I have a 98 ranger. It is a 3.0 2wd automatic. It is a sport, extended cab. I am getting a pretty good tax refund, and i wanna do something for my truck. I plan on getting springtech 3" lift spindles for the front, and the beltech 6400 shackles for the rear. (I have yet to decide whether or not i will be putting blocks back there as well.) I am however buying the long AAL, and adding a 3" summit body lift to the truck.
I am in the process of getting my buddy's "parts ranger" which comes with a Westin push bar, Westin step bars, American Racing 15" wheels w/ 31" tires M.T., new door panels, and a chrome bumper for my truck. I do not go offroading, I am 6'4" and I want a truck that fits me for a change. I usually only read yall's advice, but I have a few questions. . .
1: With my soon to be new upgrades, do i have to get new shocks as well? What are my options with my particular lift?
2:On my particular truck, do I have torsion bars? There was an excellent pic on RF, but I have yet to get under the truck to look...
3: From what I have read here, "long" AAL give a smoother ride compared to "short" AALs. Is that accurate?
4: With my body lft, will my push bar sit 3" lower? (to the eye)
Any and all constructive answers and ideas will be greatly appreciated, and thanks for the information in the past!!!!