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HELP, I want to lift my 1986 2WD Ranger w/ Manual Steering


GavinHimebauch

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So here’s my dilemma. I own a 1986 Ford Ranger with the 2.3l and 5spd manual. I want to put a cheapo rough country lift for aesthetic purposes and maybe do some beach cruising. However, my truck has manual steering which RC says will not work with their kit because P/S and M/S have different pitman arms. RC also says they do not make a pitman arm and don’t know anybody who does. Can I make this kit work? If so how? If not what are my options? I’m looking at a 4inch lift. I don’t want to do a body lift either.
Thank you in advance
Best regards
Gavin Himebauch
 


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Th manual steering box on our rangers uses the same sector shaft splines as the Saginaw 525 and Jeep manual steering boxes.

A stock manual steering XJ arm will work for you, although it may not be quite dropped enough; you may want to see if you can find a drop pitman arm for a manual steering XJ. It's the one in the middle in this pic. Part number Crown Automotive 52000616. The spines are off center by one spline though. The 4 square cut splines will put your arm off to the left by one spline.

 


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