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bumpy ride

i've been goin thru these forums for quite a while now but have just never posted anything... neways

i own a 99 ranger 4wd with more than 200k on suspension and chassis and my suspension is horrible..so jumpy

i do want a suspension lift kit just to replace everything but way out of my price range since its 4x4 so i wanna ask which parts should i replace to make my ride smoother

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Ball joints, tie rods, maybe torsion bars, control arms, leaf springs.
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what would be cheaper.. replace everything with new stock suspension or just go ahead and purchase a suspension lift kit since i do wanna add a lift.

and it has new leaf springs, thats about it.
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A suspension lift won't replace any of those things, its just drop bracketry. A RCD lift would replace the torsion bars but thats it. I would replace those things when you do a lift.
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really? i always thought a suspension lift just replaces not everything but most. so im better off just stickin to replacing the parts and getting a bl or something since i just want the lift look

how bout shocks?
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Yeah, get new ball joints, tie rods, torsion bars, & control arms as Trent said, and then a BL. Shocks you might want to update also. Might as well do it right the first time.
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really? i always thought a suspension lift just replaces not everything but most. so im better off just stickin to replacing the parts and getting a bl or something since i just want the lift look

how bout shocks?
Duh shocks, totally forgot that lol its like 3:39 AM so I'm a little out of it. A lot of guys on here like Bilsteins and KYB MonoMaxs, I'm still on my stockers so I can't really give a opinion yet. I have a 3" BL on my truck and I'm super happy with it, you can get one new for like 180 so its not bad. Way cheaper than a SL for your truck.
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Yeah, I have Gabriel shocks on my truck, they're "Okay", going to get Bilstein's next! Don't get Gabriel's!
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yeah i know those products and i probally will go with them.. alright i will do that, i originally did want a bl but i thought a sl would of been better for my trucks health for all the miles it has.

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