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Old 08-02-2010, 01:30 AM
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I have an 03 ford ranger with torsion bar front suspension. I heard that a suspension lift needs custom brackets for the torsion bar mount, and that a suspension lift can cause premature wear on the driveshafts and bearings. A body lift dosn't bother me either, except for the fact that my brushguard is mounted to the frame of the truck, and would probably need some custom cutting and welding to make it fit. What do you think is the better way to go, cost wise in the short term and long term. I only want to lift 3 to 4 inches. Thanks!
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Old 08-02-2010, 01:42 AM
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You positive the brush guard it mounted to the frame. All the ones I have seen are mounted behind the bumper.
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Old 08-02-2010, 02:00 AM
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Just found the install instructions and it would be easy to install a body lift. You wouldn't need to modify any brackets for the brush guard.
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Old 08-02-2010, 02:07 AM
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I cant tell based on the install instructions from big country.
http://muestras.netcommerce.com.mx/b...es/50037-i.pdf Heres the website.
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Old 08-02-2010, 02:09 AM
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ok that sounds good! Thanks! Is there a specific brand that you recomend?
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Old 08-02-2010, 02:20 AM
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There really is only 1 bodylift company. Performance Accesory.

the summit brand is a PA kit just relabled.
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Old 08-02-2010, 02:23 AM
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That brush guard install the same as a westin and I helped install one. We had bodylifted the truck then put it on.
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Old 08-02-2010, 02:35 AM
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alright. I'll check that out. Thanks a lot! Another question.... I'm curious about the explorer overhead console. What year explorer was it out of, how much wireing was there, and how experienced do you need to be to do that? I don't want to do exactly that because its your idea, but i want to do something similar.
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Old 08-02-2010, 02:40 AM
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1995-2000 explorer

wiries are just about 7 connections. The hardest part is centering it up and cutting the hole in the headliner.

It was not my idea many have done it
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Old 08-02-2010, 02:53 AM
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do you remember where some of the wires went to?
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Old 08-02-2010, 04:55 AM
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all but 4 go behind radio.

2 to the from bumper
2 to the dome light.

check the how to section there is a write up on it.
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