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What lift kit for my car?

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    1. MattVR

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      I have a 2000 Ford Explorer Sport and I want to lift it. I'm not sure how much of a lift I want, but I know that I want to fit 33" tires on the vehicle. I also want the tires to be spaced so it looks thicker if you know what I mean. I have no knowledge of vehicles what so ever and I would like a little bit of guidance on the matter.
       
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      Mbrooks420 High Voltage. Elite Explorer EF Vendor

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      2wd or 4wd?

      Torsion twist, shackles and a 2 inch body lift.

      What is the axle code in your rear door?
       
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      It's a 4WD and the axle code is D2.
       
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      Excellent. The best axle code for lifting, 4.10 limited slip.
       
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      Could you direct me to the best brands for the torsion twist, shackles and body lift by chance?
       
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      Torsion twist is free. You just lift the truck off the ground and adjust the bolts tighter.

      Shackles are warrior brand, I think the part number is WAR-153

      Body lifts are from Performance Assesories PA882, I think.
       
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      Ford Explorer - Performance Accessories is this the body lift you are talking about?
       
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      No, that’s not a lift, those are used to fill the gaps left. You would need a 883 for a Ranger. It’s not an exact fit, it needs a little modification. I think the bumper brackets are slightly different as well.
       
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      Thank you for the How to, but another thing I was wondering with the body lift will it affect the way the vehicle handles, such as a bumpy or just in general harsh ride? Also, is a body lift in your opinion the best option when considering a suspension lift?
       
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      Body lift won’t effect the ride at all, it’s not a suspension lift. It raises the body further off the frame for more clearance.

      A Torsion Twist will make the ride a little rougher due to not having due travel. As far as real suspension lifts, you are looking at thousands $$$.
       

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