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

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wont the hockey pucks break down over time??? i know the actual body lift pucks will last forever
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Nope, they shouldnt. If you factor in the weight, and if they're properly tightened down, and checked every so often, they should be fine. There's no abrasion, and the weight is negligible, (ie. Driver, seats, cab itself etc.. weighs approx 800-1000 lbs? MAX?) I can lift the box myself so there's definitely no issues there..

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I bet those tires look small.
Lol, not really, they look a hell of a lot better than the OEM Wrangler RT/S 235/75/15's lol. Thing is, in Quebec, and most of Canada, it's illegal to have tires clearing the wheel wells. As of now, with the rims and tires, they're flush and fill the wells pretty nice. I'm super happy with the look and i think my lifting days are over for now, it's mainly just to haul my mx trailer around with my bikes.. Plus, it's also my DD; i don't do much off road. Chose the tires for the good 6 feet of snow we get though, so i'm sure i'll be content. AND my girlfriend won't kill me; she already has a tough time getting in it lol. Ill get some pic's.
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I love the BFGs in the snow. Why didn't you just keep it stock height and run 31s? Just out of curiosity, could have saved some cash.

Oh yeah get some pics, I don't think I've seen your truck before.
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good question actually.. I'm really not a big fan of filled wheel wells lol. I know it might sound kind of dumb, but i really like the gap, not to mention any issues with rubbing etc. Plus, my idea was to get as much clearance for snow, snow drifts, snow banks etc. Last year i nailed a few snowbanks good since the plowing around these parts is terrible for the most part. Figured if i could get the valence up a bit it'd save me some repair costs lol. It didn't cost me a whole lot either. Probably ran me around 1100$ with everything. Did the instals myself.. Rims were 300$, selling the old dynamic MT's that came with it, also selling my stock ranger rims/tires.. Body lift was 40$, tbar, well that was free :), and the aal's were 45$.. (ups got me good with shipping though...) Tires ran me the most, 760$.

Looks good for me! Plus no issues with throwing my bike in the bed with height, or carrying my trailer etc.

Lemme know what you think..

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Looks good, not as bad as my 3" and 32s. Good stuff
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Thanks man! Ya i love the look of your truck. Debated finding a black one for the longest time but I got an awesome deal with this one, not to mention no rust, and that's a pretty sweet find up here lol. I thought about 32s... 33s... ugh.. for the longest time i kept bouncing around tire sizes. Problem was, i couldnt find a rim with -12 backspacing to offset 8" width with x11.5 / x12.5 tires. It just wouldnt work. Then i looked at fender flares but it sort of upped my cost for no reason, so i figured i'd stick with the 31's.

It looked dumb before with the 235/75's.. Now THAT was ugly lol.
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It Looks Good
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Marc....you're truck is making me want a 04-05 edge.....





Another thing on bolts...at least 98+......I used the rear cab bolts for the front. I found 120mm work fine for the bed and front core support. 150mm for the front bed bolts. And i'm even thinking 120mm for the rear cab bolts. When i sold like 3 sets of 1" bl bolts, i sent 150's, 120's, 110's, and 100's. i think i sent like 16 bolts total just in case? It's been a while i know that.
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1" BL pic ***** time!!



These are all 1" bodylift + 32x11.50R15 BFG Mud Terrains on 15x8 w/ 4" backspace....

No valence i know.....but i threw that dang thing off soooo many times on the trail being so low. Unlifted bumper, so you can definately tell it's a 1" bl...

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screw it.......here's during lift pics.....



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Nice man! But shorts and snow? loll
People are pretty surprised that there's a noticeable difference in height with just a 1" bl.
Thanks for the pics!

And thanks for the comments on my truck hah :)

In reference to what you said about bolt sizes..
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Another thing on bolts...at least 98+......I used the rear cab bolts for the front. I found 120mm work fine for the bed and front core support. 150mm for the front bed bolts. And i'm even thinking 120mm for the rear cab bolts. When i sold like 3 sets of 1" bl bolts, i sent 150's, 120's, 110's, and 100's. i think i sent like 16 bolts total just in case? It's been a while i know that.
This is where it screwed me up a bit in my build attempt. I bought the bolts gumby mentioned on page 1, however they were all incorrect.
12 in all, and the sizes i mentioned fit perfectly. The rear cab ones are VERY long, the longest ones out of all. The bed, 2 are slightly longer than the rest (the ones closest to the cab). The front rad mounts are shortest etc..
Check out PA ACCESORIES BL kit instructions, subtract 2 inches :)
You'll need 14 bolts if you're doing a kit on an extended bed, however in my case, 2004 edge, 2wd, supercab, std bed, required 12.

I have NO idea what the differences are between model years.. Best to leave it those who've done it, maybe make a sticky with the year followed by the bolt sizes and placement?
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** I bought all my bolts to gumby's lengths and fit perfectly fine on my truck, with the exception of the rear cab bolts being moved to the front cab bolts. **
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I will have pics up soon of my 1 inch body lift. Had a slight setback with one of the front cab bolts twisting off. There really is a noticeable difference with just 1 inch lift. I also did the front bumper mod so it all looks great.
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Looks great, I'm really considering doing this soon! Keep us posted!
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Bump, any updates?
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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?
never had a issue in MA getting stickers for any of my trucks being lifted. most places dont know the lift laws. so lift away.
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So where do we get the kits from nowadays? The ebay store seems to be closed. I see three different bolt references as to what works and what doesn't. Anybody with a 94 2wd do this? Is it all the same regardless of year?
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Hmmm thread is still going all the way from 06? nice.
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So where do we get the kits from nowadays? The ebay store seems to be closed. I see three different bolt references as to what works and what doesn't. Anybody with a 94 2wd do this? Is it all the same regardless of year?
There are NO KITS!! You make it. This thread should have told you that answer.

1" bodylift blocks can be purchased from Performance Accesories(PA). The same people who manufacture the most popular bodylifts used....and the same brand the store linked in this thread that sells the blocks, which the store seems to be under right now. Call up PA...they'll run ya about 1.99 ea.

I sometimes sell bolt and washer kits for folks doing the 1". I include 150mm, 120 or 130mm, and 100mm bolts. You also use stock cab rears for the cab fronts for the lift. I send extras and there's been a guy with a 93-97 that bought bolts from me and they worked.
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its still weird seein your truck befor it grew up
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I need the 1in bl bad.... , Shane i really liked the look of your truck on 1in bl with the 32's, looks good now too.
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Alright bringing this thread back again. I think i might do this. I didnt read anywhere what is the most lift you can get before you need a steering extension.
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just the blocks and bolts is all you need.
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for people looking for the blocks look here.

is it the big block or the mini block?

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