Confused. Need Opinions - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


New Ideas Have a new idea for your Ford Ranger? General discussion of new ideas for the Ford Ranger.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 01-18-2012
98_ranger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Columbia,SC
Posts: 180
Confused. Need Opinions

Okay, Guys and Gals on R-F. I need some help.
I want any and all opinions on what i should do.
Should i go Lower?
OR
Should i go Higher?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-18-2012
98liftedranger's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: California
Posts: 12,538
What is your goal with the truck? Do you like to offroad or cruise the street? What kind of shape is the truck in already? Need something to work with.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-18-2012
01RangerEdge's Avatar
Scrambles the DeathDealer
iTrader: (11)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Jackson, MO
Posts: 7,598
Lower, there aren't as many lowered trucks here
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-18-2012
98_ranger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Columbia,SC
Posts: 180
Quote:
Originally Posted by 98liftedranger View Post
What is your goal with the truck? Do you like to offroad or cruise the street? What kind of shape is the truck in already? Need something to work with.
I like going offroad, but i have a 2wd and the body lift kits are way to much and a pain to put in.
The truck is basically stock.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-18-2012
98liftedranger's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: California
Posts: 12,538
There not that much of a pain. Here is my 2wd with 3" spindles and some 1" lift coils. 33x12.5x15 Cooper STT's, 15x10 cragers.

Attached Thumbnails
Confused. Need Opinions-103_0201.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-18-2012
98_ranger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Columbia,SC
Posts: 180
Quote:
Originally Posted by 98liftedranger View Post
There not that much of a pain. Here is my 2wd with 3" spindles and some 1" lift coils. 33x12.5x15 Cooper STT's, 15x10 cragers.

That is almost the same truck i have.
wanna trade?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-18-2012
98liftedranger's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: California
Posts: 12,538
It doesn't look like that anymore and I no longer own it but I do still know the owner. lol
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-18-2012
KLC's Avatar
KLC KLC is offline
RF Veteran
iTrader: (29)
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 13,115
I vote lower it 2/3.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-18-2012
BurningRANGERtires's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: North Sin City, NV
Posts: 312
fat chicks can't jump, lift it
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-18-2012
Casper98's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Gresham OR
Posts: 1,789
I say lower it
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-21-2012
98_ranger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Columbia,SC
Posts: 180
Quote:
Originally Posted by BurningRANGERtires View Post
fat chicks can't jump, lift it
i like the way you think lol
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-21-2012
98_ranger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Columbia,SC
Posts: 180
Okay, i havent quiet figured out if i want to go higher or not, but how many people put lights behind there grill and where did yall mount the switch?
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-22-2012
scott5640's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (-1)
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Davenport FL
Posts: 901
my old 05 2wd with a body lift, 1 inch coil lift and stock 4x4 axle blocks on 31s

Attached Thumbnails
Confused. Need Opinions-0830101148-1.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-23-2012
Coleosis85's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: OKC, Ok
Posts: 439
If you think lifting it will be a PITA, lowering will be just as bad... and if you go too low, even oil changes will be a pain... Having to jack it up, take the drain plug out, drop it down so its level when it drains... Jack it back up to change the filter and put the drain plug back in...


I like the look of lowered rangers better, but you got to think about everything.

(just had to change the oil on my car the other day and it made me miss my ranger more... oil changes were so quick on that thing)
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-23-2012
PSIJOE's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 1,311
Just dump it on the ground. I loved lowered rangers. Want to take it offroad go buy a cheap 4x4. if you wanted offroad you would have bought a 4wd right? either way will be fun. if you wanna smash around in the dirt then lift it. if you wanna smash around on the streets then dump it. I would say if its really beat up lift it. lol My vote is slam it personally. Since yours is really clean. Went on your profile and checked it out. nice looking truck btw.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 01-23-2012
Scrambler82's Avatar
Old Guy Userů ltr
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: SoCal
Posts: 6,773
Quote:
Originally Posted by BurningRANGERtires View Post
fat chicks can't jump, lift it
Quote:
Originally Posted by 98_ranger View Post
i like the way you think lol
funny but true…

Raise it !

IMHO… 2wd Rangers with a locker/tires/gearing can go a long way on the trail and I think they look good jacked/tires/rims/custom touches.

See what I mean…
Originally Posted by 98liftedranger




AGAIN JACK IT UP !
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 01-23-2012
<TX>TORKiT's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 1,551
Quote:
Originally Posted by Casper98 View Post
I say lower it
x4
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 01-23-2012
98_ranger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Columbia,SC
Posts: 180
Im thinking something like this, not lower or higher. just bigger tires
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 01-23-2012
Fink132's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Alberta
Posts: 758
^^ NO
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 01-23-2012
Ranger4.0XLT's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Northford, CT
Posts: 501
X2 on the comment about fat chicks.. Raise herr up!
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 01-23-2012
Casper98's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Gresham OR
Posts: 1,789
Slam it Damnit!!
Attached Thumbnails
Confused. Need Opinions-dsc_0500.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 01-23-2012
PSIJOE's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 1,311
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fink132 View Post
^^ NO
x2222222258775709670943

At least not the paint job...
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 01-23-2012
04RangerDave's Avatar
JDM> RANGER

iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: RI
Posts: 5,030
lay it out on the ground like TX and Billy. 2wds should be layn frame not lifted
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 01-23-2012
99offroadrngr's Avatar
TOYOTA
iTrader: (37)
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 11,728
lower it. if i even bought a 2wd it would be on the ground
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 01-24-2012
Scrambler82's Avatar
Old Guy Userů ltr
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: SoCal
Posts: 6,773
Quote:
Originally Posted by 98_ranger View Post
Im thinking something like this, not lower or higher. just bigger tires


No! No! No!
Pls, drop it if if you must but not this !

This will require a lot of body work or new side panel for the bed and new frt fenders.
Maybe more expensive than a BL and T-Bar crank.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need Help totally confused wwwwells General Ford Ranger Discussion 2 05-03-2013 07:33 AM
Need Help Im confused cloudranger Suspension Tech 2 11-08-2008 09:53 AM
Confused with tire sizes... 86YOTA Wheels & Tires Semi-Tech 22 01-26-2006 11:27 AM
Confused RangerJustin Wheels & Tires Semi-Tech 14 07-27-2005 10:53 AM
My truck is confused TippnOver Drivetrain Tech 32 07-22-2005 09:27 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:48 PM.


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.