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body lift questions

i own a 04 4x4 5 speed ranger. I was wondering where i should go to get a cheap 3" body lift. I know i need a shift extension and i was wondering about a bumber lift so there isnt a big gap between my lights and bumber
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Go with PA kit it comes with everything

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=52585
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Old 11-12-2007
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Get a Summit lift...comes with everything and it's about $50 cheaper
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how big of a pain is it to install?
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1-2 days for a beginner.
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Got Mine from Summit. Like 180.00 with bumper brakets and the shift extender was 20.00 (i think). Took Me and My buddy 1 day and couple cases of beer. It was pretty easy.
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where the pics?
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Get a PA lift. They make the best out there and have a strong reputation. I dont think anyone on the forum has been unhappy with theirs.
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Is there a step by step guide out to do the 3 inch by yourself

I am a total beginer for this lifts and what not...

I am not a retard though i know some mecanics

Link you be nice :D
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Is there a step by step guide out to do the 3 inch by yourself


The step by step guide comes with the lift kit.
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Is there a step by step guide out to do the 3 inch by yourself

I am a total beginer for this lifts and what not...

I am not a retard though i know some mecanics

Link you be nice :D
It does come with instructions but if you want to take a look ahead of time there you go
http://www.therangerstation.com/tech..._BodyLift.html
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Cheers MAte thanks a bunch!

where ya from in canada?
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Are there any special tools that you need to do this body lift that arent ordinary tools??
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Cheers MAte thanks a bunch!

where ya from in canada?
On the east coast! New Brunswick..

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Are there any special tools that you need to do this body lift that arent ordinary tools??
Not really, only tool I had to buy was a t55 and 45 I beleive for the bed bolts and to remove the jumper seats.
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I heard that there is welding that has to be done as well. Did you just bring it to a welding shop??
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The directions that come with the PA lift aren't nearly as detailed as the ones on TRS and there are no pictures, which was very helpful to me since I was a beginner. The welding is for brackets that go between the bed and the frame. I never got around to doing it but I'm not sure how crucial it is. I think it's just extra support for the bed.
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There is no welding needed. I am almost postive about that.

As far as special tools, power air tools will help and a huge breaker bar to get those bolts loose. PB blaster is a must. Soak the bolts a a week before you start (soak them everyday).
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soak the bolts, air tools will help a ton, you need the Torx bit for the bed bolts, and the 2 front bolts on the cab you need to use an angle grinder to cut the bolts, some people i think have managed to hold it with a wrench and hit it win an impact i think
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There is no welding needed. I am almost postive about that.
If you install the support brackets underneath the bed, welding will be needed.
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If you install the support brackets underneath the bed, welding will be needed.
I think it is RECCOMENDED but when i placed those blocks/brackets ontop of the frame and lowered the bed on them they got snug and didn't require welding. Well i just haven't gotten to it but they are still in the same place as they have been for over 3 months now and i dunno but my having a long bed may have something to do with that.
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i would put em in they add support to the middle of the bed, they dont need to be in there very well, mine are only tacked
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Did anyone else besides me have to cut all 4 cab bolts out?
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i didn't. Just the front two mounts everything else was a breeze. Took two of us 3hrs to do it and that was the only problem we encountered.
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Did anyone else besides me have to cut all 4 cab bolts out?

I just heated mine with a torch till the locktite started dripping out of the bottom then I hit 'em with an impact and they came right out.
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