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

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Of course, what I used on mine would only work for a 98+ short bed supercab. Anything else would need its own set of calculations because the mount spacing is different.
Alright that fits my truck. Its okay if you don't find them I can figure out the dimensions pretty easily. Just worried about my fan hitting the shroud.
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Just worried about my fan hitting the shroud.
Yes, that could be a problem. I'm going to a Mark VIII electric fan on mine.

You'll also have to do something about the front bumper but the good news is that the rear bumper and hitch remain the same relative to the body.

The steering shaft is right on the limit with a 1" lift. My lift raises it about the same at the firewall, so it's similar.
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Yea I read a thread on here about drilling some holes to raise the front bumper a bit to match it up so shouldn't be a problem. Now just to get on it if it stops raining around here.
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I snapped a few pics. Keep in mind that the front end is sitting a couple of inches higher than normal without the engine. The front suspension is fully topped out.

Body/bed alignment is actually better than it was originally. I made the passenger side bed mounts slightly taller than the driver side bed mounts to correct for the original factory misalignment on the PS.

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Wow very nice! Are those 31's?
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Stock 31x10.50R15's.
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Wow bob, those fender flares are lookin' rough. You need to pop them off and Krylon them for sure.

Besides that truck looks good with the BL. What are you going to run? 33s?
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The raw black plastic requires constant attention to keep it looking decent. The truck has been sitting lately so I haven't bothered. I might get 32's or 33's when these wear out but I don't consider 31's as "small" on a Ranger.
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The raw black plastic requires constant attention to keep it looking decent. The truck has been sitting lately so I haven't bothered. I might get 32's or 33's when these wear out but I don't consider 31's as "small" on a Ranger.
Humm I don't think you could get plastic that faded back to black. As you know most guys just krylon them when they get like that. The results are generally good unless they do a crap job. Which you won't. It's defiantly worth doing.

As far as 31s on a body lift go some of the guys who actually off road w/ BLs prefer to run 31s so they can flex and not rip off mudflaps/flares/inner flares. It's not like they looks skinny.

Heck I'm probably gonna run 31s on my 3 inch spindle lift even though I could easily fit 33s. For me it's about cost though.

If you want to get some bigger tires sooner than later, Bob, I will take those 31s off your hands. I need some 31 A/Ts LOL.
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Sorry to revive the thread. But Ive got all my measurements figured out, I was wondering what diameter stock you used for the blocks?
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