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Old 08-07-2009, 05:51 PM
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hey guys so im gonna do it a 3" body lift on my 1990 ford ranger extended cab any hints, tips, on putting it on im usen a hi low to lift the body off frame so thats gonna help but any thing else to look for or what this will be my first time doing it
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Old 08-07-2009, 06:05 PM
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watch your hoses and any wires in the engine compartment dont want to pinch them

Pay close attention to the radiator hoses
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Old 08-07-2009, 06:55 PM
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o and on the mounts the old body mounts theres a rubber then frame then rubber then bolt will i need to save any becuase the rubbers are all cracked and bad
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Old 08-07-2009, 07:03 PM
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U could probably get away with using them again it's just a cushion but if you had the money to just go ahead and replace them I would do that

There is only 6 of them
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Old 08-07-2009, 07:13 PM
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ok so what do i need to reuse when i put the body lift on
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Old 08-07-2009, 09:04 PM
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theres no welding and cutting is there
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Old 08-09-2009, 03:04 PM
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Biggest pain when I did mine was the radiator lower mounts. Radiator shroud actually was stuck to the fan (wedged in place kinda). After that issue everything was cake!!
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Old 08-18-2009, 07:03 PM
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Just finished mine from performance accessories. If your truck has quite a bit of rust you may run into issues with the bolts being extremely tough to take off. Problem ones for me were the rear bumper brackets (position was also part of it) and the bolts that hold the body to the frame beneath the cab and the core mounting bolts. Ford uses a cohesive to prevent them from backing out. The easiest way for these bolts to come out is to take a heat gun or a butane torch and heat up the rubber bushings to try and soften the cohesive. When moving the radiator make sure its all the way off of its rubber covered brackets. There was no cutting on my installation but at the very end, it may be necessary to weld a few crush blocks (provided in performance accessories kit) between the bed and frame because the lift is only a few plastic spacers.. They wont hold a bed full of stuff... Good Luck!!
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Old 08-19-2009, 05:08 PM
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I just used JB weld on the crush blocks. I also have heard people used black RTV sealant, between that and the weight of the bed either will do the trick.
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Hey im thinking about lifting my 1990 with a 3 inch body lift too. is there anything else if would need to buy besides the kit? or anything i should know about before? thanks
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