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Old 03-23-2012, 07:56 PM
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So I want to lift my truck so I can sport bigger tires. I am new to any modifications. I want to lift my truck solely for looks - I prefer the look of a "beefier," more truck-like Ranger over how it sits stock. I want to lift it to fit 32's on.

QUESTION: What is the best way to lift my truck? Keeping in mind this is only for looks and I don't want to compete or anything. However I don't want to rob the performance or handling of the truck.

Any insight is appreciated.
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Old 03-23-2012, 07:57 PM
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Body lift maybe?
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Old 03-23-2012, 07:59 PM
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Default Re: Which lift?

There are so many threads on this...

Just do a bodylift if you just want it for looks and want to go the cheap way out. Performance will always be affected by adding bigger tires and not regearing.
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There are so many threads on this...

Just do a bodylift if you just want it for looks and want to go the cheap way out. Performance will always be affected by adding bigger tires and not regearing.
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Old 03-23-2012, 08:08 PM
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Just for looks? Definitely not body lift, those are incredibly easy to spot and very ugly/cheap IMO. Im assuming your 2wd so I say spindles/shackles.
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Old 03-24-2012, 04:53 PM
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I think I am leaning towards the body lift..looks easier. Don't know too much to go ahead and purchase and install other lift systems. Plus I looked at the last 6 TOTM winners and the majority of them have a simple BL - and their trucks look very nice.
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Old 03-24-2012, 05:28 PM
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Default Re: Which lift?

body lift.
they dont look cheap at all if done properly. just install gap guards and you'll be fine. cheapest and probably easiest way to fit 33's

id highly suggest 33's over 32's
imo just adds that little bit extra rubber in the wheel wells to make it look perfect.
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:28 PM
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I think I am leaning towards the body lift..looks easier. Don't know too much to go ahead and purchase and install other lift systems. Plus I looked at the last 6 TOTM winners and the majority of them have a simple BL - and their trucks look very nice.
Yeah because they were to cheap to get a real lift....Oops did i just cross the line?
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:30 PM
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Just for looks? Definitely not body lift, those are incredibly easy to spot and very ugly/cheap IMO. Im assuming your 2wd so I say spindles/shackles.
thats why they invented gap guards..
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thats why they invented gap guards..
which dont hide the frame or suspension components exposed.....
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33" BFG KM2's, 8.8 swap with 4.56 gears and L/S
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:39 PM
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they cover the gaps and hide frame? the frame is exposed either way its a suspension or bl
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:43 PM
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My spindles do not expose 3" more of the frame than stock, neither do the shackles. Gap guards help, but dont solve the issue entirely. If your 2wd I see no reason at all to go BL unless your double lifting....
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33" BFG KM2's, 8.8 swap with 4.56 gears and L/S
Baja Designs 20" OnX, HID converted Hella's

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Old 03-24-2012, 08:47 PM
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My spindles do not expose 3" more of the frame than stock, neither do the shackles. Gap guards help, but dont solve the issue entirely. If your 2wd I see no reason at all to go BL unless your double lifting....
not everyone has 1000 $ to spend on that js the op is just looking for the cheapest way
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not everyone has 1000 $ to spend on that js the op is just looking for the cheapest way
Total price of my lift, front and back, $175 + $35 = $210.
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2.5" Shackles, 2.5" OEM lift blocks, Bilstein 5100's/5125's F/R
33" BFG KM2's, 8.8 swap with 4.56 gears and L/S
Baja Designs 20" OnX, HID converted Hella's

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Old 03-24-2012, 08:51 PM
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spindle lift ?
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