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Old 06-05-2009, 10:53 PM
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yeah sniper get your ass back here to the states! haha, and who knows, maybe you'll run into some guys here and get some help building up your truck!
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Old 06-08-2009, 10:37 AM
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It will be nice to step foot back on to mother land!!! I have until 5 Sept before I fly and then I will be picking up my Ranger in MN and driving to upstate NY at Ft. Drum. There is a 4Xin club that I am interested in and a few Drum peeps that are in it and I am going to try and hook up with them for a few rides and see if the atmosphere is G2G. I think they are TeamXtreme if I am not mistaken, I have it in my favorites in my home computer, at work right now! Mid shift throws everything off.
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Old 06-09-2009, 05:10 PM
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nice, i wish i could find a 4Xin club around here, but i haven't looked that hard yet haha. I guess i move around too much right now.
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Old 06-21-2009, 09:49 AM
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That moving around crap sucks but makes you strong as well, world wide baby!!
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Old 06-21-2009, 03:30 PM
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I've got some doetch tech 3" lift spindles that I bought new off of ebay a few years ago for $300 on my 2003 Edge. I clear 33s with plenty of room. I know you can get some decent lifts on ebay for really cheap. They aren't the most difficult thing to install either. I did mine in my driveway with basic tools in about a day. I personally have never been a fan of body lifts. I just don't like the way the look or ride. Good Luck!!
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Old 06-21-2009, 05:08 PM
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You go ahead and spend 300 on your spindle and I will spend 130 on my BA and in the end I will still have enough to buy a keg and have the same clearance with 33s you do homie. But do what you do brah. Those spindles were cheap though.
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Old 06-30-2009, 10:14 AM
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while the actual use and goals of a vehicle should be the beacon for any project, there is no way in hell i could spend more then 400 bux to lift a sla before i would sas it.


unless it was some used super desert truck shit....that would take me 2-3 days of welding, cutting, and grinding to install.



in general a sla "lift kit" or weak ass knuckles that bust when jumpin or bumping a parking block is a lose lose lose situation if the end goal is any type of off road use.


but to each thier own.
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Old 07-15-2009, 12:08 PM
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Dude, you gotta that huge ass diesel engine in there, can't be much room in there!!!!
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Old 11-27-2009, 08:06 PM
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i got a 2001 ford ranger xlt 4.0 and i have been looking at a 3in leveling kit in order to fit 33s. no need for a full lift cause a 33 will fit on the back. pros and cons of the leveling kit? or any other suggestions?
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Old 11-27-2009, 09:24 PM
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cranking t bars= bad idea! its a horrible ride and i know this for a fact becuz i have done it. hard to wheel with, rough road ride at highway speeds. a 3" body lift will fit 33's fine, which is what im doing to mine. i have a 98 ext cab 4x4, and a 3" bl will do fine, cheap, easy, same performance as a suspension lift without the cost. the only suspension lift that i have found for the 98-00 body style is superlift, and they are close to 2 grand. PA body lift: 189 bucks

PerformanceLifts.com -- PA 1998-2000 Ranger 3" Body Lift Kit
BL's do more damage than good. They stretch wires, mess up steering linkage angles, stress the rad hoses, and there will be gaps between the bumpers (unless you put the lift brackets on them, which makes them worthless in a wreck because they just bent and hit the body.) Not to mention the ugly 3 inch gaps between the frame an body.

A suspension lift will do more than just make room for bigger tires, it will actually increase wheel travel and ground clearance. A body lift is only worth putting on if you have already maxed out you suspension and need those last couples inches to clear the next size tire.

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Old 11-27-2009, 09:56 PM
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BL's do more damage than good. They stretch wires, mess up steering linkage angles, stress the rad hoses, and there will be gaps between the bumpers (unless you put the lift brackets on them, which makes them worthless in a wreck because they just bent and hit the body.) Not to mention the ugly 3 inch gaps between the frame an body.

A suspension lift will do more than just make room for bigger tires, it will actually increase wheel travel and ground clearance. A body lift is only worth putting on if you have already maxed out you suspension and need those last couples inches to clear the next size tire.

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LOL! I just find this horribly funny. Everything found in 98+ bodylifts corrects all said issues you mention. It's been confirmed time and time and time again, they are good ways to make room for larger tires. Electrical drop brackets, steering extention, rad drops, bumper brackets, it's all taken care of. Older kits, say designed for 97 and older rangers and possibly other trucks all together, what you've said may be the case. But on a 98+ Ranger, what you've said is simply untrue. Every truck should have a hitch in the rear....thats way beefier than a bumper anyday. Who cares if you can't tow with a rear bumper after a BL....who the hell tows with their bumper anyway? I actually find the rear BL brackets beefier than stock. If hit, it'll act exactly as stock. Bent and crumpled up, tagging the bedsides. And the front bumpers....if hit, the bracket bends backward, bumper tweaks downward on the outsides....takes out the grille(maybe) which would have probably been taken out anyway in the first place in a wreck situation. 3" ugly gap between the frame and body is something that's easily taken care of.

My whole point is....many many many many 98+ 4x4's run bodylifts...they don't cause more damage than good. If you don't want to spend $1500 MINIMUM PLUS a new front driveshaft to lift your 98+ 4x4, then a bodylift is your only option. We don't have it like butter like the Gen3 and older guys that can get a 6" suspension lift for a whopping $700.



And get this.... All that I typed. This is coming from a BODYLIFT HATER IN A PAST LIFE!!! That's right....I was a HUGE bodylift hater....until I got this truck.
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Old 11-28-2009, 05:47 AM
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I'm not a fan of body lifts, not an option for me, but there's some misinformation in PlumCrazy's comments. There's nothing wrong with BL's.
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Old 12-02-2009, 11:08 AM
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A body lift as well as every other lift will have all sorts of pros and cons.

My body lift gave me room to build sliders w/o having to hack the rocker pannels.
My body lift gave me room to stuff the 351w which is going in soon.
A body lift gives room for multiple transfer cases.
A body lift gives room to move that horrible design of a gas tank upward with a little fab work.
A body lift gives rom to run your exhaust higher up to keep it from getting kinked off on the trails
A body lift gives room to hide a winch up front with ease
A body lift keeps a low COG cause the chassis and motor are still down low
A body lift gives room for bigger tires which is what it's all about
A body lift doesn't effect steering, which can be a bitch on the TTB rangers
A body lift forces you to be creative in building your front bumper
A body lift allows you to change your plugs, oil filter, and exhaust manifolds through the fenders
A body lift allows you to clear longer shock towers if you go that route
A body lift is cheap
A body lift won't bust untill you start jumping the shit out of it, which shouldn't be done with a stock suspension anyways

The bumper brackets can be refabbed out of 3/8" plate with ease.
The later kits come with ground wire extensions, shift linkage extension (which will eventually cause slop, I'll admit) the steering column has slip in it and could stand to have the body 8in off the frame even (which is only acceptable in florida)

Can you tell my ranger has a body lift?
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Old 12-02-2009, 12:07 PM
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lol, i can tell your truck has a BL, the front spacer gives it away, its like a mile long, well 3"
Bodylifts are nice when you have a very limited budget and you need ground clearance, not a 5K suspension system. like here in florida no one is climbing anything taller than a big parking curb, theres just a lot of mud, so a BL lets trucks run taller tires to go through the mud much better
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Old 12-02-2009, 05:44 PM
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A body lift as well as every other lift will have all sorts of pros and cons.

My body lift gave me room to build sliders w/o having to hack the rocker pannels.
My body lift gave me room to stuff the 351w which is going in soon.
A body lift gives room for multiple transfer cases.
A body lift gives room to move that horrible design of a gas tank upward with a little fab work.
A body lift gives rom to run your exhaust higher up to keep it from getting kinked off on the trails
A body lift gives room to hide a winch up front with ease
A body lift keeps a low COG cause the chassis and motor are still down low
A body lift gives room for bigger tires which is what it's all about
A body lift doesn't effect steering, which can be a bitch on the TTB rangers
A body lift forces you to be creative in building your front bumper
A body lift allows you to change your plugs, oil filter, and exhaust manifolds through the fenders
A body lift allows you to clear longer shock towers if you go that route
A body lift is cheap
A body lift won't bust untill you start jumping the shit out of it, which shouldn't be done with a stock suspension anyways

The bumper brackets can be refabbed out of 3/8" plate with ease.
The later kits come with ground wire extensions, shift linkage extension (which will eventually cause slop, I'll admit) the steering column has slip in it and could stand to have the body 8in off the frame even (which is only acceptable in florida)

Can you tell my ranger has a body lift?
Holy cow I didn't know you were a member here, bigfoot! Thanks for your post. You're dead on on everything.

BTW....still looove your truck!
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