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Lift Kits

What is better to put on a 2008 Ford Ranger V6? A 3" Coil Spring Lift Kit Or a 3'' Torsion Lift Kit?
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It depends on your front suspension. If you have t bars, just crank them or prekey, dont buy lift keys. If its coil spring, you could put a spacer. Either way, you could use a lift spindle, but not if you have the traction control crap. Dont rely on eBay for a "lift kit" do some research and you'll find anything you want.

All this aside a 3" body lift would be the cheapest/easiest to do.
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So either way I go, as long as I have a good quality lift instlled correctly its gonna be okay? Ive been looking at a Fabtech lift kit and there is a 3" spindle lift on there. It comes in two different kits, one coming with coil springs and the other comes with the torsion. each are priced the same. Are their pros and cons between the two making one better than the other?
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YOU DON'T GET IT. THERE ARE DIFFERENT SUSPENSIONS ON THE RANGER!
If you have torsion bars, get the torsion bar lift. If you have coil springs, get the coil spring lift. One is not "better" than the other. Since you obviously dont know what you have, get a body lift. You'll be safer that way.
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Look under your truck.

Do you see 2 big bars or 2 big springs?
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Look under your truck.

Do you see 2 big bars or 2 big springs?
Maybe now he'll get it.
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There are the two bars.
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Thank you Captain Obvious. I know don't get it that's why I'm asking! Grow up!
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That's the simplest way I can put it.

OP, if you can't answer that question, I recommend you learn more about your truck before you start spending money to lift it. Seriously.
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There are the two bars.
Those 2 bars are torsion bars. That means you have a torsion bar suspension, not a coil spring suspension. That should answer your question as to what lift to get.
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Bravetitan24,that captain obvious statement was not directed to you. I really appreciate your help. It was very helpful.
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Bravetitan24,that captain obvious statement was not directed to you. I really appreciate your help. It was very helpful.
No problem. I really would suggest you read about and study your truck more before you try installing a lift kit though. Makes working on it much easier, cheaper, and safer.
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Duley noted! Thanks! I'll study up!
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OP, get torsion keys from a truck older than yours for the most lift. There is a thread on here about them being indexed differently for more lift. You can find them for $30-40 and you won't over crank the system causing excessive wear on your ball joints.

I did this before I did the coil over swap. It worked fine.
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Your profile says you are 2wd truck.. you would normally be coil sprung suspension.. UNLESS your truck is an EDGE.. then you have torsion bars like a 4x4 ranger.

It would be helpful for us trying to answer questions if you create a signature with your truck information.. or at least state it in the original question. There are different kinds of answers for different set-ups on these trucks. Body lift is universal tho.. and cheap. Up to you how you want to handle it. Keep in mind if you lift the front, you need to lift the rear as well.. it's not just the spindle lift kit or the torsion lift kit.
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might have a sport 2wd which is like an edge, essentially.
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Thank you Captain Obvious. I know don't get it that's why I'm asking! Grow up!
It apparently wasn't that obvious since I answered the same question for you 2 times. Anyways, if you use the "search" tool, you can find all the info you need about how to lift your truck.
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might have a sport 2wd which is like an edge, essentially.
I want to see pics of that 6.0 he has. Sleeper status
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I'm assuming he mistook that for 6 cylinders as a description instead of 3.0 or 4.0.
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I'm assuming he mistook that for 6 cylinders as a description instead of 3.0 or 4.0.
That's what I figured. Can't hurt to poke a little fun though
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Agreed
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