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Old 11-20-2007
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Body lift

I'm considering putting a 3" body lift on my 99 ranger. I wanting to know the pros and cons to this because I'm undecided. I would also like to know if anyone has an idea of what kit I should use.
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0 problems with my kit....
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I can't think of any Cons....about 40K miles on mine with 0 problems
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No problems here either. Only "con" you may hear about is the gap created between the frame and body which is easy enough to fix with gap gaurds..so id say DO IT!!!
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sry to highjack your thread but i have a ? i have an 84 s10 with a body lift is there any way i could make that lift work with my truck i have a 1994 super cab 5spd 4.0
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0 problems here too. And lovin it
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I'm putting mine on this weekend after having it for 6 months im finally getting around to puttin it on.
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no probs... just 1 thing USE LOCKTIGHT lol plz for the love of god i had my stering extender come un done and ya thats never fun if you cant steer and your doing 20 on a trail... other then that no probs here and that was my error lol
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sry to highjack your thread but i have a ? i have an 84 s10 with a body lift is there any way i could make that lift work with my truck i have a 1994 super cab 5spd 4.0

no buy the kit for your truck
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I'm thinkin about putting this on my truck too. The only problem I have is that my dad doesnt want me to put it on, he says its too big a project and is not worth it. How do I convince him to put it on lol??
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I'm thinkin about putting this on my truck too. The only problem I have is that my dad doesnt want me to put it on, he says its too big a project and is not worth it. How do I convince him to put it on lol??

drive to my house i'll help ya
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i have the PA body lift and love it no problems just not as high as i want it so when funds are sufficent another 4 will be put on it and if i can pick at zabeards head maybe a SAS
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Yea I got the same problem with the funds I would love a 4in lift
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Yea I got the same problem with the funds I would love a 4in lift
i was quoted $3500 installed for a BDS 4 " yesterday and adding a steering stabilizer. might do a BL when i have the money and the time.
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i wheel the **** outa my truck, i could be worse on it but with the abuse i've given it i have had no problems, if you still don't have it on in 8 months and i get the funds so SAS my truck i'll sell you mine
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I'm thinkin about putting this on my truck too. The only problem I have is that my dad doesnt want me to put it on, he says its too big a project and is not worth it. How do I convince him to put it on lol??

The size of the project depends on how rusty the bolts are. Its a fairly basic project and a good way to convince HIM to do it is..... to not convice him to do it but do it yourself. good grief, does he still change your diaper too?
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if i can pick at zabeards head maybe a SAS
15 Grand cash I am sure he will do it
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0 problems here, I've done quite a few trucks. Never had a prob with any of them.
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No problems with it, other than the bumper brackets are a pain, but other than that go for it.
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The size of the project depends on how rusty the bolts are. Its a fairly basic project and a good way to convince HIM to do it is..... to not convice him to do it but do it yourself. good grief, does he still change your diaper too?

I need his help becuae I dont have the mechanical savvy to do it, and he paid for most of the truck for me. And btw, you can stop acting like an *** at any time.
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Thats almost like not having the mechanical savvy to change your oil. Its very, very basic. I didn't have any mech. experience when I started working on my truck. I also didn't have someone w/ experience looking over my shoulder either. The best way to learn is to just do it. But a big point is who OWNS the truck. Is it yours or his? Either way, the statement "How can I convince him to put (a body lift) on (MY truck)" begs criticism.

And thanks for the permission, but I'll act the way a thread or post calls for.

And to the OP

Pros: Cheap, able to fit bigger tires, easy
Cons: No flexing increase, cosmetic reasons (shows frame, exhaust is "lower" from body), higher CG but that is from any lift.

Bottom line, if you just want to fit bigger tires on a budget a BL is a good way to go.
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There is step by step intructions somewhere on here
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Old 11-22-2007
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Yea I know its pretty basic, but I know I would mess somethig up, becuae ive only worked on my truck once before. My main concern is the whole steering extension thing, cause I know if I mess something up there it will be quite costly.
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Old 11-23-2007
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i have a ? also....what about my tow hooks? wil i have to make custom brackets or just cut the bumper
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