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HELP FORD RANGER 1994 xlt lift


Mikeosaji

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I am trying to lift my Ford ranger about 4 inches but I don’t know where to start at all
 


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1993
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Ford Ranger
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3.0 V6
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3.0L
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Manual
2WD / 4WD
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Total Lift
6"
Tire Size
35"
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In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are different.
There are a lot of ways to do it. Try reading some if the suspension articles here.

 

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Ford
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4.0 V6
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Stock
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Manual
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Total Lift
4"
Total Drop
N/A
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33 x 12.50 x 15
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B4000
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2WD
Total Lift
2"
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235/75r15
Some strong friends ;)

Back is (relatively) easy, swap springs for what you want and longer shocks. Front gets a tad more complicated with twin i-beam (2wd) or twin traction beam (4wd)........ if you want to go 4 inches in the front, now you're talking about replacing springs, radius arms, and likely messing with steering linkage, plus shocks, at a minimum.
 

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1987
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87Ranger Endrigo 2.9l, 87BII Endrigo 4.0l
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
Ranger 5" (1½" Hiryder/3" body), BII 4" Procomp
Total Drop
Ranger 5sp, BII A4LD
Tire Size
Ranger 32"/4:10LS, BII 33"/3:73LS
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Deengineer until it is how Blue Oval should have sold it!!
Mike,

Rough Country 4" for $499 with Free shipping and a $40 off code.

These guys even offer a payment plan 😲
 

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Total Lift
2"
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235/75r15
Not bad. Looks like they use drop brackets for the front. Can't see in the image, rear springs or just lift blocks?

Looks like a dropped pitman arm for the steering so check that off the list.......
 

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6-inches
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33x12.50x15

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4.0
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Total Lift
1.5" Front + 4" Rear
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245-70-R16
My recommendation for a '94 would be 3" body lift, Belltech shackles, and 1/2" - 3/4" spacers under the coil springs. Unless you have a reason to do a suspension lift.
 

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Montana
Vehicle Year
1994
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Ford Ranger XLT
Engine Type
4.0 V6
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
Stock
Tire Size
31” x 10.5”
To do it “right” without any major custom fabrication work, the skyjacker kit worked pretty well for me. The 4/6 inch kit with leafs, shocks, and new radius arms will cost about 3000 dollars.

I’ve heard the duff kits are great as well.

I feel like I got my money’s worth.
 

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Transmission
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2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
Stock
Tire Size
31” x 10.5”
Mine is a 94’. I would go ahead and recommend getting the six inch kit. I’m already looking to replace my four inch coil springs with six inch coil springs.
 

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