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Body Lift/ Exhaust on a 2wd 2000 XLT

Just a newb trying to learn a bit about my truck that I want to start customizing. If I want to lift my truck what will i need. From snooping around I understand a body lift will work but does that only lift one end of the truck and then you get the leveling kit also to lift both ends? Also, will lifting my truck with a 3in. lift make a new exhaust system sit too low and look goofy?
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A bodylift lifts the the cab and the bed off the frame. Your exhaust will most likely need modified because as the body moves up the exhaust does not. You can pick up a bodylift kit from summit racing for around $150 which includes everything that you would need to lift the truck. Here is a link to some information on bodylifts

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x2! Keep searching and you will find all your answers.
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As adam and chris said the BL is a full lift. It lifts the body of the truck up off of the frame. It does not affect the suspension of the truck, making it much cheaper. However this causes problems with things like exhaust. Anything connected to the drivetrain will stay at its current location and anything connected to the body will move up.
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Sweet, thanks for all the help guys. If I did go thru with the lift, how would i go about modifying the exhaust so it wouldnt hang too low? Would most muffler shop type places do that?
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...how would i go about modifying the exhaust so it wouldnt hang too low? Would most muffler shop type places do that?
Yep..they would hook you up.
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I have a buddy who does a lot of automotive work and he is going to help me with the lift installation, but he asked me if i need a shift linkage kit to accompany the lift project? My truck is a automatic, im not sure if that matters or not. As you may be able to tell im not real auto savy but its always interested me so im trying to learn.
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nope no shift link kit is needed for an automatic. basically everything in the bodylift kit is there that you will need.
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Like Vista said no linkage is needed. The linkage is for a manual truck where it is placed as an extension for the shifter. All you need is the kit and nothing else.
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Thanks a ton guys, youve been super helpful. I intend to do the lift and i will be putting up pictures.
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Anyone ever run into problems stretching fuel lines and wires and such when doing a body lift?
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Anyone ever run into problems stretching fuel lines and wires and such when doing a body lift?
Nope...tons of people have installed body lift's on Rangers

You're good to go with what the kit provides.
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Yeah they give you everything you need man. Just order the kit
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yeah just lift it and go get a custom exhaust done instead of a bolt on. mine was 200 including the muffler and stainless pipe
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yeah just lift it and go get a custom exhaust done instead of a bolt on. mine was 200 including the muffler and stainless pipe
so all i gotta do is buy a muffler and tips, and theyll bend the pipes and stuff how i want them, say duals rear exits?
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They should, yes.
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so all i gotta do is buy a muffler and tips, and theyll bend the pipes and stuff how i want them, say duals rear exits?
a good custom exhaust shop should have everything. I just walked in told them what i wanted and within 40 minutes i was driving away. I got a turndown because my tires fling stuff everywhere and would destroy the tips within a year lol
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