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Old February 26th, 2012, 09:27 PM   #1
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thinking about doing 3" lift and 33's on the old mans 2011 ranger while he's gone on vaca. not wanting to spend $2,000+ on a superlift kit or the like. was leaning towards either cranking up the stock keys or aftermarket keys, and either belltech shackles out back or blocks. any one have any advice or experience with these trucks on what's the better route?
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Are you surprising him with this lift?
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Old February 26th, 2012, 09:39 PM   #3
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Are you surprising him with this lift?
i guess you could say that. he's been talking about it but as usual hasn't done a thing. so i might just do it for him
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Sounds like a bad idea.
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he came up with the idea first so i figured id do it for him
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Go out and get some pre-06 ranger torsion keys, install them and crank it to where you want it. raises the truck up to the height of the pre-06 rangers and will fit 33x10.5 tires with little to no rubbing.
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Go out and get some pre-06 ranger torsion keys, install them and crank it to where you want it. raises the truck up to the height of the pre-06 rangers and will fit 33x10.5 tires with little to no rubbing.
with just keys and stock in the rear?
and this is a sport, so i believe is somewhat the same as an FX4. i'm assuming just front shocks would necessary then as well?
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Sounds like a bad idea.
That's why he is going to do it for him.
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with just keys and stock in the rear?
and this is a sport, so i believe is somewhat the same as an FX4. i'm assuming just front shocks would necessary then as well?
Yeah thats what im running right now. crank the torsion to the hieght you want. just note that it doesnt have to be fully cranked up. If you do that it will ride like crap.

As long as its torsion front end the pre-06 keys will work with it and will be all you need. The rear will need to have the factory 2" lift block that the off-road and FX4's came with and I believe the edges also.

265/75/16 tires with t-bar crank


33x10.5 with t-bar crank


Not the best comparison photo's but you get the idea.
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