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Old 12-19-2009
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price of linked suspension?

hey guys, soon i will be getting an older ranger and im turning it into a dedicated offroad rig, how spendy is 4 or 3 link? would i be able to do it to a stock 4x4 and oly raise is a max of 2"?
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Why would you link a stock 4x4?
How far do you plan on going with this thing? coils in the rear?
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That is a beard question, I would PM him and ask. I dont think you can but i maybe wrong. The reason I say that is because it is not a solid axle, we have IFS garbage. So if you did do a three link it would be pointless because the axles are what do the flexing and moveing in the IFS. Were as in a solid axle it is like you have a stright rod going from wheel mounting surface to wheel mounting surface, and you need a link suspention of some sort to give it that flex this way your not rideing a wash board. Do you see what i mean. If you are only looking to get a few more inches in hight I would eather crank the torson bars, or if it is just 2 inches you are looking for get bigger tires. But thats just my two cents, I may be completley wrong. Like I said ask beard he is the suspention guru, not me.

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That is a beard question, I would PM him and ask. I dont think you can but i maybe wrong. The reason I say that is because it is not a solid axle, we have IFS garbage. So if you did do a three link it would be pointless because the axles are what do the flexing and moveing in the IFS. Were as in a solid axle it is like you have a stright rod going from wheel mounting surface to wheel mounting surface, and you need a link suspention of some sort to give it that flex this way your not rideing a wash board. Do you see what i mean. If you are only looking to get a few more inches in hight I would eather crank the torson bars, or if it is just 2 inches you are looking for get bigger tires. But thats just my two cents, I may be completley wrong. Like I said ask beard he is the suspention guru, not me.

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thanks man, but it will be a 1 or 2 gen so no torsion bars, i just want mass flex for close to stock height
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thanks man, but it will be a 1 or 2 gen so no torsion bars, i just want mass flex for close to stock height
I think you need to provide a bit more information. What year Ranger? 2wd or 4wd? Also, are you talking about doing an SAS or just leaving the front alone? Obviously an SAS is a much harder, more time consuming process, but even if your just looking at doing a Triangulated 4-link in the rear it's not easy since it'll take some fabrication and some testing.

Finally, you don't need a 4-link to stuff tires with only 2" of lift. The leaf springs should do that just fine.
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