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3" body lift

after a long debate with me and my buddies i decided to get a lift kit for my 99 ford ranger. I didn't want to get a suspension lift cause of the sick amount of money they cost,a and i didn't want to get to crank the torsion bars cause of the possibility of changing the ride. So i decided on a nice body lift, only problem is they only sell a 3" body lift when i was really looking for a 2". My buddies dad told me he made a body lift himself with nylon tubbing he bought from the store along with other things but that seemed like to much work for just an inch less so im deciding to just buy this kit from the link tell me what you think it would look like?
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wow, thats alot of chrome......
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you can get the summit kit for like 107 if its still on sale. i used it on mine.
http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

ill ***** 1 pic lol

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Go for the 3" Bodylift, you won't regret it. Cab bolts are a pain in the **** but it's worth it.
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Go for the 3" Bodylift, you won't regret it. Cab bolts are a pain in the **** but it's worth it.
I'll be getting one soon as well... Im not looking too forward to the install though as I will be doing it by myself... should be fun
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thats looks really good!!!
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thanks. i have been getting compliments on it from ppl i don't even know haha
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thanks. i have been getting compliments on it from ppl i don't even know haha
likewise! Ive only ran my 33s for 5 days and people keep thinking its an f150! I have the PA body lift but the summit kit is the exact same
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thanks. i have been getting compliments on it from ppl i don't even know haha
hopefully I will too lol... I'll definetely post pics when I get it on!
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thanks guys btw nice ranger with the lift, i heard 8-12 hours of installation but itll be so worth it...
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yeah i have mine sittiing in my room since last june i just havent had the effort to put it on plus i need new body mounts. but just go with the 3 inch then throw some 33s on those nice wheels and call it a day
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x2 on summit 3" bl
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Well cab bolts CAN be a pain either way you go with your body lift. just get a small propane torch and heat the bottom of bolts till the tips start turnin red and they'll back right out with an impact. I guess i ***** mine out too. this is a 3"bl with 33's but i also got t-bars cranked (IMO alot better ride with 33's) and rearshackles......

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x2 on summit 3" bl
My three in BL should be wed. And these are the tires I am looking at sticking with it to complete the package. How do you like them so far Ty?
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they kick ***! and they're great on the pavement too
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Yeah the bolts were a pain. if heat dosnt work have a strong buddy of yours hold the bottom washer/bushing with a pair of channel locks, use a breaker bar up top then buzz it out with the impact. take your time and watch the brake lines and wires. ehh Ill ***** too
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mind you I have an aal and maxxed out my t-bars
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GOD I CANT WAIT TO GET MY BL ON!!! should be in around 2 weeks, just ahve to get off work. which is a PITA!! Oh the joys of being in the military..
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I made a bl thread when I did my bl, check it out if you want.. I think theres a few good tips throughout it.
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Thanks Kyle, I will DEF do that! Hey you have the same last name as me lol.. long lost relative? hmmmm
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I took a quick look at the directions and it mentioned needing to weld. Is this part tough? Did you guys weld yourselves or have someone else do it?

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i didnt weld anything....i went out and bought "JB WELD" and put that on....its for the bed crush blocks...some ppl either just sandwich them in and they hold when u tighten the bed bolts down or some ppl don't even put them in haha.

Where in MA are you from i just noticed that haha
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I wouldn't waste money on the PA kit. I got a summit kit it was $128 shipped and it works and looks great. My lift took me 15 hours and 2 days but it was worth it. I welded my crush blocks in. Ill ***** a pic too
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body lifts... i would say save ur money and get a suspension lift i think u would be happyer that way
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