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Old 04-29-2004, 09:29   #1 (permalink)
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Question 2004 Ranger EDGE lifts...

Hey ya'll I currently own a 2004 Ranger EDGE, with absolutely no modifications as of right now. I'm interested to see what you all think though about lifts as thats the only thing i've given serious consideration as of right now. So how big for my truck do you guys think i should go? or is the whole lift thing played out to much? Let me know what you guys think.
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Old 05-01-2004, 03:04   #2 (permalink)
 
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Re: 2004 Ranger EDGE lifts...

Welcome to the site. Is your truck 4X4? From what ive read, Most people go with between 4 and 6 inch lifts.
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Old 05-01-2004, 12:27   #3 (permalink)
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cool Re: 2004 Ranger EDGE lifts...

Yes, need to know if it is a 4x4 or 4x2. However, Edge 4x2's use the 4x4 torsion bar front suspension. Assuming it's a 4x4, the only kits I'm aware of are a 4" from Superlift (a lot of money) and a 5.5" from RCD (a whole lot of money). The Superlift works with your stock stuff and costs about $1250 plus $300 for their front driveshaft that they recommend. The RCD replaces the front torsion bars with coil-over shocks and costs about $2200. IF those won't work with a 2wd, I don't know, both Pro Comp and Fabtech make highly regarded 2wd lifts (if you have a 2wd). Just make sure you tell them it's an Edge since, like I said, the front suspension is different from an XLT.
Also you can get a bodylift from Performance Accessories for around $150 plus $250-$300 or so in labor to install it.
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Old 05-02-2004, 20:25   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 2004 Ranger EDGE lifts...

Yea my truck is the 4x4, so you guys think i should lift it? What other mods would you guys reccomend, you guys are my only source of input so help me out, thanks!
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Old 05-03-2004, 02:06   #5 (permalink)
 
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Re: 2004 Ranger EDGE lifts...

Its your truck, If you like lifted trucks, i say go for it. No point wasting money into something you dislike. We can only give advice and we're not to here to push you in anyway. But most 4X4 owners usually lift there trucks. So i say lift it only if you want to.
There are alot of things you can do with the truck. There are engine mods to make it run faster, there are exhaust mods to help make it sound better. There are also the appearnce mods to make it look better as well. Its all up to you, depending on how much you want to spend on the vehicle. If you have any ideas or want advice, post away in here and someone should be able to help you.
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Old 05-03-2004, 07:15   #6 (permalink)
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If you plan to off-road it I would invest in a limited-slip rear differential unless it has one from the factory (most do not). A Detroit Tru-Trac is probably the best, very similar to what the FX4 Level II comes with. A lift will allow you to fit 33" tires. If you have a 4.0/auto it should be fine with the stock 4.10 gears, if you have a 3.0 or a stick or want more performance from your 4.0 then get 4.56 gearsets front and rear if you do get bigger tires. You can run up to 265/75-16 tires on your stock rims without a lift, bigger than that and you should get a wider rim. 15" tires and rims are cheaper than 16" but I'm told that '03 and '04 Rangers have bigger brakes and 15's won't fit. A 305/70-16 tire is about the same size as a 33x12.50-15 and should be on an 8" wide rim. Performance, I put in a K&N but didn't see a difference. Gibson makes a good exhaust I've heard, about $300 from Summit. JBA has the only headers for late-models that I'm aware of but they're pricey, about $650. After a while your throttle cable may stretch, so stack some zip ties on the end of the cable between the gas pedal the the bead at the end of the cable.
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Old 05-03-2004, 21:08   #7 (permalink)
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Re: 2004 Ranger EDGE lifts...

can you guys tell me if i post a picture of my truck, could someone photoshop the picture to show with a lift and what other mods they thought would be nice (tires...rims...etc).
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Re: 2004 Ranger EDGE lifts...

post a pic in the photoshop area and someone should be able to help there. Thats the appropriate area for such things.
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