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i got an 01 xlt 4x4 4.0 ext cab stepside and im looking at doing torsion keys with maybe one or two add a leafs. and im wondering if i do that what is the largest size tire i can fit in there shooting for 33's (and do i need to add wheel spacers)
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keys dont do anything
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i got an 01 xlt 4x4 4.0 ext cab stepside and im looking at doing torsion keys with maybe one or two add a leafs. and im wondering if i do that what is the largest size tire i can fit in there shooting for 33's (and do i need to add wheel spacers)
33x12.50's will fit with keys. But those 'lift' keys aren't a smart idea. Just crank your existing keys are toss on 32x11.50's or 33x10.50's.

Wheel spacers aren't needed. You can run either size I suggested on stock wheels.
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Don't do keys. They're crap and will just screw stuff up on your front end. Crank your torsion bars to lift the front end. For the rear, get a set of Belltech 6400 shackles. Now for tire size, are you going to be running stock wheels? Do you plan on changing wheels?
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just crank the bars and you will be able to run 33s thats how i am right now until i get my SUPERLIFT
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For the rear, get a set of Belltech 6400 shackles. Now for tire size, are you going to be running stock wheels? Do you plan on changing wheels?
adding the shackles wont give it a funny looking stance will it. and im looking at bigger rims or a diff rim that can hold 33's
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it says that those shackles are for lowering how do you get it to to be a lift?
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it says that those shackles are for lowering how do you get it to to be a lift?
They put you at the same height or lift Ranger's 1.5" to 2".
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If you max crank your bars and still want a factory rake, install some shackles. Belltech 6400 are a great shackle and tons of people run them. More below...


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it says that those shackles are for lowering how do you get it to to be a lift?
Even though they're made to be a 2" lowering shackle for a 88-98 Chevy truck, they actually LIFT a Ranger. The reason is because the rear shackle on either truck are opposite of eachother. Chevy leaves are above the spring perch, with shackle pointing up. Where on the Ranger, the leaves are below the perch, with the shackle pointing down.

Some Ranger guys flip their rear shackles to be just like a Chevy setup. This will lower the rear about 2".

The 6400 shackles gave me 1.5" lift. I measured before and after. Most get 1.5-2" on the bottom hole. You also have the option for 1" or 3/4" lift(however you look at it) because they've got two usable holes that you can bolt the leave into.

Here's mine...(bottom hole)..
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Stock chevy setup...
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oh ok i follow you
can you get coil spring spacers for the front of a 2002 4x4 edge?
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^^ First you dont have coils. second you can buy ORW coils overs that replace your factory torsion bars.

Shackles add rake, i dont understand nor like them. The front is the hardest part to lift anyways. Theres no problem with the rear stock for clearing 33's-35's...So i dont understand why people use shackles but oh well....

TO original OP::: Dont put add-a-leafs on they ride horrible. Just do a BL (body lift) and mount some 33x12.50 on 15 wheel...Or stay stock and put some 285/70 or 305/70 on your 16 wheel
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do you have a link for this?
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No that stuff wont work. You dont have struts either...

Look at post #72, that what the coil over looks like
https://www.ranger-forums.com/f101/o...64/index4.html


It runs under $1000 for the entire kit, you can use it with a superlift and achieve more lift for a total of like 7".......Or run it stock with a Bodylift....The shocks are adjustable to like 2" or so for the front...

It replaces the torsion bars, which make for a better ride.
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