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Icon5 1984 bronco II 4x4 lift ideas?

i need peoples ideas and opinions and prices before i go out and buy this thing


ok im not very good with the older rangers and bronco II's so someone tell me what is the best and biggest lift that i can put on a 1984 Bronco II?
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I think Skyjacker makes a 8"
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alright well i found a 1984 bronco II on craiglist and this guy has a new engine and tranny in it new transfer case ((has all receipts )) 33x12.50r15 buckshots on procomp steel rock crawler rims a brush guard with a 9000lb mile marker winch i think its mile marker...

but he wants 400$ for it ima probly go pick it up tomorrow!
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why dont you have a 4x4 ranger now just play with that
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haha cuz this ones only 400$ im saving the 4x4 ranger for a sas when i move to indiana for college so why dump 8k in it when i can just have a buncha guys up their that will be able to help me do it and get it done right..

and i have to have my 4x4 ranger in tip top condition to dirve all the way form alabama to indiana so i cant be ruffin it up any

so i figured id buy this lil 400$ bronco II 4x4 and build it then sell it before i move
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SAS the BII
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ha i thought about it but i wana have a nice looking vehicle thats sas'd like my ranger but i dunno i might just put a rcd on my ranger and just sas the BII myself for a learning thing... not sure what i wana do...
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Thats kinda stupid IMO why would you spend all that time on a swap when your not even gonna use it like it should be. Makes sense to me to SAS the BII and beat on it.
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no im saying what ever i sas ima beat the hell out of and if i sas the BII ima beat the holy hell outta it and my 4x4 ranger put a rcd + BL and 35's and play with too just not nearly as bad as i would the BII

but heres the link to the BII http://mobile.craigslist.org/cto/789107937.html

i know id beat the hell outta both vehicles cuz i dawg **** outta my 2wd
i just have to keep the 4x4 ranger in decent condition to have it for college i cant have everything breaking on me when im up in indiana
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Yeah I hear ya I'm in the same situation. Seems like you could lift the Ranger and have a badass DD and then SAS the BII and have a badass trail rig. The best of both worlds!
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well i think thats what ima do.. ima probly go down to truckin up and order the rcd lift 3in bl and tires and rims... then go searching for a 8.8 31 spline get it fixed up take the front end out and take it to get 4.88's in front and rear then install the lift and front and rearend

what tires you think i should buy bfg M/T, mickey T mt's, procomp XTREME MUD TERRAINS, nitto graplers.... you got any idea on what tires i should get lol i wana run 35x12.50r17's
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For your Ranger? I would say the BFGs would be a great choice for the great road mileage and perform good offroad. That is assuming that the Ranger will stay on the road most of the time.
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ya the ranger will stay on road about 70% i got a side job cleaning out forclosed houses so towing a trailer and having to go to the dump alot which the dump is horrible and known to eat trucks alive and the employees thier dont give a crap..
almost got stuck with my 2wd and it hasnt ever got stuck offroad since i put my baja claws on it

but ya itl be good to put it to work ima leave the front end as a open differntial what should i put in the rear? whats the best i could possibly get for my kinda driving... cuz ima need something that will realy lock when i need it to...

are arb air lockers like a open differntial when you dont have air running to it?
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Yeah I'm pretty sure its open when its not engaged.
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alright ill look into it more.. ima pobly go buy the BII this monday and start on my 4x4 ranger after i find a 8.8 31 spline in good condition

well i appreciate the help and tips i gtg got work in the morning
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did anyone else look at that for sale ad and think. .80 over........i hope he is wrong, even if its .08 over its still way too much for a 2.8
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I'm just wondering if it is a scam. $400 and he just rebuilt all of it? Something sounds fishy to me.
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if the engine's a turd i can always do a 302 swap on it im going to test drive it this sunday so well see how it goes i mean atleast if its a turd ill get a decent winch outta it
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