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Old 04-26-2010, 08:34 PM
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Cool thanks for the info. I may be going with 265/70/16 tires as I may not be able to do the lift as I planned. I might be able to do a 3 inch body lift but I'm still looking to see if I'll have enough money for that.
You can get a 3inch body lift from PA for like 100bucks, that'll let you fit some bigger tires until you get money for a suspension lift to give you clearance and awesomeness.
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Old 04-26-2010, 10:41 PM
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You can get a 3inch body lift from PA for like 100bucks, that'll let you fit some bigger tires until you get money for a suspension lift to give you clearance and awesomeness.
How do you think a body lift will look on my truck?
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Old 04-26-2010, 11:23 PM
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^^ It's what STL has on his truck. Body lifts are cheaper but require a lot more work to install, and then require further modification to look right (EG: gap guards, moving the hitch, etc.). So consider the price of the installations too...
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Old 04-27-2010, 12:12 AM
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or get a couple of guys together and maybe pay em in beer and youll be set..alot of guys have bl on here and you can make some gap guards yourself. i believe theres a how to on here about that but heres cowtownfx4's dont mean to whore it but he has a bl with 265/75/16 duratrecs

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Old 04-27-2010, 08:31 AM
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Body lifts always look good, well. Usually, always on a ranger though.
It's really not that much harder, don't be fooled. Just have to put in bigger lift blocks, make some gap guards and move your tow hitch.

It's actually fairly simple. SUspension lifts are harder, they require more work. But in the end, still fairly simple, just more time involved.





ALso, sometimes with body lifts, you have to extend your steering column. Once again, not hard. Just a major PITA. It'd be a day long project if you work fast and read the directions. But that all comes with BL kits.

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Old 04-27-2010, 02:08 PM
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Cool thanks guys. I may be going towards a body lift and bigger tires for now.
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Body lifts always look good, well. Usually, always on a ranger though.
It's really not that much harder, don't be fooled. Just have to put in bigger lift blocks, make some gap guards and move your tow hitch.

It's actually fairly simple. SUspension lifts are harder, they require more work. But in the end, still fairly simple, just more time involved.


2wd spindle...super easy install. can be done in a few hours. body lifts are usually an all day ordeal and require more than one person. And it isn't just moving the hitch, to make it look right you would need to cut and weld it so i doesn't hang down 3". lift blocks with a body lift?? that is a suspension thing, nothing to do with body lift. those lift up the leaf packs on the axle.
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Old 04-28-2010, 12:01 PM
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I would go spindles up front and shackles in the back. Just preference. Plus easier to install.
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x2.

Spindles cost about $350 - $400. Shackle costs about $50.

Tire size: 33x12.50
heres a question. i to am going to be looking into a lift for my truck as well and am going to start saving soon. i know pretty much all there is to know about BL and whatnot and would like to look into spindles cause thats what i would prefer personally. but i have no idea where to start looking (i.e different brands and whatnot.) does anyone have a suggestion as to where to start looking or what manufactures are best that could help me out. i as going to start my own thread but i figured this would help out the other guy as well to.
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Old 04-28-2010, 04:01 PM
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heres a question. i to am going to be looking into a lift for my truck as well and am going to start saving soon. i know pretty much all there is to know about BL and whatnot and would like to look into spindles cause thats what i would prefer personally. but i have no idea where to start looking (i.e different brands and whatnot.) does anyone have a suggestion as to where to start looking or what manufactures are best that could help me out. i as going to start my own thread but i figured this would help out the other guy as well to.
Same here!
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Old 04-28-2010, 05:10 PM
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As I suggested earlier, for a body lift,
The PA brand lifts are only like 100bucks,.

I think country performance or whatever makes some good ones.
Google search it, and see what brands come up, then start reading reviews.
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Old 04-29-2010, 07:15 AM
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Get a body lift and then u can get a add a leaf or shock blocks. My 88 ranger is getting a 3inch body with a 2 inch suspension.
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Old 04-29-2010, 10:01 AM
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I think country performance or whatever makes some good ones.
Google search it, and see what brands come up, then start reading reviews.
i have done that and everything that i find is coming up for much more. thats why i dont know what they are talking about with this 350-450 stuff. is that how much it cost for non torsion suspension trucks or am i just searching wrong? this is what ive found http://www.performancelifts.com/cgi-...t/FTSEDGE.html
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Old 04-29-2010, 10:12 AM
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i have done that and everything that i find is coming up for much more. thats why i dont know what they are talking about with this 350-450 stuff. is that how much it cost for non torsion suspension trucks or am i just searching wrong? this is what ive found http://www.performancelifts.com/cgi-...t/FTSEDGE.html
Fabtech 3" lift spindles $446 shipped: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000CEM4TY?ie=UTF8&tag=completenirva-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000CEM4TY
Doestch 3" lift spindles $370 + shipping: http://www.doetsch-shocks.com/9.asp
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Old 04-29-2010, 10:46 AM
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^^thats not a bad price for the fabtech. im sorta tempted to buy it right now. tough decision.
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do it.
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