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hey guys im new and full of ignorance lol....i have a '94 4 banger and i am thinking about 2 inch body lift and like 30 or 31 bf a/t's. does anyone know how bad it would drain my horsepower and mpg? everyone is saying its gonna ruin my drivetrain and brakes and everything else but its my truck and thats how i want it to look lol but i dont want to ruin it...any help would be great.
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first, they only make 3" body lifts for rangers but since you have an Ibeam suspension you can just get bigger front coils which will work much better...

two, if your only putting 31's on it shouldnt lower your milage that much, maybe 2-3mpg tops and if shouldnt be a problem for your trans, theres a 4cyl running 33's right now and so far hes had no problems...
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Alright thanks...where could i find some bigger front coils?
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give it some time tho before you order stuff because theres a few people that are good with 93-97 years and can help you out more then me...
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alright....what size coils should i get for like 30's
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Zach (redneckstone) will answer all your questions when he gets on. He knows his ****.

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I'm running 31's right now. 3.73 gears and a 5 speed manual. You're notice it going up hills and whatnot, but around town and stuff I was really suprised that I didn't lose that much power. Gas mileage appears to have dropped more than it actually has because I haven't gotten my speedometer recalibrated... so it's saying I drive less than I actually am.
As for the suspension... if you're looking for cheep, Zach Stone can help you with that. He has 2" coil spacers up front paired with 2" longer shocks as well. You're need an allignment for sure because our I-beams are kinda lame when it comes to stuff like that... but it'll work. For under $150 you could have the truck lifed 2" or so... or you could go all out like me!

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hey guys im new and full of ignorance lol....
The first step is admitting you have a problem... haha!

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I'm running 31's right now. 3.73 gears and a 5 speed manual. You're notice it going up hills and whatnot, but around town and stuff I was really suprised that I didn't lose that much power. Gas mileage appears to have dropped more than it actually has because I haven't gotten my speedometer recalibrated... so it's saying I drive less than I actually am.
As for the suspension... if you're looking for cheep, Zach Stone can help you with that. He has 2" coil spacers up front paired with 2" longer shocks as well. You're need an allignment for sure because our I-beams are kinda lame when it comes to stuff like that... but it'll work. For under $150 you could have the truck lifed 2" or so... or you could go all out like me!

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OK OK OK...interesting. lets begin...

first NO on the body lift. i will bet $ your front end sits lower then the rear? ok heres what we do. you have 3 options in a sence.

coil blocks, ok there is two different ways to do this. there is 2 kits. one with a stud extender that goes on your stock bolt that holds the coil in place OR one with a 3" longer grade 10 bolt that replaces the whole bolt, that involves a little more work but stronger in the long run. thats what i have on mine is the replacing of the bolt.

# DYS-KF09108BK $104.95(stud extender)
http://store.summitracing.com/egnse...&N=115&x=20&y=7

# DYS-KF09101BK $104.95(longer bolt)
http://store.summitracing.com/egnse...&N=115&x=33&y=6

dont let the picture on summits web site fool you there just general photos

last thing is Bigger coils NOW being you have a 4cyl there is a great chance this might change your ride of the truck to harsher BUT they are faster to install BUT also dont always get 2" out of them.

#SJA-132 $121.95
http://store.summitracing.com/partde...0&autoview=sku

Ok eather one of these you WILL need longer shocks in the long run you can run stock for a while BUT you have maxed the shock out. i run a set of 2" longer Skyjacker Hydros. there like $89 for the pair BUT there damn good shocks

now with eather way you will need a front end alignment all these lifts i have installed the trucks needed a 2 1/4" cam so expect the alignment to run you around $100-$150 depending.

now you will be able to fit 31's with NO problem i run acully 32x10.5x16's with no rubbing but at full crank on the sway bar. which all of the 93-97 trucks do with larger tires.

now with any of this to install i recommend a GOOD set of tools and air/impact guns. some good time like whole weekend. and a torch you will need to heat up alot of the bolts to get them off with out braking ****... when you get to that piont i can explain step by step how to install done it tomany times to count i can install these in like 3 hours now.

btw here is a pic of my truck i have the 2" spacer and 32x10.5x16's.... and yes it is a 4cyl.

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If i were to put leveling coils and the spaces would I need any new parts like extended radius arms, pitman arm, center hinge brackets?
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i'm jus gonna go with no. Other people will chime in im sure but new radius arms pitman arm seems a lil excessive.
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If i were to put leveling coils and the spaces would I need any new parts like extended radius arms, pitman arm, center hinge brackets?
nope just did it on my 4wd 97 xlt. the only thing u will need is to eat ur wheaties and the tools redneckstone said. it farily easy
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