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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.

 

For 1983-1997 2wd Ranger's

Autofab 1983-1988 Ford Ranger 2WD Econo Lift:

Early Ranger 2wd truck with forged beams and ball joints. These replace the stamped steel beams in early production. Ball joints are good used and beams have new pivot bushings installed. New ball joints are additional. $300 core charge, not included in price, applies on kits sent out with no exchange. Beams and radius arms are core exchange for good usable condition parts. If any ball joints are bad there will be a fee to replace. Beams are aligned for 4" lift and Radius arms are modified to correct castor alignment. When ordering with new ball joints installed your beams can have bad or no ball joints sent back for no extra fee. 4 inch lift coil springs included. Shocks and brake hoses not included. Note: Early production Ranger beams were stamped steel and are not serviceable. If you have one of these trucks you will upgrade to forged beams.

Autofab 1989-1994 Ford Ranger 2WD Econo Lift:

For 1989-94 Ranger 2wd trucks with the cast beams. Spindles have the ball joints on these years. Beams are aligned for 4 inch lift and will have new pivot bushings installed. Radius arms are modified for castor alignment and bolt back in like stock. 4 inch lift coils included. Shocks and brake hoses not included. Beam and radius arm core fee of $300 not included in price. If you send your beams and radius arms to us no core fee will be charged.

Autofab 1995-1997 Ford Ranger 2WD Econo Lift:

For 1995-97 Ranger 2wd beam trucks. These beams look the same as 89-94 beams but the pinch bolt for the upper ball joint eccentric is reversed to clear the newer front antilock spindles. You cannot use earlier beams with these spindles. Although you can put earlier spindles on these beams. Beams are aligned for 4 inch lift and new pivot bushings are installed. 4 inch lift coils included. Shocks and brake hoses are not included. Beam and radius arm core fee of $400 not included in price. No core fees if you send us your beams and radius arms.

Autofab 1983-1997 Ford Ranger 2WD Middle Of The Road Kit:

Upgrade your Autofab econo lift with race quality tubular radius arms, hangers, and 2 additional cross members. Order your choice of Econo lift and then order this package for the middle of the road complete kit. Grade 8 hardware and radius arm bushings included. One cross member bolts in where the original one mounted. A second cross member is a fit and weld unit that ties the radius arm pivot brackets together. Due to exhaust clearance and frame variations this must be done at the time of installation. We have deducted the price of the modified stock radius arms with this pricing. Note: Bolt on front shock mounts in picture are not included. They are part of a wheel travel kit.

Autofab 1983-1997 Ford Ranger 2WD Wheel Travel Kit:

Autofab 16 inch wheel travel kit for 1983-97 Ranger 2wd trucks. Kit includes middle of the road 4 inch lift foundation and custom coil bucket assemblies for long travel shock mounting. Kits sold in exchange for beams, core charge not included in price. Optional rod ended radius arms shown in 3rd picture. Works with stock steering. Setup is for 2 Fox racing shocks per wheel. We can provide shocks if you like for additional cost.

  

Autofab 1989-1997 Ford Ranger 2WD Truck Econo Lift

Autofab 1983-1997 Ford Ranger 2WD Middle Of The Road Kit

Autofab 1983-1997 Ford Ranger 2WD Wheel Travel Kit

Autofab 1983-1997 Ford Ranger 2WD Wheel Travel Kit

 

For 1983-Present 2wd Ranger's

Blitzkrieg 1983-1997 Ford Ranger Equal Length Beams

Fabrication is required to mount shock absorbers and limit straps. This is a difficult kit to install and should be set up by a professional shop. 

  • Fully fabricated 4130 plate equal length I-beams. 

  • 4130 Machined kingpin beam ends utilizing 1” kingpins. 

  • Fully fabricated 4130 plate radius arms. 

  • Complete 4130 swinger steering w/ all heims included. 

  • 4130 I-beam and radius arm mounts. 

  • All components are fully TIG welded. 

  • All suspension components pivot on 1-1/4” heims. 

  • All necessary bolts included

Specifications = 91” Overall width / 18”-21"+ useable wheel travel

 

Blitzkrieg 1998-2008 Ford Ranger XLT

This kit bolts onto the stock upper and lower a-arm pivot locations. Fabrication is required to mount shock absorbers, bump stop mounts, and limit straps. Fabrication and installation should be completed by a professional.

  • Tabbed and slotted boxed upper a-arms. 

  • Tabbed and slotted boxed lower a-arms with 1" uniballs. 

  • Fabricated 4130 Upright w/ 1" uniball (designed to accept bolt-on snouts). 

  • Machined brake caliper mounts. 

  • Heim steering with 17-4 clevises. 

  • Fabricated tie rods. 

  • Mig welded components. 

  • All necessary bolts included. 

  • All heims, uniballs, bushings/sleeves, and limit straps included.

Specifications = 83" Overall width / 16" useable wheel travel

 

Blitzkrieg 2001-2006 Ranger Edge/Explorer Long Travel Kit

This kit bolts onto the stock upper and lower a-arm pivot locations. Fabrication is required to mount shock absorbers and limit straps. Fabrication and installation should be completed by a professional.

  • Tabbed and slotted boxed upper a-arms.

  • Tabbed and slotted boxed lower a-arms with 1” uniballs. 

  • Fabricated 4130 Upright w/ 1” uniball (designed to accept bolt-on snouts). 

  • Machined brake caliper mounts. 

  • Heim steering with 17-4 clevises. 

  • Fabricated tie rod and heim steering with 17-4 clevises. 

  • Mig welded components. 

  • All necessary bolts included. 

  • All heims, uniballs, bushings/sleeves, and limit straps included

Specifications = 84” Overall width and 16” useable wheel travel

 

Blitzkrieg 1983-1997 Ford Ranger 2WD Equal Length Beams

Blitzkrieg 1998-2008 Ford Ranger XLT 2WD

Blitzkrieg 1998-2008 Ford Ranger XLT 2WD

Blitzkrieg 2001-2006 Ranger Edge/Explorer Long Travel Kit

 

For 1989-Present 2wd Ranger's

Camburg 1989-1997 Ford Ranger 2WD Long Travel kit:

The Coil-over system is an extreme system proven time and time again in race conditions. This is the same system used by many racers and has earned 1st place points championships in the SCORE race series on the Desert Assassins team with Heidi Steele. This system is by far the best today with so much test time, race time, points championships, race wins there is not need to try to sell it, it is just the best! We can install this system in 1-2 days. There is no need to build coil-over mounts because they are included in this awesome system!

Includes:

  • 4.5" or 6.5" Extended Fabricated I-beams

  • Heim Radius Arm Kit w/ Tranny X-member

  • Coilover Engine Cage

  • Stainless Steel Extended Front Brake Lines

  • Alignment Cam Kit

  • 10" Limit Straps

Camburg 1989-1997 Ford Ranger 2WD 4.5 Custom I-Beams:

Our custom Camburg i-beams have been winning races and championships for years. They are fully fabricated and are 4.5" wider per side. We start by CNC machining the beam end and then build off of that with 4130 chromoly tubing with internal gussets and plate them in. They pivot on a 1-1/4 heim joint and come with the specific mis-alignment spacers to go into the factory mounts. These are designed to use the factory 2wd spindles or our fabricated race spindles utilizing our custom Camburg 2.0 race hubs.

Includes:

  • 4.5" Extended Fabricated I-beams

  • FK JM-16T 1-1/4" Heims

  • Stainless Steel Mis-alignment Spacers

  • Wheel Travel: 16-20 in

  • Track Width: 78 in trackwidth

Camburg 1989-1997 Ford Ranger 2WD Prerunner Kit:

  • 4.5" Extended Fabricated I-beams

  • Heim Radius Arm Kit w/ Tranny X-member

  • 5.5" lift Coil Springs

  • Bilstein 5100 Front Shocks

  • Stainless Steel Extended Front Brake Lines

  • Alignment Cam Kit

  • 8" Limit Straps

Camburg 1989-1997 Ford Ranger 2WD Heim Radius Arm kit:

  • Radius Arms

  • Radius Arm Brackets

  • Tranny X-member

  • FK JM-16T 1-1/4" Heim Joints

  • Stainless Steel Mis-alignment Spacers

  • Grade 9 Hardware

Camburg 1989-1997 Ford Ranger 2WD/4WD Coilover Engine Cage:

Our coilover engine cage is built from 1.5" thick .188w tubing and welds onto the frame in three locations for maximum strength. It has a x-brace that bolts in to eliminate flexing.

Designed for 4.5" wider 2wd i-beams and 4" wider 4wd TTB housings. Will not work with stock width suspension. Designed for a 2.5 x 14" Sway-Away coilovers or 2.5 x 12" FOX/King coilovers. Comes raw, un-powdercoated. Some models require battery being relocated and the stock airbox system removed.

Includes:

  • Driver Side Coilover Mount

  • Passenger Side Coilover Mount

  • Engine X-member

 

 

For 2001-Present 2wd Ranger's

2wd Long Travel Suspension Kit for:

  • '01-2008 Ford Ranger EDGE & Sport 2wd

  • '95-2001 Ford Explorer 2wd

  • 2001-2005 Ford Explorer Sport-Trac 2wd

Features:

  • 14" of  wheel travel

  • 4.5” wider per side

  • New Cr-Mo (4130) tube upper control arm, with high-angle balljoint (over 20 degrees more than a uniball)

  • Boxed plate lower A-arm

  • Uses 8" stroke coilover shocks, not included (replaces torsion bars)

  • Weld-in shock hoop available for most common shock brands

  • Powdercoated 'Gunmetal Grey' 

  • Optional Hydraulic Bumpstop Mount

  • Optional Steering Clevis Kit Available

  • Can be used with Aftermarket Lift Spindles

Suspension Kit Includes:

  • 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 kit

   

 

For 1998-2008 2wd Ranger's

TRS NOTE: Fabtech no longer carries kits for the 83-97 style Ranger suspension

2.5" Performance System w/ Performance Shocks - 1998-08 Ford Ranger 2WD w/Coil Spring Front Suspension & 4.0L V6

The design of our upper control arms, upper bump stop mounts and coil springs allows us to obtain 2.5" of lift with 2" of increased wheel travel. This system comes complete with preinstalled ball joints.

2.5" Performance System w/ Performance Shocks - 1998-08 Ford Ranger 2WD w/Coil Spring Front Suspension & 3.0L 4 CYL

Increase the ride height and obtain superior front-end ground clearance with our 3” Spindle system. The solid one-piece ductile iron spindle construction is designed to increase the ride height by 3” over stock and provide a stock like ride. Superior engineering of these heavy-duty lift spindles has resulted in a total bolt on installation eliminating the need to grind or cut factory parts. Adjustable alignment cams allow proper front end alignment of the vehicle. Rear lift is accomplished via a 2” add-a-leaf system.

3" Spindle System w/ Performance Shocks - 1998-00 Ford Ranger 2WD w/ Coil Spring Front Suspension

Increase the ride height and obtain superior front-end ground clearance with our 3” Spindle system. The solid one-piece ductile iron spindle construction is designed to increase the ride height by 3” over stock and provide a stock like ride. Superior engineering of these heavy-duty lift spindles has resulted in a total bolt on installation eliminating the need to grind or cut factory parts. Adjustable alignment cams allow proper front end alignment of the vehicle. Rear lift is accomplished via a 2” add-a-leaf system.

3" Spindle System w/ Performance Shocks - 2001-08 Ford Ranger 2WD w/ Coil Spring Front Suspension

Increase the ride height and obtain superior front-end ground clearance with our 3” Spindle system. The solid one-piece ductile iron spindle construction is designed to increase the ride height by 3” over stock and provide a stock like ride. Superior engineering of these heavy-duty lift spindles has resulted in a total bolt on installation eliminating the need to grind or cut factory parts. Adjustable alignment cams allow proper front end alignment of the vehicle. Rear lift is accomplished via a 2” add-a-leaf system.

3" Spindle System w/ Performance Shocks - 2001-08 Ford Ranger 2WD w/ Torsion Bar Front Suspension

Increase the ride height and obtain superior front-end ground clearance with our 3” Spindle system. The solid one-piece ductile iron spindle construction is designed to increase the ride height by 3” over stock and provide a stock like ride. Superior engineering of these heavy-duty lift spindles has resulted in a total bolt on installation eliminating the need to grind or cut factory parts. Adjustable alignment cams allow proper front end alignment of the vehicle. Rear lift is accomplished via a 2” add-a-leaf system.

5.5" Ultimate System w/ Performance Shocks - 2001-08 Ford Ranger 2WD w/ Coil Spring Front Suspension & 3.0L 4 CYL

  • Coil Box Kit

  • Upper Control Arms Kit

  • 3” Spindle Kit

  • Alignment Cam & Bolt Kit

  • Rear Block Kit

  • Rear U-bolt Kit

  • Rear Add-a-leaf Kit

  • Front Performance Shocks

  • Rear Performance Shocks

 

   

For 1983-1997 2wd Ranger's

These 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.

These 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.

These 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.

Equal 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.

For 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 application.)

Swingers 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.

Giant Motorsports also has rear 4-link kits and engine cages.

For 1983-Present 2wd Ranger's

"We 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."

1998 - Present

Entry 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.

Performance (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.

Extreme 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 must have.

1983 - 1997 

Extreme 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.

 

FORD RANGER I-BEAM KIT BALLJOINT or KINGPIN OPTION

I-Beam LT Kit Our Ranger I-Beam suspension was born out of racing. Designed on a 7 open truck we built back in the early 2000’s, taking the podium in 2003. Our I-Beam kit has more test time and development into it than most of the competition, and strength compared to none.

Performance Kit Includes

  • Equal Length I-Beams

  • 5" Wider

  • 4130 All Box construction

  • Laser Cut and Fixture Welded

  • Up to 22" of Travel With Crossover Steering

  • All Mounts for I-Beams, Radius Arms, and Trans Crossmembers

  • Grade 9 Hardware

  • F150 Spindle Upgrade Available

  • No Shocks Included in Price

  • No Installation Included in Price

FORD RANGER A-ARM KIT 1998-2011 A-Arm LT Kit

This is the best kit for your Ranger period. Using our proven racing technology, we designed and developed a kit unlike any other. Recessed shock mounts on the lower arm now allow for 10” shocks for your race truck or prerunner. Includes a redesigned upper arm and spindle for aftermarket hub clearance as well as a bypass with the entire system. Leaving nothing behind, this kit was designed for those who want the biggest and best for their truck.

Performance Kit Includes

  • 5-1/2 inch wider per side

  • 4130 Constructed upper arm, lower arm, and spindle

  • 1" uniballs on all pivot points for a smoother ride and longevity

  • Clearance for a 10" stroke Bypass and Coilover (Shock Not Included)

  • Recessed shocks taken from our Racing Technology

  • 16" of true travel (With available steering)

  • System clears a 35" tire for a race ready kit

  • Grade 9 Hardware

 

For 1989-1997 2wd Ranger's

ProComp offers 5-Inch suspension systems for the 1986-1997 2wd Ranger.

Ranger System Features:

  • Preset coils with specific spring rates provide desired ride height and ride characteristics

  • Drop pitman arm corrects draglink angle to eliminate bump steer

  • Rear lift achieved with cast iron blocks and/or rear add-a-leafs

  • Extended braided stainless brake lines available for positive brake response

  • Systems include ES Series shocks

TRS NOTE: ProComp is the only company on this page that doesn't offer longer radius arms for the 1983-1997 style suspensions.

 

For 1983-1997 2wd Ranger's

Increased ground clearance. Levels the front with the rear of the vehicle. Radius arm drop brackets allow for properly set caster. Proper caster is crucial to maintaining factory handling and driveability.

FRONT

  • Lifted coil springs

  • Radius arm drop brackets

  • I-beam drop brackets

  • Power steering pitman arm

  • Hardware

REAR

  • 3" lift blocks

  • U-bolts

  • Hardware

SHOCKS

  • (4) Premium N2.0 Series

 

For 1983-1997 2wd Ranger's

Skyjacker has one of the best systems on the market for 1983 - 1997 Ford Rangers.

Skyjacker 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.

The Skyjacker 2" lift kit includes front coils and rear add-a-leafs. 

The 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.

The 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 applications.

 

For 1983-1997 2wd Ranger's

New 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.

The 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.

They 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.

The 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.

They offer 2wd kits from 3.5 - 5 Inches

      

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