There is no way $300 will cover everything, you are looking at about $1500 in parts alone, not locked, and possibly without gears (depends on junkyards and such in your area). If the shop does it all for under $2500, I will be shocked.
That is one reason I say go with a lift first, the cost. A good kit is around $6-800, but you could spend up to $1200 for a system, includes radius arms, either AALs or new packs for the rear, springs, sway bar end links, possibly brake lines (new ones will have to be made for a SAS = $$$), and a drop pitman arm. If you dont like it, you can sell it for most of your money back, but if you do, then you will be happy that you saved a bunch of money and time. Most trail rigs that arent SFA usually dont go SAS for a long while, if at all. For a ranger, TTB is strong enough and with softer springs, will work great (not saying you have to use Heep springs, but a 425 spring rate for coils under such a light truck is just wrong).
You will also want to look into a 98+ rear driveshaft to get rid of the carrier bearing.
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Originally Posted by dangerranger
...ur truck is the zabeard of lowered trucks....