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Cons of a Body Lift?

Hey everyone,
I am getting some new 265/75R16 tires pretty soon and would like to add a small body lift, like 2in. I know I can fit 265 stock but I would like my truck to sit up a bit higher. I know some of you guys hate body lifts and some love them. I would just like to know the cons of them. What does it hurt if anything?
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For one there is no 2" BL only the 3" one and the only one I know of is a Performance Accessories BL. The only con really is the gap you will see and the frame that will be exposed. I beat my truck and I have a BL and I have no problem with it.
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Yeah I just looked and realized they only made 3in kits. If I was to get one I would get gap guards so the frame wouldnt be as exposed.
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take the 3" lift spacer and have it cut down to 2" - viola
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Yes gap guards and step bars that are mounted to the cab. I have 33's, so you don't see the space anymore:)
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You could make a 2 inch body lift with hockey pucks.
I may do this when i get my 4x4.
Still unsure about it tho.

http://pringles.xfaktor.net:8082/x-f.../PuckLift.html
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well other than the gaps u have in the frame to body u wont be able to put a grill gaurd on or hitch with out it looking right
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I think I will stick to an actual body lift, there not to expensive. The going rate I have seen is about $150 for a 3in lift for a 99. Does that sound right?

Next question... Am I going to have to extend anything because of the lift?
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everything you need to install the body lift will come in the kit, if you get it from PA at least. i personally like body lifts, and i have one sitting here waiting to install on the wifes 04
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DON"T do a hockey puck lift. They crack and break.
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u will have problems doing the lift on ur wifes truck ur goin to have to bend the ac lines and a few brake lines and gas lines too cause i just tried to do one on my truck and all these lines held me up and i had to take it somewhere to get finished
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i lvoe my 3 inch PA body lift only problem i have with it is when i tightend it back down the beds kinda crooked
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yea mine is the same thing but then again u only have a 4banger
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well other than the gaps u have in the frame to body u wont be able to put a grill gaurd on or hitch with out it looking right

you cna have brackets made that allow it to look the same as before the bl
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do you have to extend brake lines, ac lines and gastank neck on all models?
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Here is a Ranger with a 2" BL made from a cut down 3" kit.

http://www.cardomain.com/memberpage/453246
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on ryans truck (pinecone) we didnt have to extend anything that didnt have the parts to do it in the kit. it was fairly straightforward
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What year/model is his Ranger?
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I'm not very knowledgable of the late model rangers but on mine all we did was move a parking brake cable up, and used the brackets to move the radiator shroud down and the steering extension. Also I had to take off the shifter boot and shroud since it wouldnt shift into 2nd 4th or reverse after the lift. got a different style boot at autozone for 10 bucks and it looks fine
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^^^ myne did the same thing... what kind of boot did yo uget from autozone?
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