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lilred_84ranger

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I know there is different types of ways to lift a ranger I want to know what is the best way to lift my 84 ranger? Should I go with a kit? Does it come with everything I need?
 


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@lilred_84ranger ,
Both a body lift and suspension lift have different advantages, depending on your timeframe, budget and end suspension needs.

For a superior ride quality, I prefer a 4" suspension lift but if all that is needed is more room for larger tires, a body lift will do well enough.
 

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Cadiz, KY... You're literally right beside the Fall Round Up site.

I see this is posted in the 2WD section. Not a whole lot of people lifting 2WD trucks here. What are you looking to do with it?
 

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I had the same question...

Is this 2WD?

I'd like to move it if it's a 4WD.
 

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Google Bell Tech Lift Kit for Ford Ranger. They are a solid reliable supplier.
 

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Cadiz, KY... You're literally right beside the Fall Round Up site.

I see this is posted in the 2WD section. Not a whole lot of people lifting 2WD trucks here. What are you looking to do with it?
want to lift because I’m hoping when I lift I’ll be able to spray the frame with por15 and get larger tires when I’m done with it I’ll take it to shop to painted and wrapped
 

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want to lift because I’m hoping when I lift I’ll be able to spray the frame with por15 and get larger tires when I’m done with it I’ll take it to shop to painted and wrapped
Sounds like a great plan! I would add that POR15 is merely a primer and needs an equally durable top coat. Do keep us posted as you go.
 

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If you're going for easier access to the frame, gotta recommend a body lift. Especially for a 2wd. I'm not sure what the market is like for suspension lift options on a 2wd.
 

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Belltech makes a 2wd kot for rangers. I was on their site yesterday
 

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I've got some old 2" lift blocks from a 2003. I'm not sure if they would work on yours. You can have them for free. Just pay the shipping.
 
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Gosh, I was going to recommend a floor jack!
 

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