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93-97 8" susp lift? Pic request.....

Anyone have photos of a 93-97 ranger with an 8 inch susp lift? Like it to be extended cab but if not thats ok.
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Fletch, something tells me you have a hard time keeping stuff. Changing headunits, lifts, exhaust, tires, suspension... I wish I had the cash for all that.
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Just looking..................................Ideas and such
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Fletch, something tells me you have a hard time keeping stuff. Changing headunits, lifts, exhaust, tires, suspension... I wish I had the cash for all that.
he dosent have the cash for it. the head units yea he does but the other stuff is hopes and dreams
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sorry i put my money where my mouth is..........hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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the guy who just put the '01+ bumper on his black '97 has the 8" skyjacker lift.......can't remember his name......

i am going to replace my 6" springs with 8" springs here maybe if i keep my truck.....since i have the 6" springs in the 4" spring hole on the drop bracket, it will be able to run the 8" springs in the 6" hole and have good alignment.....
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^^^ i no who ur talking bout i cant think of his user name, but fletch thats what ur truck would like
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Nice idea, With out getting a whole lift kit, maybe lift shackles would do for the rear but I guee to raise the front, bigger coils would be big enough would they
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Nice idea, With out getting a whole lift kit, maybe lift shackles would do for the rear but I guee to raise the front, bigger coils would be big enough would they
i dont think it will work on your because rough country dont have the 6" hole in there brackets......they are designed for just the 4" coils.....now Superlift and Skyjacker brackets are designed for both 4" and 6" coils.........and with a supercab 4.0 the springs will sag a little............

you could get shackles for the rear, and then get just the brackets, springs, and the Superlift SuperRunner steering linkage........with the 8" lift you will need the superrunner system so you dont put an extreme strain on the power steering gear box......and the 8" drop pitman arm will be too much of a drop and have been known to crack
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Thats what I was thinking. I mean I do wheel the truck but not so aggressive i break **** lol. I guess I'll look into that idea instead of a whole new lift.
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a fair word or warning.....the superrunner system is about $400.....the springs are $200 and the brackets are about $200
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^^^All in all, not bad for 4" more of lift.

Maurice, I promise you, if I ever total or sell my truck, I'm flying up to you and buying that truck. I love that thing!!!
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Right about where i thought, still cheaper than the whole susp lift. gotta find a pic tho, i know who your talking about too.
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^^^All in all, not bad for 4" more of lift.

Maurice, I promise you, if I ever total or sell my truck, I'm flying up to you and buying that truck. I love that thing!!!
it will prolly be here when you want it.............thanks for the comment....

fletch....you are correct on the price being cheaper...........
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There ya go! Remember I have 2" coil spacers in the front and 2" factory blocks in the rear...
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There ya go! Remember I have 2" coil spacers in the front and 2" factory blocks in the rear...
is there any way you can take a few pics of the way you mounted that bumper up to the factory '97 bumper mounting location......i would really like to do that mod, but i want a plan before i start....
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is there any way you can take a few pics of the way you mounted that bumper up to the factory '97 bumper mounting location......i would really like to do that mod, but i want a plan before i start....

I'll try and get some pics up this weekend! I'm gonna be building a sub box and I'll try to get some pics of the bumper too!
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I'll try and get some pics up this weekend! I'm gonna be building a sub box and I'll try to get some pics of the bumper too!
thanks.....i would be greatful.......how hard was it?????? did you have to make custom brackets??? how exactly did you do it???? if you want you can PM me the info.....
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I used some simple angle iron from lowe's... like $0.87/each... drilled holes in them for the bolts and mounted them up to the stock locations... for now, there are only 2 bolts holding it on, but it holds really well actually and I am trying to figure out how to put 2 more bolts on...
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I used some simple angle iron from lowe's... like $0.87/each... drilled holes in them for the bolts and mounted them up to the stock locations... for now, there are only 2 bolts holding it on, but it holds really well actually and I am trying to figure out how to put 2 more bolts on...
so the new bumper bolts are in there front ways???? i guess i will have to wait to see pics.......cool.....now all i have to do is find a bumper and have it painted!!!!
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Yes, they bolt on frontways and there are 4 bolts total... 2 on each frame rail... they sit a litte off the frame rails (frame rails go right between them).... I just bolted the angle iron to one of the frontways bolts and then bolted the other piece sideways into the stock locations... its kinda hard to explain... but thats about the best i can do... lol
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sweet.....if you dont mind trying to get a couple pics this weekend....you can either PM me with them or email them to [email protected]

thanks...
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sweet.....if you dont mind trying to get a couple pics this weekend....you can either PM me with them or email them to [email protected]

thanks...
hey I'd be interested in the details too!
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Your truck is sweet, thanks, hope for mine to be close! You got all my ideas except the bumper! lol that would be sweet!
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