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Old 03-21-2011
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bbest lift?

what is the best lift for a smooth ride in the front without breakin the bank, i'm just lookin for 3 or 4 inches
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would help to know what to search for, like block or shackle, brand, style, shocks, how to, tricks to getting an ideal setup.
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^ the only response Rlong ever gives is search. sometimes search is of no use unless you can pinpoint a topic
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^ the only response Rlong ever gives is search. sometimes search is of no use unless you can pinpoint a topic
Actually its not. But lifting your truck is obviously a very popular thing to do, and guess what? Lots of people have done it on this site and made threads about it. If you search, you will find your answers.


OP, giving some information about your truck might help people give you the answers you seek. Your signature says :

"one hell of a sexy 99' stepside. orange on black. 3.0 v6. lift, tires, rims, lights, strobes. intake, exhaust, sound system. good ol' american dream."

That tells us nothing.

Are you 2wd or 4wd? What kind of lift do you currently have on it?

Specifics make helping you easier. If you want the answers... here they are. If you are 2wd, search for spindle lift, or coil spacers, fabtech, procomp, camburg. If you are 4wd, you can crank your torsion bars, or you can do a superlift suspension lift. or RCD coilovers. You can also do a 3" body lift from performance accessories (PA), BUT, a body lift isn't really going to help you have a smoother ride up front.

And just to prove that searching works. Or just navigating the site by sub-forums, here ya go.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/suspension-tech-36/4x4-2001-lift-options-look-here-first-30416/
https://www.ranger-forums.com/suspension-tech-36/
https://www.ranger-forums.com/showth...light=2wd+lift
https://www.ranger-forums.com/showth...light=2wd+lift
https://www.ranger-forums.com/showth...light=2wd+lift
https://www.ranger-forums.com/showth...light=2wd+lift
https://www.ranger-forums.com/showth...light=2wd+lift
https://www.ranger-forums.com/showth...light=2wd+lift


And... point proven. That took all of 5 seconds to hit the search button and type in 4x4 lift, and 2wd lift. Good job.
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thank you :)
but you still didnt answer which lift is better :(
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if i wanted specs, i would search a lil, if i wanted measurements, i would search a lil, if i wanted pictures, i would search a lil, and if i wanted a how to, guess what? i would search a lil. but there is a lovely thing called a forum where you can get somethin called an opinion, which is what i am lookin for. people to give me a personal opinion, out right. i can sit around and read info and sites and i could be a lil smarter but when it comes to suspension, i dont know my *** from my elbows.


and for the info its a 99 3.0 stepside, with torsion rods cranked, and blocks in the rear.
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Short answer: Body lift. It will keep the same ride you have now, and if you throw tires with a taller sidewall in my opinion it helps the ride a little, as long as they aren't mud-terrains.
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if i wanted specs, i would search a lil, if i wanted measurements, i would search a lil, if i wanted pictures, i would search a lil, and if i wanted a how to, guess what? i would search a lil. but there is a lovely thing called a forum where you can get somethin called an opinion, which is what i am lookin for. people to give me a personal opinion, out right. i can sit around and read info and sites and i could be a lil smarter but when it comes to suspension, i dont know my *** from my elbows.


and for the info its a 99 3.0 stepside, with torsion rods cranked, and blocks in the rear.
You're right. You will get an opinion. But I'm right also. There have been tons of threads where people have given their opinion on ride quality of every different lift you can think of. You can ask 10 different people about the same lift and get 10 different opinions.

In the end you get what you pay for. If you get the body lift you will keep the same ride quality you have now, and gain 3 inches, and it's your cheapest option. If you can find a rare used RCD coilover set-up, that would be ideal for the best ride quality in my opinion. But, good luck finding one, and it's still not cheap. A superlift you are going to keep the torsion bars and the crap ride quality that comes with them, especially w/ a t-bar crank and it's pretty expensive, unless you can land a used kit somewhere.
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