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Old 02-11-2010, 05:44 PM
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Default 03 Ranger Edge 2wd lift or not to lift?

I have a 2003 ranger edge 2wd, i found a 3 inch body lift on 4wheelparts.com, questions are
1. if i lift it on stock wheels(i get my new tires bfg ats next week or the week after) 15 inch wheels would it look too awkward?
2.could i just get a bigger tire to make it less awkward looking? i was thinking maybe 30's if they would fit under the lift.
3.i like to play in mud holes( who doesn't) can a body lift hold up if i play around?
4.should i get the lift first then bigger tires? would that make it less goofy looking.

any advice or thoughts will be appreciated thank you in advance
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Old 02-11-2010, 05:46 PM
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lift that thing man im getting a 3inch body lift with my 15s and tiny tires too so you wont be the only one lol
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Old 02-11-2010, 05:49 PM
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I would get the tires and then bodylift. You can run 31" - 32" just fine with no lift

I have a 2wd edge and I had 31's for a long time before the lift

Save some money and buy the body lift from summitracing.com get the performance accessory one that's made for the 1998-2000 ranger. It will work I have it on my truck
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Old 02-11-2010, 05:52 PM
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yeah i need new tires like last month, i was thinking 30's. but can a body lift handle my playing around i don't want to break anything, the kit is only $237 for the 3 inches
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Old 02-11-2010, 05:54 PM
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Ya it can handle it if installed properly

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Old 02-11-2010, 05:58 PM
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i like that price better, only bad thing is i don't have any tools to do any of that, anyone near jacksonville fl? so i might have to get some place to put it on for me
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Old 02-11-2010, 06:07 PM
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$165 shipped to my front door for my bodylift from summit.

dont get 30"'s, they'll look too small after you lift.. 32's or 33's would be your best bet.

The body lift WILL stand up to constant off roading and mud bogging, trust me i know.
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Old 02-11-2010, 06:13 PM
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so lift it first then buy some 32's? thank you guys for the advice and tips. should i buy it and then take the parts to a place and have it done?
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Old 02-11-2010, 06:14 PM
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Only thing with bigger tires you MPG will be off if you dont have 4.10 gears in the rear axle

31" look good 32" look great 33" look awesome

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Thy will probably charge 100+ dollars to do it
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Old 02-11-2010, 06:22 PM
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according to your post i checked mine is 97 which is 4.10 right. so i wouln't have to get my gears changed? thats not to bad i guess as long as its done right. can i get 33's on my stock wheels? also they wont rub with only a 3 inch body lift?
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Old 02-11-2010, 06:23 PM
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33's wont rub.. terribly.lol since you're keeping stock rims they might rub a little.
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4.10 gears are perfect for 31"-33" tires
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Old 02-11-2010, 07:11 PM
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I have a 3" PA Bodylift on mine, with 33's. Tires rub once in a while when I'm goin fast Off-Road. Body lift has held up quite nicely, for all the crap I put my truck through. I have yet to regear it though.
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Old 02-11-2010, 07:20 PM
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i think i will get 31's with the 3 inch lift. thank guys, possilbly have both by the middle of march.
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Old 02-12-2010, 01:50 AM
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i think i will get 31's with the 3 inch lift. thank guys, possilbly have both by the middle of march.
I would go for the 33s personally, I think it would look a lot better IMHO.
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