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3" PA body lift.......done......and have questions/concerns...

Hey.

First off, I'd like to say that I can't believe I'm posting a body lift thread in the suspension section. personal pet peeve. lol.




I just put on my 3" bodylift. And I have a few questions....

1. I never unhooked my parking brake cable prior to jacking up, even though the instructions told me to. Lift is done, and the parking brake operates normally. Concerns about that??

2. I lowered the radiator with the supplied parts. The lower radiator hose is very very close to the sway bar. Instructions said if it hits the sway bar, turn the lower hose. Any concerns with the lower rad hose being very very close to hitting the sway bar???

3. The positive battery cable is very very tight. I had to tilt the battery to get the terminal on the post. Is this normal? Is there anywhere where I can relieve some tension?? I left the bracket off the block in an attempt to gain some slack.

This is all on a 2001 Ranger w/ 4.0L & 4x4.

Thanks for any help...I'm just curious. I'm fine the way it is, just wondering.

Shane
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The only prob I see is you might want to get a longer bat cable cause you want some slack in it....:
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Ya I agree with Kevin..everything seems okay except that batt. cable...keep a check on that hose too. I never messed w/ my brake cable.
Thats sweet we got two DWB trucks doin some liftin..haha
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did you take the bracket off the engine block that holds the bat cable? if not that will give you the clearance you need
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The only prob I see is you might want to get a longer bat cable cause you want some slack in it....:
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Ya I agree with Kevin..everything seems okay except that batt. cable...keep a check on that hose too. I never messed w/ my brake cable.
Thats sweet we got two DWB trucks doin some liftin..haha
I do plan on fixing the battery cable this weekend, well.....i mean Weds and Thurs. lol.

Pics will come later boys......and Matt, she's getting a little more than just a bodylift.....

Stay tuned.



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did you take the bracket off the engine block that holds the bat cable? if not that will give you the clearance you need
Yes, it is off and it's still pretty dang tight.
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That's what she said haha

Mines off too, you need a lil longer cable, or just follow the cable and find what it's hooked to and take it off the areas it's hooked too.. Did that for mine and that gave me a few more inches that I needed (no pun intended! )

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Shane wtf no pics! Your letting us down man! Can't wait to see it!
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I helped on this! lol... And the install of this HPTU Cobra 29LTD lol

Shane's a lazy SOB... He has my delcity.com order parts at his house and never texts back.. NOOB!
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what? huh? I never text back because I'M SLEEEPING!!!

pics are coming....in a week. lol.
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Come on Shane!! A week???
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what? huh? I never text back because I'M SLEEEPING!!!

pics are coming....in a week. lol.

a week? WHY? and like everyone else said everything seems normal but that battery cable
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I have some more stuff to put back on....and more mods to get done....Expect a mod pic thread on Thurs night.


Well...how about a teaser to tide ya'll over....oh, and the avatar.....


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Dude it looks huge in your avatar
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wow....i've never posted a pic that showed the messed up fender! lol.
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How'd ya do that?
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Man that is gonna look great!!! I tell you what though I cant take it much more man Im gonna come over there and put a freakin coat of wax on that thing!
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How'd he do that?

It's called 4wheel'n with 32's and stock fender flares lol
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nice.

i would only worry about the batter cable. the rest is fine.

i never used the bracket on the parking brake cable... actually i have no parking brake. lol
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I cant take it much more man Im gonna come over there and put a freakin coat of wax on that thing!
Too hard to wash it between rain and snow every day the past 4 months! lol..a good waxing is coming.

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How'd he do that?

It's called 4wheel'n with 32's and stock fender flares lol
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i never used the bracket on the parking brake cable... actually i have no parking brake. lol
lol....I kinda need the parking brake.....manual trans yo. Nice new avatar there Zach.
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On your lower rad hose, if you could fit a peice of old hose between your hose and the sway bar, and fasten it with a couple tie straps, that would stop any rubbing that may or could happen.
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So was the 3" body lift difficult to put on? I have a Mazda B3000 and Im considering putting one on. I have no prior experience though.
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Dude You're killing me are ya done yet. I can't wait till Thursday. Love the avatar.
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He's done, he just wants to clean it first lol
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