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

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Old 04-22-2007
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Here's a link to the seller for the 1"x3" PA lift blocks.

http://stores.ebay.com/SPORTZTRAILERS

Just jot him an email.
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i think im going to do the 3" lift from that link u just showed me! i want to get bigger tires, but for cheep, also later im going to build a skid rail and this will show some of my frame, and that will be where my skid rail comes out of (is skid rail the right term?

for a 3" lift on a 04 4x4 ranger i need

the spacers
bolts
new gas hose (hardware store?)
longer radator hose? (hardware store?)

anything i missed?
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steering shaft extension, ground strap extensions (2?), Radiator lowering blocks unless you remove the shroud or convert to an e-fan.

On the gas hose, the kits have a metal pipe. You cut the hose and slip in the pipe for the extension. 2 clamps along with the pipe. The same needs to be done for the small hose that lets air out while filling up.
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steering shaft extension, ground strap extensions (2?), Radiator lowering blocks unless you remove the shroud or convert to an e-fan.

On the gas hose, the kits have a metal pipe. You cut the hose and slip in the pipe for the extension. 2 clamps along with the pipe. The same needs to be done for the small hose that lets air out while filling up.
how much of that can i get without buying a kit? when its all said and done am i going to wish i paid the extra money?
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the tuff one is the steering shaft extension. I'd try to locate that ahead of time for sure. the rest could be made easy enough.
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F it, with my budget, time and skills, and this being my DD, a 1" lift seems to be more within my range.

and i read ill be able to get 33" without rubbing.

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Old 05-11-2007
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F it, with my budget, time and skills, and this being my DD, a 1" lift seems to be more within my range.

and i read ill be able to get 33" without rubbing.
I seem to happen to have a 3" PA BL kit that came off an automatic 05 FX4 LII sitting in my down stairs closet - 7k miles. I was going to install it, but not doing it now; not since I have the RCD kit. Even have a brand new never used shift extender, as well as gap guards.

just food for thought...

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yea....If I were you, I'd just get a PA kit.
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So there are 12 blockls total. You got to tear up the carpet and all that in the cab? Just wondering the stuff you got to remove. I read that it only takes 3ours to a day to install--so im gonna try it here soon.
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can you really tell a difference, would this help me when i hit bumps, cause when i hit them to hard now my front driver tire scrubs a little
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can you really tell a difference, would this help me when i hit bumps, cause when i hit them to hard now my front driver tire scrubs a little
if your tire barely scrubs now it should cure that problem.
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alright i think i might do that then
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ok, question. I need to do something with my suspension. I either need to do the Exploder spring swap and/or helper springs. I have not ruled out the Firestone air bag with rubber bumpers, or a similiar sytem. I 'm still considering pros and cons. If I go with the airbags, I'll spring for the in cab psi meter and switch for the on board compressor. This way, I can adjust the air bags according to load. I've been told that they will take the sag out of the rear suspension while towing trailers or with a loaded truck bed.
If I go with the helper springs, I will buy the Hellwigs. I've talked to the folks at Hellwig and they were really helpful. I'm also looking at their sway bars.

What year Exploder springs would fit my 2001 Ranger? Oh, I do have the torsion bars in the front to make it match what ever I do to the rear suspension. If I get around a 1" lift, that's fine with me. Much more than that and I'd need a ladder to get in.

Any input welcome
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Old 10-21-2007
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Here's another option for the gap between the tailgate and the bumper, when installing the 1" body lift.....

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Went to work, saw a extra piece of scrap diamond plate aluminum....thick stuff. What's needed is a piece 4" x 52 1/2". I proceeded to prime it, and paint it Rust Oleum Gloss Black, to match my toolbox. Used 1/4"x3/4 Stainless hexhead self drilling screws to attach it to my bed. Then reattached my clearence lights for the "look at me" factor. I think it looks good. And it's not that noticeable standing away from the truck. Meaning it doesn't stick out. What do yall think??

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VERY NICE GAP FIXX!!!!!! dont like the extra lights maybe a ford logo or ford light up. but good handiwork my man
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thanks man. i'm all about that whole "make a little truck look big" thing. lol. Lighted visor is on it's way.
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Can anyone tell me if this 1" lift would work on my '96?
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yes...it should. There may be differences with bolt lengths......but i'm sure that won't be a problem.
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Well i ddi this and i didn't even need to trip my fan it cleared it fine....idk i might end up trimming it a hair or so
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just did this today and it makes the truck look a heck of a lot better
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Im planning to do this soon, and not to beat a horse dead or anything, but do i need to do anything in terms of the steering extension, shifter? .. or is it just simple and straight forward..put the 1" blocks in and away i go?
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There is nothing else you need to do.
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Im planning to do this soon, and not to beat a horse dead or anything, but do i need to do anything in terms of the steering extension, shifter? .. or is it just simple and straight forward..put the 1" blocks in and away i go?

You need nothing else. Just bolts and blocks. But when your are doing the lift, pay attention to anything that might be getting tight; electrical wires, hoses, cables, etc). I had no issues when i did mine.

Shifter.....

You will have to trim the bezel w/ cupholder a little, and probably have to trim the floor bracket as well. Shortly after I did the 1", is when i put my Hurst shifter on. And a hurst and 3" or 1" no triming is required.
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can anyone post a picture of what a steering extension looks like, either if you bought one or if you fabricated one your self?
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