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Considering lifting my 93 2.3l 2wd

I am thinking about lifting my truck and just had a few ?s. I am wanting to fit some 31x10.5s underneath it and don't know how much of a lift I will need for clearance. Susp or body? I have a single leaf in the back (factory) and stock coils up front. I want the best result for a decent price.

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you will need roughtly 2"-3" to fit 31's.........

my only recommendation is GEARS, GEARS, GEARS, GEARS, GEARS.....

i hope my recommendation got across...
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Uh yeah. Something about gears? I would probably need to go with a 4.10 rearend. What would be a good way to lift it? Coils, spindles, I-beams? AAL, shackles, blocks?
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coils, coil spacers for the front.......new leaf pack, AAL, shackles, blocks for the rear....

i would say it would be safe to say you already have a 4.10 rear gear...
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If I already have a 4.10 would going to a 4.56 be better. GEAR, GEAR, GEAR.
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yes.....
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Is there a ranger/explorer that came with stock 4.56 that I could find in a junkyard and just replace the whole rearend?
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nope....
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Figures. Well if I'm going to have to regear it might as well go with 5.12. What comapanies sell a good leaf pack to replace the single that ive got now?
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lifted leafs

if they are lifted, then i would go with either Skyjacker or Superlift.....the Superlift's will be a bit stiffer than the Skyjackers.....i have the Skyjackers on the rear of my truck and they ride absolutely amazing...
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Cool Thanks for your help
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Another question. Would coils from a 4wd raise the front end up. Maybe ones from a 3.0 or 4.0? Twin I-beam set up of course.
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Another question. Would coils from a 4wd raise the front end up. Maybe ones from a 3.0 or 4.0? Twin I-beam set up of course.

go aftermarket, or just get spacers.
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Another question. Would coils from a 4wd raise the front end up. Maybe ones from a 3.0 or 4.0? Twin I-beam set up of course.
no....4wd TTB Rangers get their lift form the axle beams....the coils are the same from a 2wd and a 4wd Ranger....
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Ive been looking around and think that I have decided to go with 2" coils w/ spacers (total of 3" or so) in the front and blocks in the back. Don't know if AAL would work with a single leaf type of spring.
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yeah i fit 31X10.50 witha 2 lift lift coil and stock 4X4 blocks that Lifted97Ranger so nicely sold me

Did he mention you need gears hahaha my truck is crying for some new gears my 3:73 are killing me and thats prob what you have in yours also
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I've got 3.45s AAAAHHHHHHH!!!!! Change of plans. 2" coils 2" body, 8.8 rearend with 4.10 or 4.56 should let me run 31s Any thoughts?
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im running 31's with just a 2" coil spacer..
should be fine with a 4.10 or a 4.56 gear..
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I've got 3.45s AAAAHHHHHHH!!!!! Change of plans. 2" coils 2" body, 8.8 rearend with 4.10 or 4.56 should let me run 31s Any thoughts?
you will not find a 4.56 installed in a stock rear.....they never made them from the factory that way......

4.10's you will find in a stock axle........and a 4.10 should be plenty...
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you can use coils off of an f-150 (stock) and it will lift it like 2- 3 inches...
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you can use coils off of an f-150 (stock) and it will lift it like 2- 3 inches...
and make it ride like a log wagon.....F-150 spring rates would be too great for a 4 banger Ranger...
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it would still lift it
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im running 31's with just a 2" coil spacer..
should be fine with a 4.10 or a 4.56 gear..
Any clearance problems i.e. bumper, frame etc. with just coil spacers?
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