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Old 10-22-2008
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3" body lift help

i finally got my body lift for my truck. but it didn't come with a steering colum extender. am i going to need this to put a 3 inch body lift in?
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if you bought it new just call PA and they will send it to you no charge
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ibought mine threw a&a auto will they send me one free
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i didnt buy it new. besides is there a way to make one without destroying my colum
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I would call PA and just order one, I don't think they're that expensive.
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it's the most expensive replacement part from PA.
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I thought it was like 35 bucks?
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ya...most expensive replacement part! lol.
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Thats not that expensive
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I am also interested in the 3" body-lift. Right now I am on the 14" stock rims, but would like to go bigger. I'm a noob, reading the forums as best I can but the Tire chart to me is confusing. Also mentioned is the need for new gears (?). I was hoping someone could clarify how much bigger I could go without or with gearing mod's?

Thanks for the heads up on the steering column extender. This site rules!

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I am also interested in the 3" body-lift. Right now I am on the 14" stock rims, but would like to go bigger. I'm a noob, reading the forums as best I can but the Tire chart to me is confusing. Also mentioned is the need for new gears (?). I was hoping someone could clarify how much bigger I could go without or with gearing mod's?

Thanks for the heads up on the steering column extender. This site rules!

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ok First this thread was about his kit missing the steering shaft extension..


now your jacking and want to know your tire size... start a new thread...

another HOW is the tire chart confusing... kinda plain and simple...
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ok First this thread was about his kit missing the steering shaft extension..


now your jacking and want to know your tire size... start a new thread...

another HOW is the tire chart confusing... kinda plain and simple...
Sorry for thread-jacking.

The tire chart is not clear because this is my first vehicle. Google searches are great, but I haven't found anything that has explained it sufficiently clearly.
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98-00

XLT & XL & Sport 2wd
  • 15x7 stock suspension - 215x75x15, 235x75x15, 235x60x15, 30x9.5x15, 31x10.5x15(may need to trim)
  • 15x8 stock suspension - 30x9.5x15, 31x10.5x15(may need to trim)
  • 15x7 body lift or suspension lift - 30x9.5x15, 31x10.5x15, 32x11.5x15, 33x10.5x15(may need to trim), 33x12.5x15(will need trimming)
  • 15x8 body lift or suspension lift - 30x9.5x15, 31x10.5x15, 32x11.5x15, 33x10.5x15(may need to trim), 33x12.5x15(will need trimming)
  • 15x7 body lift AND suspension lift - 32x11.5x15, 33x10.5x15, 33x12.5x15(may need to trim)
  • 15x8 & 15x10 body lift AND suspension lift - 32x11.5x15, 33x10.5x15, 33x12.5x15(may need to trim)

can you figure it out?
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ok well i guess im special. i put 15 x 10s on my truck with no problems just a little trimming on the front bumper. then i put 31s on them with no problems. i just put the body lift on today with no steering extension with no problems, and i had some 33s put on it this afternoon with no problems. is my ranger different? i have ONLY a 3 inch body lift on my truck with ONLY 2 inches of the front bumper cut.
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I think running without a steering extension is a badddd idea.
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why did you have to cut the bumper?

and yea, no extension would be a bad idea i think..
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why is it a bad idea? the steering rack cant move and the shaft is not maxed out. i mean i dont go off road with this truck anymore, i just bought a dodge for that. but i had to cut the bumper mainly cause i had been in a wreck that pushed it back some.
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ok well i guess im special. i put 15 x 10s on my truck with no problems just a little trimming on the front bumper. then i put 31s on them with no problems. i just put the body lift on today with no steering extension with no problems, and i had some 33s put on it this afternoon with no problems. is my ranger different? i have ONLY a 3 inch body lift on my truck with ONLY 2 inches of the front bumper cut.
that post above yours is directed to Ciaran... good try tho your not special....

if you read that quote you would have noticed it said 98-00 2wd...


you will have binding problems with out the steering extension.. the steering shaft does telescope but it is maxed with out that extension..

2" off the front bumper is ALOT... your t-bars must be very sad..
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read my information and you'll notice that mine is a 99 2wd. i dont have t-bars, mine is a coil over front end

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read my information and you'll notice that mine is a 99 2wd. i dont have t-bars, mine is a coil over front end
read your own info does not list that anywhere... there is also a thing called a signature that you might want to make so people know what you have...

here is your profile so you can read it!




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First Name:
thomas
Last Name:
callaway
Location:
crawfordville, florida
Zip Code:
32327
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mechanic
Interests/Hobbies:
alot of time in the forest and mud
Year, Make, and Model:
1999 ford ranger
Vehicle Modifications:
Truck Specs:
1999 ford ranger

Tires/Wheels:
33-12.50-15 swampers on 10 inch wheels

Engine Mods:
cold air intake

Suspension Mods:
Exterior Mods:
changed 99 stepside bed to a 93 fleet side. 3 inch body lift

Interior Mods:
custom gauges and modified center piece to fit dvd player

Audio/Video Mods:
2 7 inch flip down monitors 4 2007 model rockford fosgate punch 10s power accoustic 1500 amp

Custom Mods:
rear end from a 95 ford explorer with a limited slip differential and disc brakes

Miscellaneous:
custom exhaust 3 inch straight pipe and 4 inch tip

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Maybe if you put the info in your signature no one would have that problem
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well actually it says plain as day that it is a 99. so look a little closer
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make a sig, update your profile.....just because it says '99 ford ranger' doesn't mean ****. could be 2wd coil or 4x4 torsions. it's not obvious which you have. you didn't mention at all. i'm right there with beard. In order to help people....we need to know what you have!!
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wow your a dingo... you "clearly said"

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read my information and you'll notice that mine is a 99 2wd. i dont have t-bars, mine is a coil over front end
it says your put 2wd in your "info" and it isnt lol... good try tho... i could careless if its a 99 lol...


the attitude you have dont worry you wont get help from me or alot of members any more if you keep it up...
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