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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?
Get the pressure treated.
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what wrong with the summit racing bl i just ordered mine. it come with the steering extension. and it is 80 bucks cheaper.
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I try just to recommend what I use, I used the PA kit I don't know anything about the summit kit.
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ok got ya i havent heard anything wrong about em there deffinately not as popular as the PA kit but never heard anything negative about em.
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ok got ya i havent heard anything wrong about em there deffinately not as popular as the PA kit but never heard anything negative about em. i was reading a bunch of old post befor i ordered mine
(got a little premature haha)
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Yeah me neither, let us know if its the same.
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sound good i ordered it on sunday so should be soon
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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.
please, for the sake of all custom/ modified car lovers in the world, PLEASE tell me you are joking.

The PA kit is less than $200, if you can't afford it, you can't afford to drive the truck.
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^^ he is i helped install the body lift none of that was used except the garden hose to funnel the Bates burger farts out of the garage
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HAHAHA Zach. The garage was pretty farty with Bates burgers. Dont worry Troy, Im a state certified mechanic and i dont skimp. i have a procedure known as the Justin treament (it is an on going joke) which consists or replacing everything that moves, rolls, rotates or pivots. along with anything else meant to be replaced at a certain interval. I do numerous ranger justin treatments, they are my specialty
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as troy sits at his computer shatting thinking that im driving around the fence post body lift truck and wondering what bates burgers are hahaha
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damn i was hoping the wood thing was real.. i was like thats the dumbest **** i heard today but if it works thats pretty amazing but not surprising (seeing that someone can make a car our of wood and make it go 200mph+).

anyway.. go with the pa 3 inch lift.. make sure you have a friend or two thats willing to help you install this and if you really want 4inches add a 1in puck underneath each block.. i'm pretty sure it will be ok. right??
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hockey pucks... that is all
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theres a canyon here at work with a BL on it, with some sort of wood bracing under the bed.. lmao.. and im not kidding.
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This thread Leaves me at a loss for words. I need to go buy 2x4's asap and start fabbing up some BL kits for all sorts of diff year/makes/models of trucks. I think I will use wood screws and wood glue to hold it all together.

Any takers..... I will make you a good deal
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haha this thread delivers. people with no clue, people joking, people that dont get jokes, and 1 or 2 trying to actually help, all in one super thread its amazing.
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ok got ya i havent heard anything wrong about em there deffinately not as popular as the PA kit but never heard anything negative about em. i was reading a bunch of old post befor i ordered mine
(got a little premature haha)
Thats the lift i installed on mine, just buy some loctight and you'll be set....get the directions of the ranger station they're the best...



THINK ABOUT THIS COLDNAPALM, why dont they make a 4" BL??? Because its gonna cause problems more than likely..They make 3" for a reason, 4" is TOO high...PLEASE dont install Wood dude, thats just weird..

Look at 3" fabtech spindles for your truck and a 3" BL you'll be able to run 35's if your wanting to go that high...
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i was looking into getting a 3 inch BL too, and also poping in a hockey puck to get a 4 inch. lift total. but my question is, will the Steering Shaft Extensions still work with the added one inch? i have no clue what a Steering Shaft Extension looks like, so i couldnt figure it out. google didnt come up with anything for me.
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pluss, i didnt know what i was looking at.
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Not being a dick, but are you seriose or just bsing?
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That extra inch is stupid on top of the 3" of body. Don't do it.
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like really. im sure it wont, cause the size of the extension is only 3 inches, so how the hell would it be able to accommodate for the added inch. but i have a friend trying to convince me it would. so i wanted to find out for sure.

just need this so i can copy and paste to win 5 bucks.
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Theres more than just the steering extension. Bumper brackets, radiator drop brackets, etc. Don't do it
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i will also share how the summit kit is.

i will be installing mine this saturday.
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i will also share how the summit kit is.

i will be installing mine this saturday.
looking forward to it. how much did you end up spending with all of the shipping and all? i didnt see a final number in the thread
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