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tallest XLT?

I tried searching, with no luck and looked through a lot of threads but still am not satisfied.

who here at RANGER-FORUMS , or any of rangerforum out there has the tallest XLT with out doing something crazy like the SFA swap?

I'd like to see some pics to see where i could get to with some money
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Jared, Rangerboy03Lvl2, has it to my knowledge. 2003 FX4 LII with 6" RCD lift, 3" body lift, and 35" BFG Mud-Terrains.
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Jared, Rangerboy03Lvl2, has it to my knowledge. 2003 FX4 LII with 6" RCD lift, 3" body lift, and 35" BFG Mud-Terrains.
thats kinda of decptive though because he has an FX4 which is an XLT but i think it has a taller rde height than other XLTs. although I might just be referring to 2wd XLTs which are defnately lower than FX4s
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do fx4's have torsion bars? yeah I'm 2wd it sucks but oh well it was what i could afford, so now im workin with what i got lol

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Yes unfortunately
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jared doesn't, though...

rcd lift... he has coils...
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thats kinda of decptive though because he has an FX4 which is an XLT but i think it has a taller rde height than other XLTs. although I might just be referring to 2wd XLTs which are defnately lower than FX4s
I don't think it's deceptive at all! The 4x4 XLT, FX4/LII (which are actually XLT packages) and Edge (both 4x and 2x) all have the same torsion bar suspension and roughly the same ride height from the factory. The only difference is tire diameter.

4x2 XL and XLT models are the only ones w/ non-torsion bar setups and the lower ride height.
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and actually the RCD lift is a 5"
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I think he may want to see the tallest 2wd XLT. But I could be wrong.
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I think he may want to see the tallest 2wd XLT, but i could be wrong.
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I have 5 1/2" fabtech with 3 inch body lift on 33's but I'm sure there is still someone sitting higher
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and actually the RCD lift is a 5"
5.5" to be exact, but you can tighten up the coilovers for the extra 1/2" somewhat similar to cranking the torsion bars.
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hmmm i guess my 2wd xlt is just gonna have to find a different way to stand out... maybe i'll mount some kegs in the bed
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^ YES! RCD makes a kit for 2wd XLTs that looks pretty sweet I think. Maybe look into that one?
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hmmm i guess my 2wd xlt is just gonna have to find a different way to stand out... maybe i'll mount some kegs in the bed
hahaha yes that would be awsome.
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my xlt 4x2 is short...
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i did a lil bit of searching through google and found this rcd lift... 1998-2003 2WD Ranger with Coil Spring Suspension (Extended Cab and V6 Models) 6" Suspension System - for $1500 bucks!

is that about right for the price? man i hope not
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For a suspension lift. yes sir, especially six inches. Your changin alot for six inches.

What all comes in the kit?
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1998-2005 Ford Ranger 2WD Suspension System Components:
Replacement Steering Knuckles Maintain Factory King-Pin and Steering Ratios

Replacement Progressive Rate Coil Springs provide Superior Ride Quality and Handling

CNC Machined, Zinc Plated Billet Steel Sway Bar Links with Over-Size Urethane Bushings Optimize Sway Bar Geometry and Function

Grade 8 Hardware for Reliability

Four Custom Matched Bilstein Monotube Gas Pressure Shocks


Suspension Kit Tech Notes:
Clears 33" x 12.5" tires on 8" wheels with a maximum of 4" backspacing, minor bumper trimming may be required

Driveline modifications are not necessary

Some vehicles may require an exhaust modification to clear the rear shackles

Vehicles equipped with an 8.8" rear axle will require part number 20-69774 U-Bolt kit

4WD system features coil over front shock absorbers that eliminate the factory torsion bar system, Welding is required for installation

Systems are designed to work with larger front brake rotors found on vehicles manufactured after September 2000. Larger rotors measure 11.25" in diameter. Vehicles manufactured from 1998 to September 2000 have a 10.25" rotor that must be replaced with the larger rotor for system installation.

System is not designed to be used with pulse vacuum hubs (PVH

other than that Fuhk if I know lol, SAS are only for 4x4 right?
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Yea, your replacing ALOT in the front end for the six inches. Seems like 1500 is actually a good deal. Sad to say.


SAS is really only recommended on 4x4's, you COULD do it, but it would require hella modifications..
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SAS is really only recommended on 4x4's, you COULD do it, but it would require hella modifications..
The only thing that would make it harder on a 2wd is replacing the tranny for a 4wd tranny and puttin in the t-case.
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