transmission crossmember and order new brake lines.
Skyjacker 2" lift kit includes front coils and rear
4" & 6" Class I lifts include coils and all
drop bracketry. Kits use rear blocks and/or add-a-leafs and Systems
use rear leaf springs.
Class II kits and systems are available for 4" and
6" lifts and include a pitman arm, sway bar end link &
replacement tubular offset radius arms extended 15" longer than
stock offering up to 30% more wheel articulation and less frame
fatigue than using radius drop brackets. Newly designed center hinge
brackets are both stylish and more rugged than stock or standard
1983-1997 2wd Ranger's
pre-set coil springs provide lift. Superlift uses new axle pivot
brackets, laser-cut from .25” steel plate, to lower the inboard
ends of the axle beams and restore camber. New camber alignment
bushings, available from your Ford dealer or local alignment shop,
may be needed to precisely “dial-in” camber angle. Caster angle
must also be addressed. Caster correction is handled by your choice
of either lowering the stock radius arms at their frame (rear) end
attaching points, the route taken with their Standard Series system,
or by replacing the stock radius arms entirely with their extended
length Superunner Long-Arm radius arms.
Standard Series method replaces the factory radius arm brackets with
longer brackets laser-cut from .25” plate steel. The Superunner
Long-Arm radius arms offer caster correction plus additional
benefits. The arms are considerably longer than stock, and increase
the amount of usable bind-free suspension extension travel. This
makes it easier for the tires to travel independently and stay in
contact with the road or trail surface. The longer arms also reduce
the degree of caster change the vehicle experiences as the
suspension goes through its travel cycle. These factors combine to
improve overall driveability and ride quality. You’ll experience a
noticeable difference both on- and off-road.
offer two different products to correct steering linkage angle; on
most lifted TTB Fords simply installing their dropped pitman arm
alone will result in satisfactory steering characteristics. The
dropped arm, used in conjunction with their industry award winning
Superunner steering linkage upgrade, delivers optimum steering
traits. Superunner Steering System Even in stock form, the Ford TTB
steering seems somewhat vague. On off-camber or less than ideal
driving surfaces, it takes continuous corrective steering input to
keep the vehicle pointed straight. When the vehicle is raised, these
inherent tendencies are magnified, creating two areas of concern: 1)
Minimizing tie rod angles, 2) Keeping the tie rods’ arc of
movement in phase with the axle beams’ arc of movement. These two
factors “make or break” driveability. When this geometry is
incorrect, it causes excessive toe-in / toe-out variations as the
suspension travels, resulting in the TTB Ford version of
“bump-steer”. Superlift offers two methods to correct steering.
Their dropped pitman arm reduces some of the additional steering
linkage angle created by the increased ride height. Their pitman
arm, used with their Superunner replacement steering linkage system,
addresses both problems. The new steering system uses a centerlink
to further reduce tie rod angles, and the new tie rods are more
proportional in length to the axle beams. The result is steering
linkage that is more in phase with the suspension.
most popular and least expensive method of rear lift is via blocks.
Add-a-leafs, and different height blocks are available for all
applications; most applications have replacement rear spring options
available as well.
offer 2wd kits from 3.5 - 5 Inches