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1" & 3" Body Lifts General discussion of body lifts for the Ford Ranger.

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Looks good, been to lazy to do mine. Whats up with your bumper?
Who's truck? if your talking about Shane's truck, It looks like he yanked his valence for the photos. if your talking about mine im confused...lol
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Thanks Shane! i was going to ask you, did your truck have a torsion crank in the photo? im just trying to picture out where i would be with a crank and a shackle on 32"s.
I was cranked some, yes. Otherwise the rear is stock 2.5" block.


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Looks good, been to lazy to do mine. Whats up with your bumper?
Who's truck? if your talking about Shane's truck, It looks like he yanked his valence for the photos. if your talking about mine im confused...lol
I suppose I'll answer anyway... lol.

When the 1" went on, the valence came off and was off for 2 years or so until I double lifted the truck and wanted fogs again. lol. I never touched the framehorns when I did the 1" BL, so that bumper to body gap is thanks to the 1" BL. Out back, I added painted diamond plate to fill the gap.
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I am wonering watsup with the bumper on OP. The before pics he has bumper gap..then the after pics he has bumper gap. But I don't know if he adjusted his bumper also? It kinda of seems to lean a little bit forward. Any gap is kind of uggh :-\.
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Who's truck? if your talking about Shane's truck, It looks like he yanked his valence for the photos. if your talking about mine im confused...lol
Yours Ryan
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Aaron....he cut/drilled/reamed the frame horns to suck the bumper back to a normal position. Yeah he's got a little gap which is perfect because when flexed out there's no bumper vs fender action fighting for room. lol.

And you've gotta know these bumpers are all tweaked in one way or another. Mines tweaked the hell out but all those reinforcement bolts make for almost unlimited adjustment to tweakage. lol.
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...Exactly what Shane said. If you look at page #4 of the 1" body lift supply thread above in the bodylift tech section, stockranger has a few pictures and some information on it. The Passenger side on mine has slightly less gap than the drivers side, but its really not enough to bug me, and like Shane said, they pretty much all are tweaked in one way or another anyhow. If it really started to tick me off, i could spend a few moments under there and really fine tune it, but in my mind its no big deal.
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Loosen up those reinforcement bolts(10mm), tweak the bumper where you need it, tighten bolts up. These bumpers are easy to un-tweak. What you did to the frame horns I had to do to my little brothers lowered truck because there just wasn't enough adjustment up for a nice bumper gap. Used a carbide and the die-grinder.


Ryan...did I ever get you info on extendeding that hurst?? Towards the bottom of the OP in this thread there's a post of mine talking about it. Same thing but different BL or not... https://www.ranger-forums.com/f102/b...vaganza-83805/
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Loosen up those reinforcement bolts(10mm), tweak the bumper where you need it, tighten bolts up. These bumpers are easy to un-tweak. What you did to the frame horns I had to do to my little brothers lowered truck because there just wasn't enough adjustment up for a nice bumper gap. Used a carbide and the die-grinder.


Ryan...did I ever get you info on extendeding that hurst?? Towards the bottom of the OP in this thread there's a post of mine talking about it. Same thing but different BL or not... https://www.ranger-forums.com/f102/b...vaganza-83805/
lol, no i waited and waited and you never returned! lol i just got lazy and picked up the extended shifter arm. Im not going to lie, i kinda wish i would have just stalked your posts for it, that thing was freaking expensive! oh well, my own loss i guess. However i did track down your little write up on the 4 light bar using the UDP tabs and bridging them, and put that to use!

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lol, no i waited and waited and you never returned! lol i just got lazy and picked up the extended shifter arm. Im not going to lie, i kinda wish i would have just stalked your posts for it, that thing was freaking expensive! oh well, my own loss i guess. However i did track down your little write up on the 4 light bar using the UDP tabs and bridging them, and put that to use!
haha...good deal, kid. good deal. lol. IDK if you've noticed but G-E is DEAD and has been dead since it came back in '06. lol.
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I had the 1" on mine with 32's and it was pushing it. It all depends on the wheels. If you sticking with stock you could run a 285/75 comfortably. It wont take long before you decide to switch to a 3". It makes a BIG difference.
Yea I can tuck my 285's on stock wheels pretty deep and haven't had any rubbing issues.

EDIT: Proof of non-rubbage. I know it's not crazy flexage but it's enough to get the point across that you'll have minimul rubbing with 285's and stock wheels.



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Yea I can tuck my 285's on stock wheels pretty deep and haven't had any rubbing issues.

EDIT: Proof of non-rubbage. I know it's not crazy flexage but it's enough to get the point across that you'll have minimul rubbing with 285's and stock wheels.


I see you have some nitto terra grapplers there. Did you get the "D" rating which would be an 8 ply? I am hesitant about buying tires over a 6-ply on account of ride quality.
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ik old thread but what size tires did u have when you did this
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If that question was pointed at me Dave, my truck was (and sadly still is) running a 265/70/R16 tire (pretty much a 31"X10.5)
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Hate to bring up a thread that has been down for a while, but what did you do with the tow hooks after the BL, Ryan? Do they fit after lifting the bumper using a dremel to rout out the holes in order to make it almost flush with the bottom of the grill?
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Matt, what i did was take a dremel to the valence while the bumper was off and we were modifying the height. I did not have to cut any part of the exterior of the valence, so it still looks the same outwardly, but what i did was remove the inside lip on the lower part of the valence which angles upwards towards the tow hooks. Once that is gone, you can squeeze the tow hooks on without removing any part of the exterior of the valence.
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Ok cool, thanks! I am putting on a 1" BL this summer and that was my only issue that I found that was holding me back on doing it. So after cutting the valence on the inside, are the tow hooks still easy to get into? Like to attach a tow chain for pulling trees and shrubs?
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To tell you the truth Mike, its not as easy as it is when the hooks were at stock height, but its still no big deal. I have used a D-ring and a strap on the front hooks a few times now, and it seems to work fine. Its a bit more congested than when it was stock, so you have to sometimes bend and manipulate the valence, but overall it still works and it doesn't stop me from using mine. another thing to point out is that if you end up wanting more room, you can just make your upward adjustment less aggressive than i did. If you just brought the bumper up a half inch instead of a full inch i doubt it would be totally noticeable and you could benefit a little extra room.

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Ok man cool. I don't think that looks bad at all. And when I move the bumper I want it to look as "stock" as possible, b/c I hate bumper gap lol.

But as of recent I have stopped using my tow hooks as much I used too, cause I bought one of those trailer hitches that has the big hook on it that has a big curvature on it to place my chains or strap on it. It seems to work really well.

However, your truck is looking good! The super swampers on there make it look nasty.
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Ok man cool. I don't think that looks bad at all. And when I move the bumper I want it to look as "stock" as possible, b/c I hate bumper gap lol.

But as of recent I have stopped using my tow hooks as much I used too, cause I bought one of those trailer hitches that has the big hook on it that has a big curvature on it to place my chains or strap on it. It seems to work really well.

However, your truck is looking good! The super swampers on there make it look nasty.
Haha, thanks man! they are pretty sweet for winter wheeling when you actually want to touch bottom, and not so much when you dont...lol

But Ya, im in the same boat as you, i am not the biggest fan of bumper gap, there is a gen 3 ranger rolling around here with a 3" body lift and rolling on stock height bumpers....all i have to say is yuck. lol.

Those hitch hooks and clevis attachments are the berries. I picked up a rear clevis attachment and just like you said, i hardly use my tow hooks anymore, its just too easy to turn the truck around and get a solid pull on something.
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Haha I can see how the swampers may get a little tricky sometimes lol.

Yeah I see some trucks like what you're talking about. The one inch gap is not too bad, but a whole three inches?! Haha trash!

I agree. The clevis hook is awesome. Slap it on there and go! We had to Pull some downed trees out of my yard after those bad storms hit us last week. My dad said, are you sure this strap ain't gonna come off. I told him just stand back and watch the little Ranger do work lol.
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Ya, its amazing how well they do with pulling logs. i have to admit, i kinda go play "logger" in the woods with my truck from time to time. lol But from the look of the weather maps last week, you guys got hammered by those storms, i have to think that receiver got a workout.
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I can def imagine that those swampers grip like a tank track lol.

But yeah we got it pretty bad here in TN. I am glad I got my truck in the garage before it came. We had at least tennis ball size hail around the knoxville area if not baseball to softball size. There was one report in sweetwater, tn that is below knoxville that got up to 8" of hail! That's insane!

But not nearly as bad as the people in Alabama. I think TN and Georgia may have received the worse of the hail and f0-f2 tornadoes. But not like Alabama. I am pretty sure the one that ripped through Tuscaloosa was a F4. Our prayers and condolences go out to those people for sure. My family and the ones that I know are thankful that God let us live another day.

But you are correct, the Ranger did get a workout. But not nearly as bad as my body when having to clean up and saw log after log lol.
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The lift is about to go on here in a few weeks. Should I replace the body mounts as well before I put on the lift blocks? Or should I just not worry about them unless they are broken?
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You should while you have it apart.
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Looks great ,, im thinking of 2 or 3 inch bl
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