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1" & 3" Body Lifts General discussion of body lifts for the Ford Ranger.

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need opinions and thoughts!

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This seemed like the most appropriate forum to post this is so here it goes...
I want to lift my truck, nothing crazy. First off I know getting rid of the front end sag is important, so I will either use spacers or perhaps springs (depending on what the better deal is) In conjunction with that I want to do a body lift. I'm debating between a 3 inch bl or a 1 inch. I plan to run 31 inch tires on stock 15 inch wheels. I've seen many body lifts on the site but nothing to specific to my truck. I'm worried that my truck being a step-side model might be even lower to the ground than usual So i guess i just want to know what you guys/girls think would be better a 3 inch body lift or a 1 inch and any insight to how much lower my truck may be compared to other xls. thanks!

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Are you two wheel drive?
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Are you two wheel drive?
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it sits the same as most other rangers that year, the bed style makes no diffrence in height.
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I would do a 3" if your running 31s
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go up to search and type tire size chart and look in there it's a right up of what size tire to run with different models and lifts including 4x4 & 2wd
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yep i saw that "93-97 (Consult before adding tires, this is the tricky year)(may also need lift in rear depending on spring sag)"
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i seen that too,anybody now why it say it's a tricky year on that chart?
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not that i can see, plus i dont know why there would be any differences in those years compared to other gen2 rangers. they pretty much had the same set-up as far as i know. oh well im sure theres a reason....as for my truck i dont think it has any significant sag. i'll take more pictures and we can judge it then!
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leaf springs is pretty easy to tell if there sagging or not, if there flat then there worn they should have a u sharp kinda,don't know about coil springs
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heres another picture of my truck. from what i can tell the truck looks almost level, which is weird.....atleast for a stock ranger with a reasonable amount of miles on it.
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