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Old February 26th, 2008, 06:21 PM   #1
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91 ranger lift kit????

Ok so does anyone know whats my best choice for a 4in lift kit for a 91 ranger stx?? And what extra parts and brake lines am i going to need if none??

I was thinking the Rough Country 4in with the new rear springs what else would i need for that beside what comes in the kit or what else extra should i get?? http://www.roughcountry.com/ford_83-97_midsize.htm

Or I was looking at the 4in Skyjacker system on ebay what else would i need or should get extra for that system too??? http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/4-83-...spagenameZWDVW

Im just wondering what would be my best choice??
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Old February 26th, 2008, 07:41 PM   #2
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the prerunner steering is an awesome addition to these lift kits, i loved mine to death, can't remember who makes it. It's kinda expensive, but worth it's weight in gold if you ask me.
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Old February 26th, 2008, 07:49 PM   #3
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Steering was Superrunner

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the STX is factory 1.5" lift over stock. So if you put a 4" lift on an STX you will only really get 2.5"

Skyjacker is an awesome kit
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Old February 26th, 2008, 08:07 PM   #4
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best kit = skyjacker.

If you plan to wheel it (actually wheel it) get the exteneded arms - the drop brackets for the factory arms can cause the frame to crack when beat on hard, though it may be remidied by making up your own crossmember going between both drop brackets (dunno, never made a crossmember but I'm sure it would help).

If you really do plan to wheel it, stay away from kits that have a 'relocation/drop' bracket for the factory pivot brackets....kits like rough country, bds, and even procomp IIRC utilize a drop bracket for the passenger side beam factory pivot bracket.....this can allow the front diff to hit the bracket, and will put a hole in the diff if say you jumped the truck at the dunes.....

Superrunner steering = teh win for the street as it prevents the toe change when the suspension cycles (which is what wears the tires, not the camber change)
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Old February 26th, 2008, 10:24 PM   #5
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Rough country is a good kit for a DD and weekend wheeler. Ive found that the RC coils are softer than Skyjacker and Superlift. My RC 4" kit rides decently on the roads. Id reccommend it. Many would disagree tho. It depends on how hard you plan on bashing your rig. If you wanna avoid putting a hole in the diff just use the proper bumpstops.
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Old February 27th, 2008, 07:59 AM   #6
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Im steering more towards the skyjacker lift now even know its a little more its prolly worth it in the long run

Thanks guys for the help
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Old February 27th, 2008, 08:05 AM   #7
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Steering was Superrunner

$.02
the STX is factory 1.5" lift over stock. So if you put a 4" lift on an STX you will only really get 2.5"

Skyjacker is an awesome kit
So what your saying is ill only be gaining 2.5 in with a 4in lift kit and with a 6in lift kit ill be gaining 4.5 inches right??
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Old February 27th, 2008, 08:46 AM   #8
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I have a used supperrunner steering sytem for my old 92 ranger...It's old and the Idler braket is missing....But the outer tie rod end are new..never installed.(basically they were spairs..) $75 bucks takes it...you'll just need the idlerbracket..which you might want to see how much superlift wants for it..before you buy this used kit..(thats missing the idler bracket..)

Oh did I mention it was missing the Idlerbracket...but the ends are new..and the center section has wear...but $75 is not a bad price..if you wanted it for offroad fun...
And stay away from supperlift coils if you jump...I went through 4 sets....and punched a hole through the top of the dana 35 housing, with the superlift kit....I went to skyjacker....never had a problem again...Thats just my 2 cents....Personally.I would go for the 6 inch kits...thats alot of work for 4"...If you go with 6" you could always add heavy bumper or winches to bring it back down....


Hope this helps...And I "think" the stx uses a coil spacer under the coil for the extra ride hight...use your 4" kit and the spacer ..to get alittle extra if need be..
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Old February 27th, 2008, 10:15 AM   #9
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So what your saying is ill only be gaining 2.5 in with a 4in lift kit and with a 6in lift kit ill be gaining 4.5 inches right??
Yes. IMO, I'd go with the 6" as you'll need it to run 33's comfortably anyhow...
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Old February 27th, 2008, 10:17 AM   #10
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STX also uses 1.5" drop brackets over stock.

If you buy a kit i would be interested in buying your front beam brackets
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Old February 27th, 2008, 01:58 PM   #11
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Yea its going to be my DD too so dont wanna go too crazy but prolly 33s thanks for the help guys
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Old February 27th, 2008, 02:00 PM   #12
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STX also uses 1.5" drop brackets over stock.

If you buy a kit i would be interested in buying your front beam brackets
Yea prolly will be awhile till i get a kit but ill let you know when i do if your still interested then
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