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lift and gears

well im 17 and honestly dont knwo much about cars or trucks. i got a 07 ranger fx4 and want to put a suspension and body lift with 35's. does anyone have any suggestions on what brand lift and i have heard with 35's you need to re-gear. can anyone explain why regearing is needed.
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how much lift do you want?? you could put just a 4" suspension lift without the body lift and run 35's, reason why you need new gears is so you can get your stock power back, cuz ur puttin much larger tires thats more weight to move and your speedo reads wrong aswell, its like biking up a hill and you use the 18th speed, its really hard for you to move cuz of the weight so you re-gear so then its like going up a hill in 5th gear instead which is easier. it all depends on how much you wanna spend.
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RCd and skyjacker seem to be popular choices around here.

pa body lifts are teh best.

regear to 4.56 would be the optimal choice
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With a 4" Suspension Lift and a 3" Body you'd clear 35's pretty easy I think. Brands? Not really sure who makes a lift for the 07's yet. I'm sure there are some out there.

Re-gearing is needed as blackbetty said so that when you put the foot down you actually go! I've still got my 3.73's while I'm running 33's and it isn't horrible. Guessing all fx4's come with the 4.0 and since it' 01+ you obviously have the SOHC 4.0 (don't worry... that's a good thing.) So if you have 3.73s with a the SOHC 4.0 you could probably get away without re-gearing while running 35's. But, the truck will just be a little "doggier". If the money isn't an issue, re-gear then. Definitely.
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fx4's also have the 410's

superlift would be my guess and a pa bodylift
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you could run bigger with Suspension and BL but the front end just cant handle it.

You can choose from either Superlift or RCD.

Superlift is 100% compatible with your truck as is.

RCD will require you to run 01-02 sized rotors and pads, so you will need buy those as well.

Both kits require the Superlift Driveshaft that is 400$

RCD kit is a coil over conversion running about 2200$

Superlift is a torsion bar suspension like your truck is now it runs 1400 new can find better price if you search around.

Performance Accessories Sells a 3" body lift that works on 01+ rangers.

You will need new wheels as well.


also if you get the Superlift is comes with rear lift block to list the rear... Some better options are the Add a Leaf (AAL) and a chevy drop shackle. to achieve that lift in the rear.

as for regearing... im running 35s with 4.56s gears and my truck came with 4.10s with 4.10s and 35s the truck is so doggy its almost useless. i would recommend regearing if you are going to run 35s that is around another 1000...
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you said it well zach..my opinion isnt needed!
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is the superlift a hard kit to install? i know a couple buddies who have installed their own kits and they said it wasnt too hard. also is there any welding needed to install?
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Superlift does not require welding

RCD does.
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RCD requires some small gussets to be welded to the shock towers.

Read these:

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ight=superlift

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ht=numerically

If you've still got questions, feel free to post up.
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Here's another good thread on understanding the theory behind swapping axle ratios.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ht=numerically
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i have installed 4 superlift suspension kits. they are not bad at all.
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