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

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Would I be able to run 35s with this lift? I already have a 2" suspension lift so a total of 5"
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What are the specs on your truck? Year? 4x4?
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You will have some clearence issues up front when you turn the wheel to full lock. I have 8 inch of lift and the 35s I have are about perfect.
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I'm assuming the 2" you already have is either a torsion bar crank or keys?

If so you should be able to run 35's in conjunction with that and a 3" BL. It may require some minor trimming of the valance though.
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yeah I'd say you'll be ok if you trim your valence if its 4x4 with maxed bars and an add-a-leaf in the back (or stupid shackles)
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Pedro will quickly talk you out of shackles.
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Find some of those RCD shackles! For real. :)
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Find some of those RCD shackles! For real. :)
taylor has some haha

id find him and cut them in half lol. for trucks like yours its fine but for us basically stock guys on 33s (body lift is basically stock lol) it kills the amount of small articulation we already have since it pushes the axle forward BLAH
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Troof. Those Deavers really let the long shackles work some magic.
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$$$ lol maybe down the road.
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Them RCD shackles are hard to find. And I only paid like [email protected]£₩`•ltr for them lol.
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i have shackles on my truck as well as an add a leaf kit and body lift. the amount the shackles push your axle forward is so minimal it is a non issue. i hear guys on this site always talking about how the axle will no longer be centered in the wheel well and the truck will ride like crap and many other negatives, i have not experienced any of these things.

i will say however, aal is the way to go for more lift in the rear, actually has real useable benefits
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i have shackles on my truck as well as an add a leaf kit and body lift. the amount the shackles push your axle forward is so minimal it is a non issue. i hear guys on this site always talking about how the axle will no longer be centered in the wheel well and the truck will ride like crap and many other negatives, i have not experienced any of these things.

i will say however, aal is the way to go for more lift in the rear, actually has real useable benefits
I'm considering selling my shackles and getting AAls.
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i have shackles on my truck as well as an add a leaf kit and body lift. the amount the shackles push your axle forward is so minimal it is a non issue. i hear guys on this site always talking about how the axle will no longer be centered in the wheel well and the truck will ride like crap and many other negatives, i have not experienced any of these things.

i will say however, aal is the way to go for more lift in the rear, actually has real useable benefits
Ill edit this post whenever I find the picture of my tire that got eaten up at the dunes because the axle isn't centered. Never again will I run lift shackles after that.
My bed side also got pulled out minimally but my tire was ruined. Hearing that stupid thing for 19 hours driving home was the worst lol
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Seriously. I've had AAL's, shackles, blocks and everything in between. Nothing, and I mean nothing compares to Deavers. Not cheap but worth every penny. That is all.

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Seriously. I've had AAL's, shackles, blocks and everything in between. Nothing, and I mean nothing compares to Deavers. Not cheap but worth every penny. That is all.

if i was in need of that much lift, trust me, i'd have a pair of those under my truck already lol. maybe if i ever double lift it

found the pic

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Something got hungry.
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In that case....

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Now that its in how does anyone get to their spare since the bumpers in the way of the tire iron slot?
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you don't. usually if you're lifting it, you'll run a larger tire and will need a full size spare which wont fit in the carrier under the bed. ditch the stock spare before installing the bumper.
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Damn I totally forgot a larger tire wouldn't fit anyways. Haha thanks man. Ill look into fabing a carrier for the bed.
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Tire gate!
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Damn I totally forgot a larger tire wouldn't fit anyways. Haha thanks man. Ill look into fabing a carrier for the bed.
Lol no problem. Fabtech also makes a flat and angled tire carrier for the bed
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