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Would a 2inch and 3inch lift kit also level a vehicle? Or is there such thing as a 2inch, or 3inch level and lift kit?

You can put adjustable coilovers on, front and back, that give up to 3 inches of lift and adjust as you want. You will have to do other things like UCAs up front though if you want 3 inches.

People are going to do whatever they want, and that's fine, but the highest I would ever recommend for a spacer lift is 1 inch. Yeah, I know some folks have had them on there for years with no problems, but plenty people have had lots of problems and to me they aren't worth it. Just like running blocks on rear leaf springs. I'd rather do it right than do it cheap.
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I believe this actual Bronco is the demo at Steve Marsh Ford in Milan, TN (West Tennessee).
 

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Just making sure! This guy was a gutless wonder.

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Comparing gears from one vehicle to another is like comparing wives.

I've got one of those 4cyl Toyotas on 4.56 and 33s and I can tell you right now it would not be good with 35s and 4.10s. It would make it down the road eventually, but it would not be OK. And just because people ARE doing it doesn't mean they SHOULD do it. If I ran 35s on my 4cyl Tacoma it would have 4.88s in it, at a minimum.
 
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Comparing gears from one vehicle to another is like comparing wives.

I've got one of those 4cyl Toyotas on 4.56 and 33s and I can tell you right now it would not be good with 35s and 4.10s. It would make it down the road eventually, but it would not be OK. And just because people ARE doing it doesn't mean they SHOULD do it. If I ran 35s on my 4cyl Tacoma it would have 4.88s in it.
Dont forget about transmission gearing now days. 10 gears vs 4 or 5 is way different, 1st gear now days in ford trucks is in the basement, designed to get u going, and keep everything optimal thru Overdrive gears.
 

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Dont forget about transmission gearing now days. 10 gears vs 4 or 5 is way different, 1st gear now days in ford trucks is in the basement, designed to get u going, and keep everything optimal thru Overdrive gears.

That's why you can't just say X vehicle has 4.10s, so Y vehicle will be fine. Different transmissions, different engines, different weights, etc. Transmissions have come a long way from the old 2 and 3 speeds with both lower and higher gears. Still have to look at the total package though when choosing gears.
 

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That's why you can't just say X vehicle has 4.10s, so Y vehicle will be fine. Different transmissions, different engines, different weights, etc. Transmissions have come a long way from the old 2 and 3 speeds with both lower and higher gears. Still have to look at the total package though when choosing gears.
Agrees.. but they, we are discussing the bronco with either 7 or 10 speed, and there is only 3.73, 4.27, 4.46, and 4.7 options. I think for the majority staying at 35s or less for daily driving any of those are fine. Once we go into the "wild" , better be up atleast to that 4.27 for better performance, plus they all have 4wd, so there's more gear reduction if needed.
 

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That's why you can't just say X vehicle has 4.10s, so Y vehicle will be fine. Different transmissions, different engines, different weights, etc. Transmissions have come a long way from the old 2 and 3 speeds with both lower and higher gears. Still have to look at the total package though when choosing gears.
Hey, now. In our time zone, it’s still officially Saturday morning. That’s WAY too early to be using logic on the forum. 😂
 

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What can be bad about spacers and 16 bolts? In reality these could be made in any machine shop in the word!!

Full lift kits would be a different story.
There still has to be some engineering mindset behind the spacers and hardware. I’m liking the Zone 1” leveling kit more. I’m all about the little details. Zone uses 14mm bolts versus RC uses 12mm. Zone also has a single upper plate versus the 2 stacked plates in RC which I think is weird. Zone also has a flange nut versus just a regular nut with no washer which I also find weird to do. The Zone 1” kit is the same price and 2” kit is only $100. And way more thorough in their instructions / wheel tire fitment which makes me more confident in the brand.
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I've got a base manual ordered. Do you think 35" tires will lug it down too bad? I believe it comes with 4.46 gears.
that's why i went manual plan on 37s ...perect for 35s 37s especially with crawler gear
 
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