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Old 11-22-2012
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3" lift?

saw this on ebay, how reliable are these kits?
98-11 Ford Ranger SPORT 3" LIFT KIT 2wd 4wd 4x4 | eBay
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you have coil springs not torsion bars. those keys will not fit on your truck
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yes that will work. id advise to save for spindles.. hated my coil spacers.
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ya, go spindles theyre awesome
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so i did get some coil spaces and i plan on using them but now i need to look at bigger tires, whats a good size tire for 3" of lift that wont be too small or too big?
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you have the 2.3L same as i have one issue you may run into if you go to larger tires is trying to get the bastards rolling, I have some 31s on my truck with a 3" spindle lift with 4"s out back from shackles and blocks, 31s look nice in my eyes but i want to get 32s, the only issue I'm concerned with is getting them moving.....
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Re-Gearing the Diff will help eliminate the “get the truck rolling feeling” and the “oh no, another hill” feeling !

That will take MORE money, so the lift and new tire becomes more expensive but to do it correctly you should re-rear.

If you do the math there is enough change in the numbers to warrant a gear change.

31s (New Tire) / 28s (Old Tire - guessing here) = 1.107 x 4.10 (old gear ratio - again guessing) = 4.53…
Closest is 4.56s, that should give you the old 2.3L pep back.

32s require 4.68 (4.88) gearing, or you can make do with 4.56s or leave the gearing and suffer the fate of larger tires robbing your power.

luck on the lift and tire change or the gears too !
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thanks for the info scrambler, i was wondering about that lol itd probably kill gas mileage to though eh lol maybe i'll save 32s for when i move closer to work
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