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lifting old rangers

i was looking into getting a 87-92ish ranger. what would my options being for lifting and how much would it cost. id like to get like a 3in suspension and a 1in body. and about how much would it cost? and i never did it before so how hard would it be?
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You can get a 4" suspension lift for $489.95 or a 6" kit for $499.95 from www.ntwonline.com ( http://www.ntwonline.com/acb/showdet...=1465&CATID=26 ).

With any kit, even the ones above, you will have to get extended brake lines. They run $95 shipped from www.jamesduff.com . You will have to call them to order, they are not on their site. You will also have to get something to either lower the sway bar, or get extended end links for the sway bar.

There are options that I strongly recommend for the TTB Rangers ('83-'97 4wd front suspension). They are pricey, but worth it in the long run. The options are as follows:
- Superlift Superunner steering setup ($550)
- extended radius arms (anywhere from $300-$500 depending on brand)


Any other questions you have about the TTB's and lifting them, let me know.
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You can get a 4" suspension lift for $489.95 or a 6" kit for $499.95 from www.ntwonline.com ( http://www.ntwonline.com/acb/showdet...=1465&CATID=26 ).

With any kit, even the ones above, you will have to get extended brake lines. They run $95 shipped from www.jamesduff.com . You will have to call them to order, they are not on their site. You will also have to get something to either lower the sway bar, or get extended end links for the sway bar.

There are options that I strongly recommend for the TTB Rangers ('83-'97 4wd front suspension). They are pricey, but worth it in the long run. The options are as follows:
- Superlift Superunner steering setup ($550)
- extended radius arms (anywhere from $300-$500 depending on brand)


Any other questions you have about the TTB's and lifting them, let me know.
whats up man, if i was to get that kit for 489 i would definitely need longer driveshafts right?
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No. Your stock driveshafts are able to work and function properly, even flexed out, with up to 7" of suspension lift; anything over that and you will need about 1.5" longer driveshafts.


Personally if I were to get the kit from www.ntwonline.com for $489, I would spend the extra $10 and get the 6" kit.


That is where I got my kit for my Ranger, and it was a Superlift kit. I would put them in the top 3 as far as kit manufactures.
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No. Your stock driveshafts are able to work and function properly, even flexed out, with up to 7" of suspension lift; anything over that and you will need about 1.5" longer driveshafts.


Personally if I were to get the kit from www.ntwonline.com for $489, I would spend the extra $10 and get the 6" kit.


That is where I got my kit for my Ranger, and it was a Superlift kit. I would put them in the top 3 as far as kit manufactures.
how was your 6" off roading? was is stable? did you have a body lift too?
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it was very stable. as long as you have atleast 12.50" wide tires it will be fine.
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it was very stable. as long as you have atleast 12.50" wide tires it will be fine.
nice, thanks for the help, so basically i can get away with that 6" lift and some brake lines and an alignment for now and later upgrade to the longer radius arms right?did you have a body lift in your ranger when you had the 35's on it?
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yes you can do the basic 6" lift with no problem. later you can upgrade to longer radius arms.

Yes i had to run a body lift with my 35's....
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thx so it is going to get expensive fast. but like you said i can just get the lift and brake lines and get the rest later.
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would it be hard to install the lift i've never did anything like this
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would it be hard to install the lift i've never did anything like this
not really just time consuming, i put one on my bronco and the hardest part is getting the rivets out and rusty bolts. dont forget to put money on the side for an alignment cuz its gonna need it bad immediatly
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im looking at this http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/car/635456792.html one might go take a look at it today i really want an ext cab but can't seem to find one
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well the light up shift **** makes it a sweet deal lol. that thing looks pretty beat up, i got my 94 extra cab for 1500. keep looking
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i wouldn't get any of those just because they are not extended cab.....
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i wouldn't get any of those just because they are not extended cab.....
yea me either but i am guessing he is just looking for something to go wheelin in so it prob dont matter
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well yeah just something to wheel in . i was looking for an ext cab but i cant seem to find one close enough to look at. i've seen a couple on ebay buy never close enough to look at before i buy.
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i personally would hold off instead of gettin that one cuz it looks like its gonna be too much money to get it good enough for wheelin. but its your choice, but i would think you can find an older one like that for half the price that needs all that work
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well depending on whats wrong with the 4X4. all it needs is a tune up and tires which i would want bigger tires if i got a lift anyway.
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