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Body Lift

Hey, im lookin for a body lift for my truck, but cant find one and wanted to know the mazda-to-ford conversion. Seems finding ford parts is a whole helluva lot easier then mazda

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2002 Mazda B3000 Dual Sport
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Extended cab (rear boat seats, but no other door)

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P>S> I wanna go through summit, and they didnt list a lift kit for my truck, thats why i was asking
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http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

I believe that would work for your year, it goes up to 2000 but I was reading in Trent's body lift install he used a 98-00 kit too and it worked fine, even though yours is an 02.

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98-00, worked great for me everything bolted up just fine. Advice for everyone though, never buy a used kit its a pain in the butt.
I'm not sure whats different in the mazda's through those years if anything, feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, but you use the same body lift as you would use with the ranga.

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You use the same kit as you would for a ford. They are almost the same truck.
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http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

I believe that would work for your year, it goes up to 2000 but I was reading in Trent's body lift install he used a 98-00 kit too and it worked fine, even though yours is an 02.
Yea, but thats about the same price as every other one ive seen. I was looking @ this one http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku but i dunno if it will work
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Same exact thing I bought, its the same as the PA lift minus pictures in the instructions, yes it will work.
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Are you sssssssuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurrrrrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeee?

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I would get somebody else's okay on this one.. I'm still learning a lot of things about these trucks myself. Somebody else with chime in soon though.. I'm almost 100% sure it would, those trucks are identical.
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get on AIM kyle, you turd!
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get on AIM kyle, you turd!
I'm on dood, switched my aim name i'll have to change tat. kyles12201
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So the bumper brackets in the Summit kit work on 01-05 too? I can't understand why there would be a $100 difference between kits.
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So the bumper brackets in the Summit kit work on 01-05 too? I can't understand why there would be a $100 difference between kits.
thats what i dont kit

so if this kit works, imma buy it
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It does, and i don't get why one's more expensive. I think it just has to do with brand name? I dunno. Everything is identical in both kits, lucky somebody showed me that or I would have waisted about $100.
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they the same just different brand name.
most things like this are by brand name, like Cooper Tire makes Definity Tires that are sold exclusively at pepboys and stuff like that.
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It does, and i don't get why one's more expensive. I think it just has to do with brand name? I dunno. Everything is identical in both kits, lucky somebody showed me that or I would have waisted about $100.
Well judging from your avatar you don't have the bumpers installed yet. Are they now so you can confirm that the bumper brackets work for 100% certain? If so I might be the proud owner of a body lift soon.
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Im in AZ, im doin a bodylift soon, wanna help lol
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there are a few less pieces in the summit kit i think cuz i used the summit kit but used PA instructions and it says there are a ebrake cable relocation bracket and relocation bracket for tranny cooler but mine didnt have them nor was it included in the summit parts list not that it matters tho cuz you dont need to relocate them
although i got my BL second hand
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Im in AZ, im doin a bodylift soon, wanna help lol
if you wanna drive down here :)
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the bumper brackets work fine but the front brackets the studs will pull out of the bracket if your not careful but i think PA is the same way
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there are a few less pieces in the summit kit i think cuz i used the summit kit but used PA instructions and it says there are a ebrake cable relocation bracket and relocation bracket for tranny cooler but mine didnt have them nor was it included in the summit parts list not that it matters tho cuz you dont need to relocate them
although i got my BL second hand
wow........ just wow
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there are a few less pieces in the summit kit i think cuz i used the summit kit but used PA instructions and it says there are a ebrake cable relocation bracket and relocation bracket for tranny cooler but mine didnt have them nor was it included in the summit parts list not that it matters tho cuz you dont need to relocate them
although i got my BL second hand
Kyle, can you confirm this? Or are the correct relocation brackets included with the Summit kit?

EDIT: Nevermind. He got it second hand, but I'd still like to know.
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On my BL, i didnt relocate the e-brake cable

and ALL bumper brackets from 98 until atleast 2007 are the same on rangers, not sure about the mazdas though
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Well judging from your avatar you don't have the bumpers installed yet. Are they now so you can confirm that the bumper brackets work for 100% certain? If so I might be the proud owner of a body lift soon.
Yes they will
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I didn't relocate my e-brake either.
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Oh man.... my lift might be coming sooner than expected. Thanks for the info guys!
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do i smell a BL meet? it has to be a MI style BL meet with lots and lots and lots of Bates...MMM bates tomorrow FTW
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