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2008's lower ride height, need to get to the bottom of this

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ordered my blocks today and u bolts.. keys are 103 each will have to wait a bit for those maybe next week.
 
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or has anyone tryed the summit torsion keys? those might work the same or better?about the same price
 
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Going to get my code 1 bars and 2005 keys tonight. Only paying 75 dollars a side. Does anyone have the part number for the belltech 6400 ? Or is that just the part number?

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i priced out the keys for an 06 fx4 they were 103.00 canadian each
 
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Originally Posted by Fx4wannabe01 View Post
Marie...yours will be first. First '08 to be 'proper'. Will marie be the tallest '08? hmmm....
she won't be the tallest 08, thats for sure :P but she'll probably be the first 08 to have 'peoper' keys.
...unless there is something you arent telling us
 
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I priced them out also in canadian and there where $84.00 a piece.

Id just be like, so how about we adjust this price a bit, just tell them that your buddy can pick them up cheaper where he is then you can....they might do something about it. I didnt get to see there cost, but im guessing its around 60-65 bucks each.

Good news, just got home from getting my keys and #1 bars, should i pant them before or after i install them?

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The keys are the same from xl-xlt-sport-fx4 i belive? i dont see how they would be diffrent.

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or has anyone tryed the summit torsion keys? those might work the same or better?about the same price
I'd steer away from aftermarket torsion keys. They basically allow you to crank your bars alot more than than stock....thus putting a huge bind on your lower balljoints and CV's. Aftermarket 'lift' keys put a bigger preload on the bars....so say your bolt is half way in using stock keys. Your bolt is half way in using the aftermarket keys, yet you are 2" taller than your were with your stock keys. The ability to crank them more is there, but then your are putting alot of stress on your parts and probably wont be able to align the truck.

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Going to get my code 1 bars and 2005 keys tonight. Only paying 75 dollars a side. Does anyone have the part number for the belltech 6400 ? Or is that just the part number?

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Belltech 6400 is the part number. lol. Summit sells 'em under part # BEL-6400.

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she won't be the tallest 08, thats for sure :P but she'll probably be the first 08 to have 'peoper' keys.
...unless there is something you arent telling us
hmmm..... You familiar with HozII's truck? I want hers the same height.

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The keys are the same from xl-xlt-sport-fx4 i belive? i dont see how they would be diffrent.

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98-07 xl, xlt, trailhead, edge, sport, fx4 SHOULD be all the same keys(if torsion bar equipped).
 
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Originally Posted by DallyBoy09 View Post
I priced them out also in canadian and there where $84.00 a piece.

Id just be like, so how about we adjust this price a bit, just tell them that your buddy can pick them up cheaper where he is then you can....they might do something about it. I didnt get to see there cost, but im guessing its around 60-65 bucks each.

Good news, just got home from getting my keys and #1 bars, should i pant them before or after i install them?

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Paint them before you install them.
 
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Bars and keys are painted. Just left the keys on the bars to paint them, thats the way i picked them up from the yard.

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Get some before and after measurements!

You'll be @ 33.25" up front stock i beleive.
 
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REQUEST!!!


Dallis... or any member with a stock '08+ 4x4.....


Could you please measure from the ground to the top of the fender lip for us? Both front and rear??

OH....in iches please? lol.


I never took any measurements off Marie's truck prior to the lift.



I'll grab measurements off a stock '02 4x4 this weekend and post 'em up.


 

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2008 Ranger sport 4x4 measurements:
33.25 front stock

34.5 rear stock

I just measured this last night on my brothers 08' which is totally stock.
 
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Thanks Mr. O'Bizzle. Speedy service. speedy service indeed. lol.



Just looked at my own measurement pics of my truck....I'm 10.25" taller up front than a stock '08 4x4....and I've got BALD tire. lol.
 

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oh i got a 01 b4000 at my grandpas 2wd maybe i will try those keys before i buy a set save me a couple hundread bucks
 
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whats the 06 hight....i would like to know hoz!!s hight right now and compare it to mine
 
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i know the stock 08 2wds are 1" less for both those measurements. so 32.25 and 33.5
 
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really thats crazy. hey heartsdead u only have a body lift right did you crank your t bars? since were close we should get together and see how much higher my truck is i have the bars maxed and shackels. i work on fairway just drive in you cant miss the truck...lol
 
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or do the older 2wd sit lower also.
 
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oh i got a 01 b4000 at my grandpas 2wd maybe i will try those keys before i buy a set save me a couple hundread bucks
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or do the older 2wd sit lower also.
We should leave coilsprung trucks out of this thread......completely different front suspensions and no comparisons should be made other than 08+ 4x4's are just a scotch hair taller than a 07 and older 2wd XL/XLT coil sprung truck.


For Example: Coil spring trucks do not have a rear block. 4x4's and 2wd torsion bar trucks have a 2.5" block(up to '07) or a 1.5" block('08+). There's 1" just in the rear.
 
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the 01 is torsion mazda
 
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really thats crazy. hey heartsdead u only have a body lift right did you crank your t bars? since were close we should get together and see how much higher my truck is i have the bars maxed and shackels. i work on fairway just drive in you cant miss the truck...lol
I have a BL, mild T-bar crank and AAL. if your working either monday or wednesday/thursday i can drop by the shop and we can make a comparison haha
 
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ya i work mon-fri 8-5 and every other sat.
 
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i know the stock 08 2wds are 1" less for both those measurements. so 32.25 and 33.5
NO! 33.25 and 34.5 is the 08' Measurement.
 
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well i have pictures of my stock 08 2WD (t-bar) and its 32.25 and 33.5 the 4x4s im sure are 1" higher
 

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