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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-30-2009, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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Red face lift kit source

I am looking to source a torsion key kit for the front of my 09 FX4 ranger to add 2-3inches, I will add leafs and a block if needed to stiffen and lift the rear. I found some on US sites but would prefer a trusted Cad. dealer.
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Stay away from torsion keys. They put ball joints and cv shafts at really bad angles. Just crank your torsion bars up on the stock keys. Or get a body lift.

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Stay away from torsion keys. They put ball joints and cv shafts at really bad angles. Just crank your torsion bars up on the stock keys. Or get a body lift.
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Get used keys from a 1998-2007 Ranger at a Junkyard, internet, stealership. Install and Crank. I got about 4.5" with this.

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Stay away from torsion keys. They put ball joints and cv shafts at really bad angles. Just crank your torsion bars up on the stock keys. Or get a body lift.
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For the 09 he does need new keys, as of 08 they were clocked back and you can't crank them far enough to get the desired lift.


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Get used keys from a 1998-2007 Ranger at a Junkyard, internet, stealership. Install and Crank. I got about 4.5" with this.

4.5" sounds like a lot (you're watching your cv angles right?) but that's what I'm talkin about. Gotta swap in older keys to get a good crank...

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For the 09 he does need new keys, as of 08 they were clocked back and you can't crank them far enough to get the desired lift.



4.5" sounds like a lot (you're watching your cv angles right?)
If he only wants 2" he can get that on his stock keys. But yes 3-3.5" no problem with 07 and earlier keys.

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-01-2009, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks everyonr I was looking to do somethng similar as to my 86 ranger where I added the heaviest spring listing for a loaded version and this gave me about 2.5" without having to deal with brakeline issues etc. Then in the rear i put in 4 more leafs and this levelled it out, and then another 2.5 came from using square tubing to make the body mounts taller. This let me run a larger tire and eliminated problems with heavy loads and gave decent off road ability. The biggest problem was the stock axle ratio was 3:45 and the 2.9 was hard ofuel and barely used 5th gear. I swapped axles to a 3:73 and it was better then when I finally had found a 4:11 set I had other cab issues and took it off he road and recently bought the new one with the 4:11 locking and 5spd so that small mods would be easier. Can someone explain to me what is involved in adjusting my torsion keys to gain some height? I find the rear is soft and intend to add more leafs there.
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