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Old 12-25-2010
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Lifting my 2008 xlt 2wd

I have a 2008 xlt/ 2wd/ 3.0l / auto trans. The 2008 xlt has front coil springs and sits lower than the rear.

Im a novice so I would have to enlist the help of a shop.

Im looking for a more aggressive appearance on the truck without fudging up the gearing . Chicago's crook county laws prohibits bigger than 3" lift. The A/Ts I have on the truck are good performers but look like mini doughnuts lol.

I was lurking around several forums for tire sizes and 30" BFG A/Ts came up a few times as recommended for stock 2wd rangers.

What might you fellas suggest to a guy on a $1000-$2000 budget?


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Search around, I'm 4x4 so not real familiar with 2wd trucks but I'm pretty sure you could do coil spacers to even you out in the front, or a body lift or suspension lift. Depends on your budget and what you want to do with the truck.
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Old 12-26-2010
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Go take a look at my truck. 3 inch spindles up front and 2 inch add-a-leafs out back.
I've got 31" A/Ts
Could have fit 32s but I think it looks dang good just the way it is.
whole thing cost me right around 2 grand, but I'm sure you could find all the parts cheaper.
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thank you for the reply, you didnt have to re gear at all with the 31s?

and your truck looks sweet, pretty much what im going for but obviously you went the more expensive route.

Do you know any body lifts off the top of your head?

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ive got a 3" bodylift, 31's and 15x8 wheels ran me alittle over $1000 for everything you can run just fine on stock gears ive been doing for 9 months no problem truck becomes more sluggish but livable may be different for a 3.0l i have a 2.3l however next week ive got 4.56's going in

just remmber if you change your wheels you will have to move the tire pressure sensors over to the new wheel which requires new bands i used these
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is it possible to go 31" on stock 15 x 6s, so as to avoid buying new wheels?
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is it possible to go 31" on stock 15 x 6s, so as to avoid buying new wheels?
stock wheels are 15x7 and you sure can
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