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Yes another lift Question

Hey guys I have a 00 Ranger XLT 2WD and i would like to raise it about 3". I want to try and spend under 350 for a kit, I dont wnat blocks though. Do you guys know of any complete kits that i could get that will lift the front and back. Thanks for your insight
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There's a guy on our site tryin to sell a body lift for a 98-00. $100 + shipping..
http://str-offroad.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=381
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ok im sorry i forgot to add something, I said i dont want blocks, I meant to say i dont want a body lift. and i also want to be able to fit my stock chrome 7 spokes on the lift, any ideas guys
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Getting a lift for under $350 is gonna be hard if you want spindles and AAL's, unless you can find someone selling them cheaply. What size tires are you planning on running with the stock rims? 33x10.50 or a 32x10.50 will be fine, a 12.50 wide tire will cause problems.
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What are AAL's? and I plan on running either 31" or 32" tires. What are my other options then to raise the suspension about 3 inches, with my budget?
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does anyone sell a kit with bigger leafs for the back and taller coil springs for the front?
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AAL'S (Add A Leaf) are a leaf you insert into the leaf pack to either raise the rear 1.5-2 depending on which you buy. I have not seen bigger coils, but most 2wd driver's use spindles which will put you right at the edge of your budget. The AAL's run about $30.

Just so you know now 31" tires will look a little small with 3 inches of lift. 32" tires look ok.
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^ What they all said. With a 2wd XLT I wouldn't reccomend bigger than 32s. 33s on a spindle lifted 2wd XLT might rub because they sit lower than an EDGE. If you do the install yourself, spindles and AALs will probably run you in the $400-450 range when all is said and done. It's definitely worth it though. Pinch your pennies a little bit longer and get spindles.
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so if I get spindles for the front and aal's for the back i will get like 3 inches of lift? and i think i will get 32" tires. ok now does anyoen have sites that sell this stuff for good prices?
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Good plan. 32's will look fine. Ebay has it all for good prices. Suspension max on Ebay sells the whole kit. Doetsch spindles and AAL's.
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spindles and deaver springs...
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I want to use my stock wheels, I thought i read here that the ebay doetsch kits dont let you use factory wheels?
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^ thats gonna run him 800 unless you know a place to get that cheaper, Zach
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^^ yeah i need to keep it cheep. if you guys know of any vendors that i can get the spindles and aal's for a good price from lemme know, im not finding anything good so far
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What do you guys think about this kit form ebay? it appears that its a spindle and block kit? http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/FORD-...spagenameZWDVW
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You can use your stock wheels with the doetsch kit. Its the Fabtech kit people seem to have fitment problems with.
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what do you guys think about the one i posted from ebay, it has blocks instead of AAL's, any problems with that? how long will the install go if ive never done spindles before
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If you have a good understanding (or even a pretty basic understanding and you're good at comprehending what you're looking at) spindles shouldn't be more than a few hours. Be sure to grind the LCA correctly though, or you will have some fitment issues (I believe these are the spindles that that happens with. Someone wanna back me up on that one?)

Blocks will be alright for the most part. I had blocks on top of my factory blocks with my Ranger, and I only occasionally got some axle wrap from the blocks. That can be fixed by either getting AALs or traction bars, both of which are affordable. You can save your money for those and get them later though, they aren't essential. Blocks will keep the same ride quality in the back, and AALs will make them slightly stiffer.
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your my boy blue. anyone have a picture of what i will have to trim? and how much material do i have to shave off?
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AAL'S (Add A Leaf) are a leaf you insert into the leaf pack to either raise the rear 1.5-2 depending on which you buy. I have not seen bigger coils, but most 2wd driver's use spindles which will put you right at the edge of your budget. The AAL's run about $30.

Just so you know now 31" tires will look a little small with 3 inches of lift. 32" tires look ok.


hey! i have 31s and a three inch lift, i think it looks just fine
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CHEAPEST LIFT:

3inch lift spindles--250 used

4x4 4door explorer leafs--junkyard 75bucks
chevy lowering shackle--45


at least thats what i got on my 99
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