General Ford Ranger Discussion General discussion of the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.
View Poll Results: Which option?
Option 1 (Read Below)
2
7.41%
Option 2 (Read Below
25
92.59%
Voters: 27. You may not vote on this poll

Need Opinions!

  #1  
Old 10-31-2012
99offroadrngr's Avatar
TOYOTA
Thread Starter
iTrader: (37)
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 11,728
Need Opinions!

Small dilemma on my hands right now with my truck and I want some opinions on what to do.

Choices:

1) Dismount my 3800 mile KM2 and trade them for someone's 35" BFG AT with pretty good tread on them. I'm about 5 hours away from the other person so I'd have to drive down there to get them. My 33's are also $40 more per tire than the 35" All Terrains.
I'd have to buy aftermarket keys($200) to comfortably fit the 35s and probably shackles($60) in the rear. Plan would be to superlift my truck at some point and then coilover swap ($4200 total)

2) Keep my 33" KM2's which are basically brand new and just do a coilover swap and gain ground clearance that way since the torsion bars would be gone. And, probably an Eaton M90


If i go with choice 1, I won't make it to the dunes but I will going with choice 2. I have roughly 5.5" of lift right now and it looks pretty good where its at but as any one else, want moar

How my truck sits next to just a body lifted truck on 33s (mines on the right obv)


My truck on the left in these pics


 
Attached Thumbnails Need Opinions!-d60b151a-d57b-4eea-a4a1-c4f73ace9450-45370-000020be5741381d.jpg  

Last edited by 99offroadrngr; 10-31-2012 at 10:38 AM.
  #2  
Old 10-31-2012
wyldechild's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 1,952
I'm sure you've thought this over...but with 35's i'd want to re-gear. Add another 1200 to your total.

My truck with the 4.0, 4.10's and 33's is almost too sluggish. It does OK and I can stand it, but wouldn't want to go to 35's without 4.56's or 4.88's.

Honestly...are you 100% happy with this truck? Do you really want to spend 4200+ on double lifting it? Will it really make you that much happier with the truck? Or will you get bored with it a few months after that and want something else done? Or a newer/better/bigger rig?

I want a diesel in the next year or two, so i've stopped the modding on my Ranger because I realized i'll never be 100% happy with it.

Keep what you have.
 
  #3  
Old 10-31-2012
99offroadrngr's Avatar
TOYOTA
Thread Starter
iTrader: (37)
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 11,728
Originally Posted by wyldechild View Post
I'm sure you've thought this over...but with 35's i'd want to re-gear. Add another 1200 to your total.

My truck with the 4.0, 4.10's and 33's is almost too sluggish. It does OK and I can stand it, but wouldn't want to go to 35's without 4.56's or 4.88's.

Honestly...are you 100% happy with this truck? Do you really want to spend 4200+ on double lifting it? Will it really make you that much happier with the truck? Or will you get bored with it a few months after that and want something else done? Or a newer/better/bigger rig?

I want a diesel in the next year or two, so i've stopped the modding on my Ranger because I realized i'll never be 100% happy with it.

Keep what you have.
Gears aren't an issue. I've only told people who i text from here, but I've already got yukon 4.88 F+R sitting but i might just return them lol. I'm also tuned and have a few things done so I don't really feel the 33's. I don't plan on getting rid of the truck at all. Once its paid off in full I'll get another car but the truck will stay. Its also currently not my DD so it sits out in the driveway or in my uncles garage most of the time. I'm also pushing it with the lift law the way it is right now -_-

Im leaning more towards just doing a coilover swap and throwing an eaton M90 on it
 
  #4  
Old 10-31-2012
FULLSCALE's Avatar
Level III Supporter

iTrader: (12)
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Clinton, Ontario
Posts: 8,181
I vote #2. Put the money into the coilovers and s/c!
 
  #5  
Old 10-31-2012
vista4.0's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (3)
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Beaver Falls, PA
Posts: 2,844
My truck is pretty much identical to yours height wise and the only thing I would want to do now is Coilovers. So I vote #2
 
  #6  
Old 10-31-2012
timbits588's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: May 2011
Location: buffalo, ny
Posts: 273
i vote #2. i like the height of your truck now
 
  #7  
Old 10-31-2012
wyldechild's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 1,952
Originally Posted by 99offroadrngr View Post
Gears aren't an issue. I've only told people who i text from here, but I've already got yukon 4.88 F+R sitting but i might just return them lol. I'm also tuned and have a few things done so I don't really feel the 33's. I don't plan on getting rid of the truck at all. Once its paid off in full I'll get another car but the truck will stay. Its also currently not my DD so it sits out in the driveway or in my uncles garage most of the time. I'm also pushing it with the lift law the way it is right now -_-

Im leaning more towards just doing a coilover swap and throwing an eaton M90 on it
I'm tuned too...and I guess I did keep up with a stock 05 with 31's...but it still feels sluggish sometimes...especially in the mountains.

I say if you bump up to 35's and coil overs, put those 4.88's in.

Dumping all that money into it is cool as long as you're going to keep it. Will look good with more lift and 35's.
 
  #8  
Old 10-31-2012
2004xlmiller's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (5)
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Sac, CA
Posts: 1,601
i vote for keep the 33s, do a coilover'd superlift and lose the body lift. BLs are gheeeeeyyyyy
 
  #9  
Old 10-31-2012
wyldechild's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 1,952
Originally Posted by 2004xlmiller View Post
i vote for keep the 33s, do a coilover'd superlift and lose the body lift. BLs are gheeeeeyyyyy
Ha, you had a BL for sometime. You get some spindles and think you're something special.

2wd's are gheyyyyyyyy LOL
 
  #10  
Old 10-31-2012
Mcleary316's Avatar
Member

Join Date: May 2010
Location: Lawrence, Kansas
Posts: 2,322
Originally Posted by wyldechild View Post
2wd's are gheyyyyyyyy LOL
Yeah?! Well.... you're dumb.


I vote keep the truck at current height. IMO 4200 is not worth it on the lift.
 
  #11  
Old 10-31-2012
StxDangerRanger's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (2)
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Flat Rock, Mi
Posts: 6,313
Your tall enough, knock it off and come to the dunes.

kewn.
 
  #12  
Old 10-31-2012
fourliter dan's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Lebanon, OR
Posts: 2,229
i vote blower
 
  #13  
Old 10-31-2012
wyldechild's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 1,952
Originally Posted by Mcleary316 View Post
Yeah?! Well.... you're dumb.


I vote keep the truck at current height. IMO 4200 is not worth it on the lift.
You know whats gheyyer then a 2wd???? A 2wd standard cab.
 
  #14  
Old 10-31-2012
99offroadrngr's Avatar
TOYOTA
Thread Starter
iTrader: (37)
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 11,728
im probably gonna leave it at current height and c/o and s/c it

continue the 2wd bashing lmfao
 
  #15  
Old 10-31-2012
wyldechild's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 1,952
Originally Posted by 99offroadrngr View Post
im probably gonna leave it at current height and c/o and s/c it

continue the 2wd bashing lmfao


A 2wd, standard cab with the 3.slow?????
 
  #16  
Old 10-31-2012
Mcleary316's Avatar
Member

Join Date: May 2010
Location: Lawrence, Kansas
Posts: 2,322
 
  #17  
Old 10-31-2012
Taylor's Avatar
Ive been dubbed....an old volk
iTrader: (18)
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Nashville, NC
Posts: 7,110
This thrd mks me lol.

The votes speak.
 
  #18  
Old 10-31-2012
wyldechild's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 1,952
LMAO
 
  #19  
Old 10-31-2012
Sonic04Edge's Avatar
RF Veteran

iTrader: (6)
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Madison. AL
Posts: 5,715
 
Attached Thumbnails Need Opinions!-vote-pedro-logo.gif  
  #20  
Old 10-31-2012
01RangerEdge's Avatar
Scrambles the DeathDealer
iTrader: (11)
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Jackson, MO
Posts: 7,598
I vote saving up and doing the coilover/SL at the same time. Then you could do the 35's and regear while you're at it.

I feel like if you do the 35's keys and shackle you will be dissatisfied with the ride quality.
 
  #21  
Old 10-31-2012
littlered's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Lewistown, Mo
Posts: 1,542
Option 3: super lift, coilovers, 4.88's, 35's, and blower, if your going to keep it then its only money
 
  #22  
Old 10-31-2012
99DangerRanger's Avatar
Level III Supporter
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: New Creek, WV
Posts: 441
Originally Posted by wyldechild View Post


A 2wd, standard cab with the 3.slow?????
Don't forget about his huge tires.....
 
  #23  
Old 11-01-2012
dixie_boysles's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: NC
Posts: 3,779
keep what you got, it looks LEGIT. put money into coilovers
 
  #24  
Old 11-01-2012
logan03CO's Avatar
Member

iTrader: (3)
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,235
Originally Posted by littlered View Post
Option 3: super lift, coilovers, 4.88's, 35's, and blower, if your going to keep it then its only money
x2!

But add the install of those 4.88 gears onto that list!

Now your talking!

 

Last edited by logan03CO; 11-01-2012 at 09:14 AM.
  #25  
Old 11-01-2012
98liftedranger's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (5)
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: California
Posts: 12,538
Originally Posted by wyldechild View Post


A 2wd, standard cab with the 3.slow?????
With 8" lift and stock tires.


Getting the BFG's would be a downgrade. Don't do it!
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Need Opinions!


Contact Us - Sitemap - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.