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Old 10-11-2015, 03:57 PM
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Default Homemade body lift

Does anyone know a cheap way to do a two inch body lift on a 05 ford ranger I don't wanna send a lot of money on it but I wanna get it to fit a lil bigger tires so it's a little higher off the ground
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Old 10-11-2015, 03:59 PM
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A true body lift runs less than $200.

It's not worth half-assing.

Worst case, there is nothing wrong with saving up some money and buying the kit once you have it.
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Too much crap to fix with a 2 inch.. steering ext, bumper brackets, ground strap brackets, Rad drop etc. Its either do a 1 inch or suck it up and spend 150-200 dollars for a 3 inch. Lift and cheap shouldnt go together.
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A true body lift runs less than $200. It's not worth half-assing.
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Old 10-11-2015, 04:01 PM
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Plus, larger tires would cost substantially more than the body lift would.
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Old 10-11-2015, 04:02 PM
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The cheapest I've found is like 400 and I don't wanna go big on a body I don't like the Nasty gap it leaves you know I guess I'll just go with the torsion keys those are decent priced

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I know tires aren't cheap I got a 1947 Willys jeep on 35 mud terrains
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I have a bodylift and no horrible gap


And where are you looking for the bodylift. Check summit
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The cheapest I've found is like 400 and I don't wanna go big on a body I don't like the Nasty gap it leaves you know I guess I'll just go with the torsion keys those are decent priced

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I know tires aren't cheap I got a 1947 Willys jeep on 35 mud terrains
New ball joints and alignments every 3 months add up quick.....
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Cranked torsion keys will cost you much more in the long run....

Performance Accessories body kit runs like $200 and change.
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Cranked torsion keys will cost you much more in the long run....

Performance Accessories body kit runs like $200 and change.
This.
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And where are you looking for the bodylift. Check summit
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Amazon was cheaper than summit, and free overnight shipping!
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Amazon was cheaper than summit, and free overnight shipping!
Either way..It's "cheap"
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Old 10-11-2015, 04:12 PM
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Yup...so cheap, it was cheaper than new bed bolts and faster to get, which is why my truck got a body lift. Which led to the downward spiral of modding it. Damn it.
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Old 10-11-2015, 04:17 PM
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I'll have to check summit and I ain't got a bed on my truck but I'll just keep looking around right now I got 31s under my truck but I wanna go a lil bigger
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