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Suggestions on lift kits for 2wd Rangers?

Still a noobie to this site, sorry if I posted in the wront section...

I have a 93 Ranger 2wd V6 3.0 that I want to get up in the air a little bit. I hate being down low at the stock height my Ranger is at. Someone installed a "leveling kit" so the front end is not lower than the rear end like most stock Rangers.

Im not looking to go crazy, just enough to roll 31" - 33" meats. Anyone done this yet? What are your opinions on lifting a 2wd (Im expecting someone to flame me to get a 4x4 Ranger then lift it haha). I just like the look of lifted Rangers... If it were a 4x4, then YEAH I'd go nuts with it.
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there are a number of ways .
i think just a body lift would look alittle goofy , but thats depends on what size tire you want . i think you can get 31'' under with out rubbin https://www.ranger-forums.com/f38/ch...re-size-20047/
as far as leveling just throw coil spacers under there and you will be all set , .with lifting a 2wd , i dont see thing wrong with it for a little height and not hard core offroading ,and if you go up to a 33'' you would have to re gear..well not have to but it will help , i have a 3.0 2wd myself and im planing on 33'' tires 3' spindles and 2' blocks and lift shackles

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Never liked the looks of body lifts, heck my old 94 explorer that was a wheeler rolled on 35"s (I can put 39s under there no problem without rubbing) and had 4 inches of body lifts, NO WAY JOSE.... Looking to do a real lift
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i would do spindles and blocks
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Here's a pic of my old explorer. sold it, guy rolled it on the first day of owning it... He tried to take a corner too sharply and ended up on the roof *slaps forehead*



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Never liked the looks of body lifts, heck my old 94 explorer that was a wheeler rolled on 35"s (I can put 39s under there no problem without rubbing) and had 4 inches of body lifts, NO WAY JOSE.... Looking to do a real lift
well if you wanna lift the front and rear a cheeper way than spindles, would be coilspacers and blocks
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well if you wanna lift the front and rear a cheeper way than spindles, would be coilspacers and blocks
Think Ill try that. Is there a build or tech forum on this?
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the search button is your friend :) haha
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BUT I DONT WANNA... *stomps feet and fist on the ground*
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well did you do everything on your explorer yourself? its pretty simple to do a lift. especially coil spacers and blocks. just a few bolts lol
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explorer had a 9" rear end spring over set up with longer bas**rd pack, front end was a kit my buddy made up so I only did the work on the rear end, not the front (I had to work while he did the front end).
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spindles would be easier to be honest but more expensive. you usually need a coil compressor to do the spacers(at least to make it easy on yourself lol)
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Thats what I thought
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spindle lift is the cheapest and i'd say probably most common if u just want a lift. i dont hve any lifts or anything i just went to fiberwerx down here and bought some glass for the front and i bought new bfg 32x11.5x15 and they fit beautifully. but since i've no lift i have to pull my bedsides or buy glass for that or just go spend the money to buy some *****in coil overs and bypass for every corner! but up to u
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I found this site today, might be useful for you.

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