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Body Lift or Suspension Lift?

I have a 99 Ranger with 48000 Miles on it. In Great condition but, i do landscaping work. My ranger is a lot cheaper to Drive than my F-350 Diesel. The Truck's Suspension Bottoms out with 1 Truck Load of Dirt/Mulch. I was Wondering if i should get a Body lift, or a Suspension lift. Keep in mind i have to tow a Trailer with it, and its only a 2 Wheel Drive Truck. I am also considering putting more aggressive tires on it.

Also, How much would this lift effect my MPG?
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If you just want to be able to haul loads a little better you may be better off with just some heavier springs or airbags in the back.
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How much would this run me for parts? and then labor?
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If you just want to be able to haul loads a little better you may be better off with just some heavier springs or airbags in the back.
x2! And they are easy to install.
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ford-Ranger-...item56430454fe

Here is a set of add a leafs for $70. Im sure if you look around you can find them cheaper. You can install them yourself with basic hand tools, and a jack. They stiffen up your ride quite a bit, but you will be able to haul more.
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Hey Green99, thanks for the help. How do you like those BFG's on the ranger?
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No problem. I love the BFG's
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Do you know the Stock Tire Specs for the 2WD 99 Ranger? Will the BFG's Fit? How Long do they Last you? And EST. MPG With 3" Leaf Kit and Some BFG's. I havent decided on the size yet, what do you recommend .
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