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Old 03-29-2012, 08:38 AM
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The Newb and his Ranger

Ok, to be perfectly honest I'm just your average FSR road type guy who occasionally wanders off the beaten track. That being said, if I had a lifted vehicle I'd be a lot more adventurous. I use the truck for hunting and am pretty impressed where the Ranger can go just as she sits now.

Quick bio: 2010 Ford Ranger 4x4 FX4. It's basically a Sport with the FX4 package but has the 410's in it. Ok now for the questions

1. Skyjacker or Superlift? Want 4 to 6" lift.
2. Good place to get it?
3. Any good backyard mechanic recommendations? I'd be willing to help out/pass beers etc. I don't go back dredging on the Titan till June so I have some time to kill.

Any pointers (besides buying a Jeep/Toyota etc) would be great thanks!
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Welcome to the site. Sorry to hear about the ford. Hope you get an answer to what you're looking for.
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dont waist ur time with an ifs lift do a sas and at least its not a rusted out pos toyota or a jeep with a cracked frame
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:31 AM
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superlift is junk, it just lowers the torsion bars, looks retarded. honestly i had a 03 fx4 level 2, if you just wanna have fun, get
3" body lift (i know everyone hates them but unless you want to sas it, there is no point in "lifts")
crank the T-bars up front
get 3 inch chevy drop shackles for the back.

with that combo, 33x12.5 mudders and some 15x10 wheels look amazing. and you can get into a lot of places without much worry of breakage.

heres what yours could look like with the mods i listed

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Old 03-29-2012, 10:57 AM
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I was hoping the Jeep/Toyota crowd weren't lurking in the Ford section

Thanks Chody, Ive got a few friends who are a lot more mechanically inclined than me and I'll show them what you posted. If by chance it's beyond them where's a good place to get it done?
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superlift is junk, it just lowers the torsion bars, looks retarded. honestly i had a 03 fx4 level 2, if you just wanna have fun, get
3" body lift (i know everyone hates them but unless you want to sas it, there is no point in "lifts")
crank the T-bars up front
get 3 inch chevy drop shackles for the back.

with that combo, 33x12.5 mudders and some 15x10 wheels look amazing. and you can get into a lot of places without much worry of breakage.

heres what yours could look like with the mods i listed

Oh back when they had metal bumpers...nice truck!! I've already got plans to rip the plastic shit off the front of mine, buddy's going to make a real front end up for me.
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I was hoping the Jeep/Toyota crowd weren't lurking in the Ford section

Thanks Chody, Ive got a few friends who are a lot more mechanically inclined than me and I'll show them what you posted. If by chance it's beyond them where's a good place to get it done?
We lurk everywhere.

But a good place, that I do a lot of my stuff with is dave at T&S Suspension in port kells. Sometimes he can be pricey, but he does the job right, and stands behind his work. He's been doing it for ever, and will know exactly what you need to do.
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But a good place, that I do a lot of my stuff with is dave at T&S Suspension in port kells. Sometimes he can be pricey, but he does the job right, and stands behind his work. He's been doing it for ever, and will know exactly what you need to do.
Perfect! I live in Aldergrove...I don't mind spending the money if it's done right.
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Just talked to Dave, going to see him Saturday. Says he's only done one body lift on a Ranger and it was an older one. Sounded like a straight up guy though...
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:44 AM
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body lift is pretty straight forward(12 hours for a noob, 4 for a shop) (shop charges lots cuz it takes time), shackles are a couple bolts*2 hours noob time), torsion bar crank is just turning a bolt(15 mins noob time). i listed the easiest mods possible. for any how to's on these checkout www.ranger-forums.com
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Old 03-29-2012, 03:17 PM
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body lift is pretty straight forward(12 hours for a noob, 4 for a shop) (shop charges lots cuz it takes time), shackles are a couple bolts*2 hours noob time), torsion bar crank is just turning a bolt(15 mins noob time). i listed the easiest mods possible. for any how to's on these checkout www.ranger-forums.com
Haha sounds like you have your "noob" times down to a t eh. Thanks for the info!
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Old 03-29-2012, 03:24 PM
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not having the right tools adds time. also only sometimes do you have to extend the rad hoses, ps hoses, and stuff like that.
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Well thanks again...I'll be sure to take some before and after picks...
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