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Lift for a 2004 Ford Ranger 4X4 FX4 SuperCab, is it possible

I have an 04 4X4 ranger supercab, and i went to ask about a leveling kit or lift kit, body or suspension and was told there is no such thing for something that new. when i found your site you all talk about them like it was air never ending. what is the deal, cause i really wnat to just bring the nose up on my truck to be a bit more level with the rear end. the one thing i would really like not sacrafice is the 5 year extended warranty. note i never said that to the 4WheelParts guy so that couldn't be the reason for not finding a kit for my situation. right? any help would really be appreciated. thanks.
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lol thats funny...not u, just the whole situation...

to level off, do a torsion bar crank, more peeps will chime in on this

for lift:
4 inch superlift
5.5 RCD lift, coil over conversion
3" PA body lift

and some long travel stuff that im not familiar with
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What you want to do is called a t-bar crank.
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a t-bar crank? i really have never worked on my ranger yet. but am good with tools and older cars. so please explain if possible?
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Suprisingly I couldn't find the how to for the Torsion bar crank. Anyone else know where it is?
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If you go under the truck and find where the torsion bars mount to the frame there is a bolt on each side. All you need to do is crank them, that is tighten them. Then just crank until you have the desired hight on both sides. And make sure it is level. Then just take it and have the front end alligned. Oh and one more thing the drivers side bolt i generally shorter then the passenger side bolt so crank the drivers side first. And if you want more info then just type the topic into the search thing, there is tons of threads about this subject.
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thanks alot but how about the warranty thing those jerk offs at the dealer will probably notice right away and there goes my money. or will that not harm a thing done there?
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they wont notice it don't worry :) Anyways, you can do a lotta stuff before they take away your warranty.

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I dont think it will void the warrenty but you could always just call the dealer and ask them. I cranked mine and they never said anything to me about it.
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thanks, how about the alignment will it need to be fixed, cause i read some that say you don't have to get it fixed and some you don't?
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You do need to get an allignment. If you dont you are going to ruin your tires and it wont handle right. My self i think it is better to pay 40.00 dollars for an allignment then hundreds for new tires.
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thanks man, hey your truck only has the 2" crank job, right? you got more pics of it?
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if u do an inch crank then you dont need alignment, smart to get tho on a 2 incher
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my truck also has the torsion bar crank...it gets the job done...

note...this is important....for your truck, since Ford is dumb, you have to buy a camber/caster kit, which costs around $100, before you can ever get your first alignment....

then after that it's $40 per job....trust me....my truck's been slammed and then now lifted....
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Ya the 2" is all i could get out of it. And i dont have any pics of it after i cranked the T-BARS i will try and take some and put them on my cardomain some time this weekend. i will let you know when they are on my cardomain.
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thanks alot for the help man.
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My truck didn't even need a camber caster kit and even if it did the allignment shop said it would only cost about 10 dollars.
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I need to update my pics, but this has a full 2" on the front, I added a leaf spring to the back. I never understood raising the front to level the truck.



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