Lifting a 2004 Edge - 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 05-13-2005
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Ontario, Ca
Posts: 16
Lifting a 2004 Edge

I want to lift my 2004 Edge but I dont know where to start. if you guys could get me headed in the right direction as far as what kind of kit to buy and what to do that would be great. also if i did lift it would it look too funny rolling around on my stock wheels and tires.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-13-2005
04 EDGE
Unregistered User
 
Posts: n/a
we need to know more about your truck, 4x4, 4x2 ?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-13-2005
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Ontario, Ca
Posts: 16
its a 4x2 and its all stock except for my flowmaster exhaust and i also removed the air silencer and i blacked out the tail lights. i've been reading up on body lifts but i dont know if that is the right choice to go with and if its something i could do on my own or if its best to take it and have it profesionally installed. i mainly use my truck to tow around my dirt bikes but i want to give it a more agressive look by lifting it.

Last edited by santy59; 05-13-2005 at 11:22 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-13-2005
Level III Supporter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: usa
Posts: 24,936
procomp spindle lift and deaver rear springs, and some longer procomp shocks in the back....get it got it good
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-13-2005
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Ontario, Ca
Posts: 16
are spindles still a body lift. i was looking at suspension max and notices that there lift kit was different from the one 4 wheels parts sells.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-13-2005
Level III Supporter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: usa
Posts: 24,936
no spindles are a suspention lift you have a 2wd DONT go with a body they look crappy compare to a spindle.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-13-2005
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Ontario, Ca
Posts: 16
is suspension max a good way to go with the spindle lift kit or is there some one else i should go through to pruchase the kit
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-13-2005
Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: McKinney, TX
Posts: 2,123
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-14-2005
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Ontario, Ca
Posts: 16
are these kits easy to install on your own or should i have them intalled professionally. if i got a 3" lift would it look funny if i still drove around with my stock wheels and tires.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-14-2005
n3elz's Avatar
RF Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Kennett Square, PA
Posts: 10,620
SuspensionMax is the Doetsch spindles. Got mine from there and they're great but ALL spindles require some grinding of your lower a-arm and freeing up the brake lines for more movement, etc. Make sure you understand what's required by reading the installation posts on the board here. All the different spindles have been covered to some extent I do believe.

The Doetsch spindles are different in that you can run stock backspaced wheels with them with no problem.

I've posted a lot on my install, but I did the rear myself and make up a custom 31 spline axle (FX4 31 spline axle with 4.56 gears and electric locker) while I was at it -- but I had "professional" help in the form of mechanic friends. Putting a lift on is definitely something you need the right tools and time for. They are NOT a simple bolt on, any spindles.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 05-14-2005
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Ontario, Ca
Posts: 16
if i get the spindle lift will that keep my truck level or will that only lift the front
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 05-14-2005
n3elz's Avatar
RF Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Kennett Square, PA
Posts: 10,620
Spindles lift the front only. The "kits" they sell also have "blocks" which you insert between the spring and the axle to lift the rear. But spindles alone lift the front only.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 05-14-2005
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Danville, VA
Posts: 2,664
newbie alert!!!!!!

def go with spindles...body lifts will lift u up in appearance, but the frame's still at the stock height....
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 05-14-2005
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Ontario, Ca
Posts: 16
thanks for all the help on the lift kit. suspension max is near my house so im gonna try to get it done sometime this month.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lifting a ford ranger edge 4.0 4x4 Jeremy1B General Ford Ranger Discussion 6 01-18-2015 01:17 PM
lifting my 02 edge 2 wd ldavis Suspension Tech 4 12-20-2011 07:08 PM
lifting my edge mcheartattack56 New Ideas 0 12-23-2010 12:21 AM
Lifting 02 edge quigxxi Wheels & Tires Semi-Tech 2 03-28-2010 11:08 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 11:30 PM.


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.