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Old 04-14-2009
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hey, fairly new around here, but i must say this site is where its at!! and by "it" i mean info, ideas, everything!!! cant say enough good things about this site!!

anyways had my 08 ranger for almost a year and a half now... love it to death, but ive been itching ever since day one to "spruce" it up a bit! my first drawback was when i found out that the FX4 LIIs were discontinued or whatever you want to call it.. and i was forced to settle for an FX4 with 255 wranglers, which has been eating me ever since day one... there is a lvl2 in my neighborhood with the 31 bfs and i basically drool whenever i see it, just adds that much more to the truck...

to the point!! i am torn between going all out ( first the "PreKey" mod and the bigger blocks in the back to revert back to a "real ranger") along with the superlift and most likely some 33s... now what is basicaly hindering me is #1 obviously the cost... ive priced out the superlift here in canada and one shop wanted like 2300 for the kit + install, plus tires/rims driveshaft etc.. so i figured that route would defiantly tally up pretty quick... also my other concern was losing power pushing 33s?? kinda enjoy the 'getup and go' that i have right now and just dont want to lose out on that with a larger tire... could anyone shed some light on this??

so, to tie me over until i save up some more coin, i figured after doing the "PreKey" mod, and the blocks in the rear...a nice set of 31 MTs would give me a bit more of an agressive look in the mean time... am i crazy to shell out coin for new tires and rims when possibly a year or two
down the road ill be replacing with 33s?
ive had my eyes on the BFG KM2s, because i figured they would be a nice mix between the BF AT and the MT, could anyone shed some light on my situation.. any input would be appreciated!!! truck is a DD and id say maybe 70% spent onroad and 30% offroad.

thanks!!
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Welcome to hell!!!!
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That mod bug never goes away.
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i say body lift it and do the prekey mod i am going to be doing the prekey mod next week.way cheaper then a super lift and by putting 31s on i think u will want to upgrade soon after. i have a 4 liter with 33s and i dont think they robbed much power dont really notice it that much. i love my km2s i would buy them again for sure and there not even that loud my dads procomp x terrains are way louder and i had roughriders m+s and those were super loud as well. just wait 4 your 33s i have even seen a few good sets rims and tires on kajiji for under $1000 theres a set of 5 mtrs with rims on there now for 1200 buck thats a really good deal.
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The RCD is discontinued so you would have to find a used kit. Stay away from torsion key lifts.
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sometimes i wish i wouldn't have lifted as much as i did. I think a ranger with AAL and a torsion crank with 31-32" mud tires would look killer. just my input before you drop 3 grand on a lift.
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Stay away from torsion key lifts.
EXCEPT the PreKey mod. Putting '07 and older torsion keys on it. Yes....it may be considered one of those torsion key lifts...but it's factory,and NO OTHER parts changed. 2 people in 2 different locations confirmed this with part numbers. '08+ are factory lowered about 1.5". Putting 07 and older keys on it will gain you 1.5-1.75". Get you back to proper beginning height. And put 2.5" factory blocks in the back or put on a Belltech 6400 shackle.

Yes....stay away from those aftermarket torsion key lifts.
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EXCEPT the PreKey mod. Putting '07 and older torsion keys on it. Yes....it may be considered one of those torsion key lifts...but it's factory,and NO OTHER parts changed. 2 people in 2 different locations confirmed this with part numbers. '08+ are factory lowered about 1.5". Putting 07 and older keys on it will gain you 1.5-1.75". Get you back to proper beginning height. And put 2.5" factory blocks in the back or put on a Belltech 6400 shackle.

Yes....stay away from those aftermarket torsion key lifts.
I don't consider it a normal crappy torsion key lift since its stock parts. I was talking about Daystar or ebay keys.
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I know...just wanted to make it clear though. lol.
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I will be considering this as well, and it does NOT apply to the truck in my sig, obviousley
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