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Body VS suspension lift

Hey guys... im mind boggled and really have no clue what to do. I ultimatley want to put either 31 or 33" micky thomsons on my 88' STX. If you could give me suggestions and where to find these packages.Thanks.
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There is an un-countable amount of threads on this exact topic.

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What is your price range looking like for the lift? Due to the fact you do have a TTB your suspension lifts will not be nearly the price as to if you had a TBS
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it all depends on what you want to spend on it.
Suspension lift is way sweeter, but is way more expensive
body lift is alright, and is way cheaper
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do both!
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it all depends on what you want to spend and do with your truck... i like suspension lifts better
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Where are the best sites to buy lifts from?
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FauX.... you are being a great help on my suspension questions. Thanks. What do you recomend if not both and where?
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Where are the best sites to buy lifts from?
Bob's site is a great place to get stuff from... not sure if what they have will work for your year truck though
http://www.jusnesmodified.com/
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what do you think he will be doing in PA? i doubt he will be ridding in the sand.
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nah... they dont. I am running into the problem of finding parts for the 88'. Thanks anyway though
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nah... they dont. I am running into the problem of finding parts for the 88'. Thanks anyway though
another place you might try is www.4wheelparts.com ... i know they did have stuff for older rangers a few years ago but its been a while since i was looking for parts for a truck of that age
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what do you think he will be doing in PA? i doubt he will be ridding in the sand.
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True... true. No dunes in PA. However i am still looking for good clearence and good times. Most likley feilds and wood trails.
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there are very cheap ways to lift an 88 you can go with a chevy drop shackles and explorer springs in the back I know that will give you a couple inches. there are also things to do in the front. Like I have heard of f150 spacers or just buy coil springs that are lifted. This would be the cheapest way to go. I would say though if you are looking for good quality which is prolly the recommended way I would say go with a popular brand like skyjacker. If I had the cash I would get a James Duff lift.
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How does a 4" suspension lift sound? Bent i beams, custom radius arms and 4" lift coils.
If that doesn't suit you I know of a 5" suspension lift that will not only look great but clean 33"s without a single problem.
Looking about 800-1500 installed.
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what do you think he will be doing in PA? i doubt he will be ridding in the sand.
Yes but what you also have to take into concideration is that with a Body lift your not doing anything to the suspension. Which means on the trails your still oging to have the stock POS Ford Suspension. Upgrading the suspensioin would be the best bet to hand offroad.
Simple as that.
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How does a 4" suspension lift sound? Bent i beams, custom radius arms and 4" lift coils.
If that doesn't suit you I know of a 5" suspension lift that will not only look great but clean 33"s without a single problem.
Looking about 800-1500 installed.
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lol which one?
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the 4" lift
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Faux man... i live in PA
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and? That's just a lift kit brotha.
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a few options here.
http://www.skyjacker.com

Cass, not everyone builds a prerunner, jumpin truck. if that is what he wants cool, but the way he is talking i dont think that is what he wants. might be wrong tho
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you have ttb so a body lift would be good but a suspension lift would better and more reliable esp f you do it right with the ttb is soooo much more reliable when lifted than indy suspension on the front, you just have to get a lift and then get a realignment brcket for the wheels so they are not slanted
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