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2000 ranger lift

I was wondering what would be some good lifts for a 2000. I'm looking at maybe doing a 4" suspension lift this winter and I was wondering if you guys had any suggestions.
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Superlift it.
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superlift is the cheapest, RCD if you can find one used (discintinued) more money but replaces torsion bars with coilovers, long travel kits from like dixon bros but they are pretty pricey and really nice (not really a lift kit though) or SAS it!
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What is a SAS?
Is Superlift the name of the lift or just a type?
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Or you could do a BL for know then suspension it later!
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Eh I like the idea of a body lift more then I would want one. I'm looking to replace my shocks springs and maybe control arms *I think mine are bent >.>*
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SAS is Solid Axle Swap. It takes a lot of know how to do one.

Superlift is a brand name, but they are well known. I actually plan on using them when I do my lift.

Fabtech would be a well known long travel kit, but some guys on here and other Ranger boards have had problems with them.

I personally would steer clear of a body lift. While they aren't terrible, I just like the idea of upgrading suspension parts rather then lifting the body off of the frame a few inches, but that's just me.
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Look at his sig guys. He has a 2wd. Fabtech make one of the better lift kits for your truck.
When in doubt, search my friend. It has been covered more times then I can count.
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Why thank you much!
Yeah if I were ever to do a body lift it would only be an inch.
Yeah I wanna do a suspension lift due to my front end needs a lot of work. So while doing a lift would replace everything that needs to be replaces right now :)
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Look at his sig guys. He has a 2wd. Fabtech make one of the better lift kits for your truck.
When in doubt, search my friend. It has been covered more times then I can count.
Thanks,
Yeah I've done a bunch of google looking but I find stuff for older and newer and when I find my year its 4wd. Guess I'll have to search more forums here. Did a couple but didn't find anything.
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Sorry but Fabtech is crap. Try Camburg, Total Chaos, Giant and not sure whole else.
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since your from san diego, you can find some good used stuff on the chaep on dezertrangers.com or racedezert.com maybe even a few blocks from your house lol

you could even get a custom kit from someone on there too for not that much...
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umm... did you even read the stickies in the suspension section of the site? All of your questions will be answered there.
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umm... did you even read the stickies in the suspension section of the site? All of your questions will be answered there.
no one ever does
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Eh I like the idea of a body lift more then I would want one. I'm looking to replace my shocks springs and maybe control arms *I think mine are bent >.>*
Your in So-Cal, Camburg is your best option. Expensive, but Baja reliable. I will be taking my truck down to the HQ in Hunington Beach, they have a good kit for like 2400 INSTALLED, about 4 inches of lift.

www.camburg.com
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Would
http://www.4wheelparts.com/Lift-Kits...t_pn=FABKIT279
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Yeah I read the stickies and I didn't get anything useful out of it.
My truck is a 2000 2wd 2.5L
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First don't buy from them. Second are you going to offroad or mall crawl? Fabtech is fine for mall crawling.
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She will be a part time off roader. But yes the truck will see desert.
I also plan on doing a rear cable locker 4.10's and a 31" tire. Also some engine mods.
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I'd stay away from Fabtech. I have friends that work there and they would never run it on their trucks.
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I'd stay away from Fabtech. I have friends that work there and they would never run it on their trucks.
Well thats good to know, thanks. I just ask a bunch of questions but I don't know a whole lot about it and the websites I've been given or just confusing. Not a whole lot of info on them.
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Well Fabtech works fine for just looks but as soon as you go offroading you can bent or break spindle snouts. Its not fun when your truck loses a tire and you land of the brake rotor.
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Well thanks for the heads up and I'll keep that in mind while I shop for a kit. Right now I'm just trying to figure out how much I need to save up because I would like to at lest do lift and tires at once.
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a body lift comes in much cheaper or you want to go head stragiht to do a susp lift?
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