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how much lift?

I have a 91 supercab 4x4 and I was wondering how how much lift I can do before I need to get new driveshafts
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6" of suspension is about the most I've heard of without a new driveshaft. You can still run a 3" body on top of that. What size tire are you trying to run?
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I want to run 35's
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I want to run 35's
Then you'll need the 6" susp. lift and the 3" body.
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cool thanks
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35s are a bit much for rangers ya know? I'd say a 6" and some 33s. but hey, your truck so g/l with it. i recommend fabtech and skyjacker kits though from a reputable site.
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Over of about 4" being those years have 2-piece drive shaft, and the lift is very bad for it.. whats nice is you can convert to a newer 1 piece..

you can run a 6" its just not gonna be very happy.

yes 35's with body lift and 6" also you will want to convert to a Dana 35 front end if you dont already have one.. the Dana 28 pretty much just sucks..



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35s are a bit much for rangers ya know? I'd say a 6" and some 33s. but hey, your truck so g/l with it. i recommend fabtech and skyjacker kits though from a reputable site.
no its not "a bit much" do your research before you start "helping" as your trying to say its just causing problems...
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35s are fine, as long as you dont run the **** out of your truck constantly.. My truck lasted with 35s.. well kinda, Its immobile now, but I beat the **** out of my truck unlike most people on here. SO, 35s would be fine.
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so to clear 35s you need a 6 " inch suspension lift and a 3 inch body? what would a 3 inch suspension and a 3 inch body allow?
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so to clear 35s you need a 6 " inch suspension lift and a 3 inch body? what would a 3 inch suspension and a 3 inch body allow?
way to not pay attention he has a completely different truck then yours suspension wise..
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way to not pay attention he has a completely different truck then yours suspension wise..
Wishbone vs. IFS ....Can I go option C and get a straight axle? Please.
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way to not pay attention he has a completely different truck then yours suspension wise..
okay but what do you need to clear 35s on and 05 4x4? [the cheapest combo]
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okay but what do you need to clear 35s on and 05 4x4? [the cheapest combo]
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thanks pace
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I have a 91 supercab 4x4 and I was wondering how how much lift I can do before I need to get new driveshafts
I have a 91 4x4 with 7 inches of suspension lift and my drive shafts are just fine but it's not the supercab so that may make a difference. I clear 33's just fine but can still rub them all over the fenders because of how square they are and that's with a 3inch body lift on top of the 7 inches of suspension. 35's will fit just fine until you start flexing it.

My concern is with the rear end. I'd say some traction bars are a must. With the 33's I get enough axle wrap to break the rear u-joint any time I want. It's not good. Can't floor it in first or second gear without breaking it. And I've only got a one inch block/wedge in the rear. If you end up running a three inch block which comes with a few of the lifts then you'd really want to be careful with it. I'd stay away from them at all costs to be honest. I guess it also depends on which motor and gear ratio you've got. I have the 4.0, 5spd and stock 3.55 gears so it puts a lot of stress back there.

Anyway, that's just what I've experienced personally. Hope some of this is helpful.
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33's or 35's, either way you will need to change gear ratios.


and please dont tell the guy his stock gears will be "fine" your only fooling yourself.
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Yes, definitely regear. I'm doing damage to my truck driving it with such a high gear ratio(and an immature right foot) I'm thinking 4.88s are in the near future.
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depends on your gearing though. if its low enough to begin with you can run stock gears depending on tire size. for the 35's if you want stock power regear otherwise its just going to be a gutless pos. 33's aren't bad on mine with 4.10 gears. and my buddies 91 2.9L with 4.56 runs hard on 32's and they worked well when we tested 35's on it
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i have the dana 35 front and 8.8 rear with a 4.0 5 speed and was planning to do a dana 44 swap up front with 4.10 gears
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