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Old 03-07-2007
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2 part question...

first question is.... can i see some pix of peoples rangers with a 3" suspension/spindle lift and a 3" BL with 33's? or 35's?


second question.... I'm finally getttin serious about lifting the ranger... im thinking I'm gonna go the 33's route...i read somewhere that i can fit 33's under a BL and i KNOW i can fit them under the spindle lift. Which should I buy first? I'm going to end up buying both, bu do you think there is a way that may look better than the other? I was thinking about going the spindle lift route first. Sorry if any of my info is incorrect....im still new at this lifting thing
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spindles first IMO.
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it's really personal preference which to do first since you're going to do both. if you can fit 33s with a 3" spindle lift, you can fit 33s with a 3" body lift. if you're only going to stick with 33s, only do one lift or the other. there is no need to lift the thing sky high if you're not going to run a tire to match it.

just a suggestion though, the body lift will be easier to do first since the truck will be closer to the ground. it will be easier to use a jack and blocks to lift it to slip the pucks in. doing the spindle lift first will require you to have someone lift the cab by hand to slip the pucks in place.
just a suggestion. in the end it doesn't matter, it would just be easier to physically do the BL first.
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the 33s will barely fit if at all... my 32s rub...just get ready to trim...the EDGE trim can fit 33 easy with spindle...but you have XLT...with the BL i think 33s will be fine...
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would i be able to fit 35's with a 3" spindle and a 3" BL? cuz i'd love to do that lol
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i've got 33's with spindle lift and tbars cranked an inch and a half . i still rub just barely. It sucks b/c same tires on my factory wheels didnt rub, but my new 15x10 wheels made them come out and now they rub, i'm like wtf. so, i'm still yet going with a body lift, all in all i'll be up over 7 inches plus the extra clearance from the tires, nearly 3 inches over the factory 235's
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yea you should be good to go on 35s with BL and spindle...you can also get lift coils and arms too for another 2.5-3" of lift...
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I'm excited...sooo tell me if I'm right...i have a 2wd XLT ranger I buy a 3 inch spindle lift kit....i can find that for about 500-600 dollars.....3" body lift 200-300 dollars....35" tires...600-700 (if i shop around and find some for decent prices) .....driving home one day to see the look on my mom's face when she sees that my truck is now bigger than hers.....PRICELESS :-) am I missing anything? O and i have a buddy that will do all of this for me...i have to drive a few hours to see him but I figure it's worth it since he knows what he's doin....
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id do the fabtech 5.5" and 3" body... then 35s would look perfect, not to small looking and you wont have the "stuffed" look
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sporttrucksuspension.com/rangerlift.htm

about $350 shipped on spindles...
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idk does anybody have any pix of a XLT with 3" spindle lift and 3" body lift with 35's? I j/wanna see what that would look like
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i have been trying to search for this one truck on here...he had the spindle, the lift coils and the body lift...but i cant find it...

i cant think of anyone on here with spindle and BL off the top of my head though...i think gay-briel might have had it...might...he had quite a few setups...
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well if yall find it im interested in seein it.... i think i'm gonna take advantage of that spindle lift up there :-)
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while where talking about spindles whats the benefits or gettin new upper control arms. is it necessary?
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you can get aftermarket arms for more strength...but for the guys with coil suspensions they are needed for when you get lift coils...i see you have a dual sport mazda...if i remember correctly those are t-bar suspensions...so there are no coils on yours...but the arms can be switched out if you are going to ride your truck hard...
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OK guys yall tell me what ya think....i really haven't seen any rangers around where i live with what im lookin for....soo funny story...about 20 min ago this NIIICE silver ranger pulls up next to me and i shout over to him and we start talkin at the red light....he had 33's with a 3 inch body lift.....he had an XLT also but it was a 4x4 and he said that his was 1 inch taller than mine stock and i really liked his setup....soo this is what im thinkin.... a 3" spindle lift to start....then i'll buy the tires and roll around for a while until i can afford a 2" BL mine will be one inch taller than his....and i dont think there will be that much of a difference.... soo that's what I'm thinkin....lemme hear what yall think
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sounds good...but i think his was a little more than 1" taller...dont know of a 2" BL...know of the 3" and there is a how to for a 1" on here
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hey sooo i was lookin on that website....that was given above and there is a 5/4 lift on there with the spindles and everything.... it looks like that would be cheaper than buying the 3" spindle lift and then gettin a 2" BL cuz that is what i decided to do...does all this look legit to yall? I'm about to buy this stuff and i want to make sure I'm not messin myself over...soo i guess I'm askin to check my work lol holla back https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr look good?
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bad link dude, thats a link to paypal.
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I know, it might be a little late and it sounds like you've made up your mind, BUT, one of the few Rangers on here with 3" BL and 3" spindles and 33's. Your's won't be "quite" that big because you don't have an EDGE but gives you some-what of an idea. You'd be sitting a little over that if you got the new coils and arms I think.

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http://sporttrucksuspension.com/rangerlift.htm

my bad....it's the lift that is 5/4 409.00 delivered....does it look good?
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oh5edge, can you supply some side shots to do a good comparison of the 33's inside the wheel wells?
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id research coil spacers...i havent heard too many good things about them IIRC
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id research coil spacers...i havent heard too many good things about them IIRC
whats wrong with coil spacers?
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Yeah, I can get some side shots up tomorrow. I think the only problem with the coil spacers are the ones that don't go on top of the spring. I remember hearing bad things about the spacers that go INSIDE the spring but the ones that go on top are perfectly safe.
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