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

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kool ok maby for my b-day ill ask for all $$ so i can get the blocks and some chev shackels and a break line to replace since the bed will be off again.
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wow i think you guys have convinced me to do a 1" body lift and spend the money in other places. places like wheels and tires :-)
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Sounds like you're on the right path then!
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no one's answered anyone's question on what to do about the bumper brackets? you'd still have a small gap in em even on a 1" correct?

anyone have any ideas? i'm up for anything.
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I was going to have a piece of aluminum diamond plate cut to the shape of the bottom portion of the bed that would be visible after the bumper being 1" lower. It would cover that up and look pretty sweet at the same time. Another member here did something similar, the 1" difference isn't that big of a deal though. I'm sure the brackets could be modified/fab'd as well if you'd wish to put in the time and effort if it bothers you that much.
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If you are referring to the front bumper I just did the bumper mod for now and it looks factory. For the rear I just left the bumper alone because the gap is not that bad. I may in the future grind the front bumper brackets alittle to move the bumper up, as for the rear I am going to us a piece of sheet metal and paint it to match my truck to fill the gap.

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Edit: do a search for pics of my truck and you will see the gap is not that bad.
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what is that front bumper "mod" you're talking about if i might ask?
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It's more of an adjustment than a modification. You loosen the four bolts holding the bumper to the sub frame and adjust it to your liking. It's alot easier to do with two helpers, one holding each end of the bumper while one re-tightens the four bolts.

edit: I got a hair over 7/8" from raising the front bumper so with a one inch body lift there would have been an 1/8" difference, no biggie.

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no extra parts? sounds good to me. i'll try it here soon
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What about 2 inches? What would have to be relocated then? Shroud? Ground straps? The same ebay seller listed in this thread, sells 2 inch blocks too...
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Old 10-26-2006
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I'm going to be embarking on a one inch body lift. I finally made up my mind and am dead set on it. I know I'm gonna need the body spacers(#?, i forgot), longer bolts. I just did the bumper mod and with a 1" body lift the bumper will have a 1 1/2" gap afterwards. Which is 1/8" more than the gaps on the sides before I lifted the bumper up. No biggie. Same deal with the rear end. I can live with it. The shifters should be fine just an inch lower, correct? I should be okay with all my hoses and lines right? I know gumby and casfz1 have done it, so it's possible. Thanks in advance for helping me with my questions.

Oh yeah, anyone wanna help? lol Maybe I'll drive out to Mich, they seem to be old pro's at bodylifting.
I was just gonna tell you to come on over and we will all be glad to help lol!! I take it that you are not a fan of hockey pucks? I would personally just do that rather then hunt down 1in blocks.
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What about 2 inches? What would have to be relocated then? Shroud? Ground straps? The same ebay seller listed in this thread, sells 2 inch blocks too...
ya what would u need if u wanted to do a 2" BL instead of the 3 or 1. my state sais i cna rase or lower 3 inches from stock height and got an 1" on my tires now. so if i can rase 2 " ill be legit and then after i get inspected i cna get bigger tires.

anyone know what u will need?
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ya what would u need if u wanted to do a 2" BL instead of the 3 or 1. my state sais i cna rase or lower 3 inches from stock height and got an 1" on my tires now. so if i can rase 2 " ill be legit and then after i get inspected i cna get bigger tires.

anyone know what u will need?
If you get new tires in the near future let me know because i might want to buy your old ones. That is if you wanted to sell the ones you have right now.
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I'm considering a 1 inch body lift. But i have a few questions and concerns etc .


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If you lift your truck body even 1", you will have trouble with your transfer case shift lever hitting the bezel and the plastic stiffener inside the leather boot. I'm not saying it's impossible but you would need to make some kind of change. Install a different shift boot, cut up the stock bezel, reduce the shifter throw or do something else to keep them from interfering.
I don't have a transfer case shift lever so there should be no problems with my truck being 4x4 and having a 1 inch body lift ? I do have a manual so what about that shifter hitting something or being lower ? any issues i need to be aware of ?

Will i be able to fit 33 x 12.5 tires without a t bar crank ? Next time i get tires which won't be for a few years i hope to step up to the 33 x 12.5 but i don't wanna t bar crank cuz once i load up my camping gear it sits pretty much level and i don't want the back lower then the front when the truck is loaded down.


What about the bumpers ? apparently they don't move up along with the body. So the front one can be adjusted with 4 bolts raising it 7/8 of an inch ? that sounds fine... what about the back ? can it be adjusted or brought up in some way ? One of the benefits i'm looking to gain here is approach and depature angles.

my last question is what about rock sliders in the future ? I was going to get some from junsen i think it is. Would it be easy to raise it 1 inch higher and or could junsen just make the mounting bracket slightly longer so i can use the existing hole?

Is there someone in the LA area who can help me install it ?

sorry for all the questions !
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Now ive got a question too.
If I do a body lift, do I re-use the bushings that are under the body now or can I toss them? I only want about a 2 inch lift overall, so would that mean I get a 3" kit and toss the bushings? Will there be any difference in the feel of the truck if I ditch the stock bushings? Will I feel more vibrations from the engine/drivetrain/suspension/road or will the new blocks dampen them?
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stockranger, i can answer a couple things for you, there is not an adjustment for the rear bumper, it could be modified to fit better but that might jepordize the safety if you get rear ended, if you want better approach and departure angles i would recommend 2 things, the t-bar crank and one of 3 things in the rear, taller blocks, add-a-leafs or shackles, I plan on installing belltech shackles on the back of mine to compensate for the t-bar crank when I load up my dirtbike an riding gear, let me know if you want mor info about the shackles, for your shifter I would imagine you can pull the boot up and trim some of the trans tunnel around the shifter, then reinstall the boot and it will look fine
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1" t bar crank combined with shackles or blocks in the rear to bring it up just 1 inch does sound like a good idea . That would help approach and departure and also bring up the center of the truck underneath about an 1" to help get just a little bit bigger boulder under there .

I think this combined with 1 inch body lift will give 2 inches and thats perfect and i'm pretty sure i'd be able to fit 33x12.5 with that ?.

I know i could just do the 3 inch body lift but i think it looks so funny how u can see the frame through the back wheel wells . With a 1 inch body lift no one will even know i have a body lift. I also think 3 inches is just a hair too high for my taste .

does anyone else think the 1 body lift combined with a t bar crank and shackles/blocks is a good or bad idea?

will small housing duff traction bars (if i ever find a set!) work with new shackles or blocks ?

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you're thinking the exact thing as i am, i think the 3in BLs look a little funny too, only difference is I am going for between 1.5 and 2 inches with the t-bar crank and shackles
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you should be able to run 33's with just the 1" body lift. I ran 33's super swampers with just a bodylift and had a little rubbibg under flex ( swampers run a little larger then most).
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you're thinking the exact thing as i am, i think the 3in BLs look a little funny too, only difference is I am going for between 1.5 and 2 inches with the t-bar crank and shackles
I've decided to do the exact same thing . I'll do 1.5 t bar crank to match the 1.5 with chevy shackles out back.

i'll throw on the 1" body lift and hopefully i'll not have to trim anything under the shift boot but i realize i might have to .

i have just a few more questions.

there where measurments for the bolts to use on the body lift. can anyone tell me exactly what size fender washers to get for the bed and the cab ? will home depot have the bolts ?where else can i get the body mounts besides e bay ?

I'm goin to get all the stuff ordered within the next two weeks. I'm getting a new camera for xmas so i'll use it to take detailed pics of all the hardware and all the steps start to finish on the body lift . I'll do the same for the shakles etc . I'll make sure to get some very good pics to show the before and after all from the same angle and post them here.

I'm totaly excited ! Now , just need some extra time to hit the dirt !
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do a search for gumby I know he posted the bolt sizes once. as for the washers I will check tommrow what size i used and let you know.

As for the bolts I would check the yellow pages for a nut and bolt company in your area.


Chad
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you will need these bolts to get the job done
(2) 12x1.75x110mm
(8) 12x1.75x130mm
(2) 12x1.75x150mm

these numbers are ~30mm longer than the stockers.
dont forget washers. i used 1/2" washers, they are cheaper. fender washers in the bed.


Don't know about the fender washers though.
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1/2" washers for everything. 1/2" fender washers too
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ok i assume 1/2 inch is the size of the hole in the washer . what is the width . they range from the size of a quater to like 2 inches across .
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