Originally Posted by Ranger01/99
I recently got a ranger and am looking for a lift kit to put on it. Does anyone have one for sell or know of whats the best to use? Also, im kind of on a low budget as a college student. 1999 Ford ranger xlt 4x4
Your only options for a 1998 and newer 4x4 are:
-3" body lift
- 1-1.5" torsion bar crank.
Superlift is +/- 2000 for the kit, drive shaft, and any maintenance you do at the same time. Used kits do pop up every now and then (that's how I got mine).
A body lift is gonna be +/- 300 or so. Torsion bar crank is free plus the cost of an alignment.
Above prices are just for parts, and assume you do the work yourself. It gets wayyy more expensive if you take it somewhere to have the work done.
Since you did say "performance", Dixon brothers racing does make a long travel kit for the 4wd Rangers. It's gives you 2-3" of lift plus a **** ton more travel. It's not a kit for beginners though. It requires a lot of fabrication for the instal and it's expensive. I believe they run in the 3500 range, if you can even get ahold of DBR to order one.