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How to reliably lift 05 ranger torsion bar by 2 inches?


Schiky

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Hey guys, I'm going to need to lift my front end by 2 inches, is there a safe and right way to do this? I want it to be reliable and not have any detrimental effects on other front end components. I've had a number of people tell me to just crank up the torsion bars and it'll be fine and give me the lift I need. However other people are telling me that if I do that then I'll trash my ball joints and bearings. Does anybody have any ideas? I can't even find any kits or anything for 2 inch lift in the front besides torsion keys. What do you guys think? Any advice or ideas? It's a 2005 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 with the Torsion bar front suspension and custom built leafs in the rear.
 


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Crank the front and run the longer rancho part #RS5374 shocks to accommodate the difference in suspension height.

It is as reliable as you are going to get without going to a full on super lift kit for 4" of lift.
 

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I can tell you I have run my 02 Ranger for 175K miles with a 1.5" torsion bar lift and haven't had any problems with the suspension or drive axles. It still has the original ball joints but the top ones are due for a replacement.

Another 1/2" lift may cause more wear but should not be that bad. As noted in the post above, you will have a problem hitting the extension stops on the shocks unless you get longer shocks than OEM.
 

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Awesome thank you very much guys!!
 

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Also get camber adjusting kit so otherwise you will eat the tires and bearings
 


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