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Old 03-22-2013
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Extended brake lines?

Hey guys what's up I'm new to the form just moved up here to New Hampshire and bought a 2002 ranger XLT 4x4. Bought it with 105,000 miles on it. I flushed the transmission changed the oil put new wires new plugs and a new coil pack and fuel filter on it need to flush the radiated. It seems to be running ok. So now I want to put a lift on it. I'm not looking to spend thousands of dollars on a lift so here's my setup I'm going with. I do have a few question about it. I do have a mechanical background and I build custom motorcycles but there is a few things I'd like to know before tearing into it.

Mods to be done.

•Torsion crank

•Bell tech 6400 shackles

•New rancho shocks all around

•3" body lift

•15x8 w/ 3.75 backspacing wrapped with procomp 33x12.5 M/T

My questions are with putting the shackles and cranking the torsion bar plus the body lift will I need longer brake lines?

Also any tips or problems others have ran into would be greatly appreciated.

**i know I have to get it aligned after the fact.
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You should be fine with the ones that are on it now. When I put my Superlift on the stock lines and hoses are used, they just give you drop brackets to move them slightly lower.
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Old 03-22-2013
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Sweet! I was thinking they should be fine but I wanted to get a second opinion before I started putting everything on then noticed I needed extensions.
Thanks for the info

And nice truck!!
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yeah you'll be fine. I'd do an add-a-leaf kit instead of shackles and you'll still get 2 or 3 inches of lift, depending which kit you go with.

one thing i recommend before doing the body lift is to spray every body mount bolt from the underside with PB blaster once per day for a week before doing the lift. I live in MA and did that and they came out like butter but my truck also has 0 rust and is factory undercoated. Also the body lift should be easy. I did the one on my current truck (2nd one ive done) in 11 hours by myself.

good luck!

2004 Vermillion Red 4.0 4x4
3" Body Lift
2" Tuff Country AAL
33x12.5R15 BF Goodrich Mud Terrain KM2 on 15x10 Mickey Thompson Sidebiter II
& lots more
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