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You probably get this a lot but about how much would a 3 inch lift for my 2003 Fx4 be?
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Body lift or suspension lift? Body lift will cost $200+ for everything you need a suspension lift will run you I think around $1400.
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Ya I want a suspension lift
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Hope your rich! lol Its atleast $1300 for a 4x4 if you were 2wd then it would be cheap as hell!
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you have 4x4 so you have to do suspension lift or body lift (in case u didn't already know hehe) so yea superlift or rcd is 1400/2300ish and body lift is in the ball park of 200 something. Those are really your only options with a 4x4, or so they tell everyone else.
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You can also check out the Dixon Bros lift if you really have the money to spend. That kit is supposed to really increase wheel travel, but it's super expensive. I'd go with the SuperLift kit for value.
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How cheap is a two wheel drive to lift?
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You can also check out the Dixon Bros lift if you really have the money to spend. That kit is supposed to really increase wheel travel, but it's super expensive. I'd go with the SuperLift kit for value.
He lives in Canadia, he doesn't want a prerunner-type, long travel suspension. What he would need is either the RCD kit, or the Superlift kit.

Here's a link for an idea of how much it's gonna cost.

http://www.rockymountainsusp.com/fd4_Rgr98+.htm
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How cheap is a two wheel drive to lift?
It's about 450 for a spindle lift (fabtech, procomp, doetsch)... but that's spindles only! That doesn't include anything in the back. But for the back there's Add-A-Leafs, Blocks, and Deaver Leaf Springs.

For a real suspension lift-- RCD or Camburg for your Tremor, which has the same suspension as the Edge. But expect to pay anywhere from 1900 and up for the Camburg kits and 2500 for the RCD kit.
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He lives in Canadia, he doesn't want a prerunner-type, long travel suspension. What he would need is either the RCD kit, or the Superlift kit.

Here's a link for an idea of how much it's gonna cost.

http://www.rockymountainsusp.com/fd4_Rgr98+.htm
I was just making a suggestion man, no need to be harsh. He asked about lifts, and I thought I would mention another option.
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sorry, didn't mean to be harsh.
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sorry, didn't mean to be harsh.
No problem
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Anyone know who makes 3 inch lifts for a 2003 Ranger xlt 4x4? I know Summit has them up to the '02 year. Would there be any difference in 2002 and 2003? Cause that's stupid if theyre the same.

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Body Lift: Performance Accessories
Suspension: SuperLift, Trailmaster (SuperLift is a better lift)
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Sorry I edited it just as you posted. Edit: Summitt supplies Performance Accessories and they don't make them for the '03's. I just looked on their site.
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Sorry I edited it just as you posted. Edit: Summitt supplies Performance Accessories and they don't make them for the '03's. I just looked on their site.
Bodylifts for the 02's are the same as 03's....as the 04's.....yawwnnnn

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Yep, 01+ use the same kit. Ppl have gotten the 98-00 kits working too.
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sweet! I might get one.
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Do you think if there has been some frame damage in the past, it might affect the installation? The frame was straightened of course but still...
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should be ok if the frame was fixed. trailmaster does not make a kit for 98+ torsion suspension (read: 4wd) as far as i know
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Trailmaster does indeed make a 4" lift for 98+ Rangers. Here is the link, go to the bottom of the chart:

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However, it is not as good as the SuperLift kit because it uses ball joint spacers instead of new knuckles.
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Body Lift: Performance Accessories
Suspension: SuperLift, Trailmaster (SuperLift is a better lift)
NO NO NO NO NO! Stay away from Traildisaster! It's not for the 01-up 4x4s anyways.

The only difference in 2002 and 2003 4x4s is the size of brake rotors in the front. 2002 you're looking at ~11.25" rotors. 2003 is I believe 12" rotors.
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NO NO NO NO NO! Stay away from Traildisaster! It's not for the 01-up 4x4s anyways.

The only difference in 2002 and 2003 4x4s is the size of brake rotors in the front. 2002 you're looking at ~11.25" rotors. 2003 is I believe 12" rotors.
Yes, it is a poor quality lift. I always recommend SuperLift over them. I don't trust ball joint spacers, especially off road...
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Those are really your only options with a 4x4, or so they tell everyone else.

depends on your money situation and imagination. there are lots of other options
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