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big ones like 32's?
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I looked at the belltech shackles and they are lowering shackles
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lowering for a chevy, lift for a ranger
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so these will fit my ranger and lift it 2 inches??
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yes. we wouldnt recommend them if they didnt. do a quick search, and youll find lots of members running them.
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The spindle lift says it fits to a 2004 but a guy i know checked to see if they would fit the 2007 model, do yall agree with this? Or is there a cheaper way to lift my front end (it has to be suspension cause i have bull bar)

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It really doesnt have to be a suspension lift. Just make new brackets and re-mount the bullbar then put on a body lift. Or just get rid of the bar...
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Stay away from blocks

I would recommend not using blocks in the rear. All they do is increase axle-wrap, you know when you get on the gas and the rear-end shutters and rattles the fillings out of your teeth. Go with shackles or an add-a-leaf, you will will get more articulation.

Lifting the front I would use spindles. I would be catious about the Fabtech spindles. I have heard since they became so mainstream that they aren't as strong as they used to be when they were making everything themselves.

The best route is a 2WD long travel kit if you are serious about performance. This way you can get rid of the crappy torsion bars and go with coil-overs. Check out the kit by Dixon Bros Racing. I have the 4WD kit and it works great. The folks that did my truck use this to race a 1400 truck and they can take 2 foot whoops at 75mph.
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I would recommend not using blocks in the rear. All they do is increase axle-wrap, you know when you get on the gas and the rear-end shutters and rattles the fillings out of your teeth. Go with shackles or an add-a-leaf, you will will get more articulation.

Lifting the front I would use spindles. I would be catious about the Fabtech spindles. I have heard since they became so mainstream that they aren't as strong as they used to be when they were making everything themselves.

The best route is a 2WD long travel kit if you are serious about performance. This way you can get rid of the crappy torsion bars and go with coil-overs. Check out the kit by Dixon Bros Racing. I have the 4WD kit and it works great. The folks that did my truck use this to race a 1400 truck and they can take 2 foot whoops at 75mph.



i doubt he will be going thrue much desert woops in Ark. lol....However it is true that fagtech dosnt make as goood of a product anymore since they sub out to sub contractors to build the spindles..But if you dont plan on actually using ur truck for rough offroading it should be fine
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2 Foot Whoops

I guess us in the West are the only ones that get to have that fun.
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FUN AT 50-60 MPH. we take it a lil slower in the southeast.
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What kind of miles per gallon will i be getting after the lift and putting the tires on it? Not sure if i am going to get 31's or 32's cause i dont want the wheels rubbing or a big power loss. With a 2.3L would i have to regear with 31's or 32's?

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I don't know that one as I have the 4.0 V-6. You are going to get lower MPG, but hey the fun factor will sure go up.

I think I lost a couple MPG on the highway with the work I had done. Just think about how much less aerodynamic your truck is going to be.
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I just dont wanna be lugging around, I mean i understand that i will lose some MPG ,i jus dont want to have to worry about regearing or anything like that
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with 31s or 32s, i wish i had 4.10s or 4.30s. i went to 33s and now ive got 5.13s. and i love it.
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so if i get 32's, will i have to regear?
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you dont have to, but youll want to.
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How much does it usually cost to get it regeared? And if i just got 31's, would it make a difference or would i still want to regear?
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if youve got a stick, it wont be as bad as an auto. but take off will require a little more slipping of the clutch. and on the highway youll not really have a use for 5th, unless you have a long downhil stretch. thats with anything less than 4.10s.
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Do yall know how hard it would be to get a 3" body lift, since I have the bull bar, would it be much of a task to remount the brackets (the bull bar runs right under the radiator and i dont know where to remount the brackets at). Because right now i think the spindle lift is gonna cost alot for what i wanna do to it.
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youll have to make some other brackets to keep the bull bar. or you may be able to hack up the bumper to keep it where its at. but i dont know how they mount so kinda shootin in the wind there for me.
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I think what i am going to do is just get the 3 inch spindles and the 2 inch shackles and 1.5 AAL's and put 31's on it and just leave everything else stock. Does this sound good and does the fabtech kit come with the spindle steering stops?
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