Re: Ford Ranger prerunner lift kit
my friend and i have been trying to figure out the least expensive way to get a moderate lift and lots of wheel travel. what we found:
1. bent I beams are the least expensive way to get lift with correct camber. i think the least expensive are $220 (exchange) from Donahoe in Anaheim (714)632-3033
2. extended radius arms are needed to get max travel. the price range varies from around $300 (fabtech) to more than $700 (from Donahoe) you do get more from donahoe but i dont know if you need it.
3.shock hoops are necessary. an engine cage if you plan on jumping. tied into a bumper to bumper cage if you plan on jumping ALOT (at least $1000 to even think about this kind of work)!
4.dont just trust the salesman who says these shocks fit your application. a good shop will do the work first then measure then order shocks...also..dont buy the cheepy shocks. get rebuildable ones with reseviors (sp?) if you plan on doing ANY jumping, expect to pay at least $150-200 PER SHOCK. i like bilsteins and the new sway-a-way race runners are very nice and resonably priced for how good they are (they start at $200)
Call every one, they are going to ask you what you want to do with your truck. and how much you can spend. this is necessary question. here are some numbers of shops in and around Orange county that do this kind of work:
- James Duff 909 305-0533 rangers and old broncos. custom(i think) and pre-fabbed
-Donahoe 714 632-3033 custom and pre-fab
-Autofab 619 562-1740 i dont know much about them
-Fabtech 714 870-9422 pre-fab and custom ($$$)fabtech has lots of stuf but poor customer service (i have a 3"fab tech lift on my toy). all but their extreem stuff ($$$) is more show than go and you get get everything cheaper somewhere else.
-Camburg their in huntington beach i lost their number. custom and pre-fab
-D.P.R. 626 454-1590 independant, custom mild to extreemly exotic setups. can order pre-fab from other shops