Originally Posted by 06FordFX4
You don't b see a damn think with a body lift on a rangers. So many people have that misconception.
And you shouldn't use the bumper to town anything regardless.....
Since you don't want a perfectly fine body lift, your options are limited
stfu, if he doesnt want a BL on his ranger, he's already 5 steps ahead of guys like you..
OP, since you have a 2wd, your best bet would be to find a set of lift spindles. they replace your current spindles and give your truck a safe lift and TRUE ground clearance. not hard to install either. here is a how to for the install:
How To: 3" Doetsch Spindle Install - Ford Ranger Forum
for the back, just go get some "chevy lowering shackles" from your local autozone or oreilly. they fit ranger springs but lift rangers instead of dropping them due to how the shackle setup is. dumming this down a bit because i dont know how mechanically inclined you are. not trying to be insulting.
things you should know:
trimming the steering stop knubs off of the lower control arms is a good idea so they dont hit your brakes and put air into the system when you're at full lock when turning. also, make sure you pack the bearings real well with grease and torque them accordingly.
something to consider:
since you have a 98, you have the smaller rotors. if you were to buy lift spindles for an 01+ truck, you would need the 01+ rotors because they got an inch bigger. the stopping power is worth having so i would suggest doing that.. but you can still get 98-00 lift spindles and run your current rotors no problem.
with lift spindles, you wont need longer shocks in the front, it will ride great compared to stock or with coil spacers.