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i have a 99 ranger stepside 4x4 i want a cheap but effective suspension lift anyone care to help me out
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how big of a lift u wanting or how big of a tire?
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well until someday when i pull 5 gs out of my *** im gunna get the nice lift but for now im jus lookin for maybe 2 to 4in and 31s to 33s dont wanna go with too big of tires seen how i only got a baby 3l
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well go with the 33s cuz if u get the 31s ur just goin to want to go bigger. for the lift you can get a 3" body lift unless youd rather have a suspension lift?
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nope i refuse to get body lifts i think they look horrible and make the truck look to stiff
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nope i refuse to get body lifts i think they look horrible and make the truck look to stiff
Lol they aren't noticeable on rangers...


Anyways, fork out 1500$ for a superlift, there's your answer.
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ok, theres rough country that makes a 4" suspension lift kit. ive had my eye on that one for a long time. i think its the cheapest one you can get, around $500. that will clear the 33s. not to sure on the price, go to their site and look it up.
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ok, theres rough country that makes a 4" suspension lift kit. ive had my eye on that one for a long time. i think its the cheapest one you can get, around $500. that will clear the 33s. not to sure on the price, go to their site and look it up.
That won't fit a '99. The only 98+ 4x4 suspension lift available is the Superlift, and its around $1500.
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im sure theres not only one lift kit out there for a 99 ranger
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im sure theres not only one lift kit out there for a 99 ranger
Ya well their used to be a RCD 5in suspension but they are discontinued and their was a trail master 4in sus lift which it was a death trap on wheels and it is now discontinued. So to answer your question, yes for now their is only one major suspension lift on the market for 98-2011 4x4 rangers (in your price range)...

It is pricey but you get what you pay for. If you don't like it go crank your torsion bars.
If you really have money which from your recent post i doubt you do, but Dixon brothers makes a long travel lift kit for 98-current 4x4 rangers. It is truly a amazing and high quality suspension.

Effective is usually never something you will ever get out of a cheap suspension lift to be honest...
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just do a 1.5" torsion twist, 2" rear shackle (you will net 1.25" of lift) and do a 1" body lift. you can chuck a 33x10.5 under there and be fine for a few years. You get between a rock and a hard place with these newer rangers if you dont like body lifts, or dont have extra cash.
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or do what i did....i got a fabtech lift spindles and coil spacers up front and the beltech shackles....or you can do the doestech lift spindles "doestech are cheaper"... for me i found some spindles and upper a arms for 50 bucks on craigslist..and theyre fabtech....it only took me 3 hours from start to finish....it would prolly be a little closer to 5hours driveway time...but ya thats a cheap starter route.... so i have almost 5inches in the front and closer to 3 in the rear...
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he has a 99 4x4. Here is your only real suspension lift option 4" Superlift unless you find a used 5.5" RCD

Period.

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im sure theres not only one lift kit out there for a 99 ranger
your not the first person to ask so we know.

you want to know all of them

4" trailmaster - discontinued which is good because it was a joke
4" Superlift - Still there but not many on the shelf at the moment due to superlifts money problems
5.5" RCD - discontinued
4" Rancho - Prototype made but never made production

then long travel stuff but that isn't what your looking for and it really pricey

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hey casey ...i guess im gonna keep asking till get an answer...but can i fit some 33x12.5s under my truck?
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IDK, what are the specs on your truck
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98 xlt 2wd....coil spacers and longer a arms and spindles with explorer shocks up front...and shackles and some air shocks in the back...i can air the shocks up a little bit also
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98 xlt 2wd....coil spacers and longer a arms and spindles with explorer shocks up front...and shackles and some air shocks in the back...i can air the shocks up a little bit also
if you have ~5" on a 98 then yeah you should be fine with 33's
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i posted a thread with the tires like yesterday....they are ko's so theyre prolly a little less than 33s huh
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so technically the dixon bros is gunna be right around 4800 since the coilovers arnt included time to start sellin drugs or somethin
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Make sure you're aware that the DBR is only for the front and it isn't really much of a lift. I believe it only adds 1.5 to 2 inches. Its capabilities are great though.
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