Which one? - 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 12-16-2008
281Thunder's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 150
Which one?

Okay. If you've read my intro, wicked. If not, then here's the basics:

I have a 1993 Ranger XLT 4x4 with a 4.0L 5 speed that is bone stock apart from my stereo.
It is my Daily Driver, so it has to be streetable, and I want to be able to clear 33's. It'll mainly be used for pavement, with some gravel roads in between. I will occasionally take it onto the trails and I'm lost as to which lift I should install, and how much of a lift I'm going to need in order to clear the 33's. A few I know of are SkyJacker, Tuff Country, Rough Country, and AutoFab. I know there's more out there, but I'm lost as to which one will be the best for my application.



Any ideas............
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-16-2008
99ranger4x4's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 12,198
whats an autofab lift?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-16-2008
281Thunder's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 150
This is the link to the kit.

http://www.autofab.com/mdl28kit.htm

I found it on TRS in the tech. library
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-16-2008
whippersnapper02's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
Posts: 7,415
Quote:
Originally Posted by slammed93 View Post
This is the link to the kit.

http://www.autofab.com/mdl28kit.htm

I found it on TRS in the tech. library
Did u see the price? $3600! That is long travel for a 4wd.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-16-2008
99ranger4x4's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 12,198
Quote:
Originally Posted by fddriver02 View Post
Did u see the price? $3600! That is long travel for a 4wd.
16" of travel is up there.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-16-2008
281Thunder's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 150
So i guess autofab is out then lol
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-16-2008
281Thunder's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 150
Any ideas as to which kit is best suited for me? I'm sick of stock height, the truck belongs in the air with some decent sized tires under it lol
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-16-2008
99MazdaB4000's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Kutztown, PA
Posts: 1,980
Just put a bodylift on.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-16-2008
281Thunder's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 150
I don't like body lifts. Besides I need to replace a bunch of the components anyways, like the front coils for instance. I may still do a body lift later on if I find 33's to not be enough. That and I want to be able to say I have a lifted and a lowered truck lol
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-16-2008
99ranger4x4's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 12,198
that autofab one seems pretty sweet, but idk anything about them.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 12-17-2008
04BlackFX4's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Maine
Posts: 1,159
Quote:
Originally Posted by 99MazdaB4000 View Post
Just put a bodylift on.
Body lift alone wont clear 33's for his year truck i believe...
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 12-17-2008
04blackedge's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 23,426
Quote:
Originally Posted by 04BlackFX4 View Post
Body lift alone wont clear 33's for his year truck i believe...
Correct
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 12-17-2008
ColdNapalm's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Posts: 499
get a super lifttttt
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 12-17-2008
thesoundmaster's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Centennial CO
Posts: 5
Slammed, your best option is actually going to be a Skyjacker.

Here's why.

The Drivers beam or axle lift brackets, which bolt up to the passenger side for the TTB suspension, the Skyjacker is gussetted, whereas the others are not. How is this important? If you notice on this one, this is an example of a Superlift bracket, there are 2 tabs tab where the bracket bolts up to the frame that breaks . The Skyjacker, as it is gusseted, doesn't have this problem.

Broken bracket
Name:  Picture015.jpg
Views: 0
Size:  86.2 KB

The 2 tabs on the top are the ones that break
Name:  Picture003.jpg
Views: 0
Size:  189.2 KB

Here's a couple examples my buddy Mark (BLOODBANE) has done on repairing them himself, both on his Ranger and Explorer. Again, with the Skyjacker, they already have the gussets in them.

Name:  Picture016.jpg
Views: 0
Size:  166.8 KB
Name:  DSC00209.jpg
Views: 0
Size:  143.8 KB
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 12-17-2008
04blackedge's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 23,426
I say Skyjacker as well
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 12-17-2008
281Thunder's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 150
SkyJacker it is then lol Will I be needing anything else in parts since I've decided on a Class II 4" lift???
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Single or Dual Exhaust... Which one for performance? CjRanger99 General Ford Ranger Discussion 31 03-16-2017 09:29 AM
Oil Filter Best One and which one. Jeriziah 4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech 36 03-01-2011 10:15 AM
Which tire and Which size? Redrider11 Wheels & Tires Semi-Tech 16 01-17-2010 09:47 PM
need to know which wire is which RedPowerRanger General Technical & Electrical 3 01-28-2007 06:25 PM
Need a new radio.... which one...? rngprerunner Audio & Video Tech 12 10-14-2004 04:45 AM


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 07:23 AM.


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.