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Lifting

I cant decide between lifting and lower ing my 858 ranger GT. If I lift can just put in the 6 or 8 inch lift coils and thats it for the front?
Its hard to find springs lift or lower for an 88.
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dont lift it... i have an stx the "street" version and i got a 92.. dont lift it or lower it.. i would just put some stuff under the hood and then some traction bars and get a stiffer suspension and be fast... what engine do you have?


i had a lift on my truck and i didnt like it but if you really want one i think myne would prolly work.. just lemme know if you wanna lift it...
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Its an 88 ranger GT with the 2.9 5speed.
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I say lower it and get some nice power adders and nice rims.
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lower only like an inch or two and then power it up and add some in the looks department.
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dude they make a turbo for the 2.9... now that would be bad ***... dont lower it.. keep it stock and make it a sleeper... that would be sweet.... and put some cool rims on there too...
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I think Im going to lower 2 inches. WHat are you guys talking about when you say flip the rear shackles?
My truck is an 88 GT. Im going to start on the body work this week. Id also like to know more about the turbo tha was mentioned. So far I only got like $200 in this truck. I got it in exchange for a days work on another truck. Ill be adding power windoews soon. Just did power locks and keyless entry. ALSO just figured out I got a limited slip dif. I was on the brake and gas and popped the clutch. Smoked both tires.
Ive been having alot of huys look at the truck and when they see the ranger GT on the ground effects they ask that thing come with a5.0 .
I just got the interior cleaned up except the carpet. I got to do something with that. Its got like mold on the drivers side floor. This truck had been sitiing in a field like 2 years.
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hmm well they make replacement carpets and stuff but look up on like jegs or something like that i saw the turbo in lmc truck magazine... just google it or something or summit racing might carry it ask Q i think hes doing a twin turbo on his 2.9... ask him.. he would definatly know...
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post a picture of it
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never mind guys hehe i was thinking of a 2.3 oops sorry man i didnt mean to give you false hopes... damn i feel stupid...
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Ill gte pics

Ill get my wife to do some pics. I to puter illiterate to od it YET.
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