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2nd gen Bl ?'s (searched long and hard)

im finding things are hard for the 2nd gen guys here, after a lot of searching, i find theres a lot of pertinent info but most of it applies to the later models. couple of ?'s i was hoping someone could answer so i can decide if this 3" BL idea is worth it.

keep in mind i have a 1991 ranger w/no AC

can the t-case lever be extended? does it even need to be? will the 4-low engage with the BL installed? (some guys with later models have problems with this i see) i HAVE to have 4-low work

does the steering linkage need to be extended?

how about the fuel filler neck? extended?

finally any hoses or lines (radiator, vacuum, etc) need extending?

am i missing anything?

i talked with the PA rep on the phone today and her said none of these things apply but i wanted to check with the community here and talk with 2nd gen guys that have actualy installed a 3" BL.

thanks in advance for your help!
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have you ever read the body lift instructions, the kit comes with the steering linkage and the filler neck extension and it comes with radiator drop brackets.
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The BL kit should come with a steering shaft extension. I have had no problems with mine, but I'm not a second gen. just wanted to let you know about the steering extension.

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there is no instructions online at PA, i checked, its part #833, theres no record of that kit
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superlift offers a bl also check their site.
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thanks for the replies so far, unfortunately Superlifts install instruction page is down atm, ill check back. PA's site doesnt list any details about the kit, so i didnt know it would include any extensions for steering or radiator brackets. im still uneasy about the t-case linkage...
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the tcase will be fine you will have enough room to still shift it did you read anything i posted above or look at summit racing
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good info, much needed, idk why PA doesnt have this on their own site. still no mention of a fuel filler neck extension (it just says you better have enough slack) and it doesnt address the t-case linkage at all. is it only the later gens that have a problem with this? i guess if it comes down to it, ill just notch the floor or fab an xtension if needed.

i wish there was a section for the 2nd gen guys here
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what are you worried about the tcase? it not being long enough? or what
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what are you worried about the tcase? it not being long enough? or what
from the many threads ive read it sounds that a good amt of owners cant get there t-case into 4-low after the BL install, i wanna be sure mine will
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it should go into low, you may need to trim the body some but doubtful

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alright well thanks for the help guys, maybe ill get out the old digital camera and do a write up for the 2nd gen guys since i cant find any 2nd gen BL writeups for the life of me on this forum or others. thanks again.
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that beards shifter and he can get into 4l
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what if you wanted to keep the shift boot? im sure theres a way to extend the shaft. is that a 3" BL?
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you can keep the boot it just sinks it down in some and yes thats a 3 inch bl
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