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raising the front end

ok i got a lift kit at autozone for about 25 bucks, cant pass that up. problem= i have a 2wd therefore the front is not as simple. i really wouldnt like to get suspension lift but i need CHEAPEST WAY POSSIBLE please! maybe some links or even ebay i dont care i want cheap lol eventually my goal is bigger tires. oh and i have a 3" lift in the back by the way.
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what kind of vechile?

if you have tbars crank em!!!
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oh sry lol 2001 ranger edge 4.0L V6 2WD

and what do you mean by tbars
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haha if its 3 inch lift blocks from autozone i would take them off..
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Ok don't buy a lift kit from autozone, thats just bad news all around. Tell us some more info about this 'lift kit'
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If you have an edge all you have to do is crank the T-Bars. Whatever lift you got at Autozone, take it back. Autozone has nothing for your type of suspension to lift the front end. What did you buy to lift the front at autozone anyways????
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Never heard CHEAP and LIFT go real well in the same sentence....
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do all the rangers have t bars? because i couldnt locate mine.. or is it just the edges..
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98+ 4x4s, Edges and Sports. The Trailheads do as well.
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kyle12201 do all the rangers have t bars? because i couldnt locate mine.. or is it just the edges..
What year, model(Edge, XLT, Sport...etc), 2wd, 4wd?????????

What he said^^^^^^
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2002 xlt, 2wd.. i was lookign for the bolts but couldnt find them sorry didnt mention that befor..
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well what i got at auto zone was simply 3 inch spacers and longer U bolts. and how would i go about crankin up the t bars??
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Man you already have 2" blocks factory, take those things out. Your gonna end up breaking the u-bolts and leave your axle somewhere.
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ok then would suggest suspension lift all around?
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Run a Add-a-leaf and a Chevy drop shackle in the rear and a 3" spindle lift up front.

Or you can just run a 3" body lift, thats what I did and its a great cheap alternative. It costs and 250 while the supsension lift will run you about 500+.
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ok sounds good i like the the 250 option lol and do u have links =]
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hey no one answered my question :-(.. also i saw a bl go for like 125 bucks.. on like summit somthing some ranger site..
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Here you go its actually 206.

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

If you have a manual transmission you need to get the shift extension as well.
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damn it must of went up like 100 bucsk last time i saw it it was 125.. crap i have a manual too :-(
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That link is for the OPs truck, I didn't look for yours
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your best bet for the cheapest way to lift is the AALs and chevy shackles as Trent said and then level the front by cranking your bars,a 3in body lift would look great with it as well.
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ha didnt even notice, i'll find the one for mine.. so i need a shift extention too tho?
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