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lift on 2004 ranger edge

I have a 2004 ranger edge.I am looking at lifting it to be able to put 33's under it.My question is what would be best a body lift? or suspension lift? and how much do I need for either one.I use to have a 99 ranger and it had 33's under it with a 3 inch body lift and I loved but had to part with it when I did and now I have one again and wishing I could have it lifted today!!! lol...it is 2wheel drive will be offroad with it a lot but will mostly be daily driver on highway...Any help and advice would be greatly appreciated......
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Spindle lift it.
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You can fit 33s stock on the 04. The edge has a similar, if not the same, suspension as 4x4 rangers.
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yeah but how is that going to look??? and how tight is that???
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Its super tight and you'll have no flex if you do offroad it. I'm running 32s and i rub offroad. go to sporttrucksuspersion.com and get some spindles and get add-a-leafs and a chevy drop shackle for the rear and you'll run 33's fine. I have the same truck you do and thats what I plan on doing.
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blackedge thanks bro!!!! that's more then likely what I am going to do....
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Its super tight and you'll have no flex if you do offroad it. I'm running 32s and i rub offroad. go to sporttrucksuspersion.com and get some spindles and get add-a-leafs and a chevy drop shackle for the rear and you'll run 33's fine. I have the same truck you do and thats what I plan on doing.
His/your EDGE suspension is the same t-bar suspension as IFS, non-edge 4x4 rangers

This is my truck back on 8-11-06 when I got 33x10.50x15 BFG Mud-Terrains. I had plenty of flex within my stock suspension with the 33s.



Here's my truck 7-12-2007 with same tires and RCD's t-bar to coil spring conversion lift kit (5 inch lift). Front end needs to be leveled out still and the grille guard is off now.

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Here is my truck stock on 33's

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here is mine with the spindle lift on 33's


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His/your EDGE suspension is the same t-bar suspension as IFS, non-edge 4x4 rangers

I know what kind of suspension I have. I'm saying from my experience with my 32"s with the torsion bars cranked to level it out, when i really flex it out I rub. I dont even think I could fit 33"s without doing some major trimming to the front bumper. I had to trim to fit my 32"s. If you offroad a lot, in my opinion the best thing to do is a spindle lift if you want to run 33"s.
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Its super tight and you'll have no flex if you do offroad it. I'm running 32s and i rub offroad. go to sporttrucksuspersion.com and get some spindles and get add-a-leafs and a chevy drop shackle for the rear and you'll run 33's fine. I have the same truck you do and thats what I plan on doing.

Where are the add-a-leafs? I see the spindle Kit..

Also what are the pro and cons of a spindle,AAL lift vs the Body Lift?...?
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add-a-leafs you can get thru summitracing.com i just posted in your other thread about pros and cons of the lifts.
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I know what kind of suspension I have. I'm saying from my experience with my 32"s with the torsion bars cranked to level it out, when i really flex it out I rub. I dont even think I could fit 33"s without doing some major trimming to the front bumper. I had to trim to fit my 32"s. If you offroad a lot, in my opinion the best thing to do is a spindle lift if you want to run 33"s.
I wheeled my truck, and pretty well. Unfortunately, I haven't had the time lately to test out my new suspension. Nonethless, The ONLY significant issue I had with my stock (your's too as we've both pointed out) suspension was axle wrap. There was a point where I was almost always going to PepBoys, AutoZone, or Checkers for new plastic push pins to replace my front rear plastic fender push pins. At full lock I had no rubbing, whether turning left or right on my 33s. Up travel I'd get VERY mild rubbing on the top of my front fender wheel shroud, but nothing to worry about damage wise. No where did I have the need to trim anything, major or minor. There's many others on here with 02, 03, 04+ t-bar suspensions that are running 33s and haven't had to do any trimming.

Basically what I'm trying to do here is keep a user from needlessly going and spending money to fit a tire he can fit stock, no worries, no questions asked. Again, the only real issue in this case is on Ford's design of the rear suspension, resulting in axle wrap. The needing of new push pins with the 33s was a need when I had the OEM combination of my 31x10.50x15 BFG ATs and alcoa wheels. Why waste the money when you don't NEED to waste the money? Use it to get the 33x10.50x15s and keep the rest of your $$$ for gas when you possibly hit a mileage decrease from the larger tires. Or use the $$$ to regear, if needed. If manual and rolling with 4.10 gears there should be no need to regear with 33x10.50x15s. Also note I keep saying 10.50 wide tires. 12.50s WILL RUB (I've seen it first hand on rangers with BLs here around town), regardless of who ran them stock, they will rub full lock turning and are also a heavier tire requiring a wider rim (more $$$), and being a wider rim, potentially faster wearing of suspension components. Shoot, if he's wheeling, use the money for more vehicle protection - skid plates, fabbing sliders, off-road lights, etc.

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okay so I am not the brightest here.
if I go with spindles which leaf springs do i need??? and will this level out the body???
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