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4wd vs 2wd

hey guys on the 98+ torsion rangers...how much in common do the 4wd and the 2wd suspension parts have in common? besides the obvious front diff : ) pix would be cool too : )
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I think everything thing is the same (at least on my 04 it is). The torsion bars on the 4x4 may be stronger though to handle the extra weight...
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Same design.

I think different control arms, spindles, possibly balljoints, and the torsion bar rating is different.
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ok i asked that question for my friend he has an 03 with 4x4 ex cab...so is it possible to just do a 3'' spindle lift? instead of buyin a complete 4x4 lift kit such as super lift? or wont that idea work?
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you cant do a 'spindle lift' like on 2wds...

new spindles come with 4wd lift kits but so does other stuff to incoorperate the bigger spindle

someone else will elaborate on this...
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so basically his only option is to buy an actual 4x4 susp.lift kit? he already has the torsion keys in it and a body lift..same as my truck....any other suggestions on how he can lift his front suspension for under 1300$? thanks dudes he now owes me a case of beer : )
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99ranger4x4....what do u have for a lift in your truck? thing looks pretty nasty! how much u got invested into your suspension...oh ya i added ya to myspace...
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