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Icon4 Lift ??

what lift kits or spindles do I need that will work on my 03 2wd ford ranger ?

I plan to put a bigger tire and not know what to get and not have to worry bout regearing


Wanna do some offroading with my truck, I know it fun I done it with my s 10 chevy before and yeah required a 4x4 to be with me lol

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i have the fabtech spindles and fullsize chevrolet drop shackles and procomp AAL's in the rear with 31 inch tires...i am planning on getting either 33's or 35's in the next few months but here is how it looks now... this is the same setup that lots of other folks are running



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one problem is I dont know what the spindles looks like and drop shackles, I never done any of those myself and is new to this so if you have a website or a picture that would help a lot

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more information would be nice..
what kind of wheeling do u plan on doing? desert, mud, lil bit of everything..

and deciding what size tires you want would help too, theres someone here that has a 2wd with the 5.5" Fabtech lift
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It will be mostly on street, one day will do mud, jsut wanted to make it look good on the sttreet and mabye a 30 or a 31 or less with little of lift and not have to worry bout regearing
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30's fit stock and 31's look small with a spindle lift you really dont want to go under 32's with a spindle...
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body lift would be cheapest...
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most deff and if you do gap gaurds and some running boards you cant even tell its been body lifted
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Okay sound good, now the question now is what is a spindle lift and if there a picture or something that show what it looks like and how big spindle lift i need, more likly i will go for a 32 then
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I have the same suspension as you, here is my truck with 3" spindle lift, AAL, Chevy shackle w/ 32s
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check out sporttrucksuspension.com for lift kits
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Here what my truck looks like

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okay will check out that website then


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check out www.performancelifts.com or www.4wheelparts.com for lifts. I don't know much about Doetsch lifts but they have lifts for your (our) trucks to.

Maybe someone will chime in and talk about Doestch? I am considering them or Fabtech. Doestch has a 6" lift cheaper that Fabtech.
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im running the doestch with no problems..except for the common one of having to trim the LCA to get your steering back to its full potential...
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just some trimming on the LCA thats not to bad. there 6" lift for the 2wd is less than $1100, whereas Fabtech $1300 - 1600 for the 5.5. My Bday is coming here in 2 weeks and I want to get one of these lifts if I can afford it. Need Ball jointson the LCA and if I go with Fabtech I need Wheels. And then 33" tires.
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well i have the fabtech 2.5 for sale...fabtech arms, lift coils and shocks, they just need new balljoints...PM me if interested...
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Did not relized the price and cant afford that so maybe i just put a little bit bigger tire and replace the rim, What you think of that?
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what price were you looking at? For a spindle lift its about 350 unless you can find some used, plus more depending on how you lift the rear...
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look like I may noto do any lifting at all, i just leave it like it is and just change the rims
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or jsut do a 1 or 2 inch lifing, someone said something bout like 12 block and long bolts, what kind of block are they speaking of ??
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well you can get a coil spacer for the front for $50 or so, and then you can get lift blocks which will require new u-bolts...the blocks can be found on here for sale from members...not sure how much they chrage usually, and then u-bolts as well may be found on here...or junkyards for both of them...
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where can i find coil spring spacers for this truck that would probably be just enough to level it and tuck my 31's i dont wanna do any other tire size i just got a killer deal on 31x10.5x15 dunlop radial mud rovers
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and remember im doing this on kind of a strict budget im 19 and still in college so money is tight but im so sick of my truck looking like a car
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check out www.sporttrucksuspension.com

i think they go for $50 there...
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