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Suspension Lifts bang for my buck?

Hey guys I am recently new to the Ranger Scene. I am curious as to what everyone's input on different brands of lifts and the goods and bads about them . I am looking for a 3-4" kit only one I have heard that will fit my 2011 ranger 4x4 sport is Ready Lifts any feedback good or bad would be nice
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Here is the info you need.

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Having an 08+ truck, you can get a quick lift out of changing your torsion bar keys for a pre-08 set, and cranking them a bit. Second, add a leaf or shackles (Belltech 6400) will give you the lift in the rear.

Doing these two things will probably get you close to your 3-4" lift goal. Just be careful on how far you crank your bars, because the drastic changes to the angles of the CV shafts will cause faster wear of your components.
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I appreciate the quick responses guys I'm not sure I Want to crank the t-bars. This may be something I'm going to have to research on more I know I'm not really interested in a body lift but if I can find a coil over suspension lift that will bolt on with out to many mods and able to go back to stock if needed be would be great. This truck is my new toy to work on but is my daily driver. My summer toy is going on the back burner for a while lol
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If you're looking for "most bang for your buck" that won't be cheap. lol

You'd be looking at somewhere near $3K to put a 4" Superlift and coilover conversion!
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A 3"bodylift would be the most bang for the buck. With the bumper brackets and gap guards it will look good. Its alot more reversible than a suspension lift.
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i guess what i was trying to ask about the lift was is it worth it for the suspension lift vs the body lift and the suspension coil over conversion is just something im putting up in the air money isnt a huge issue if its worth it is the real question?
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I'd say the suspension lift is better then body lift as far as moneys worth.
More suspension travel, more clearance, more options. BL is just that. At least with a suspension lift you can decide if you wanna big dumb mud truck, rock crawler or desert runner.
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I would go with a body lift if you're just cruising around town with it. It won't change the ride characteristics and it can be removed later if you wanted, not to mention it's much cheaper than a suspension lift.
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Yea, those are two pluses about a BL. They are def for the brodozers
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