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Cheap Suspension Lift

All of you on this forum are very smart I'll give you that, but I'm not one of those people. Is there such a thing as a cheap suspension lift kit? I have a 2002 Ranger Edge 4x2 with a torsion bar front suspension. I know that I can do a torsion bar crank for a gain of around 3 inches up front but I also heard that it messes up alignment. I would like to get a suspension lift so that I can fit 33's. Does this sound stupid because I only have a 2wd? All help is appreciated.
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Leave it alone and buy 33/10.5's. They will fit with NO modifications.
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t-bar crank will be good for about 2" max, and yeah your alignment will be goofed up. For about $350-500 you can get a spindle lift, which I recommend. Pro-Comp and Fabtech both make good kits good for about 3.5", and you can crank your t-bars an inch or so without causing too many problems. You'll be able to run 33x12.5s no problem. I ran 33x12.5s on stock suspension for awhile, but i had to trim my bumper and fender flares.
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Yeah the spindle lifts are the way to go.
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Yep spindle lift and AAL or blocks in the rear for a nice 2wd lift.
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So will my truck be level if I get the spindle lift of 3.5"? And if not I wouldn't mind going a little higher in the rear like another 2 inches or so. 33's would be great
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I think if you get a 3.5" spindle and 2" blocks for the rear, it would be level(ithink)

At least you can get spindles, us 4x4 guys are screwed for a cheap lift. DAMN ifs...cheapest lift is like $1800-2000 installed!!
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I think if you get a 3.5" spindle and 2" blocks for the rear, it would be level(ithink)

At least you can get spindles, us 4x4 guys are screwed for a cheap lift. DAMN ifs...cheapest lift is like $1800-2000 installed!!
try superlift $1500 not installed and install it yourself why have stupid do it for you
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Yep spindle lift and AAL or blocks in the rear for a nice 2wd lift.
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and why doesnt yours have it Billy?
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and why doesnt yours have it Billy?
cause me and the mrs are vertically challanged hopefully within the next year or so after we are through paying for our wedding in december ill be able to get it
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hmmm gotcha but thats what step bars are for
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