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Old 04-15-2011, 04:32 PM
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whats better to have a 3in body lift or the suspesions lift? not goint to be doing rock or big hill climbs just want to look good and put 33's on and what kind of wheels with offset do i need?
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Old 04-15-2011, 04:34 PM
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with a body lift your ground clearence only goes up a lil, cause of the bigger tires. suspension will get you bigger tires and greater ground clearence, but is way more expensive.
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Old 04-15-2011, 04:36 PM
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If you arent going off road heavily, do a body lift.
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Old 04-15-2011, 04:42 PM
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alright so with the wheels i have the dick cepeks DC-2 15x8 with a 21mm offset will those fit 33x11.50 swampers and what a body lift you can still play in deep my because i take it to florida and go in the swamps with my cusins they have jeeps on 3in cheap liftswith only 31x10.50
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Old 04-15-2011, 04:43 PM
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youll be fine with a bl and 33s
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Old 04-15-2011, 04:43 PM
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If this is a dick comparing contest you are doing it wrong. Those 33s might rub a tad on flexing and turns, But they will fit.
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Old 04-15-2011, 04:47 PM
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if your in mud i would squeeze as wide a tire in there as possible, but the super lift is a lot priceyer for basically the same thing, seeing as its a drop down kit you still have the same clearance issues, although it keeps your frame out of the way better. the body lift is a lot cheaper, i would go that route.
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Old 04-15-2011, 04:48 PM
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alright and with the bigger tires how much will they bog the truck down i know a lil but will a cold air intake to a throttle body and throttle spacer and exhaust fix that problem?
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Old 04-15-2011, 04:51 PM
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No it wont, Its all on your Gearing. And I guess a programmer would help./
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Old 04-15-2011, 04:52 PM
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no, its all in the gearing. what gears do you have? if its 3.73 then forget it, you need 4.10s.

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No it wont, Its all on your Gearing. And I guess a programmer would help./
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Old 04-15-2011, 04:53 PM
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where would i have to look to find out what gears i have
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Old 04-15-2011, 04:54 PM
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theres a gear ratio chart here on frf,
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Old 04-15-2011, 04:56 PM
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your axle code is on your door sticker
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/gener...m-sticker.html

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/drive...xle-codes.html
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Old 04-15-2011, 04:59 PM
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i said wider not taller, and your truck is a bit under powered and modded for swampers, swampers have too much bite sometimes, and horrible road life. if you run swampers they might bog your truck down too much, the hankook dynapro tire is supposed to be a really good tire for the mud because it cleans out better at low speeds. get the 33s and your 10 inch wide rim will help. but as far as height i wouldnt go any bigger than 33s, smaller tires can do you some good too cause of the extra power you get in mud. throttle body spacers are a gimmick just like those tornado things.
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Old 04-15-2011, 05:04 PM
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well it looks like my truck was repainted so they took the unimportin stuff off lol
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