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heavy load with body lift???

Im not sure if this was covered before but I keep being told not to do a body lift because i wont be able to put a HEAVY load in my bed... Whats your opinions on this statement, thanks!
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I have carried heavy loads with my body lift and was fine. Just make sure you put in those little rectangle things that come with the kit for the bed.
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yea if you put the spacers under the bed 'cross member' to where it reinforces the bed you should be fine.. I never put them under my '94's bed and I carried a pallet of sod and it never did anything, but I wouldn't suggest that...

But you gotta think, you would PROBABLY exceed the payload capacity before you'd bend the bed... but DO NOT take my word on that lol
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I never put those things in either, I wish I could but dont have a welder. If i find someone who welds what do I tell him to do? just weld them to the frame and the bed? Anyone have a pic of theirs?
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whats your definition of "heavy load"?
i've had like 600lbs back there before.
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whats your definition of "heavy load"?
i've had like 600lbs back there before.
im thinking more like 1000 lbs in a heavy load like a load of mulch is around 1000 lbs i would think if you completed filled the bed
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I did not weld the spacers in either. Most of them fit so tight in there that they are not gonna fall out. There was on that was loose so I just put some JB weld on it to hold. Worked great.
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im thinking more like 1000 lbs in a heavy load like a load of mulch is around 1000 lbs i would think if you completed filled the bed
1000lbs in the bed is pushing the limits of a ranger i would think haha. i know people have done it..

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I did not weld the spacers in either. Most of them fit so tight in there that they are not gonna fall out. There was on that was loose so I just put some JB weld on it to hold. Worked great.
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Payload for the stock Ranger is around 1500 isnt it? Ive had close to that in the bed of my 04 before. It was bricks and concrete bags for a friends driveway. Probably had 1200 lbs in there and was a little sagging but it did fine.
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like a R1 or GSXR bike?
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I've got a bl and i welded in those little blocks. I've had no problem carring full loads of mulch, tree stumps, or 3 dirt bikes.
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like a R1 or GSXR bike?
i would hope so.
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I've got a bl and i welded in those little blocks. I've had no problem carring full loads of mulch, tree stumps, or 3 dirt bikes.
3 dirt bikes how the hell?
i need to see pics i can only fit 2 fulllsize dirt bikes
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3 dirt bikes how the hell?
i need to see pics i can only fit 2 fulllsize dirt bikes
done. give me a sec to find the pic, i do it all the time.
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3 dirt bikes how the hell?
i need to see pics i can only fit 2 fulllsize dirt bikes
Ive done it also...
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Ive done it also...
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you have to put the middle one in backwards so the handlebars dont conflict but yeah, it can be done. much easier with a full size truck and an 8' bed though.
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you gettin an r1 chris? and why and the hell would you try to get a bike in the back of your truck?
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Going to put the R1 in the back of the truck and hang out at starbucks? lol

A bike will be fine in the bed with the body lift, without the spacers.
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yea but chriss truck is body lifted and super lifted and on 35s. that is going to be one hell of a ramp and fun time getting a bike into the back of his truck
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i see ive never tried to fit three but i could only imagine
but yea tight fit for sure but nothing like when we put 6 in my friends 8ft bed psd
2 250s 1 450 1 525 and some mini bikes
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a bike will fit FINE in the bed with a body lift. I have had one in my bed before and im body lifted. JB Weld works decent...one of my little blocks moved and is barely on lol but thats from wheeling. i gotta fix that block.
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have you put the BL on yet?
last time i saw it he was still talking about putting it on.
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When I have a heavy load I just grab the trailer. Its a pain in the butt loading anything in and out of the bed because of the height, and I dont even have a BL.
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im def gona put spacers all over the bed.... ive loaded the bed with over 2000lbs..... rangers can handle it :P and that before the extra leaf
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