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Old 05-17-2006
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04 Suspension Lift

Hello, I'm new here, and I must say that this forum rocks!

Down to business. I just purchased my first Ranger, and 04 4x4 Tremor, and now I have some questions.
1. I'm looking for a lift, and this forum has a lot of stuff on it, but it was all a little confusing. What do I need to install the biggest suspension lift possible? No torsion bar crankin, and no body lift.
2. What is involved in a Solid axle swap? Has anyone heard of Fabritech (not Fabtech)? They seem to have SAS kits, but no details. I may not be able to do this right away, but I am interested in it as a long term project.

Thanks for your help!
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If you looking at a non-torsion bar suspension then check out the RCD kit. I believe it's 5 or 6" of lift and uses coils. You can then add a 3" body lift, and fit 35's safely
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You can get a custom made superlift over 4", Or you can get a 5.5 " lift from RCD suspensions. This will replace the torsion bars with coil over springs.

I don't think the Fabritech lift will bolt on to 98+ ranger with out some modifications. Those are meant toreplace TTB rangers, not IFS. I beleive the issue is with the steering box.

If you wanted to put a solid axle on your ranger it will require a lot of money and even more if you aren't doing the work youself.
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Fabritech does not make a SAS for 98+ rangers

RCD is the tallest advertised lift which they claim is 5 1/2 inches. It replaces the T-bars with coil overs.
Next choice is superlift which advertizes 4 inches
The there are Dixion Brother racing DBR long travel kit which is a long travel and I think it gives you some lift but not a whole lot.
There is also weldtech which has a long travel kit which also gives you 5 inches of lift but they do not sell it as a kit. They will install it for you in Cali for $5,000

To do a SAS first you have to remove the lower piece of frame in the front that the suspenion arms mount to. Then WELD in upper spring perches and figure out you steering because your stock rack n pinion setup wont work.
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