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Opinion on my lift plan

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Old 11-27-2018
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Opinion on my lift plan

I'm looking to upgrade and lift my ranger by replacing some aging parts.Would appreciate a comment or two on my plan I list below:

2010 Ranger XLT 4x4
- 31x10.5s

Rear:
Replace the rear leaf springs with some HD springs from GeneralSpringKC.com
- https://www.generalspringkc.com/product_p/43-1503hd.htm
- From what I see and read reviews is that these springs are stiffer and should raise my backend by an inch or 2 if I not mistaken
- These will also give me some added weight carrying ability for long Off-Road/Camping trips.

I had a question: With these HD springs do I need to order different length shocks or go with standard rear size?

Front end:
Purchase new or slightly used #1 torsion bars and crank them 1.5 to 2 extra turns then current setup.
- Should get me an 1 to 2 inches of lift.
- From research on the forums I should purchase longer shocks to aid in the increase travel after the crank.

Shock Brands:
Bilstein's, Fox appear to be the goto shocks for Rangers. Though some have mentioned ranchos.

NOTE:
I do go off-road quite a bit and have tackled some difficult trails with a pretty loaded bed during some overland trips. My current leaf springs are pretty flat but have served their purpose on these trips.

Thanks in advance.
 
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Old 12-17-2018
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I did some research and contacted "GeneralSpringKC" and they stated the HD leaf springs don't need extended stocks as the standard length shocks would be ok.

Now I just debating if I want to spend $160 for a pair of Bilstein's or $280 for a pair of Fox shocks for the rear.

My plan now for shocks:
Front:
From the website of Fox I cannot use these as they do not fit with the torsion bar suspension.
Will have to go with Bilsteins for a pair @ $160.

Rear:
$280 for a pair of PERFORMANCE SERIES 2.0 SMOOTH BODY IFP SHOCK
https://www.ridefox.com/product.php?...&position=Rear
or
$160 for a pair of Bilsteins.
 
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