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Lifting a 2003 Ford ranger 3.0 Xlt 2wd?

Maplesgamer

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Vehicle Year
2003
Make / Model
Ford ranger Xlt
Transmission
Automatic
I have a 2003 ford ranger 3.0 V6 XLT 2wd Automatic transmission and I am wanting to lift It with a 3” or maybe a 4” lift. I also want to put some bigger, more aggressive tires on it with the lift. Could I do this without having any problems or without running into clearance issues and such? And what kind of fuel would I be sacrificing
 


Blmpkn

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Make / Model
Ford ranger
Engine Type
2.3 EcoBoost
Engine Size
2.3
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
2.5" level
Tire Size
275/65/18
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Its probably better to be self deprecating than self defecating.
A 3-4" lift will let you run substantially bigger tires, both of my old 2wd rangers would fit a 30" just fine at stock height. You could likely fit a 33" with no trouble lifted. However, you'd more or less be required to regear the axle to 4.56. You could choose not to of course... but the truck wouldn't hardly be able to get out of its own way.
 

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