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Old 12-21-2009, 12:26 PM
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Default Help for a 97 2WD

I want to put 31's on my stock truck just for the look, the truck is for city driving mostly. What is my best 'cost effective' way of doing this? My current suspension shows no sag wear and appears close to stock level. I will try to post pics of my truck for reference. Anyone with same generation w/ some pics? Greatly appreciate the help.
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Old 12-21-2009, 01:49 PM
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the simplest and also the cheapest would be a 3"body lift then you can put the 31's on and go from there.
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Old 12-21-2009, 03:33 PM
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Will a kit like this work?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/95-97...d#ht_779wt_941

How much should the "average" labor cost to do a job like this? I got a guy who quoted me $600 . Not sure if I'm mechanically incline enough to do something like this on my own. Do I have to get anything else like new shocks or springs? And because it is a "body" lift, will I have to get another alignment? Sorry for my noob ignorance, but I am new to the trucking hobby and have quickly become a lifelong fan since purchasing my first ranger a couple of weeks ago.

All help really is appreciated , thanks Bill for your speedy reply.
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Old 12-21-2009, 03:43 PM
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you will not have to worry about anything below the frame as you mentioned. if you have a couple friends to help you can do the install in your driveway in a couple hours with hand tools, but having air tools like impacts and air ratchets makes the job that much faster.

start by soaking the body mount bolts with pb blaster a few days before you intend to start the install,makes things come apart easier.
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Old 12-21-2009, 04:17 PM
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ok, sounds like a winner. i do have air tools and i think i can coax a few buddies to come over for pizza and a case for an afternoon rather than shelling out $500.
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Old 12-21-2009, 07:06 PM
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another thing, do i need to or should i also get some sort of leveling kit since the front of the truck is naturally lower than the rear?
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