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97 Ranger Suggestions WANTED

I have a all stock 97 Ranger Extended Cab 4x4.

I have seen the front leveling coils from Rough Country and Tuff Country. Just wondering if anyone had used these to level there trucks out in the front? Do they work well and look good?

Also, if I was to do that, does anyone know If I can get away with putting 31x10.50's on it with a relatively stock set up?

I don't want to go crazy with this truck, I'm driving it every day. Just Something to make it a little more aggressive looking and no so stock..LOL

If anyone has done this and has pics of the LOOK, I'd love to check them out.

Thanks a lot for your help in advance.

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my '97 Ranger 4wd extended cab came stock with 31x10.50x15 tires.....you don't need the leveling coils for those size tires....you have the same truck as me....

also, i would get the Skyjacker leveling coils.....they are a much better coil.....good rule of thumb to remember is that any lift over 2" on the TTB (Twin Traction Beam) Rangers, you MUST use drop brackets for the front....
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Thanks for the reply, I like the look of your truck. Those new Black DC10's look killer on it.

So If I did the leveling coils, I would have to do more than just put them on and get it aligned? The say the coils are about 1.5 inches or something.

Did the 31x10.50's that came on your truck, rub at all? I just want to get this thing looking a little bit better, right now it has such a raked look to it.

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Thanks for the reply, I like the look of your truck. Those new Black DC10's look killer on it.

So If I did the leveling coils, I would have to do more than just put them on and get it aligned? The say the coils are about 1.5 inches or something.

Did the 31x10.50's that came on your truck, rub at all? I just want to get this thing looking a little bit better, right now it has such a raked look to it.

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with the leveling coils being roughly 1.5" of lift, all you will have to do is put them on and get it aligned.....anymore lift than that and you will need the drop brackets....

the 31x10.50x15 came stock on my truck.....they didn't rub at all on the stock wheels......

i think the leveling coils and the 31's will look good on there.....



can you post up some pictures of your truck as it is now?
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Go get some skyjacker leveling coils and Skyjacker 0-2" shocks, you need longer one's then you will need an alignment..

after that your good to go up to a 32x11.5x15... 32's will rub on hard offroading and on the sway bar.. or just shack up with some 31's either way leveling it out will look better
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after that your good to go up to a 32x11.5x15... 32's will rub on hard offroading and on the sway bar.. or just shack up with some 31's either way leveling it out will look better
31's will be better....not so much the "stuffed" look on the tires.....
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with the leveling coils being roughly 1.5" of lift
Maurice it depends on how much the stock coils have sagged i have seen as much as a 3" lift out of them thats because the stock coils were shot.. yes its only about 1.5" lift from when it was NEW...
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31's will be better....not so much the "stuffed" look on the tires.....
ya well maybe some people liked the stuffed look HMMM eh SLICK.. stupid ****** Love ya Brother!
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Maurice it depends on how much the stock coils have sagged i have seen as much as a 3" lift out of them thats because the stock coils where shot.. yes its only about 1.5" lift from when it was NEW...
yea but still wont have to get drop brackets.....i was going off stock coil measurements......if the stock coils are shot, then the truck will still be ~1.5" taller than stock...
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HMMM eh SLICK.. stupid ****** Love ya Brother!
yea you better ho...i have to your hind end
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yea but still wont have to get drop brackets.....i was going off stock coil measurements......if the stock coils are shot, then the truck will still be ~1.5" taller than stock...
yes i know that i was just saying i know what your getting at any kit over 2" will need drop brackets... DUR lol
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yes i know that i was just saying i know what your getting at any kit over 2" will need drop brackets... DUR lol
well dur! with leveling coils only stating that they will give 1.5" of lift, common sense will tell you that you don't need new drop brackets
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Here is 32x11.5x15 on 2" leveling.. now just as Maurice said 31's will give more clearness... some one should chime in with 31's

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well dur! with leveling coils only stating that they will give 1.5" of lift, common sense will tell you that you don't need new drop brackets
why i should just ha there
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i have the leveling coils maurice is talking about and 31's. i think its fine and looks good to... but my truck isn't the extended cab


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Thanks a lot guys, the conversation is great.

I do have some pics, but not really computer savy enough to post em up. I could email them to someone if you wanted?

I like the look of both of the trucks, with the 32's and 31's both look great.

Not like fuel economy is my number one concern, but just how bad did it hurt your economy to go from a stock little bitty tire to the 31's or 32's? I have a 5 speed if that helps get anyone any closer on an idea?

Again, the pics look great, and keep em coming.
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Thanks a lot guys, the conversation is great.

I do have some pics, but not really computer savy enough to post em up. I could email them to someone if you wanted?

I like the look of both of the trucks, with the 32's and 31's both look great.

Not like fuel economy is my number one concern, but just how bad did it hurt your economy to go from a stock little bitty tire to the 31's or 32's? I have a 5 speed if that helps get anyone any closer on an idea?

Again, the pics look great, and keep em coming.
pm sent with email... didnt really hurt gas mileage as much... and i also have the 5 speed.. and i think so does Zach Stone (redneckstone)
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droped down about 1-3mpg depending on my right foot... and yes Ben i have a 5speed

and on pictures. go to www.photobucket.com make a account. its free. upload the pictures then copy the pre-formated link under the photo that has the [img]link[/ img] boxes around it...
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one other thing to consider Stone is he has the 4.0 and a 4wd truck.......
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one other thing to consider Stone is he has the 4.0 and a 4wd truck.......
whats to consider...? there will be some MPG loss but the motor is strong enough to push them lol..
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with going to the 31's or the 32's i doubt it will have any milage loss.....



Shane look at the sticker on the drivers door.......look under the "AXL" spot and tell me what it says.....it will be a 2 digit number or 1 letter & 1 number together....
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with going to the 31's or the 32's i doubt it will have any milage loss.....
theres still gonna be at least some loss.. its more rotating mass Maurice its physics lol..
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rotating mass, diameter, physics......whatever.....i put out fires the only physics i know is the fire triangle (heat, oxygen, fuel)
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I'll have to check that number here in a little bit. I'm not sure of the axle ratio, but it seems to have some pep to it.
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if you tell me that number i can tell you what stock gears you have...
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Also, do any of you have cold air kits, and to you really see any benefits on our trucks?

And what other easy bolt ons work good for my year of truck?

I notice that there is a lot of newer trucks than mine on here, so I'm sure some of the mods and benefits are different.

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