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Old 09-05-2009, 07:59 PM
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Default '99 XLT lift

What are some of the good brands of lifts to go with? I am totally new to lifting and am really interested in it. I'm only talking about maybe a 2-4 inch lift, and for pretty cheap. thanks guys
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Old 09-05-2009, 08:07 PM
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Is your XLT 4WD?
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Old 09-06-2009, 12:43 AM
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crank torsion bars(about 1"-2") if you have em and its free, and slap a body lift on(2" or 3" available)
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Old 09-06-2009, 05:49 AM
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Summit makes a body lift it is under 200 dollars
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Old 09-06-2009, 07:01 AM
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The body lift is going to be the cheapest option to get the job done.
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Old 09-06-2009, 09:31 AM
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i Have been building full size a long time but what are you planning on doing with your truck this will determine what lift is best for you?
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Old 09-06-2009, 09:37 AM
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my truck is a 4x4, and I just want something not much more than 2 or 3 inches, just to get a little higher up for off road...and will a body lift affect the gas mileage?
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Old 09-06-2009, 09:56 AM
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yes it will. But minimal, your tires will really determine this if your gettin serious about the build, rough county has 4 and 6 in. lifts 2 and 3 is hard to find unless you do a body lift or just leveling springs which are great to.
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Old 09-06-2009, 09:59 AM
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Oh and your cost for the level springs should only be about 110 to 140 male deer.
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Old 09-06-2009, 10:04 AM
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I have run ino pain in the butt situations like shifter linkage and radiator/fan issues wit body lifts although sometimes it is fast sweet and cheap.
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Old 09-06-2009, 11:08 AM
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if your only going for looks and verry light off road driving i'd go fo rthe 3" body lift and crank up the bars. cheapest and quickest. unless you plan to do alot of 4 wheeling that's what i'd do..
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Old 09-06-2009, 08:02 PM
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well i wouldn't buy rough country... there's a reason why they are cheap! i know, my truck has one, i broke a bracket not too long after owning it, but they are cheap.
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Old 09-07-2009, 04:41 AM
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you should contact them and let them know if they have faulty parts. they will prolly send a new one i have used them for over 6 years on my full size trucks and not run into that yet. My fav is my 79 150 on 44's w 5.13's and 514 cid. only took 4 in. sus. and 3in. body
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Old 09-07-2009, 01:37 PM
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oh i did, i got a new bracket. but the problem isn't with a broken bracket, cause i welded up the old one, and am keeping the new one as a spare but the problem is the design, you can't get maximum flex with it, not without punching a hole in the front diff(like what happened to me). I plan on getting a skyjacker kit, and goin that route cause i found a front pumpkin with 4.56 gears and locker for 370. figure now i can just keeping the TTB haha. its the drop bracket for hte driver side beam is the major design flaw, if they fixed that part of the lift, it'd be a much better lift.
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93 ranger ext. cab 4.0L auto 6" SJ/custom lift--37" super swamper truxs M/T tires--lock rite locker w/ 4.56 gears up front--warn hubs--exploder 8.8 w/ disc brakes 4.56 gears and detriot locker--one-piece driveline--bushwacker cut-out flares--Bilstein 5150 shocks--2 10" xcite subs w/ 1600W Crunch amp-- tinted windows

waiting for: dual steering stabilizer, put on 3" body lift(in my room), dual shock setup, electric fan, possible SAS with a waggy D44
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