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2011 XLT 4x4 lift kit

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Old 11-19-2012
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Icon5 2011 XLT 4x4 lift kit

I'm, looking at Suspension lift kits but dont know which one would be the best for my ranger for general off road fun. any ideas
 
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Old 11-20-2012
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Depends on your offroad plans. Jumping it or just cruising? There are a few options,

Used RCD lift 5.5" (kit is discontinued)
Superlift 4" (optional coilovers as well for better ride and T bar elimination)
Body lift 3" (cheapest and most popular although there are 1" body lifts)
Dixon Bros Long Travel kit (most expensive but best offroad performer)

Also there are other long travel kits as well that you could look into. Do a search here and you will find more info.
 
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Old 12-10-2012
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not jumping just general off road just need some clearence thanks for the info
 
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well in that case go with the super lift. it will give you more ground clearance and allow for bigger tires. The downside is the price. I did the 3 inch body lift because, although you don't gain ground clearance from the lift, the bigger tires you are able to fit add some ground clearance. It's also only 200 bucks or so. both lifts will allow you to fit a 33" inch tire
 
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Old 12-15-2012
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Originally Posted by Wingman108 View Post
well in that case go with the super lift. it will give you more ground clearance and allow for bigger tires. The downside is the price. I did the 3 inch body lift because, although you don't gain ground clearance from the lift, the bigger tires you are able to fit add some ground clearance. It's also only 200 bucks or so. both lifts will allow you to fit a 33" inch tire
You don't gain any ground clearance with the super lift either FWIW.
 
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You don't gain any ground clearance with the super lift either FWIW.
You don't gain under axle clearance with a superlift or body lift, that comes from larger tires. You do gain added under frame clearance with the superlift that you do not gain with the body lift.
 
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You don't gain under axle clearance with a superlift or body lift, that comes from larger tires. You do gain added under frame clearance with the superlift that you do not gain with the body lift.
Correct.
 
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Old 12-16-2012
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thanks for the info guys i most def need bigger tires i keep hitting rocks on the lower cross member bar when im wheeling.
im trying to keep the warrrenty on my truck been asking ford about lifts that wont affect my warrenty but they havent given me any relieble insite any suggestions???
 
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and also what are the biggest tires i can fit on stock rims without rubbing??
 
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i know you can fit a 32x10.5 tire on stock 7" wide rims. i think that is about the largest you can go without rubbing. i would think just about any sort of lift will void your warranty
 
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i figured bout the warrenty just sucks
 
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