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hrrrmm, im pretty sure that is rangerboy02fx4. first 01+ BL i ever did, waaaayyyy back in the day.

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very imformative

but im a little confused, how do you go from
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so those bars dont hang down?
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the white truck is now sportin a solid front axle
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very imformative

but im a little confused, how do you go from
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to this:


so those bars dont hang down?

basicaly you rip out every thing for ever put pn your truck, down to the frame rails and custom build a suspension set up to what ever specs you want. it just takes time, creativity and skill, not to mention some money.

the end result looks like this:

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and end up with this

for more info search for solid axle swap or look here
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Yeah you are talking two completely different suspension systems there. The first one is a bolt-on lift kit, and the second one is new suspension from the ground up.
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kool, thanks
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not that its a common choice, but you left out the 4inch Trail Master Supension Kit that uses Balljoint spacers
http://www.trailmastersuspension.com/

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now, this is very similar to the superlift suspension, but instead of replacing the hubs/spindles, it uses balljoint spacers....


So this was my plan at one time, there was a used one for orignal asking price of 300 (but it fell thru), but if i got it, i was going to use the kit on a 2wd edge/explorer and ALSO use a 3.5inch lifting spindle for a total 7.5inch SUSPENSION lift


Just a thought incase someone comes accrossed another kit for dirt cheap. Also a balljoint spacer is a bad idea for any hardcore offroaders, but for streetqueens, its not going to be THAT bad

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That trailmaster post got me to thinking. If you were going the streetqueen lifted for looks only route, would you be able to drop the axels from a 4x4 and use 2wd lift spindles? What all would it take to bolt them up? I know it defeats the whole purpose of a 4x4, but just curious if it could be done.
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That trailmaster post got me to thinking. If you were going the streetqueen lifted for looks only route, would you be able to drop the axels from a 4x4 and use 2wd lift spindles? What all would it take to bolt them up? I know it defeats the whole purpose of a 4x4, but just curious if it could be done.

yeah, its possible to remove all 4x4 functions, and then use 2wd spindles
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thanks for the clarification on the trailmaster lift, i though the kits were the same, so i did not list it. i'll add it later. any thing else i missed i can add in to make this really complete?
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any body see any revisions i can add?
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Perhaps a note that the DBR kit is not really a lift per se, as you wan't to keep the Center of Gravity lower in Pre-runner trucks. You are right about gaining ride height, but it's more about the longer travel and performance. A great deal of the height increase is to clear 33-35 inch tires. Just my .02 though. And greetings to you all from a new guy here. Finally migrated over from ORR, decided it was time for me to 'expand' a bit :)
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Ok, I don't think I'm completely off the mark here, when asking about other lift methods. I've been reading around, and searching ebay, and coming up with Torsion Key lift, as well as the Coil Spring lift for the front.
Are these good, solid, reliable ways to lift or frowned upon for whatever reason. I'm looking to put a mild lift on my 07 4x4 sport as it is my daily driver, and wondering which would be an inexpensive but quality way to go.

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well the Tbar keys are a heated subject, basicaly they accomplish the same thing as a Tbar crank (which is free) but becuse it reindexes the torsen bars the ball joints and CVs will ware out even faster then with the tbar crank.

as for the coils, you have no coils to replace. the XL and XLT 4x2s are the only ones with coils. so if you are looking for a cheep lift crank the Tbars and throw on some bigger tires. hope this answers your questions

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Ok, I don't think I'm completely off the mark here, when asking about other lift methods. I've been reading around, and searching ebay, and coming up with Torsion Key lift, as well as the Coil Spring lift for the front.
Are these good, solid, reliable ways to lift or frowned upon for whatever reason. I'm looking to put a mild lift on my 07 4x4 sport as it is my daily driver, and wondering which would be an inexpensive but quality way to go.
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Bringin this thing back! :) I am in the market this summer for a lift and it will either be the RCD or the Superlift. So does the RCD not require a new front DS? If thats the case then I may go for the RCD for just a few extra bones.
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yes it comes with a spacer but i am gonna buy the superlift one when i get some cash
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yes it comes with a spacer but i am gonna buy the superlift one when i get some cash

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totally confused now....

I would like to stiffen up the suspension on my 2001 Ranger, It sags when packed heavy, and when pulling trailers. I do tow the trailers a good bit of the time. I'm told choices are weight distributing hitch for 2 trailers, or maybe helper springs would do. I don't necessarily need more height, but an inch or two could be considered along with the process of stiffening the suspension.

If I'm barking up the wrong tree on this issue, feel free to correct my info/thinking.

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Dosent Camburg make a lift for our rangers?
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Unless they have something new I haven't seen, no.

They have a shock upgrade that will let you run 7100s on a 4x4.

And of course all the 2wd LT kits.
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I dont know, but maybe an add a leaf... there cheap and will raise the back end for someone that tows a lot like stated above
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you can always add Superlift plus a 1" bodylift and 35's. you will have to run traction bars or trim the front of the rear wheel wells so the tires do not rub when flexing or hard take offs. You will also have to lower the rear bump stops about another 2 to 3 inches on top of the Superlift drop bracket.

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I've considered the Superlift and 1" body lift also, but I've decided the money would be better spent on the zuk... or on food.

As far as the helper springs, some people use air helper springs... some people use add-a-leaves to stiffen up the spring pack. Find what works for you!
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how bad would it look if i do a 3inch left on stock tires and rims?? i can't afford to do all at one time...so its either to get tires and rims first and then the lift...or the lift and then the wheels later....
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