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I guess The girlfriend can only "kick it so hard" in 4wd especially with only a 3.0L, however I'm not saying it's right, wrong or better than anything else... I just find myself surfing the internet for Ideas on what others have done cheap (like my vacuum to manual hub mod I found somewhere) that can save money until fund are available, and by no means am I saying this is guaranteed safe or anything like, but If you extend your shock and let the Ball joint stop the suspension travel than yes you will have a serious problem.... As far as the CV shaft, I'm a mechanic, but a gym teacher could tell you the angle is extreme, I said that... But this truck has been okay, in the conditions it has been used... I;m going outside in the cold dark , and snow (where I must never use 4 wheel) to get some pics if they'll turn out.
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Here they are, don't mind the rust & salt, it is the hell that is our winter up here.


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as I look back, my hitch would be my second gusset, but add one if you don't have a hitch bracket to weld/support it.
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Get us some more pics of the suspension tommorrow if you can.
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rust=no fun hah.
and, for anyone wanting a cheap way to raise the rear, they make shackle hangers that do exactly what he did here for under 75bux from kartek.


and my 2pennies about the shocks.. shocks are cheap... i wouldnt even want stock shocks.

but if they truck rides alright, and nothings breaking. works for me!
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Get us some more pics of the suspension tommorrow if you can.
You've ask for pics a few times along the way, I posted pics of what I have done, what other pics do you want?
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ones that we can see better
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You've ask for pics a few times along the way, I posted pics of what I have done, what other pics do you want?
Better ones
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Judging from the angle of that CV shaft, you really didn't get much lift at all. The torsion bars in that truck must be saggy as hell.
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Thanks for the write-up. Most people on this site seem to like to buy bolt on. and I did say most so don't flame me. I don't know much about the "new" ranger suspension so I won't say much. They just want to see more close-up of the front suspension. Maybe next time you have a tire off. But I really posted b/c I'm curious about OSR. Would that be O'Sullivan Racing?
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From the original post to the pictures........something was lost along the way. The Ranger doesn't look lifted. Need day pics with the tires off. Just from how this thread was started...I was going to call BS. :)

Who cares about rust.....you live in Ontario and it's winter. WE ALL HAVE SALT AND RUST!! LOL

BTW.....where's Deseronto, ON anyway??
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i did torsions out front and im going to try your process this weekend ,, can it work with torsions? and i raised read for 13$ 3 inch lift shackle. hour install with buddy. just use a few blots and weld them for stability,, but i gotta admit good idea never heard orseen it before,, get some pics during day so u can see whole truck,, and i can fit 33 all the way around without body lift i got 32`s now that flex great for a aprx $20 lift
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It looks like my truck w/ 31s......cranked bars stock rear on a 80k truck. I'd say the stock suspension was worn way down....saggy low rating bars, along with the saggy old rears. I'm not hating....but it sure don't look like 3".
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Well, it needed the shocks lengthened and had to mod the upper a-arms so it could be aligned, also the pic of the front suspension is upward on an angle, therefore the cv angle looks way worse in person than in the pics.. So it's not a stock height by any means... I said 3" not 5"... grab a tape 3" isn't much... If thats not lifted 3"... than this truck I have for sale isn't lowered [HTML]https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2/showthread.php?t=59016[/HTML]
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K, but i got just as much if not more by just cranking the bars. No need for all that extra work.
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So there must be some difference between the 99 and yours. When I cranked my bars to where I wanted the truck it rode like crap.. "topping out on the shocks", After I lengthened the shocks I cranked it even more, and then the angle of my control arms put my camber WAY in....I mean you could see it was a tire chewer from 100 feet away... This called for a mod to correct this in the upper a-arm...., So to say you cranked your bars and got the same or more tells me they're two different trucks.
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I bet your shocks are bad, I have a 98 and mine are dead. You should buy some new shocks that are 1-2inches longer. (how ever high your lifted it)


I like how you lifted the rear also.
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i have a 99 and i tightened my bars and got about 3" out of it and i am on 31s and i am about to get some 33s here soon i am needing tires bad
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