04 Lift Questions - Page 2 - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Suspension Tech General discussion of suspension for the Ford Ranger.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #26  
Old 10-14-2008
Jmhm17's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Worcester, MA
Posts: 534
why dont you just got with 33's? how much wheeling are you gona do to need 35's? the onyl way id put 35's on is if i had a SAS or a hybrid lift ontop of my bl.. but IFS sucks for crazy off roading. 35's are gona kill your tranny and axles. your gona need gears and your gas milage is gona suck *****
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 10-14-2008
ColdNapalm's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Posts: 499
because everyone does 33"s.... i stated in the first topic that i was going to get gear asap and asked which i should get and im not really sure if wheeling means mudding or just trail driving but i go mudding every weekend and 35s will most likely not even cut it... but i need as much as i can get most of the people out at lawtey my favorite mud pit get messed up with v8s and 40s =\ its not crazy off roading just deep mud not rocks or anything and gas is 2.79 right now
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 10-14-2008
fordlife's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Lemoore CA/561, Fl
Posts: 773
please tell me you mean 12.5 tire, not 12.5 rim.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 10-14-2008
ColdNapalm's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Posts: 499
ya then what would 12.5 tire fit on a 10 rim? [dont no to much using this thread to gather info]
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 10-14-2008
jaycheetwood's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Ogden, Utah
Posts: 2,218
Dont listen to these guys bagging on it..

If you wanna run 35"s you may need a 4.56 gearing on your truck is my best bet or a 5.whatever it is...

You could get a 12.5 on a 15 x 10 all day. Personally the suspension lifts we have discussed are the way to go unlesss you wanna spend big big dollars..

I would go with whatever suits your needs.. Make sure you get a new front drive line they arent rated but 10 - 20k after you lift the truck.
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 10-14-2008
ColdNapalm's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Posts: 499
Quote:
Originally Posted by jaycheetwood View Post
Dont listen to these guys bagging on it..

If you wanna run 35"s you may need a 4.56 gearing on your truck is my best bet or a 5.whatever it is...

You could get a 12.5 on a 15 x 10 all day. Personally the suspension lifts we have discussed are the way to go unlesss you wanna spend big big dollars..

I would go with whatever suits your needs.. Make sure you get a new front drive line they arent rated but 10 - 20k after you lift the truck.
ya i was reading that so if i change the gears and the shaft ill be fine for durability right? after the gear change it wont harm the tranny?
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 10-14-2008
jaycheetwood's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Ogden, Utah
Posts: 2,218
Well Centerforce makes a heavy duty dual friction clutch that i hear is pretty sweet that may also help with wear and tear. the truck you are looking at is just xlt? or is it an FX4?? Is it 8.8 axle?
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 10-14-2008
ColdNapalm's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Posts: 499
Name:  44x.png
Views: 0
Size:  1.10 MB thats the truck been talking to the lady got it down to around 9
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 10-14-2008
fordlife's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Lemoore CA/561, Fl
Posts: 773
yea i have a 12.5 on 15x8s but personally 12.5 is as wide as id go

and welcome to the stepside club =]
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 10-14-2008
jaycheetwood's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Ogden, Utah
Posts: 2,218
Hmm you should be fine to do what you wanna do.. or you can get one that is a styleside
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 10-14-2008
fordlife's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Lemoore CA/561, Fl
Posts: 773
thats a good price tho, and the step side is sexy
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 10-14-2008
ColdNapalm's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Posts: 499
ya but i also liek bass's truck he said hed sell it for 10 w\o winch but im not sure whats worth more 30k miles on the engine or a bad *** lift and tires...
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 10-14-2008
fordlife's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Lemoore CA/561, Fl
Posts: 773
in the long run youd save money by buying bass's truck.
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 10-14-2008
ColdNapalm's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Posts: 499
maybe... but then you miss out on the fun of lifting a truck yourself ect... idk its a hard choice if i can get him to 9 it would be hard to turn down
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 10-14-2008
ranger_1999's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: spindale, NC
Posts: 1,444
dude calm down, take a breath lol...If you have the funds, nothing major to pay for then go for it..I suppose your pretty young seein as you just got laid...If i were you id get a cheaper truck and use it as your offroader and build it slowly to your liking...If Bass is willing to sell his beast then go for that!
Reply With Quote
  #41  
Old 10-14-2008
ColdNapalm's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Posts: 499
Quote:
Originally Posted by ranger_1999 View Post
dude calm down, take a breath...If you have the funds, nothing major to pay for then go for it..I suppose your pretty young seein as you just got laid...If i were you id get a cheaper truck and use it as your offroader and build it slowly to your liking...
lol go with which im young i suppose :P 18 but i was just saying my 2 big goals in life so far are 35"s and ya... :) but that was fished some time ago so which would you do less miles no lift or more miles lifted? nvm just read build it to my likeling so im guessing go with the less miles?
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 10-14-2008
ranger_1999's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: spindale, NC
Posts: 1,444
Man if you COULD by Bass's truck do it..But if not i would keep your 2wd as a DD and pick up a cheaper maybe older gen Ranger 4x4 Six-cyl with TTB suspension and build it up, they are far cheaper to lift
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 10-14-2008
ColdNapalm's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Posts: 499
i suppose but i want my truck to be my dd and my mud truck :( cant afford both plus my 2wd is all fked up...
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old 10-14-2008
fordlife's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Lemoore CA/561, Fl
Posts: 773
gotta settle, or buy a honda =[
Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old 10-14-2008
ColdNapalm's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Posts: 499
i will never buy a honda as long as theirs life left in me.
Reply With Quote
  #46  
Old 10-14-2008
fordlife's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Lemoore CA/561, Fl
Posts: 773
same here, im just sayin, my ranger is my dd and im not gunna go bigger than 33's, but my friend has a jetta and a 79 f250 on 42's. not something you would drive daily. i wont buy anything other than a ford. personally, most of americas economic problem is that people dont buy enough domestic goods, but not to thread jack. ur gunna want a DD or you wont be abe to afford to drive places especially with a payment and insurance is expensive, i know im there now, 19 but i have 4 pts on my DL.
Reply With Quote
  #47  
Old 10-14-2008
ColdNapalm's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Posts: 499
ive got 10 pts lol but is 2 inches going to make that much of a difference? and i did a paper about the buying american goods thing today :D



/me high five
Reply With Quote
  #48  
Old 10-14-2008
fordlife's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Lemoore CA/561, Fl
Posts: 773
haha yea but i thought i read before something of a SAS, maybe that was someone throwing an idea, if you regear(which you said u are) and get a good tuner you'll be straight as far as i could tell lol
Reply With Quote
  #49  
Old 10-14-2008
red_fx2's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: lakeland, fl
Posts: 32
dude look.. its not hard... buy a 4in super lift, 3in body lift.. throw them on.. buy ur self a nice set of 35x12.5x15 (or 16) tires on some 15 (or 16)x10 rims.. throw some 4.56 gears in the diffs.. and ur good to go.. ur truck isnt going to explode after u do that.. it will be fine.. trust me i kno.. i had a 2wd double lifted sittin on 35's with stock 4.10 gears and put it through more hell then ur 4x4 will prolly ever see.. and mine lasted til it got repoed.. after that i couldnt tell ya.. and it had 76k on the ticker.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Questions before I lift it 1993_ranger Suspension Tech 15 09-26-2008 09:45 AM
ford edge lift questions(NOOB questions) tacorunner87 Suspension Tech 13 06-07-2008 12:09 AM
Rear leaf questions/shackle questions thesoundmaster Suspension Tech 3 10-18-2007 10:30 PM
Suspension Lift Questions RangerJustin Suspension Tech 8 03-03-2005 11:08 PM
Couple Lift Questions nicholsmf Suspension Tech 11 02-17-2005 10:59 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 11:41 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.