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08 XL 2Wd Lift Options

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I know that this has probably been asked athousand times before but i have 2008 Ranger 2wd and i am looking for lift options that are reasonalbe and i can do. Has anyone on the site lifted there own 2wd 08 Ranger?
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body lift, spindle lift, coil lift with new UCAs, or you can do them all and get about 9" of lift plus tires
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i thought about getting this kit for my ranger and my buddy said to stay away from spindle lifts?but i see all sorts of people getting them does anyone have any comments on this kit or anyone put it on?
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Your buddy doesn't know what he's talking about. Spindle lifts are the main suspension lift for newer 2wd Rangers. You'll be fine as long as you don't go out and jump our truck all over the place.
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Wow i dont want 9" of Lift i want enough lift to sit the ranger on 31's and for it to look good.
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well each the of the lifts equate to approximately 3" each and can easily run 31s with any of them. body lift is cheapest...
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i thought about getting this kit for my ranger and my buddy said to stay away from spindle lifts?but i see all sorts of people getting them does anyone have any comments on this kit or anyone put it on?
first, again your friend does not know what he is talking about. second, see if they will sell you just the spindles and then get some AALs from summitracing.com. I bought some spindles from that seller through their store site for 300 a few years back.
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Any idea on who makes the best body lift kit for the 08 rangers? I have heard of fabtech and skyjacker but i have looked and it doesnt appear that they do and i would hate to use wood blocks like i have seen people do.
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thats the problem with childhood friends when you get older (atleast me)you wonder why did i hang out with this guy,haha.i have been eyeballin this kit and the 3inch for 2 years and could never find anyone who actually got a kit that wasnt a fabtech or the other few.id like to get the 5.5 kit.
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Any idea on who makes the best body lift kit for the 08 rangers? I have heard of fabtech and skyjacker but i have looked and it doesnt appear that they do and i would hate to use wood blocks like i have seen people do.
performance accessories is the brand to go with. i think summitracing.com and/or 4wheelparts.com carries.
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Hmmm okay i will check with them as well as my local LEs SCHWABS unless you all have horror stories about them.
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Why cant you jump your truck with the new spindles??? I mean, obviously they could break, but I have gotten over 5 feet of air in my 05 edge (Very hard packed dirt road with small "jumps") and landed it with no problems (other than a bounce or two) and that was on the stock spindles. The Fabtech ones appear to be a lot beefier.
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Its never good to jump a truck but with bigger tires it creates more stress. A couple of guys have bent spindles jumping, I was just warning him.
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