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Old 01-25-2010, 08:20 PM
jsquier91 jsquier91 is offline
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Default 3'' BL and 31's?

Okay so i found a 3'' performance accessories body lift on craigslist brand new still in box for $170. It is for 98-2000 rangers, but is for auto's, and i have a manual. He said i need to buy a manual thing for it which is supposed to be $40? I was wondering if this is all worth doing? and if you guys would post pics of 98-2000 or so rangers, with 3''BL and if 31's look good under it or do they look to small? i was also wondering if i could find a cheaper body lift for my manual truck, maybe a 1 or 2'' lift. thanks.
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Old 01-25-2010, 08:49 PM
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thats a little pricey IMO, check my profile for pictures of my truck. 3" BL with 32" tires
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Old 01-25-2010, 08:57 PM
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you can put 31's stock now. look up that shifter extender on summit thats where i got mine and my bl. if your gonna bl it get 33's youll be happy you spent the extra money
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Old 01-26-2010, 01:56 AM
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you can put 31's stock now. look up that shifter extender on summit thats where i got mine and my bl. if your gonna bl it get 33's youll be happy you spent the extra money
x2. 31s come stock on some 4x4s. 32s are a popular plus-size tire for stock trucks. 33s look great on a body lift. So to answer your question, 31s are way to small.
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Old 01-26-2010, 02:14 AM
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$30-40 is about normal for that PA #3700 extention. Actually....$30 is about my cost wholesale on it through my parts hookup. $40 wouldn't surprise me. That extention is pretty much a total requirement. either that or get a Hurst and make a custom fit to you extention for that. But if you're complaining about $40, you're not even in the running for a chance to buy a Hurst shifter.

Like said above, you're gonna want at least 32's to look somewhat 'right' with a bodylift. x3 on 31's lookin' goofy on a 3" BL.

And FYI: NO KIT comes with the extention. ALL KITS are designed for both auto and manual.
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Old 01-26-2010, 05:45 AM
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thanks alot, well i was also considering just adding a leaf spring or 2, would that give it a inch or 2 lift? and would i still need a shift extension if i did it like that? plus i thought it might be cheaper since me and some buddies could install this stuff ourselves.
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Old 01-26-2010, 07:16 AM
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a bodylift has nothing to do with anything suspension related.
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Old 01-26-2010, 08:55 AM
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oh...well with my last post do you think it would be cheaper and better do add leaf springs?
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Old 01-26-2010, 09:53 AM
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if u just add leaf springs all ur doin is jacking up the back end of ur truck..
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Old 01-26-2010, 10:29 AM
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what if i got a leveling kit to also level the front?
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Old 01-26-2010, 10:40 AM
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my avatar picture is of my truck with a 3"bl and 31x10.50 r15 maxis bighorn mts. it looks good and gets me everywhere
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Old 01-26-2010, 11:09 AM
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i like that, but i might as well go with 32's or somethin.
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Old 01-26-2010, 11:21 AM
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i would just go with 33s and a body lift.

3" BL with 33x12.5R15 mud terrains. this was before my front end swap i did recently but i still have plenty of wheel gap. 31's looks awkward with a body lift. looks so small

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Old 01-26-2010, 01:55 PM
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i totally agree with the 32s or 33s the 31s do look akward when the wheels are turned but from the side they don't look too bad... but if i had a choice i would get 33s they give a bad ass look and perform well!! i had some before but then they fell apart and i was pretty much forced to get 31s but there not bad for 31s they are brand new or i would get 33s
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Old 01-26-2010, 02:50 PM
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31s do look akward when the wheels are turned but from the side they don't look too bad...
31's with 3" lift I dont see what you mean akward



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