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

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Old 09-22-2004
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Im not cheap or anything but i cant afford a suspension lift. my dad says i wouldnt be sasitified with a body lift. but i just want some extra clearance for some bigger tires. If i got the performance accessories 3" body lift what would be the biggest tire i could get. im looking at bfg AT tires. thanks
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A body lift would not give you more clearence underneath. As far as fitting bigger tires, I guess that would work.

I would wait and save up to get the suspension instead.
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Old 09-22-2004
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A body lift will give you clearance to fit larger tires, by lifting the body higher off the frame. I personally am not a fan of bodylifts, but it's a cheaper way to get bigger tires, and is fine if it's mainly for looks... even though IMO, body lifts make a truck look worse - you get big gaps between the bumpers and the body, and you see a lot more frame. But to each their own, I guess.

The only thing that gives you more ground clearance between the axles and the ground, are larger tires. Suspension lifts DON'T give extra ground clearance. When I installed my suspension lift, my axles were still at the same level as before, UNTIL I mounted larger tires... then I gained an inch of ground clearance (I went from 29" to 31" tires). [/b]
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33's.....with a little extra easy modifications u could come mighty close and clear 35's...move your step bars up ro take em off....put some lift lips or something liek thast....helluva nice truck
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You can run 33"s stock.
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Old 09-23-2004
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my truck didnt come with step bars. i was also going to buy the gap gaurds. So I could fit 33's on it?
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If it is a 4x4 or edge you can fit 33x10.5" tires stock. I've been running them almost 3 years now.
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With the right offset wheels you could tuck 35's under there with a BL...
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Old 09-23-2004
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i say no to the Body Lift personally. You see everything underneath and i dont think it looks too good. But if you do want bigger tires just put some good lookin beefy 32" Mud Terrains on there.. Crank your t-bars just a tad and you will be all set.

My t-bars arent cranked and my 32"s fit fine.

I had the same situation as you have right now.....i saved and saved for a suspension lift but it was crazy. It was gonna cost about 2500-3000 for everything...

If your EDGE is 4x4 you could also get a spindle lift which looks awesome..:D

Hope this helped..
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It wouldn't make any difference what you do with the preload on the torsion bars, you can fit the same size tires whether you mess with the preload or not. All you've done is affect the ride height by increasing the preload on the spring. And all that does is change where the suspension sits in the suspension cycle when it is static. It doesn't change anything about the original suspension travel as those points are all still exactly the same as they were before. When you bottom your suspension it, and whatever tire you have, will be in the same place no matter what the preload on the spring is.

You've increased driveline angles, if you have 4wd which will wear the cv joints sooner, decreased ride quality, decreased the suspensions ability to absorb road imperfections, and reduced traction and braking efficiency because the suspension does hot have sufficient static sag and therefore limited or no downtravel.

Playing with the t-bars has only negative effects as far as suspension functionality goes, the only arguably positive thing that comes from it is purely asthetic.
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I put a 3" body lift on my 01 XLT 4x4. I'm running 33x12.50 Firestone Destination M/Ts. The body lift cost me 200 bucks BUT it came with everything i needed except the gap guards that are purchased seperately. It gives you the bumper brackets front and rear to raise your bumpers out, the steering ext., radiator brackets, brackets for your grounds(never used the brackets for the grounds) has a bracket for the parking brake cable, gas filler neck ext.. Thats all i can remember right now. But i think my truck looks pretty good with the body lift, most people that say they dont like body lifts say that my truck looks really good even tho it has a body lift. So i guess its just to each their own.

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Obviously a suspension lift will perform ALOT better off road. But the body lift will allow bigger tires, which will increase your ground clearance, since ground clearance is the lowest point on the truck, your rear diff. So the only way to raise that is with bigger tires, but obviously your stock suspension may not be able to hande some things you throw at it off. A body lift will help save some body damage if you do alot of things where you get top centered, such as you trying to get over a peak of a hill and you bottom out, your not going to damage your rockers or lower body panels. :D
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