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1 inch body lift

so i read the lengthy sticky at the top. thread is full of ranger owners who've done the 1 in bl without any modifications to the steering, brake lines, radiator, etc. i made my mind up i was gonna do it, and went by the local 4x4 shop to get a labor estimate. (im not mechanically inclined enough to attempt it myself.) they proceeded to tell me they wouldnt do the work without performing basically all the modifications required for a 3 in bl. wtf? when i got home i called and got an email address to send them a link to the sticky thread, so ill wait to hear back. anyone have any thoughts on this?
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They're doing it to cover their asses. Think of it, if they do the 1" and just take your word that everything will be fine(which it will be) and then something happens to your truck and you come after them and blame them, they're in deep ****.
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yep but if it was me i would just go ahead and do the 3 inch every thing you need is in the kit.expect if your 5 speed. most of the people on here dont keep the 1 inch very long and step on up to the 3in
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yep but if it was me i would just go ahead and do the 3 inch every thing you need is in the kit.expect if your 5 speed. most of the people on here dont keep the 1 inch very long and step on up to the 3in
dont want or need to go that high. just got some 265/75/16's, and they wouldnt fill the wheel well enough. i might try a different shop and get another opinion
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crank tbars, i can run 32's with no crank :)
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i ran that same size tire with no t bar crank they will clear with out the body lift
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i know the tires will fit without the bl. im cranked already. i just want the extra inch with what i thought was minimal modification. is this guy totally offbase?
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What tires do u plan on running?
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dont want or need to go that high. just got some 265/75/16's, and they wouldnt fill the wheel well enough. i might try a different shop and get another opinion
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i think he ment what kind at mt brand?
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i think he ment what kind at mt brand?
goodyear duratrac c-load. tire rack has em measured 31.7 in dia.
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I'd go with a bigger tire with the 1" BL
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I'd go with a bigger tire with the 1" BL
dont want to lose too much performance. and dont really want to regear. (3.73) now if i can just find somebody to put the mf on. anybody want to come to my 1 inch bl installation party? byot (bring yur own tools)
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Oh I see, I have 4.10's with 32s :)
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Oh I see, I have 4.10's with 32s :)
my 04 had 4.10's. wish i still had it. freakin beast
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I have a 1" body lift for sale if you are interested.
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