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2wd 99 ranger lift advice

im going big with my ranger. i just took it off the road and i want to get it in the air. i want it to clear 36s but i want to do it cheap. the $1700 5 inch lift is a little out of my range. it probably wont get put back on the road after this i want it to be a toy. any ideas????
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Fabtech 5.5 lift and a 3" body lift.
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If you wanna run 36's on an IFS I will first start with saying you are a retard. Second I will say don't try to do a lift for 36's with less than $1700. Save up some money and then do a straight axle!!!
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yeah i live in the woods and actually know how to do things like weld maybe. so go **** yourself and its a ****ing bog truck
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So, if its a bog truck, you'll want 4wd to get through the bog (solid front axle). Running 36's through a bog on an IFS suspension is just asking for trouble (replacing parts every run).
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well the thing is i dont want a 4 wheel drive, everybody has that. and ifs is fine with big tires if the alignment is straight. i do have some experience with this stuff, i am a ford mechanic. but i am thinking of a 2wd jeep front end
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wlel if you wana go cheap and want to keep it a 2wd then just order the 3.5in fabtech spindle lift then get on ebay and order the 2in or 2.5in lift springs from springtech (( if you get 2in you dont have to replace your upper a arms )) if you get the 3in your going to have alot of problems like i had like my upper a arms hit my frame from time to time.. its annoying and not very good...

but the 3.5 in spindle id say is about 650$ and the 2in coils are about 120$
and 2in chevy shackles and a 3in block lift and youll look good.. so thats probly about 850-900$ for just the 5.5 suspension lift and then just get a 3in body lift.. get it from summitracing.com they are only like 140$ realy cheap and realy reliable.. youll clear 36's

i dont know why everyone is getting so mad about it.. its his truck if he wants to run 40's on a 2wd IFS then let him...

my only warning is large tires on spindles tend to break them.. if you abuse them...
but if you want 36's have at it i wana see some pictures when you get it done lol
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well its gonna be a little while before it gets finished. i just took it off the road today. but the spindle breaking problem wont happen, i hope. im having a buddy of mine make some for me out of cast iron they weigh about 130 pounds a piece but i dont think they will break. over all its just a playtoy i dont really care what it looks like just so long as it will hold
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130 lbs for a spindle? ****ttt


i would say a 2wd jeep front axle would be your best bet if you want to keep it 2wd and kinda cheap.

a sas isn't cheap, i was trying to keep mine under 2g for now... that didn't work very well haha



on a side note, does "4.0l<b>twins</b>" mean anything?
you dont have a set under the hood do you? lol
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no man i got 2 rangers a 99 automatic and a 96 splash with a 5 speed. now that ***** is fun to drive. but they both have 4.0s. i wish i had a set but thats a bit much. besides i have had the auto one for almost 5 years and the project is just begining!!!
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i dont know about other people, but i wouldnt want forced injection in mud, or sand... its just that much more **** you dont need in your engine, shoved in lol


but i'm behind ya with the 2wd thing, i've been stuck with it for a while and i miss 4wd but i dont do too bad in the mud.
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just hack the fenders and bed sides up. big tires will fit with little lift
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