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04 edge ex-cab 2x4 body lift questions!!!! Help

I want to go with a body lift first. I like the look of a body lift. Makes the truck look a little more beefy. PA only makes a 3" lift for this truck. Suspension will come later along with the money to do it.

I want to install it myself.

How difficult is it really?

Any special tools required?

Anymore special parts to buy?

I talked to my local truck shop and they wanted to charge me $700(rediculous) to do the install including the lift kit. Things are pricey where I live. Anyone with tips please help. I will be buying in about two weeks or so. I want to plan this out right and try not to run into any problems. I looked at the install guide on the PA website but that is just pictures. Could be tough. I dont know. Thanks in advance for all help. Thanks

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your trucks a piece of wood? weird haha
2x4= wood
4x2= truck
haha had to sry
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Yeah you got me. I was typing fast trying to include all the right questions. I am a dope some times. Maybe it will get more attention.
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Man there are 10,000 body lift threads on here, including installs. See that "search" button, lol?...
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Man there are 10,000 body lift threads on here, including installs. See that "search" button, lol?...
Dude.....there's a bazillion threads about body lifts. Click that little button on the top right of the sceen, and search it.
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Yeah I know. I wanted to see if anyone had any personal issues with the install. I dont want to know how to exactly. I checked with the search tool and you are right. There are a bazillion out there, making it that much harder to filter through and find certain answers. Most I looked at didnt answer the questions. I thought that is what these forums are for. For questions to be answered. I wanted to know in particular for the edge model I have. The only useful info I found was to torch the body cab bolts to make them come off easier. I am particularly interested in how to lift the cab. I looked for a while until my neck was aching but still no luck. I even saw your thread about a body lift. I didnt think it was a problem to ask for some personal help.

Now can anybody help a newb out?
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your edge is the same as any other 2004 ranger.. yes torch the cab bolts. use impact gun helps alot.. the rear bumper brackets can be a ***** but it depends. always watch for something being pulled to tight.. allow for 2 days being your a newb..

have some kind of mechanical experience or have someone come over that does..
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watch the A/C lines by the fan..

and something bout radiator lines or the tranny cooler i remmeber those being pulled tight
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Great. Thanks for the answers. I am very mechanically inclined just new to doing a body lift. I am doing my homework before starting. It is my main mode of transportation and dont want it out of commision for too long. Got the air tools. What about the torx bits. Anybody know what size. I hate having to run back and forth to the parts store.

How hard is it to lift the cab and put in the new spacers. Any order to it. Like torquing head bolts or something? I appreciate all the help.
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t55 for the bed.. and the cabs are just normal bolts..
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Thank you. I bought my truck and it had a lineX bed liner. Should I cut around the bed bolts with a dremel? Then How should I reseal the new bolts. Just take it back to a lineX shop or will something else work as well? I am getting so freakin excited. I found a place with the bl for 205 shipped. Just waiting for the damn paycheck to pay for it.
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Take it back to them, they re-did my buddies for free.
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Will most likely do that. I hope the stuff comes out of the bolt holes easily. I might start working on that now to save time later. I think I will be going with 32's max. Will the tranny hold up fine with that setup or is it necessary to change gear ratio?

And how do you add the bottom info like truck type year and all on each post?
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To add stuff at the bottom of your posts: Top right of page: Quick Links>Edit Signiture

Stock cab bolts take a 18mm socket. The 3" bodylift bolts take a 19mm.

No need to change gear ratio......I''m running 35's w/ 4.10s. I used to run 32's w/ 4.10's. My buddy is running 32's w/ 3.73's.
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So what is the stock gear ratio?
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It depends on your truck, theres a metal tag on your rear diff, go get the numbers off of that and post them up here for us.
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here go look at this i think your missing some stuff off your metal tag go look again and make sure you have everything.


http://www.therangerstation.com/tech_library/Axles.html
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I checked and that is all that there is. Can I find out anyother way.
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It looks like you have a 8.8 inch ring gear with 4.10 gears and maybe limited slip.
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I can say this much. With what i assume are stock size tires, the thing shifts quick. Feels like it is geared low. I noticed it shifts a little rough empty, but with a load it shifts smooth as silk. I will go check what it says.
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Looks like 4.10 open. Here is the info.
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