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Putting 2wd at stock 4wd height


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Dunno if this is better in the pre-runner or not but figured it'd be ok in a 2wd lift forum- I have a 1996 Ranger xlt extended cab 2wd that I'd like to bring up to stock 4wd height, i'd like to get a little more ground clearance out of it but i don't really wanna put the money in for a suspension lift, i'm fine with a body lift, my big thing right now is budget, i'd like to keep it below $500- how many inches of lift do i need to put on it and where's the best place to get quality and inexpensive kits? I currently have a broken shackle in the back so i need to replace those anyways
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I put 2008 4wd leafs in the back of my 1994 2wd truck when I re-did the spring mounts.

The 4wd leafs have an extra leaf as well as a lift block. I did not use the lift block, but if you want taller, that's the way to do it. I did use the 4wd leafs with the extra one.

As for the front, I have no idea, as I left the front alone.
 

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Dunno if this is better in the pre-runner or not but figured it'd be ok in a 2wd lift forum- I have a 1996 Ranger xlt extended cab 2wd that I'd like to bring up to stock 4wd height, i'd like to get a little more ground clearance out of it but i don't really wanna put the money in for a suspension lift, i'm fine with a body lift, my big thing right now is budget, i'd like to keep it below $500- how many inches of lift do i need to put on it and where's the best place to get quality and inexpensive kits? I currently have a broken shackle in the back so i need to replace those anyways
thanks
Do you have coil springs? If you do, then the easy thing to do is just add taller coils (Ebay where I got mine from). Add the add-a-leaf rear leaf springs and you have a nice looking truck. Took me and a buddy about 2-3 hours to do the work on my Ranger. When you get it lifted you should run to an alignment shop to check the alignment out. Not a lot of money for the parts. Now, you can make a choice on the size coils you want to add. If you go over 2 inches you really should get an alignment. You can also add the coil spring spacers as well to spend a bit less money. Search Ebay for lift kits for your year ranger.
 

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2" Coil spacer kit for the front, add-a-leaf kit for the rear, all done and for under $200


Or do it right and get the Rough Country 4" suspension kit. Comes with everything you need including new shocks, got mine for under $500 to my door.
 

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The rough country lift runs just under 500 of you look in the right places mine came out to 490 shipped to my door with everything I needed, minus tools of course. That netted me 4in of suspension lift which I think it's close to or just above 4x4 height.
 


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