lift keys q.. - 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 01-25-2010
comunistico's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: san jose, Costa Rica
Posts: 1,319
lift keys q..

i was thinking that since i cant get #1 bars... atleast at a reasobnable price.. around 150-200$ each bar!....

my t-bars are completly sagged... so if i put some 3" lift keys wouldt it be like if i just cranked my bars? as i got the screw all the way up and the cvs are 100% flat?

would this be worth it? as my intention for thowse extra 2-3" is to be able to clear mud chains upfront.....
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-26-2010
comunistico's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: san jose, Costa Rica
Posts: 1,319
no opinions?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-26-2010
whippersnapper02's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
Posts: 7,415
Keys are bad news man. Save for bars.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-26-2010
comunistico's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: san jose, Costa Rica
Posts: 1,319
the prob is that the dealer tels me they dont bring the #1 bars or the 1 ton bars.. onlhy the 3/4 ton bars... and it will sagg in no time again... thats why i thopught of the keys to give that lift i had from cranked t-bars even if they are sagged so it would be ~almost the same as just crtanking new bars..
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-26-2010
EricRanger's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Cary, IL
Posts: 801
if your cv's are flat and your keys are cranked. Yes the lift keys will give you more lift. They arnt bad for your suspension if you use them CORRECTLY!!!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-26-2010
comunistico's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: san jose, Costa Rica
Posts: 1,319
yeah the idea is just to be able to clear those mud chains... but i think ill nedd some wheel spacers for that also...
o well.. keys first then the spacers i think...
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-26-2010
steveo1271's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: lexington,sc
Posts: 780
what is the comfort level with after market keys?,i know when i cranked my tbars it made it a little rougher goin down the road, and do you get more lift with after market keys? vs just craking the stock ones
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-18-2010
comunistico's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: san jose, Costa Rica
Posts: 1,319
whats the diference betweeen those 200 $ keyus and the 40$ keys? (new ones) i always say cheap in the long run becomes more expensivbe.. but i cant get what diferences can come on lift keys other than price.. or there is some logic in there?

i was thinking bout this ones
http://http://shop.suspensionmax.com...ds_per_page/96

thanks
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-20-2010
comunistico's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: san jose, Costa Rica
Posts: 1,319
...
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-26-2010
Billy4x4's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Kawartha Lakes
Posts: 626
i dont know the difference with the keys..
but id say look around some junkyards for some junkyards for some #1 bars...
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 02-26-2010
2007BlackFX4's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Alabama
Posts: 171
yeah pretty much everyone here is gonna say don't get the keys and either save for the bars or find some bars one way or the other..
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-26-2010
Woods-Rider's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Hillsboro, OR
Posts: 1,108
If you are going to spend that much on bars might as well go coilovers, pretty much the same price. Lift keys to the exact same thing as cranking your bars. if your bars have sagged and they are fully cranked you could just pull the keys off, rotate them 45 degrees (or 60 degrees depending if they are hexagons or octagons, cant remember) and put them back on and have that much more adjustment avaliable. Lift keys do absolutely nothing your current equipment can't do.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 02-27-2010
comunistico's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: san jose, Costa Rica
Posts: 1,319
there arent any junkyards worth going to in costa rica.. all u find are old yotas and susukis... besides all the old hondas and hyundis... :(

my bars are sagged.. alot..... and new ones cost 240$ each... and thats b bars... #1 bars are more expensive as the dealer doesent bring them..

all i want is to get hat "cranked" lift back... and i found some keys for 40$.. so guess that will have to do for the next year and some until i decide to sas. or find my ***** to do it :(

i dodnt plan to install the lift keys and crank the hell of them.. just get back that "stock cranked" hight i had before...

and i aint got any money to spend for bars now XD hope to get my gears this days and i still got to pay the install.

already bought the keys waiting for thenm to arrive. ill post some pics in a couple weeek when i get them and install them..

sure hope i can get them before march 20 cause prolly gona put my truck in an exhibition that asked us to show ur 4x4 rigs... would look nice those 2 " back to normal to not have that excesive rack

coilovers sound sweet.. but again i aint got another 800$ laying around to spend on the truck atm... :(
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
PATS Keys / Fancy Keys +++IRON_CROSS_619+++ General Technical & Electrical 6 02-11-2014 02:00 PM
Want to Trade: my 05 t-bar keys and $ for your 07 or newer keys (ga) imprezu Suspension, Tires, & Wheels 7 10-19-2010 12:31 AM
Spindle lift vs. torsion keys (pics requested) mmulkey6 Suspension Tech 8 04-06-2007 06:50 PM
2" lift keys FlounderFX4 Suspension Tech 9 09-25-2006 11:00 PM
T-bar keys, lower or lift... optikal illushun Suspension Tech 8 05-10-2005 03:27 PM


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 03:08 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.