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2006 Ranger XLT 2WD lift???

Hi guys, I'm trying to put together a lift for my '06 XLT 2WD. I know that nobody makes a lift kit, but I also know that there has to be some way to get the front of my truck lifted 2-3 inches. Got the rear handled... just need some words of wisdom for the front. Any help guys? Thanks!
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I don't mean to come off as incompetent. I have GOOGLED. I have looked for this in various places. I just havent gotten a solid yes or no from anyone as far as what will fit in my Ranger. I just thought that this would be a great place to get an answer.
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You can lift your front suspension up 6" without a body lift. You have two options for the front.

One is a spindle lift, which yields 3" of lift, with no change in ride quality. Most expensive, but it is the most favorable option as well. An alignment is recommended.

For the other 3" of max lift, you can pick up some coil spacers or some lift coils. Coils stiffen your ride because they use different spring rates. There are plenty of different heights for coils and spacers, ranging from 1" to 3". When you lift more than 2" with coils or spacers, you might want to look into aftermarket upper control arms to aid your alignment. Keep in mind, that with coils and spacers, you will need extended shocks and new alignment cams, and obviously an alignment.

For the rear, you have different options as well. You can add lift blocks, extended shackles, add-a-leafs, and lift springs. New shocks will be needed to accompany any lift.

You can also add a 3" body lift for a full 3" of lift.

31's are preferred with 2.5"-3" of lift, and 32's will have minor rubbing. 33's are preferred with 4.5"-6" of lift, and 35's are for the 9" of lift.
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I would settle for spindles if you have the money. They run about 350~600 new. Depending on the brand. Doestch brand ones are decent and run about ~400 new. They are easy to install and retain your stock ride quality. 31's will be fine with just spindles.
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You guys are truly great! Thanks for the link to the spindles. Thats the first time I've seen something that says it will wit the 2006 XLT. I will be ordering them soon, can't wait to post pics of the install!
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Thats only the front end though...A full spindle plus 2.5 block in rear w. new shocks is 700 flat. Is that worth it?
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Thats only the front end though...A full spindle plus 2.5 block in rear w. new shocks is 700 flat. Is that worth it?
I alread have 2.5 inch add a leaf for the rear.
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