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1" & 3" Body Lifts General discussion of body lifts for the Ford Ranger.

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whats behind the plastic peice what else will show
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heck if you can find a skidplate, then you would certianly clean it up, and make it look killer dude..
but for the T-bar setup, the BL is the cheapest way to get the truck lifted aside from just racking the back end....
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im talking more about the box shaped thing they attach to like the crossmember ehh whatever Ill proly do it and just do my best to make it look good
Do the body lift, get some steps, and some paint and paint the frame flat black. It'll look great and you won't see much of the side of the frame. You're going to see the control arms no matter what though.
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did that yellow truck even have a bl or only tortion crank
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Nothing will show. That's why people remove it. It doesn't serve any purpose. You see more with it on then you do with it off.
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did that yellow truck even have a bl or only tortion crank
He has a 3" body lift.
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First off its a 2wd so it will not fit 33's with just a tbar crank.. also to check the axle code check the sticker indside your door..
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First off its a 2wd so it will not fit 33's with just a tbar crank.. also to check the axle code check the sticker indside your door..
Yes it will. He's got an Edge. 2wd Edge sit the same height as 4wd XLT.
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yah we know that....i was comparing to my 98 4x4 before i noticed he was only 2wd..
98 t crank can fit 33's
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yah we know that....i was comparing to my 98 4x4 before i noticed he was only 2wd..
98 t crank can fit 33's
Yeh a 98 will fit 33's with a t bar crank if its 4x4... The 2wd edge's ive seen in person do not sit as high as my xlt......
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idk bout the hieghts...but i think jdmpropels is mostly consernded with the front end look not the max tire size......deciding on the BL....yes or no lol
here ya go jdmpropels, a simple skid plate...this truck prob not the same specs as ur but heres an idea...covering the frame.
http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_...0018_large.jpg
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I think I could fit 33s with a tbar crank I fit 31-10.50 m/ts stock
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but..if you got the time...go through that RPS link i gave ya...i pretty sure you'll find a truck with the same specs somewhere,,,,, 45 pages, lol all you can eat gl dude!!
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theres a few crappy pics of what Im working with

https://www.ranger-forums.com/f54/ra...-cover-101612/
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thanks Im out
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You can. If I can so can you.
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anyways I guess back to the main topic if anyone has any answers about a good brand prices and so on
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Yep crank those t-bars and throw a set of shackles in the rear and you'll clear 33's no problem. Throw on that body lift and you'll clear them with absolutely no troubles.
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anyways I guess back to the main topic if anyone has any answers about a good brand prices and so on
Get the Summit racing or the Performance Acessories kit. Both are the same. Go with the one with the cheaper price.
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The summit kit is about 20-30 dollars cheap. Im getting ready to buy mine also..
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Tyler, you're right on all points. Props to the youngin'! lol.



2wd Edges have the same ride height and same suspension as 4x4's.....anything that'll fit a 4x4 with a given setup, WILL fit a 2wd edge/sport. Most 2wd edge guys end up going spindle lift instead of body because they have a far cheaper suspension alternative compared to 98+ 4x4's.


The amount of frame showing under a bodylifted Ranger is about the same or LESS than the frame that shows under a STOCK toyota or s10/colorado. You won't notice much. Side steps will help some, but it's not required. There's gapgaurds that you can make or buy that'll cover up the frame/inner fender gaps. It'll look like stock in the end, only taller.

Here's my truck without steps(granted, I've got a suspension lift too, but you get the point)


And with steps...


Up front....really doesn't show much. You'll see more lower control arms and the rack and pinion more but not much. Remove that stupid useless plastic box thing under the radiator like Tyler suggested....cleans up the look of the truck a hell of a lot.


TONS of people have 3" BL and 33x12.50's. It's about the most common setup of 98+ 4x4's on the site. Just a few Ranger-Forum member examples are below...


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but..if you got the time...go through that RPS link i gave ya...i pretty sure you'll find a truck with the same specs somewhere,,,,, 45 pages, lol all you can eat gl dude!!
Or just search here...we've got the most 98+ 4x4 info and membership here.

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