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4" inch body lift

planning on lifting my truck 1998 4 cylinder ranger on a 4" body lift this weekend ive only really heard of 3" body lifts not sure why i haven't heard of anything more but ive talked to my buddy and he said we can do it no problem so any advice would be greatly appreciated ill post pics after im done.
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your making your own body lift?
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oh this isn't gonna be good
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your making your own body lift?
Idk i dont no all of the details yet i dont know to much really at all about lifting trucks, for the rear all i really need to do is add a leaf or 2 to the back and the front i just need to add a steel block and weld it or something i dont really know i may not do it this weekend might get alot of info and buy a kit over the weekend instead... can only use my works utilities on Saturdays. Perhaps i should buy something like this? http://www.suspensionconnection.com/...uscon/883.html
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what about the radiator drop brackets, ground extensions, parking brake extension, steering shaft extension?
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id hold off and do some research. lots of good information around this place
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I see so there is much more then just lifting it up, is there a website that is commonly used by you guys for ranger parts? for stuff that black edge just said .. This just got a whole lot more complicated XD but hey i joined here to learn about it.
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buy the performance accessories kit from summitracing.com it's only like 200 bucks. It comes with everything you need.
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buy the performance accessories kit from summitracing.com it's only like 200 bucks. It comes with everything you need.
http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

like this? i might just get 4 wheel parts to do it i think i remember them telling me it would cost me about 200$ and after shipping thats what this would be O.o
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just add the 1.5 inch body lift puck under neath the 3 inch one for more lift thats what i did..

Its simple just need a couple feet of 2x4, cut them in 2.5 inch sections drill hole in the middle, then place it underneath the 3 inch bodylift for a total of 1.5 inches of more lift. Its really cheap and simple.
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and the darwin award goes too............................................... ...........
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just add the 1.5 inch body lift puck under neath the 3 inch one for more lift thats what i did..

Its simple just need a couple feet of 2x4, cut them in 2.5 inch sections drill hole in the middle, then place it underneath the 3 inch bodylift for a total of 1.5 inches of more lift. Its really cheap and simple.
2x4... wont wood rot or break? would i be better off with a steel block? and drilling a hole beneath it? but i like the sound of this :P how does the rear work do i add blocks or a leaf spring to the back?
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WTF....thats all i got...

do yourself a favor STAY AWAY from working on vehicles please and thanks ......

seems harsh oh well
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http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

like this? i might just get 4 wheel parts to do it i think i remember them telling me it would cost me about 200$ and after shipping thats what this would be O.o
there is no way in help they'll do a body lift for under 500 dollars
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there is no way in hell they'll do a body lift for under 500 dollars
Okay maybe i was wrong... ill let you know tomorrow.
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$200 is just for the kit no install

when we did mine, we used fence posts for the spacers, orange extension cord for the ground straps, i removed the cooling fan so it wouldnt hit, and just moved the steering wheel in 3" so i wouldnt have to use a steering extension, and used garden hose for the fuel filler extension.
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WTF....thats all i got...

do yourself a favor STAY AWAY from working on vehicles please and thanks ......

seems harsh oh well
stone I was gonna call you a *** for that comment but I think I agree with you on this one
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$200 is just for the kit no install

when we did mine, we used fence posts for the spacers, orange extension cord for the ground straps, i removed the cooling fan so it wouldnt hit, and just moved the steering wheel in 3" so i wouldnt have to use a steering extension, and used garden hose for the fuel filler extension.


I was there i do not remember this LOL
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ya well im hear to learn ive got lots of help at work id be doing much more watching then working on it. Sorry if i offended anyone for wanting to learn.
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ah, i dont like the idea of using wood as a structural component of a truck
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ya well im hear to learn ive got lots of help at work id be doing much more watching then working on it. Sorry if i offended anyone for wanting to learn.
Were just messing bud this site has a big sense of humor you just have to be used to it. Get the kit from summit and fond someone that knows what they're doing to to help you put it on. You can do it in a weekend
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stone I was gonna call you a *** for that comment but I think I agree with you on this one
he started believing in wood for a min there... come on! lol... that was my last straw

i can only hold it in so long!
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he started believing in wood for a min there... come on! lol... that was my last straw

i can only hold it in so long!
I would have believed the same thing when I first joined. We all gotta start somewhere
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Were just messing bud this site has a big sense of humor you just have to be used to it. Get the kit from summit and fond someone that knows what they're doing to to help you put it on. You can do it in a weekend
I agree get the kit from summit but dont just sit back and watch someone put it on help them out i'm sure you'll learn a thing or two.
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on a serous note Ross dont waste your time and effort go to summit order the PA kit can call it a day you will get everything you need and it is a simple install and a good way to get 3" and will look nice..
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