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Old 09-02-2006
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Ranger XLT Crossmember Lift???

I know no one makes them and if I had an edge I could just use the 4wd kit, but I have a 2wd xlt coil sprung ranger. I have a 1 inch spacer, 3 inch lift coil, 3 inch spindle, and I need more. I was just under my truck wondering....I figure the drop down brackets should be pretty easy. I am more concerned about the steering arms, what do I do? Im worried they will not have the right geometry once it has been lifted that much. I just skimmed the installation instructions for the superlift 4x4 ranger kit and I didnt see any obvious fix for the dilemma. If it is a problem, I figured they fixed it with the new spindles but I dont know for sure. other than that I can see making an extender for the upper ball joint and getting some longer coils made and that should be it, any comments??? Ohh, and I was only thinking about 4-6 inches of drop for lift. my goal is 40s without rubbing.
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-Off Topic- I don't believe I have ever seen pics of your whooptie, you need an Avatar or a link to a cardomain page or something.

I dunno man, you're getting into pretty uncharted territory. You are like one of maybe 3 or 4 guys with 4x2 XLT's that have that much lift already. Hopefully some one can answer your question. I dont wanna see you stuck with oly 36's lol
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I drew it alll up and I would have to make a pretty f-ed up adapter for the steering arm balljoint in order to not bind the system, doesnt look very promising. I posted pics of my truck in the suspension forum under showin off my 05 xlt.
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if fools can build impalas and montes to ride 26's and 28's this is entirely possible.
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