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Old 01-26-2014, 07:00 AM
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Question Body lift kit 2wd + new shocks! Recommend me options :)

Now i know know know there maybe have been a ton of threads about this and yes, i have searched and read a bundle of threads, but its a jungle to me!

Basicly i want to do a lift on my 2wd 97' ranger (2,3 XLT Ext Cab) and i am looking at a 3inch body lift after reading through loads of threads.

I am looking at this: http://www.summitracing.com/int/parts/pra-873/overview/
But if you can recommend another from summit at max $200-250 i take suggestions!

My back shocks are broke and i want to replace them, as well with the front shocks, but again, its a jungle i dont know what to choose of brands etc. So i am looking for recommendations from summit (as i want to make one large order, shipped to Denmark)

And third and last, will i be able to level it out with shocks or can you guys lead me to what i need to level it AFTER the body lift
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Old 01-27-2014, 03:15 PM
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Have you checked out rough country's suspension lift

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http://www.roughcountry.com/ford-sus...it-515-20.html
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Old 01-28-2014, 01:11 AM
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Have you checked out rough country's suspension lift

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http://www.roughcountry.com/ford-sus...it-515-20.html

Nah i had not, but thanks! looks like it covers all i need and with shocks etc it might run up at $400 dollars anyway
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Nah i had not, but thanks! looks like it covers all i need and with shocks etc it might run up at $400 dollars anyway
Ya it would be worth it to spend the couple hundred more on it. I have about a 2inch body lift with my Sky jacker lift and I don't like the body lift. It leaves to big of a gap in between the bumpers if your gonna leave the stock ones on.

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Ya it would be worth it to spend the couple hundred more on it. I have about a 2inch body lift with my Sky jacker lift and I don't like the body lift. It leaves to big of a gap in between the bumpers if your gonna leave the stock ones on. ---------- Oh and your welcome lol
Gap between the bumpers ? :s can you specify that ?
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Old 01-28-2014, 02:33 AM
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Gap between the bumpers ? :s can you specify that ?
ya, when you do a body lift your bumper will be hanging lower it does right now. so say you do a 3inch body lift your bumper is gonna stay where it is and every the body in gonna lift up away from it.


see on my truck you can see in between my bumper and tail gate, also you can see all the wiring and what not.
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ya, when you do a body lift your bumper will be hanging lower it does right now. so say you do a 3inch body lift your bumper is gonna stay where it is and every the body in gonna lift up away from it. see on my truck you can see in between my bumper and tail gate, also you can see all the wiring and what not.
Ahhh I see, had not thought of that! Will I have the same issue with the lift kit you refered too?
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Old 01-28-2014, 03:21 AM
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Ahhh I see, had not thought of that! Will I have the same issue with the lift kit you refered too?
negative, he sent you a suspension lift
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negative, he sent you a suspension lift
Aha see that's why I needed to ask you guys in hear lol
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Aha see that's why I needed to ask you guys in hear lol
Always ask any questions. Somebody always have good advice.
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Old 01-28-2014, 01:44 PM
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Yep no one will ever learn if they don't ask questions
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ya, when you do a body lift your bumper will be hanging lower it does right now. so say you do a 3inch body lift your bumper is gonna stay where it is and every the body in gonna lift up away from it.
Now I'm a little rusty on pre-98 model trucks, but:

Doesn't his model year performance accessories body lift kit come with bumper relocation brackets?

I came up with part #853 for 1995-1997 Ranger/Splash/Edge Pickup's.

They mention they come with bumper relocation brackets in the bill of material. Is this not the case?

I know the 98 & newer versions come with everything to raise your bumpers.
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Now I'm a little rusty on pre-98 model trucks, but:

Doesn't his model year performance accessories body lift kit come with bumper relocation brackets?

I came up with part #853 for 1995-1997 Ranger/Splash/Edge Pickup's.

They mention they come with bumper relocation brackets in the bill of material. Is this not the case?

I know the 98 & newer versions come with everything to raise your bumpers.
I looked at summit racing, and it does say front/rear bumper brackets are included. However I don't think the brackets are pictured with the product.

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Just throwing it out there...if you do decide to get a body lift kit, you will need "gap-guards" to put between the frame of your truck and the fender well. Here is a link:
http://www.summitracing.com/oh/parts...nger/year/1997
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