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Old 09-03-2012
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A 2in BL??? Ever been done...

So i like the look of a BL but dont want to spend the money on a 3in or the 1in as i dont think it add's enough stance IMO. I looked thought almost all of the pages for the 1in and seen one person ask about a 2in but no reply..

Im sure someone has done one i'd like to ask a few Q's to those that have i'll continue to search in the mean time.
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I haven't seen it. What are you planning to use to lift it? There is a body lift in the classifieds section for $100.
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one member did a 2in body lift by modifying a 3in kit. the truck was an 04-05 DSG Level2 on 33x10.5s at one point he had a trailer built with matching wheels and tires. I forget his username though, sold the ranger and got a bronco.
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I saw a 2 inch kit on a site when I was looking for my BL. Can't remember where it was but I know I saw one. They are out there. Not very popular but I know there is at least one kit.
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Summit has one. Same as 3 inch with shorter extensions and less modifying stuff to reach. I'm doing a 2" when I get my other two tires
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Summit has one. Same as 3 inch with shorter extensions and less modifying stuff to reach. I'm doing a 2" when I get my other two tires
link to said 2 inch bodylift.

as far as i know there is only a 3 inch kit. 1 inch is a piece together deal and as far as you can go without extensions. A 2 inch would be a pain but could be done i suppose but it would require making extensions to drop the rad and to extend the grounds. Also you have to think about raising the bumpers too.
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2" would be pretty lame to say the least if your going to put all that work into doing it just get the 3"
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Lame, it's only 1 inch less for the same work... I'm actually looking into this too because i dont want to go all 3" but 1 i dont think will cut it with 33's. The kit link posted above say its for ranger's 1983-1988, would it work with a 1999?
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The kit link posted above say its for ranger's 1983-1988, would it work with a 1999?
Yep, a 2" puck is a 2" puck any way you look at it. The extensions im not so sure about, but Im not doing the BL anytime soon so the 2" thing is hopeful but I havent even begun to really delve into it. 3" still looks goofy as ***** with 31" tires and I have no option or want to go bigger
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Amazon sells the 2.5" body lift pucks for $2.50 each. Get yourself some bolts, make a steering extension, and you're golden.

Amazon.com: Zone Offroad Bulk 2" Tall x 2" Wide Body Lift Block: Automotive Amazon.com: Zone Offroad Bulk 2" Tall x 2" Wide Body Lift Block: Automotive
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a 2 inch block is a 2 inch block yes. but remember you need a 2 inch tall by 3 inch wide block. also that kit doesnt include bumper brackets, steering extension, rad drop brackets, and if your a manual a shifter extension. Ya you can make all these but why.


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Amazon sells the 2.5" body lift pucks for $2.50 each. Get yourself some bolts, make a steering extension, and you're golden.

Amazon.com: Zone Offroad Bulk 2" Tall x 2" Wide Body Lift Block: Automotive
again a 2"x3" block and there is other stuff you have to think about than just a steering extension.

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265/75/16 with 1 inch body lift and cranked bars with shackles.
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I don't plan on going bigger then 31's for a while I just got tyres. So that's the main reason aside for MPG, I think the 3in would look funny with 31's...
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I don't plan on going bigger then 31's for a while I just got tyres. So that's the main reason aside for MPG, I think the 3in would look funny with 31's...
im averaging 22.2MPG on 33x12.5 KM2's with an economy tune


but a 3" kit could be cut down to a 2" if you really don't want that extra inch.

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im averaging 22.2MPG on 33x12.5 KM2's with an economy tune


but a 3" kit could be cut down to a 2" if you really don't want that extra inch.
this i averaged about 20mpg this last tank with 33x12.5
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You can also use polyurethane hockey pucks. They work beautifully. Did this to my brother's jeep 5 years ago and they havent cracked or settled. They are 1" tall with a 3" diameter.
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this i averaged about 20mpg this last tank with 33x12.5
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im averaging 22.2MPG on 33x12.5 KM2's with an economy tune
but a 3" kit could be cut down to a 2" if you really don't want that extra inch.
@ offroadrngr , Really wow thats pretty good i dont even get that! I avg. 19 in mine no tuner though. Do you have an SCT programer?? I might try a search to see a 3 BL with 31's, i went that route for the time being as i bought wheels at the same time!
Otherwise i want 33's at some point.

I might consider cutting one if i can get one used as i'll need to buy different bolts.

@vista4.0 Do you have a tuner at all? Or some intake and headers??
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Amazon sells the 2.5" body lift pucks for $2.50 each. Get yourself some bolts, make a steering extension, and you're golden.

Amazon.com: Zone Offroad Bulk 2" Tall x 2" Wide Body Lift Block: Automotive
Thanks man!!! I went to amazon and searched and found 2''x3'' block also!!!!!
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If you are just planning on running 31's fvck the BL. Just go with a t-bar crank to level it out and run the 31's. You don't even need to crank your bars to fit 31's on a 4x4.

When you're ready to run 33's go with a 3 inch BL. Whats the big deal going an extra inch? With gap guards, 99% of the population won't be able to tell the difference between the 2" and 3". Everything (radiator drop brackets, steering extension, shifter extension, bumper brackets, exc) is already built for you and comes in the kit. Its a simple install.
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x2, was gonna say the same thing, you can fit 31's and 32's on a stock 4x4
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