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2010 Ford ranger With stabilitrak lift?

Hello all! I have a 2010 Ford ranger XLT and want to lift it, but suspension lifts really work with it, because of stabilitrak. how can I get around the stabilitrak and lift my truck?? could I install a body lift instead of suspension??
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Yes. Body lift is your best option.
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Yes. Body lift is your best option.
ok cool thank you! so the body lift will have no effect on the stablitrak?
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ok cool thank you! so the body lift will have no effect on the stablitrak?
Nope, it's just the suspension lifts that affect the stabilitrak.
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Nope, it's just the suspension lifts that affect the stabilitrak.
Ok awesome! hey so I just took out my ABS shouldn't that now completely shut off my stabilitrak and allow me to use a suspension lift??
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Ok awesome! hey so I just took out my ABS shouldn't that now completely shut off my stabilitrak and allow me to use a suspension lift??
You can bolt the suspension lift on all day long and it will work fine. The problem is that the front wheel speed sensors won't work with the suspension lift spindles/steering knuckles, so the sensors will not be getting a reading from the rotor since they aren't attached. This will cause issues with both the ABS and Traction Control systems. I remember a few guys were having "throttle down" issues related to the traction control system not getting a proper reading. I think this was still happening even after pulling the appropriate fuses.

It's a really a "do so at your own risk" scenario.
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You can bolt the suspension lift on all day long and it will work fine. The problem is that the front wheel speed sensors won't work with the suspension lift spindles/steering knuckles, so the sensors will not be getting a reading from the rotor since they aren't attached. This will cause issues with both the ABS and Traction Control systems. I remember a few guys were having "throttle down" issues related to the traction control system not getting a proper reading. I think this was still happening even after pulling the appropriate fuses.

It's a really a "do so at your own risk" scenario.
damn so pulling the ABS fuse really wont fix my problem? or I can put a suspension lift on now, it just is a little sketchy and I might run into some problems? sorry im just confused about this whole thing.
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damn so pulling the ABS fuse really wont fix my problem? or I can put a suspension lift on now, it just is a little sketchy and I might run into some problems? sorry im just confused about this whole thing.
I can't really tell you exactly what will happen since I haven't personally lifted a Stabilitrak equipped Ranger. But I know it isn't as easy as just pulling the ABS fuse. I've known a couple guys who have lifted 2010-2011 Rangers, and they never were able to fully "fix" the issues that the suspension lift kits brought on. Your best bet is the body lift, since that should only affect the yaw (pitch) sensors.
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Hello all! I have a 2010 Ford ranger XLT and want to lift it, but suspension lifts really work with it, because of stabilitrak. how can I get around the stabilitrak and lift my truck?? could I install a body lift instead of suspension??
thanks for the help I really appreciate it!!
I did a suspension lift on my 2010, well 3in lift blocks in rear and basically a pre-key mod..... I then added a body lift on top of that....no issues! What I will tell u is this, the truck will look goofy as hell wif u donít widen that stance either with new wheels or dare I say wheel spacers?. Which brings up even more debate, hereís my take on it......If u decide on spacers fine, go with a quality spacer (b.o.r.a) gonna cost U, then use loctite when installing...If u do this and check them periodically u will be fine......40k plus no issues....Btw. Currently in process of replacing upper and lower ball joints...as well as bushings and tie rods.......Balljoints are original and are a known issue on these Trks, @127k now so itís time, tie rods are just a since Iím doing it thing....I might add for the none believers out there and NO I havenít had issues with cv axles and bearings.......NONE!!!!!
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I can't really tell you exactly what will happen since I haven't personally lifted a Stabilitrak equipped Ranger. But I know it isn't as easy as just pulling the ABS fuse. I've known a couple guys who have lifted 2010-2011 Rangers, and they never were able to fully "fix" the issues that the suspension lift kits brought on. Your best bet is the body lift, since that should only affect the yaw (pitch) sensors.
ok thank you so much man I really appreciate it! ill let you know whatever ends up happening with it! haha
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I did a suspension lift on my 2010, well 3in lift blocks in rear and basically a pre-key mod..... I then added a body lift on top of that....no issues! What I will tell u is this, the truck will look goofy as hell wif u donít widen that stance either with new wheels or dare I say wheel spacers?. Which brings up even more debate, hereís my take on it......If u decide on spacers fine, go with a quality spacer (b.o.r.a) gonna cost U, then use loctite when installing...If u do this and check them periodically u will be fine......40k plus no issues....Btw. Currently in process of replacing upper and lower ball joints...as well as bushings and tie rods.......Balljoints are original and are a known issue on these Trks, @127k now so itís time, tie rods are just a since Iím doing it thing....I might add for the none believers out there and NO I havenít had issues with cv axles and bearings.......NONE!!!!!
ok ok awesome thank you so much! I will definetly try to lift my truck to how I want it and will add spacers, I really appreciate the help! can I see some pictures of your truck??
the next part is just finding someone who will install a body lift or a suspension lift on my truck!
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Ok,let’s see if I did this right....Here are the only pictures I have this is with 2in spacers, bodylift and a pre key mod done....
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Sometimes I wish I would have just left my truck at that height with only slightly larger tires. Nice truck 07nhbpsi.
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Sometimes I wish I would have just left my truck at that height with only slightly larger tires. Nice truck 07nhbpsi.
Why, Thank u sir! I went with 265-75-16 tires this time, I plan on 285sí next time around.....but I tell u , these BFGsí got 40k on them and still have 8-9/32nds of tread left....Haha dunno if Iíll ever wear them out.....
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