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Tortion keys????

I am thinking about using a set of torsion keys to lift the front of my 08 Ranger 2", & either a block under the rear springs, or an extra leaf to the rear.

My Question is....HOW will this truck ride if I do this??? I don't want it to ride like a stage coach
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it will ride like a stage coach...
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What is the best & most economical way to lift an 08 ranger??
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dont use torsion keys...they are made by the devil
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If you would have searched, you would have come up with numberous threads on this exact subject.
This is at the top of the suspension section, a member found out 5-6 years ago what was causing the lower height of the 08+ trucks.
https://www.ranger-forums.com/suspen...-bottom-70142/
Here's my build thread, when I had pre-keys (07 and previous trucks) and the AAL I still use for the rear.
https://www.ranger-forums.com/snapsh...inside-122698/


DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THOSE AFTERMARKET KEYS. Get a set of keys from an older truck.
It's still gonna ride rough but it's way better for your cv angles and ball joints. I've gone 3/4 years with just the pre-key option and 50k kms. (You will need an alignment after the swap is done)

Welcome to the site, it's a pretty knowledgable place, with a lot of posts from members who might not be active anymore. You might have to do alot of reading.
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I paid $30 for my older keys, $35 for my AAL and $80 for my alignment. Your not gonna get much cheaper than that.

Even a body lift is a little more than that. Torsion bars ride stiff, you want a smooth ride? Buy a vehicle with it or invest in doing the coil over swap ($800+)
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Sounds like "No" torsion keys...... that is what I wanted to learn...

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Thanks Guys...Sorry I am not the greatest at using this site, I will get better. I just have the idea of wanting to lift my new ranger project I just bought. I see Torsion keys is not the answer for that. I will keep investigating, & will look into coil over springs. Are there any kits better than the others??
Thanks Guys!
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Thank You....So far I understand Coil over springs will work, & DBR Long Travel Radflo shocks full width 9'' 4.56 rears. Will look around on internet tomorrow to see who sells this. Thank You everyone.
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