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Piece together body lift?

would this be cheaper then buying one from summitracing.com? what all would i need. the rubber mounts and new bolts, then order the steering extension?

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It depends how high your going, with a 3" I think you need radiator relocation brackets and bumper brackets. Oh and a fuel filler extension, but thats easy to make.
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Well, to be completely honest (and don't tell me my truck is going to blow up) I just removed the fan shroud and left the radiator in the stock place-well, 3" above where it used to be. It actually runs a tad bit cooler now then before. And the filler neck, didn't put that on either and I have some play still in it, but I have heard some people having to use it so it's "iffy".
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for a 3inch lift, its really not cheaper to make your own, theres a reason it comes with soo much stuff


but for a 1inch body lift, then yeah, piece it together

but hey, if you want to piece it together, i think I have 2 3inch blocks in my garage, and Jared might have 2 from when we did his
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yes i am going to piece this together myself. if u have extra blocks, please pm me with a shipped amount.

EDIT: ill be doing a 3" BL, what size are they? 3x3in?

will a shifter extension from a 91 5speed ranger fit mine also?

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yes i am going to piece this together myself. if u have extra blocks, please pm me with a shipped amount.

EDIT: ill be doing a 3" BL, what size are they? 3x3in?

will a shifter extension from a 91 5speed ranger fit mine also?
What size tires do you plan on running?
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I've got 2 blocks out in the garage I can send you if you'd like, and possibly other misc. items. I will check and get back to you when I get home tonight.
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What size tires do you plan on running?
i have my 32s but i have future plans for my lil 2.3 2wd :) im going to run 35s when these 32s are done with

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I've got 2 blocks out in the garage I can send you if you'd like, and possibly other misc. items. I will check and get back to you when I get home tonight.
sweet let me know!
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i have black fiberglass fenders


you could run the 35s as is

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35"s on a 2.3? Wanna race?

I want to lift mine more, then again I want to lower it, and then I need to leave it alone, lol.
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35"s on a 2.3? Wanna race?

I want to lift mine more, then again I want to lower it, and then I need to leave it alone, lol.
who said anything about having the 35s with a 2.3?
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who said anything about having the 35s with a 2.3?
5.0? SAS? 4X4?

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once i get that donor when i get up to lima next year for UNOH :)
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Go with the 98-00 Summit kit. We put this kit on my roommates '03 xlt and there was no differnce between this kit and my PA 01-up kit. The only difference was the fuel filler extension and we didn't even have the use it.
http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku


IMO it would be much easier to just buy the kit rather than piece it together. With the Summit kit costing only 120 bucks you'd be hard pressed to beat that by piecing everything together, with a lot less work.
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hmmm well the mounts will be easy if i can get the leftovers from everybody on the board, then i can make the brakets at school since i have the tools to do it with. i would just have to get the steering and shifter extension and the other misc hardware.
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I've definately got 2 blocks, some gap guards. etc. that I can ship to you, or run the over to Scott's so he we can make a big box instead of 2 small.....just let me know
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just buy the kit.

i have a steering extension that might work for you but it need some work because i tried to use it.

when i get back from spring break i will take a look at it. otherwise the extension is 75 bucks alone... and you need it
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theres one on ebay for a dollar with 15shipped :) and so far no bids, so well see. if scott could get back to me that would be sweet.

jared that would be awesome if u could do that. ill wait and hear back from scott.

can anyone answer my question from above. what size are the blocks? 3x3 or 3x2?
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I believe they are 3 by 2 circles....the term "blocks" makes them sound square but mine were what I believe to be 3x2 plastic circles

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they are circles, i just was in a hurry
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On my kit, they were 3" high x 2" wide. I've had no problems with it.
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yeah, ill let you have the 2 blocks i have


and i have a rear bumper lift brackets too, just gotta find it
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wow sweet. ill be working on this asap. i have nothing better to do around here lol.

if anyone else has some extra ones laying around please pm me, im gonna need 12 total.
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wow sweet. ill be working on this asap. i have nothing better to do around here lol.

if anyone else has some extra ones laying around please pm me, im gonna need 12 total.


unless you have a long bed, you only use 10



so everyone that does the kit with a short bed, has 2 extra



make sure you keep track off all the money spent to comepare it to the kit itself, including freebies


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unless you have a long bed, you only use 10



so everyone that does the kit with a short bed, has 2 extra



make sure you keep track off all the money spent to comepare it to the kit itself, including freebies


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i learn new things everyday, lol ill keep track and ill post it up in a new thread once i start lifting it.

thanks for all the help with freebies and everyone looking around for parts, i really appretiate it!!
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