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Lift kit

I got a 02 3.0 ranger xlt and want to jack it up a bit, id rather go with a 5.5 in suspension spindle lift but dont know if i need to change anything on it, same with a 3 in one. Please help
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Where you get your 4" lift from?
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is your truck 2wd or 4x4? im guessing 2wd because your mentioning spindles. if your looking for a lift kit you will be changing just about everything in the front suspension...
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LOL, did the troll get butt hurt today?? You obviously care about post count if you took the time to create a useless pic with arbitrary info that added nothing to this post, which you're really good at. No gopro for you! you're life is too boring to own one. You'r ratchet comment, explain more.
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what about rear end? do i need to upgrade to a higher gear set or put a procharger in to handle the 32s?
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depends on what gears you have now. i think you will be ok with 32"s and the stock gearing though. will be more sluggish and probably affect fuel mileage
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pease help! trying to lift

can i achieve a 3inch lift just by spindles and rear spring shackles??? im trying to do this the cheaest way possible until i start working more in the summer then getting a 5.5 in lift by fabtech. i found a set of spindles and shackles with hardware for $300 and was wonderingif just hose 2 would give me the 3 inches i need.
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The cheapest lift is going to be a Body Lift no matter what. Other than that I think the other cheapest is a spring spacer.
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spring spacers in the back but what about the front, i hate body lifts and need more ground clearence
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Lifts don't give you ground clearance, bigger tires give you ground clearance. That aside, for spindles it seems like Doechte (spelled wrong?) are the most popular and cheapest and as far a shackles any should work.
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and those two alone will give me the 3" lift i need??
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my lift was $60, 3 inch coil spacers and 2 inch blocks for the back
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do you go off roading? and does it slide out or come undone at all??
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Either way a procharger is definately needed to turn 32's. Make a build thread when you start :)
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Lifts don't give you ground clearance, bigger tires give you ground clearance. That aside, for spindles it seems like Doechte (spelled wrong?) are the most popular and cheapest and as far a shackles any should work.
Spindle lift= ground clearance
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Spindle lift= ground clearance
suspension lift does give clearance. body lifts don't
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Either way a procharger is definately needed to turn 32's. Make a build thread when you start :)
you seriously have no idea what the hell you are talking about. i have wheeled with 3.0L rangers running 35s with stock 3.73 gearing. they didnt need a procharger. were they fast? hell no! did they get good fuel mileage? not exactly. his truck will do just fine with 32's.
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you seriously have no idea what the hell you are talking about. i have wheeled with 3.0L rangers running 35s with stock 3.73 gearing. they didnt need a procharger. were they fast? hell no! did they get good fuel mileage? not exactly. his truck will do just fine with 32's.
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this thread is full of fail
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ive got a 2.3 on 32s, powers not bad until i need to keep a steady speed on the highway
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