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Old 05-01-2005
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looking for lift

i want to put some height on my truck and am looking for options.

wut i am really looking at right now is the superlift. i was considering the RCD for a while but i dont want to drop 2 grand on a lift that supposedly gets me the same tire size.

wut i really want to know is if anyone makes a leveling kit for the ranger and how higher does it put the front? if i could find a way to lift only the front then i could lift the back very cheaply. yay or nay on this one?
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Good luck
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If there was one, we'd know about it already. Any kind of easy cheap lift for us 4x4's would be awesome, but there really aren't any.
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^^^thats wut i was worrying about. ive been searching for leveling kits, but to no avail. anyone selling a used lift kit for cheap? lol. my friend is getting some people he knows to lift his isuzu and its got CVs and torsion bars, ill have to talk to him cuz, from what i hear, his people are going to fab up a lift kit for him and they do it all the time. i dont believe him as hes always saying stuff that he really doesnt know about.

anybody got any connections that theyd like to share?
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crank the bars?
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yes the only way to level the new IFS torsion bar trucks is to crank the t-bars because there is no coil spring to lift up...
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im glad ford did away with those dreaded bars on the 04+ effers...now maybe the rangers will get them...

U HEAR US FORD, GET RID OF THE TRUCKER MUCKING TORSION BARS!!!!
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i dont want to have to deal with alignment issues and faster sagging bars after a torsion bar crank. plus, i think the ride is just fine and dont want it even worse. i would only crank the bars about an inch anyway and i wont do that if it wont get me anything noticeable or useable.
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im glad ford did away with those dreaded bars on the 04+ effers...now maybe the rangers will get them...

U HEAR US FORD, GET RID OF THE TRUCKER MUCKING TORSION BARS!!!!
personally I dont mind them. I like my I-beam better but if I had a newer one I wouldnt care
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Have you considered a body lift ?
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Everyone hates a B/L:)
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Everyone hates a B/L:)
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if you wanna be level.. get a smaller block in the back.. i didnt say lift wise i said level wise.

just get the RCD
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^^^ i thought if i were to get a leveling kit for cheaper then a full lift then i could lift the back the same amount for cheap. ill have to see how much money comes in this summer before i go rcd. it would be nice to have one though...
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hey go with the RCD i did and i am satisfied. it removes ur torsion bars and replaces them with coil overs that are adjustable. and most people get 6" outa the lift check out my site if u wanna see ithttp://members.cardomain.com/bikerman455
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got any pics with smaller tires? looks fawkin great.
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i put like 25s or 26s on my truck for a day once. got great gas mileage but looked o so gay. dropped the truck a few inches as well.

i may just go with 3 inches as i dont mud as much as i used to and the summer job is sun-up to sun-down 5-6 days a week depending.
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Hey i've been looking for a leveling kit for the 2004 FX4 Level 2 for ever and still no luck from what i have found the best bet is to get crankin on those T-BAR'S.
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