Originally Posted by Rolldogg
Just out of curiosity, how is that suspension system? I noticed that change as well in my Haynes book. It looks like a simple suspension system, but I guess there are more moving parts then that of a torsion style setup.
there is less complications to the TTB than the SLA ('98+ Rangers).....
As far as SUSPENSION lift kits, here is a list in order of best to worst:
- James Duff ( www.jamesduff.com
- Skyjacker ( www.skyjacker.com
- Superlift (www.superlift.com
- Trailmaster ( www.trailmastersuspension.com
- Rough Country ( www.roughcountry.com
- Tuff Country ( www.tuffcountry.com
I recommend the top 3 all the time; remember, you get what you pay for.
Skyjacker makes a 8" lift kit for the TTB's, but they are really hard to get the alignment correct on them. I don't recommend the 8" kit for that and other reasons.
If you have a 4.0 supercab, you can run 8" lift coils from Skyjacker with the 6" drop brackets. The extra weight of the supercab and 4.0 allow this.
Here is where I also recommend getting lift kits from. I have personally purchased kits from both of them in the past with great luck and good prices:
(they usually have a 6" suspension special for TTB Rangers for $460 w/ everything needed; it is usually a Superlift kit)
I also recommend some extra parts when doing any lift kit to a TTB Ranger. Those parts will help extensively with steering and ride. The extra parts are costly, but are worth every penny. I personally have installed/used each of these parts:
- Superlift Superunner Steering setup (~$480) ( http://www.superlift.com/accessories/superunner.asp
- Skyjacker lifted leafs (anywhere from $175-$225 each spring)
You can also get a Performance Accessories body lift for roughly $200. You can get anywhere from 2"-3" of lift in a body lift kit. They are nice, reliable, and an easy/cheap way to lift a truck up to 3". Both kits listed below come with everything you need (minus the transmission shifter extention which is listed seperately) to lift the truck 3"; the bumper brackets are included.
2" - http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku
3" - http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku
Shift Ext. - http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku
As far as wheels and tires go, it all depends on the lift you decide to get. If you get a 4" lift, I personally think 32x11.50x15 tires look good. I don't like too much tire with a lift. I like having room to flex.
4" Suspension lift = 32" tires
6" Suspension lift = 33" tires
4" Suspension + 3" Body lift = 33" or 34" tires
6" Suspension + 3" Body lift = 35" tires
Here is some pictures for you to compare too:
6" Suspension lift w/ 33x12.50x15 tires on 15x8 wheels:
6" Suspension + 3" Body lift w/ 35x12.50x15 tires on 15x10 wheels: