Crowdsourced Lift/Level Options for the 2019 Ranger

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  1. JDCinVA

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    Has anyone installed either the Rough Country or the Ready Lift spacer kits themselves? Looking over the directions, it seems more complicated than I expected. The Ready Lift instructions actually have you removing the brake caliper, rotor, and axle from the knuckle, and loosening the sway bar.

    Maybe I'm just used to the McPherson strut setup on my 2013 Explorer and my old 2010 Escape.
     
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    Just noticed that as well. I didn't think a spacer install would require to go that far
     
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    I think it’s probably just to lessen the risk of popping the CV joint out/apart. I think I’d rather to it that way anyway instead of putting the extra stress on that axle joint.
     
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    When I went through my spacer install, my instructions from Daystar had me remove the lower control arm cam bolts. Let the control arm drop down and hang by the lower ball joint. The strut will easily come out and a little magic with a prybar will give you clearance to get it back in, with the spacer. Disrupting the cam bolts didn't bother me too much... they will have to be adjusted to make for the way positive camber, from lifting the ride height.
     
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    I recommend the 3” it’s my number one seller. Perfect stance.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    We would be remiss not to include the new Ford-branded Fox kit. I just plunked down $1,495.00 for this at my Delaware dealer's Parts window yesterday. The sales staff said it will take about two weeks to arrive. Installation is extra, naturally, and will be paid at the time of service. It gives you a two-inch level to the front, meaning there will still be a slight, one-inch forward rake to the vehicle, which is the look I like. I plan to keep the stock 18-inch B.A.P. wheels and the stock Hankook Dynapro ATM tires, at least for the time being. I am hoping the kit will smooth out some of the roughness in the ride and tone down the "Ranger Bounce." I don't go off road much, but the (slightly) improved approach and break over angles will be welcome for rough roads, winter storms, and odd road obstacles. I also decided to go with the Ford kit because it will be installed by Ford, under warranty by Ford, and it will not jeopardize any of the Ford warranties that I signed for at purchase (and pay for every month)! In a word, "Ford"!

    2019 RANGER FOX "TUNED BY FORD PERFORMANCE" 2.0 IFP OFF-ROAD SUSPENSION KIT

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    Our Fox "Tuned by Ford Performance" 2.0 Performance Series IFP (Internal Floating Piston) Front and Rear shock kits are loaded with the advanced technology and features that you expect from Fox and are then taken to the next level through tuning by Ford Performance Engineers. These proprietary kits are designed and tested to optimize ride and performance both Off- and On-road, making them the best solution for the most discriminating performance enthusiasts.
    Also, see our F-150 Suspension Kit
    Features Include:
    • Fits 2019 Ranger 4WD models
    • Shocks feature precision impact extruded aluminum bodies that increase cooling capacity and are rust resistant
    • Front coil-overs feature top quality racing coils selected to deliver the optimal spring rate
    • Levels truck front-to-rear
    • Improves front approach angle: 34.8 deg. vs. 28.7 deg. stock
    • Improves breakover angle: 23.8 deg. vs. 21.5 deg stock
    • Vehicle-specific upper front mounts include a composite bushing that isolates noise and vibration
    • Locking, spring preload rings allow easy front ride height and preload adjustments
    • Provides a comfortable on-road ride and predictable off-road handling in even the toughest conditions
    • Easy bolt-on installation with no other modifications required
    NOTE: 2019 Ranger Off-road Suspension has been tested and validated to work with Stock 18" wheels with 265/60R18 factory tires and Ford Performance "Ranger Raptor" wheels P/N M-1007-RGR1785OR with BFG K02 265/70R17 tires
    Body 2.0" impact extruded and CNC machined 6061-T6 clear anodized aluminum one-piece body resists rust over time
    Body Plating
    Hard-anodized for a durable finish
    Reservoir Internal IFP mono-tube reservoir design separates shock oil from the high-pressure nitrogen
    Components Black-anodized, CNC-machined 6061-T6 billet aluminum
    Shaft 5/8" hard chrome plated heat-treated alloy steel
    Piston Race-developed high-flow piston design
    Valving Ford Performance specific valving to maximize performance
    Seals Redundant sealing pack system main seal, wiper seal, scraper seal
    Oil JM92 Advanced Suspension Fluid for improved performance at variable temperatures
    Bushings Quiet nitrile rubber allows for increased suspension articulation

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    Nice , I'm looking forward to seeing your truck in 2 weeks as I'm considering this lift as well.
     
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    Any reason why these won’t adapt to the 2WD model?
     
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    I am guessing that any certified mechanic can install it, mechanically speaking--but not for warranty purposes!
     
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    Only parts would be warrantied if installed at an independent shop and it's kind of a hassle to claim if anything comes up. I highly recommend having the dealer install Ford accessories just to make sure you get full warranty coverage on the job.
     
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    I was only curious. I’ll end up installing whatever kit myself. I just figured if the shop had certified mechanics w/ proof and you had a receipt... I’m actually going to the dealer tomorrow and I can ask.
     
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    :thumbsup: Installing it yourself is more fun anyway! :beer:
     
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