I think I have found an affordable option for a lift kit for the 93-97 Rangers. Rough Country offers a 4" with shocks and pitman arm for right around $450. Has anyone had any experience with these kits?
Ok, I have very limited experience with the ttb suspensions. With that being said, how would a plate drop the axle pivot?
To answer my own question, I just looked at the installation instructions. It seems like that plate would be a weak point. I'm really not concerned about ever having the axle fully stuffed. I am thinking that the wheel and tire combo would hit the fender well before the axle would bottom out.
The plate simply moves the stock bracket down 4 inches. A 35" tire will clear the fender and allow the the beam to hit, the plate will hit long before the beam hits the stock bumpstop. If you make a longer bumpstop the plate wont cause any issues.
If you take your time you can peice together nice lift. 4" coils are easy to find used since most people end up swapping them out in favor for 6" down the road. Any TTB lift brackets from '83-'97 (Bronco II. Expsoder or Ranger) will work. The most exspesive thing I bought for my lift was the extened brake lines. I have less than 250 in my whole Skyjacker lift (including the lines). If you use brackets from a D28 RBV then you will have to trim a little off the pass side bracket to clear the larger D35 diff. My lift brackets on my '95 came off an '84 Ranger and bolted right on.
Rough country has a drop plate for the passenger side axle pivot that drops the bracket down, instead of just a larger bracket. most people see it as a weak point. i know someone who had it on their b2 and they never got any good travel out of there rig. but if you can, buy the kit and just fab up the bracket for the pass side axle pivot instead of the drop plate. or bring it to a shop if you dont want to try it.
Alright, I decided to steer clear of the Rough Country lift and take Plums advice. I found a brand new set of 8" Skyjacker coils ($60). Today I picked up a complete 4" extended radius arm kit with leaf springs. ($100). I am still going to have to buy new drop brackets for the beams and the radius arms but, overall will save a lot of money.
So, my big plan is to basically have a 6" class II kit with 8" coils, a 2" body lift, and run 35" tires on 10" wide rims.
Oh yeah... I picked up a set of 15X10 Centerline rims with a 4" backspacing that have had tires mounted but, have never been mounted on a vehicle ($240). Gotta love Craigslist! ;D
I have a 1994 Ranger XLT 4x4. Last winter, I put some 2 inch lift blocks under the coil springs to level out the truck. It resulted in some severe positive camber. I took it to get aligned a few days later. When I picked it up, the technician told me that it's aligned, but the truck now "pulls...
I want to lift my 87 ranger sxt. 6 inches. I know with the stock suspension and ride height I would only get 4 inches of life because this model came stock with a 2 inch higher ride height. Question is will I have to lengthen/shorten/replace my drive shaft after the lift? I know it's standard...
It seems that my coil springs in the front of my truck are getting worn out. The front of the truck sits considerably lower than the back and the tires are starting to rub on the inner fender. What could i do a cheap fix to bring my front end up a little bit?.