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Did you lift your 1998-2011 Ford Ranger 4x4?


Did you lift your 1998-2011 Ford Ranger 4x4?

  • Bought the Superlift kit

    Votes: 7 11.9%
  • Bought the Superlift kit & installed a body lift

    Votes: 5 8.5%
  • Bought torsion keys and cranked the torsion bars

    Votes: 10 16.9%
  • Bought torsion keys, cranked the torsion bars, and installed a body lift

    Votes: 3 5.1%
  • Cranked the torsion bars with the factory keys

    Votes: 20 33.9%
  • Cranked the torsion bars & installed a body lift

    Votes: 11 18.6%
  • Only installed a body lift

    Votes: 3 5.1%

  • Total voters
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turbo130

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On my 1994 Ranger 4x4 with 4.0 engine I installed stronger front springs to level the sag on the front end.
 


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MaicoDoug

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Ranger FX4 LVL2
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Total Lift
2 inches in the back, not enough in the front
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32x11.5x15
Turbo 130-How does it ride?
 

turbo130

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When I replaced the front springs the shocks were bad so I replaced them as well and the ride is a lot smoother.
 

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4.5" SL
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WWWhhhaaattt !?!
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33 x 12.50
Used the front Super Lift Kit and added Coil-Over Shocks.
The rear was SkyJacker 6" Lift Springs, no blocks, Aftermarket Shocks. (two different shocks)
Clear 33" tires without a problem, although the front does once in awhile hit the lining when backing up.
 

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Used the front Super Lift Kit and added Coil-Over Shocks.
The rear was SkyJacker 6" Lift Springs, no blocks, Aftermarket Shocks. (two different shocks)
Clear 33" tires without a problem, although the front does once in awhile hit the lining when backing up.
Which shocks and spring rate did you go with for the coil over setup? I've got the bits coming next month for the coil over mount. Also hoping a used lift kit might show up at some point to buy rather than investing in a new one.
 

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4.5" SL
Total Drop
WWWhhhaaattt !?!
Tire Size
33 x 12.50
Which shocks and spring rate did you go with for the coil over setup? I've got the bits coming next month for the coil over mount. Also hoping a used lift kit might show up at some point to buy rather than investing in a new one.
It has been a while since I put the lift in so know which shock other than the brand I am not sure.

Shock were Fox and purchased through a special buy from 4WD... !

Rate of the springs was 750#, because I was going with a Winch that never got there.

Truck run good, when I put the lift in I use SuperLift rear Shock but they were the wrong ones for my setup.
I took my truck to the local Off-Road Warehouse and they put on two different sized shock.
I have the FX4 Large Tubed rear axle, maybe that was my problem, but all I know is once ORW got through with the front rebuild and the rear replacement shocks the truck had a great ride and still does two years later.
I brought it to ORW two weeks ago and had them check out the shock condition and all was still good.

There are articles (Postings and How-Tos) on other Ranger Sites about the Coil-Over Kits and How-To's... check them out to get an idea of what was used.

That all I got !
 

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Thanks. I've skimmed through those articles in the past and will definitely read them more thoroughly when the time comes to order and install parts. 750 vs 800# springs is one of the things I need to decide on. No winch any time soon, but I do have the V8 sitting up there.
 


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