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jer56 02-09-2006 01:47 PM

Body VS suspension lift
 
Hey guys... im mind boggled and really have no clue what to do. I ultimatley want to put either 31 or 33" micky thomsons on my 88' STX. If you could give me suggestions and where to find these packages.Thanks.

034x4 02-09-2006 01:53 PM

There is an un-countable amount of threads on this exact topic.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2/search.php

FauX 02-09-2006 01:56 PM

What is your price range looking like for the lift? Due to the fact you do have a TTB your suspension lifts will not be nearly the price as to if you had a TBS

rangererv 02-09-2006 02:07 PM

it all depends on what you want to spend on it.
Suspension lift is way sweeter, but is way more expensive
body lift is alright, and is way cheaper

zabeard 02-09-2006 02:21 PM

do both!

gatorblue92 02-09-2006 02:24 PM

it all depends on what you want to spend and do with your truck... i like suspension lifts better

jer56 02-09-2006 03:12 PM

Where are the best sites to buy lifts from?

FauX 02-09-2006 03:25 PM

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Originally Posted by zabeard
do both!

Negative. :headache:

jer56 02-09-2006 03:38 PM

FauX.... you are being a great help on my suspension questions. Thanks. What do you recomend if not both and where?

gatorblue92 02-09-2006 03:42 PM

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Originally Posted by jer56
Where are the best sites to buy lifts from?

Bob's site is a great place to get stuff from... not sure if what they have will work for your year truck though
http://www.jusnesmodified.com/

zabeard 02-09-2006 03:43 PM

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Originally Posted by FauX
Negative. :headache:


what do you think he will be doing in PA? i doubt he will be ridding in the sand.

jer56 02-09-2006 03:45 PM

nah... they dont. I am running into the problem of finding parts for the 88'. Thanks anyway though

gatorblue92 02-09-2006 03:47 PM

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Originally Posted by jer56
nah... they dont. I am running into the problem of finding parts for the 88'. Thanks anyway though

another place you might try is www.4wheelparts.com ... i know they did have stuff for older rangers a few years ago but its been a while since i was looking for parts for a truck of that age :shrug:

jer56 02-09-2006 03:47 PM

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Originally Posted by FauX
Negative.

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what do you think he will be doing in PA? i doubt he will be ridding in the sand.
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True... true. No dunes in PA. However i am still looking for good clearence and good times. Most likley feilds and wood trails.

bryanjints 02-09-2006 04:35 PM

there are very cheap ways to lift an 88 you can go with a chevy drop shackles and explorer springs in the back I know that will give you a couple inches. there are also things to do in the front. Like I have heard of f150 spacers or just buy coil springs that are lifted. This would be the cheapest way to go. I would say though if you are looking for good quality which is prolly the recommended way I would say go with a popular brand like skyjacker. If I had the cash I would get a James Duff lift.

FauX 02-09-2006 07:18 PM

How does a 4" suspension lift sound? Bent i beams, custom radius arms and 4" lift coils.
If that doesn't suit you I know of a 5" suspension lift that will not only look great but clean 33"s without a single problem.
Looking about 800-1500 installed.

FauX 02-09-2006 07:26 PM

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Originally Posted by zabeard
what do you think he will be doing in PA? i doubt he will be ridding in the sand.

Yes but what you also have to take into concideration is that with a Body lift your not doing anything to the suspension. Which means on the trails your still oging to have the stock POS Ford Suspension. Upgrading the suspensioin would be the best bet to hand offroad.
Simple as that.

jer56 02-09-2006 08:10 PM

Quote:

How does a 4" suspension lift sound? Bent i beams, custom radius arms and 4" lift coils.
If that doesn't suit you I know of a 5" suspension lift that will not only look great but clean 33"s without a single problem.
Looking about 800-1500 installed.
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Where do i get this lift?

FauX 02-09-2006 08:10 PM

lol which one?

jer56 02-09-2006 08:11 PM

the 4" lift

FauX 02-09-2006 08:12 PM

http://www.hnmmotorsports.com/1983rangerentry.shtml

jer56 02-09-2006 08:13 PM

Faux man... i live in PA

FauX 02-09-2006 08:15 PM

and? That's just a lift kit brotha.

zabeard 02-10-2006 07:31 AM

a few options here.
http://www.skyjacker.com

Cass, not everyone builds a prerunner, jumpin truck. if that is what he wants cool, but the way he is talking i dont think that is what he wants. might be wrong tho

telemaster1952 02-10-2006 08:20 AM

you have ttb so a body lift would be good but a suspension lift would better and more reliable esp f you do it right with the ttb is soooo much more reliable when lifted than indy suspension on the front, you just have to get a lift and then get a realignment brcket for the wheels so they are not slanted


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