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

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Buddy here did the 3" BL in his '07 in just a few hours alone. I was out working in the yard as well and helped him on a couple of the cab mounts, but the rest was fine (he at least had air though). Its not a hard job unless your truck's rusted. LR
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what can i do with my exhaust after i lift it, its pretty ugly right now



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what can i do with my exhaust after i lift it, its pretty ugly right now
Have it redone or cut it off far enough back where you don't see it.
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the bolts weren't too rusted, i used wd40 bc i couldnt find my pb blaster and only one of the bed bolts gave me trouble.

i want it to come out right there but i want the muffler hidden, somehow
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black spray paint! haha jk.


you could get it re-done and have the muffler moved up.
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Me and a buddy put the one on my 93 in 2 hours. My dad only came out to help my buddy lift the bed while I sat under it and placed all the blocks. For the cab we just used 3 jacks, 1 on each side and 1 in the front. Before that we had put one on my 92 and that took us forever.
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i used my shoulder to push the bed up while i put on the blocks, i thought it was clever but kinda dumb
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what does a body lift cost, installed? i'm just wondering if it's worth it...
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the off road center, which is the local shop by me, wanted 600, i think, but i was thinking that a local hole in the wall shop would do it for 200 or so
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200 isn't bad, i can only assume that that is in addition to parts eh?
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So its a two girl job?
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Clemson 4WD is who I called to do it and they wanted $500 I believe it was. That was just to install the lift I had already bought. Not too mention I wouldn't have a truck for 2 days. Get a couple of buddies and buy some steaks and beer or whatever you choose. Still come out cheaper and get some experience from doing it.
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no one i hang around with knows there way around a truck, so thats not an option lol
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Damn if i wasn't sick right now id be heading your way :(
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you are speaking too soon about it being a one man job
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Just do it.. only took me 14hrs doin it by myself in 110* garage.
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of you guys who have done them with minimal tools... how many people does it take, and what tools do i need? i'm lookin at a 3" and a 2-3" on my buddy's sport track

where is the best (read cheapest) place to go for parts, for both the sport trac and ranger?

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Buy a map gas torch 35 bucks will make it ALOT easier
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i had 4 people with me when i did my bed. took turns on the breaker bar for those bed bolts. then i did the cab my self a 2x4 and a jack, and a sawsall for the front body mounts!
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so a breaker bar a good socket set and a case of beer? the rest will show up in your garage?
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you need a drill, 1/2" (i think) drill bit, jacks, torx sockets (55 or somewhere around there), good pliers, socket set, and other stuff. It has been a few years since I did it
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i bought a bit at autozone bc i didnt need a whole set, it was like 5 bucks!
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there are a couple guys in ohio here. i would come out and help for a weekend if you give me enough notice my cousin lives in Cincinnati
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its definitely at leaast a 2 person job.

me and a buddy did mine in a single wide apartment garage with only handtools when i lived in reno. woulda been a different story were i home in vegas. all the tools i could need.
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Yea man sorry i couldnt get there to help ya..i was gettin out of school and work to late. but hit me up and will get some pics
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