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Icon7 4 Inch lift or RCD 5.5 inch for 05 4x4(OR)

I have a 2005 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 and I'm looking to buy a complete set of a 4 inch SUSPENSION LIFT or a 5.5 inch lift for my Ranger. I have money and need it asap.. Please let me know if you do have one or know of one.
I am looking for one or the other.
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Would that fit my truck though?
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with a little modification, his truck is a 98 and 01+ use a larger rotor. So the knuckle is slightly different. You will either need to run the old brake setup, which he said he would include, or drill out a new hole so you can use the rotors you have now.
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What would I need to do about the rear? I want a lift that's worth it and isn't gonna break
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rear is easy, blocks or leafs. this is just the rear kit: http://www.summitracing.com/parts/SLF-2338/
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with a little modification, his truck is a 98 and 01+ use a larger rotor. So the knuckle is slightly different. You will either need to run the old brake setup, which he said he would include, or drill out a new hole so you can use the rotors you have now.
Second half '03 have larger rotors...

'01 4x4 has the same rotors as a '98 4x4...

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rear is easy, blocks or leafs. this is just the rear kit: http://www.summitracing.com/parts/SLF-2338/
Rear is cake. I suggest running Explorer leaf springs and Belltech 6400 shackles. The springs can be had for about $50-100 from the local Pick-n-pull yards. Shackes are about $50 brand new.

I might have quoted the wrong post, but blah! lol.


I'll reply to your PM but I'll also note here that if you need a hand installing the kit, shoot me a message. I have a pole bard and all tools necessary to install the kit. I've done 3 Superlift installs so far. I work on beer and food. lol.

The kit linked earlier in the thread is a decent deal. And it sounds like it's a complete front end kit. Low ball him. Shippings gonna kill ya. But luckily, it's coming straight up I5 so it's not gonna hurt as much as it'll hurt anyone on the other coast.
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Sweet i'll shoot you a text for installment! haha
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There is an RCD 5.5" kit 4wd with traction bars on Seattle Craigslist for $1300 best offer.
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There is an RCD 5.5" kit 4wd with traction bars on Seattle Craigslist for $1300 best offer.
I'm picking it up tomorrow. Haha
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Don't forget to post install pics! What are the plans for wheels/tires?
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I'm picking it up tomorrow. Haha
It was on there for awhile, always made me wish I had a year newer truck. So...any finders fee with this? LOL...JK!
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It was on there for awhile, always made me wish I had a year newer truck. So...any finders fee with this? LOL...JK!
LOL. Like 4 months ago my local buddy and me picked up his Explorer 8.8 w/ 4.56's. lol. Apparently the guy is doing 1 tons. I need to shoot him a text. lol.
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I never picked it up because the guy had "10k" miles on it and it ended up being all beat up and ****. He was with 1100 but my dad was discouraged at the fact that if an RCD part is broken, it'll take forever to find another or it'll cost a bunch....
My dad was interested in the superlift though, although I was down with the coilover kit because it was a better ride. Oh well... The pain in all of this was tires because my dad just bought those brand new 31 inch BFG all terrains...
Shane shoot me a text, 5039362863 I need help with installing a OHC.
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My dad was interested in the superlift though, although I was down with the coilover kit because it was a better ride.
If you get a Superlift...just to the coilover conversion to it!

https://www.ranger-forums.com/showth...light=coilover
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I never picked it up because the guy had "10k" miles on it and it ended up being all beat up and ****. He was with 1100 but my dad was discouraged at the fact that if an RCD part is broken, it'll take forever to find another or it'll cost a bunch....
My dad was interested in the superlift though, although I was down with the coilover kit because it was a better ride. Oh well... The pain in all of this was tires because my dad just bought those brand new 31 inch BFG all terrains...
Shane shoot me a text, 5039362863 I need help with installing a OHC.
"Beat up and ****" meaning just dirty or......?? The guy wheeled it...heck he's putting in 1tons right meow. Cosmetic problems ain't no thang. One diff bracket needs reinforced because it's a flat piece of steel, but other than that, there is no problems with the RCD bracketry. Take any pics of the kit??

I'll shoot ya a text except I'm no OHC installer. lol. Only done one partial install and I covered up the hole with a CB. lol.
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Dang i need to see if the guy still has it.
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Dang i need to see if the guy still has it.
Side track... why? didn't you get that superlift? can't run both

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LOL What I cant have both?
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For my local homeboy... Hopefully he sees...
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Still looking for one. I'm leaning to what that guy said as to get a super lift then coil over it.... any suggestions would be great
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