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3inch lift..what do i need...

so i have 2004 ranger edge...i want to lift it maybe 3-4 inches...i'm new to the truck world so what parts would i need to look for to do this...correct me if i'm wrong but do edges come with like a lift hight that normal rangers...
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PA body lift.

4x4 rangers are usually bigger. FX4 rangers are cooler.

search "ranger body lift" at www.summitracing.com or www.jcw.com and buy the performance accessories body lift. It is 3 inches big.
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its an edge so it prolly has torsion bars. if it does you could crank those up then just put a longer shackle in the rear. theres a good 2 in all the way around. i got about 2.5-3" out of my tbars.
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whats a shackle?? and do i take my truck to get the Tbar cranked
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cranking your tbar is basically turning two really tough bolts. It makes your driving ride worse. And shackles are in the rear of your truck, they are that lil metal device that holds your leaf springs to your body. They make longer ones.
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so if i go to buy a package to lift truck what should be include??
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should i up grade shocks and etc??
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The P/A bodylifts include 14 3" lift blocks, front and rear bumper brackets, fuel fill line extender and a breather extender, radiator supports, steering extender and all hardware.

No you dont need to up grade shocks. all the bodylift does is raise the body of your truck off the frame. it does not effect your suspension.
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if you dont have a clue about your truck, then you should probably have someone who does help you install it, or pay to get it done..
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that was my plan...i just didn't want to go in blind doing it
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dude...dont do a body lift. if your serious about doing offroading or anything then go straight to the suspension lift. its well worth it.
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thats what i wanting to go for...suspension lift...
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dude...dont do a body lift. if your serious about doing offroading or anything then go straight to the suspension lift. its well worth it.
Yah, uhh I have more clearance than your truck between my tbars and the ground. Your lift definately isn't worth its cost, especially since it is a ranger. Body lift, 200 bucks, suspension lift, 1700ish bucks.
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If you are going for the suspension lift go for the RCD lift. Get rid of those ugly Torsion bars.
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yea i really should have gone with the rcd. but ya know....with JUST the superlift....i test fitted 35s yesterday after work and the fit no problem. didnt rub at all. and if i need to i can still crank them up prolly another inch.
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35s fit with just a BL

they rub like crazy up front tho.. and i didnt try flexing it

but really, like everyone is saying, dont get the Superlift, i would say go with the RCD and Body lift at the same time, and get some 35s
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If you are going for the suspension lift go for the RCD lift. Get rid of those ugly Torsion bars.
the rcd lift will fit on an edge? i thought it was only for rangers with coils.

does that mean i dont have to spend a **** load at camburg to get rid of my torsion bars?
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I never saw anywhere that said you have 4wd... do you? If so, a body lift would certainly be the cheapest way to go. I personally, however, will never put a body lift on a vehicle I own. Personal choice of mine. People rag on the superlift a lot, but I have had it and would buy it again. It's a good 1000 cheaper than the RCD and is a good, strong lift. People complain about the torsion bars all the time, but I never got hung up on mine. If you've got the cash, by all means go for the RCD, it's a great kit. Just don't feel that you need the RCD to go off-road. The Ranger's suspension is relatively limited as far as off-roading goes, though it's still pretty darn good due to it's size and weight.

If you've got a 2wd, get a spindle lift. Much cheaper, and better than a body lift.
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the rcd lift will fit on an edge? i thought it was only for rangers with coils.

does that mean i dont have to spend a **** load at camburg to get rid of my torsion bars?


uhh.....the rcd lift replaces the torsion bars and puts in coils....and i wouldnt go to camburg unless your really into some major wheel travel. thats a lot of money...
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I never saw anywhere that said you have 4wd... do you? If so, a body lift would certainly be the cheapest way to go. I personally, however, will never put a body lift on a vehicle I own. Personal choice of mine. People rag on the superlift a lot, but I have had it and would buy it again. It's a good 1000 cheaper than the RCD and is a good, strong lift. People complain about the torsion bars all the time, but I never got hung up on mine. If you've got the cash, by all means go for the RCD, it's a great kit. Just don't feel that you need the RCD to go off-road. The Ranger's suspension is relatively limited as far as off-roading goes, though it's still pretty darn good due to it's size and weight.

If you've got a 2wd, get a spindle lift. Much cheaper, and better than a body lift.

i have to say that i agree comepletely. although i do occasionally get hung up on the torsion bars....other than that the superlift is, like he said, a very strong lift. but if you are willing to pay the money then go with the rcd. and you wont need a body lift to fit 35s after the rcd.

call me up sometime and we will take a look at your truck and ill show you some options you have for your truck. since you work right next to me and all...
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for sure...i don't plan on going off road too much but i do want it..
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uhh.....the rcd lift replaces the torsion bars and puts in coils....and i wouldnt go to camburg unless your really into some major wheel travel. thats a lot of money...

http://www.rockymountainsusp.com/fd2_Rngr98.htm

you guys think that the one advertised in that link will fit my 06 sport? it says for the 98-03 4WD RANGER, 2WD EDGE, kinda weird how it is for both 4x4 and 2wd. i always hear how the edges and sports are the same, but ive never seen anyone actually use the kit on a sport
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does your sport have torsion bars?
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does your sport have torsion bars?

yup, the sport replaced the edge
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how much higher would my ranger edge been over stock...
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