I want to do the impossible.... - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Suspension Tech General discussion of suspension for the Ford Ranger.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 06-11-2006
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Russell Springs, KY
Posts: 68
I want to do the impossible....

I want to lift my 2WD 00' Ranger. Where can I get a quality kit to do this? I have never lifted any vehicle, but I have some mechanically inclined buddies who do this almost daily, so help will be no problem.

I just need a good source, for a quality lift kit. I dont plan on doing any offroading at all, just merely for looks.. Body or suspension would be fine, I'm sure body lift would be cheaper... But yeah, you guys help me out cause I know ya'll wont steer me wrong!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-11-2006
Red_Ak_Ranger's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 17,221
how big do ya wanna go?

IT's pretty easy.

There's a 3.5 inch spindle lift that someone will explain how to get for the cheapest price, also this is a REAL SUSPENSION LIFT

Also there is a body lift that gives 3 inches for 200 bucks available from jcwhitney or summit racing.

By the way, I have a feeling that since you're xlt you have coils and therefore cant use spindles. Maybe some 2wder will be able to help me out, since im a 4wd guy.


Aaron
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-11-2006
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Russell Springs, KY
Posts: 68
I dont want something extreme..... Just a good little lift to enhance my appearace... I'm trying to ditch the lowrider look......
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-11-2006
Red_Ak_Ranger's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 17,221
then body lift man. 200 bucks and beer.

Aaron
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-11-2006
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Russell Springs, KY
Posts: 68
just 200? that's cheep....
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-11-2006
Red_Ak_Ranger's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 17,221
http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/I...22306910374638

less than 200.

This should be it, anyonce correct me. I know it says 98-99 but if i remember 00 is the exact same.

Also, what it does is lift ur body 3 inches off the frame. It also offers to sell you gap guards to cover where you can see thru the wheelwells, but you can make them yourself for less.

Aaron
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-11-2006
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Russell Springs, KY
Posts: 68
how would i make gap guards?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-11-2006
Red_Ak_Ranger's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 17,221
search first. There's a search tool at the top of the page.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ght=gap+guards

Aaron
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-11-2006
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Russell Springs, KY
Posts: 68
ty
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 06-11-2006
ScottG's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Lewiston, Maine
Posts: 4,926
theres a 3inch spindle lift and a 2.5 coil lift for 2wd non edges, and you combine them for a 5.5 lift, and throw on a bodylift for a 8.5 inch lift


im running the 2.5 coil lift and the 3inch body lift on my 01 2wd xlt
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 06-12-2006
Kanoeking's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Murderapolis
Posts: 748
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gay-briel
theres a 3inch spindle lift and a 2.5 coil lift for 2wd non edges, and you combine them for a 5.5 lift, and throw on a bodylift for a 8.5 inch lift


im running the 2.5 coil lift and the 3inch body lift on my 01 2wd xlt

Dang you beat me to it!
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 06-12-2006
jimmclrk1's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 158
Check my sig for my set up. I have like 8 inches of lift in the front, and like 7 in the back. I have 33's only because I got a good deal on them. You could easily run 35's, and it would look really nice.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 06-12-2006
KARPE's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Valrico, Fl 33594
Posts: 4,748
guys he's a `00, I know there isn't a whole lot of difference, but all of you suggestions seem to be aimed at 01-03 products.

I'm an `02 2wd xlt so I have never really researched the products for the 98-00 ranger but I think there are slight differences that might require you to buy a slightly different set up. I havent clicked the links yet so I could be wrong, I just thought I'd throw that out there.

Aaron we still use spindles, we just have coils instead of T-bars, yall can crank t-bars we have to buy larger coils for the same effect.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 06-12-2006
jimmclrk1's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 158
Quote:
Originally Posted by KARPE
guys he's a `00, I know there isn't a whole lot of difference, but all of you suggestions seem to be aimed at 01-03 products.

I'm an `02 2wd xlt so I have never really researched the products for the 98-00 ranger but I think there are slight differences that might require you to buy a slightly different set up. I havent clicked the links yet so I could be wrong, I just thought I'd throw that out there.

Aaron we still use spindles, we just have coils instead of T-bars, yall can crank t-bars we have to buy larger coils for the same effect.

Anything I bought for my '02 XLT 2wd can be had for the same price for an '00.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2-Lif...spagenameZWD1V

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/FORD-...temZ8072895517


He'll just have to get a PA body lift and the AAL and bigger blocks to run the same thing I did. Oh, and for the springs, he'll also need new upper control arms.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 06-12-2006
Kanoeking's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Murderapolis
Posts: 748
^ Yup. In 2wd 98-06 is the same as far as suspension goes.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 06-12-2006
ScottG's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Lewiston, Maine
Posts: 4,926
only real change is rotor size and front abs from 00 to 01, but it all works
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 06-12-2006
Kanoeking's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Murderapolis
Posts: 748
thats not suspension....but yeah thats the only thing i really know of...i wanna say the rotor went from like 10 point somethin to like 11 1/4 or somethin crazy like that...makes it challenging for some guys to find 15" rims that fit.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 06-12-2006
jimmclrk1's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 158
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kanoeking
thats not suspension....but yeah thats the only thing i really know of...i wanna say the rotor went from like 10 point somethin to like 11 1/4 or somethin crazy like that...makes it challenging for some guys to find 15" rims that fit.

I had no problems with my American Racing Outlaw II's (15x8)
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 06-12-2006
resqdude's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Altamonte Springs, FL
Posts: 424
just do both spindle and body.... its not impossible
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 06-12-2006
dangelj316's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Yuma, AZ
Posts: 813
EBAY man. Cheapest out there!!!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Stock 6Disc MP# player Impossible to sell Martyr Audio & Video Tech 3 12-04-2009 01:45 PM
turbo's BL and MINI MEET (56k impossible)bed hozII Snapshots 50 05-28-2009 08:27 PM
How do you junk a vehical thats impossible to move? FMD General Ford Ranger Discussion 21 02-17-2008 03:54 PM
Impossible wiring to go with... RangerJustin New Ideas 8 11-03-2005 03:08 PM
Plug wires change impossible to change w/o breaking arm? FireRanger General Technical & Electrical 1 09-12-2004 10:58 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:53 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.