Originally Posted by darangerdanger
2.3 pre runner? lol that'd be a first...
hahaha no. lots of guys guild up there 2.3L limas. turbo them and they are the bomb.
@OP- Do lots of research, search the forums (all of them, not just R-F), lurk, learn. Do everything in your head twice and then do it in real life once. Redoing things sucks. And spending money on stuff and having to replace it again also sucks.
Case in point, do not put a limited slip into your current axle (Ford 7.5 inch toothpick axle), because when you lift you will need a bigger, stronger axle for the larger tires (Ford 8.8 beefy axle). You can then get a 8.8 Ranger (28-spline axle shafts) or 8.8 Expo (31-spline axle shafts) with L/S already installed for around $100-$300 and put the whole thing not and never even have to open up the pumpkin. As far as lift rear lift is a piece of cake. Blocks and u-bolts done. Front on your twin i-beams is also easy. You need 4 inch skyjacker coil springs. I found a pair used on craigslist a month ago for $100.