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Help With Buying A Lift Kit!

Hey everyone I am just new to this website and I need some help with in buying my first lift kit for my 1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4. I am wondering which lift kit is the best for off-raoding? If anyone can please help me just pm me or email me at [email protected].

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83-97 RANGER 6" SPECIAL W/SHOCKS @ NTW

I'd run that kit. I had it on my 88 and it seems like a solid kit. That kit on 33's or throw a body lift on and run 35's like metro's truck ( i think he has that set up 6" and 3")
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83-97 RANGER 6" SPECIAL W/SHOCKS @ NTW

I'd run that kit. I had it on my 88 and it seems like a solid kit. That kit on 33's or throw a body lift on and run 35's like metro's truck ( i think he has that set up 6" and 3")
right but he is working on 8 and 3 for a little more room
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I heard super lifts are very soild lift kits for rangers.

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yeah they are but make sure you pay the extra money and get the extended radium arms and lift springs worth it in the long run from what i have heard. I plan on a super lift when i do mine
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ya thats what I am thinking too, I am just pricing them from a couple of different companies in Canada. I live in Saint John New Brunswick, Canada.

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8" and 3" is a shiatty setup, try 8/5 and it will level it out...if u wanna be a big n***a SAS the front with 1 link rear...if not then please search big name companies lift...u will have mad bumpsteer with 8" so you would come out with about the same price SOA if u grab a welder and practice a lil bit...also go to Pirate4x4.Com - The largest off roading website in the world. youl learn a thing or 2, and i figure with *" lift you'd run 35's...35's and TTB dont go together...and if u are going for "pimptitemallcralwer" statuse, nothiin is cooler then solid axle yo!


btw dont be skeeeered its only welding
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8" and 3" is a shiatty setup, try 8/5 and it will level it out...if u wanna be a big n***a SAS the front with 1 link rear...if not then please search big name companies lift...u will have mad bumpsteer with 8" so you would come out with about the same price SOA if u grab a welder and practice a lil bit...also go to Pirate4x4.Com - The largest off roading website in the world. youl learn a thing or 2, and i figure with *" lift you'd run 35's...35's and TTB dont go together...and if u are going for "pimptitemallcralwer" statuse, nothiin is cooler then solid axle yo!


btw dont be skeeeered its only welding

No he meant an 8 inch suspension lift and a 3 inch body.

Still to high for me though, your COG is way high.
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still though IMO only way to do 8" supension is SAS all the way...stength, looks, durability...SAS yo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Welcome to the site! it depends on what you are doing- rock crawling, muddin, prerunning, etc. but any lift will help for tire clearance!
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Thanks!! I am looking for a lift kit that will be good for mudding and alittle prerunning.

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