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First off I am new here, you can get a lot of knowledge about everything Ranger. My question is what do you all think is the best budget level kit. I just got a 19 Ranger FX4. I painted the tow hooks this past weekend and think they came out great. Now I want to level it. What kit do you like. Here are a couple of pics of the hooks..

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I went with the Ford Performance kit. I had a warranty and had the dealer install them to keep the warranty. I am happy with it, and it did level the truck and improved the ride as well. It also stopped the dolphining the Ranger does with the standard shocks.
 
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I went with the Ford Performance kit. I had a warranty and had the dealer install them to keep the warranty. I am happy with it, and it did level the truck and improved the ride as well. It also stopped the dolphining the Ranger does with the standard shocks.
That's a pricey kit, Although if you're going to do it you might as well spend a little more and do it right.
 


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I went with the RC level kit. It's $100 and I had my local shop do the instal. It's been on about 2.5 years now and when I bring my truck in for an oil change they check everything and re-torque if necessary. It still has a little rake (about 3/8") but looks level by eye.


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I'm starting to like the 70 bags of sand in the bed idea. Lol.
I am fortunate that the wife works for an Auto Group that has a Ford Dealer, and she gets an employee discount. It is not as good as one might think, but it is something.
 

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Welcome fellow Georgian!

I'm running the 2" Zone leveling kit which is a bit different than the typical spacer lift in that it has a thin space (approx 1/4 inch) and a collar that compresses the spring.

I got mine at Stage 3

This gives you the lift and also firms up the front end to help with the porpoising that these trucks can do when stock.

Add a pair of Bilstein or Eibach shocks in the rear and you will be amazed at the improvement.

Here it is running 265/70/17 tires.

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Nice job on the tow hooks, only thing I will point out is the first time you use them you will have to repaint. As for leveling I went with the Eibach Pro kit, very happy with them, but most of the kits out are better than the OEM suspension.
 
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I'd go with BDS or Truxxx.
BDS 2" uses both an upper and a lower spacer and includes new rear shocks.
I had Truxxx spacers on my old Sport Trac and they are a quality unit. They have 1.5", 2.5", and 3.5".
Both are around $185.
 

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Plus one to Dave’s recommendation on the Rough Country 2-1/2” Level Kit. I had one on mine for a year before switching to Fox Performance. Inexpensive, easy enough to install, no issues, lots of room for taller tires, great stance. If you carry a lot of weight in the bed often or plan on installing a topper, you should consider a 2” kit.
 

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Plus two to Dave’s rec.
I’ve had the RC 2.5 level for 2 years now with no issues/no complaints.
I don’t do a lot of off road but have done some with no issues.
It’s all about what you plan on doing with the truck and your budget. If you off road quite a bit and have the funds you might consider another option like the Eibach, Fox or equivalent….but I’m happy with just the ‘basic’ level.
Now…..with that said - I would also consider changing the rear shocks regardless. That makes a world of difference eliminating the bouncy/floating feeling,
 

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I love my Eibach Pro Kit. Reach out to Stage 3 Motorsports here and they will take care of you too. The ride is fantastic and is adjustable from 0-3". The install was not difficult, I'd say a 3 out of 5 on the difficulty scale.
 

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I’m running the Pro Comp 2.25” leveling kit. I’ve had it on for five months now. I did swap out the stock crash bars for the Pro Comp high clearance crash bars and put 1.5” wheel spacers to clear the 285/70/17s. There is roughly a 3/4” rake but it does ride a little rougher. I have been debating on getting the Fox 2.0 shocks from ford to have it ride better.

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Has anybody had an issue with steering being to one side a tad after leveling kit install?
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