Thinking of doing body lift?? - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


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

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 11-21-2006
whiteo5xlt's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: wilmington ma
Posts: 279
Thinking of doing body lift??

I was thinking of putting a body lift in my truck but i want some opions on people who have em. I wanted to know if they creak when you drive around and does the truck feel top heavy and loose?is it worth installing yourself or have someone do it?
thanks everyone
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-21-2006
SteveOh's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Ft. Campbell Kentucky
Posts: 4,585
Quote:
Originally Posted by whiteo5xlt
I was thinking of putting a body lift in my truck but i want some opions on people who have em. I wanted to know if they creak when you drive around and does the truck feel top heavy and loose?is it worth installing yourself or have someone do it?
thanks everyone
anytime u lift a vehicle its going to be top- heavy......no mine dosent creek(shouldnt anyways oon anyones) and its not that hard to to if u have access to air tools a floor jack and a buddy.....
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-21-2006
HighRollerII's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 10,066
do it.its easy great 3" you can get.will look SO much better

just search theres TONS of info on em
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-21-2006
jrpro130's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Florida
Posts: 5,057
It's too easy when you have the right tools.

Use a torch to heat up the cab bolts, they come out like butter. Also use an impact. Don't do any of the stupid stuff the instructions tell you, it's useless, like the filler neck extension was not needed for mine, ground cable extenders, etc.

Just do the bed/cab/bumpers/steering extension...oh and gap guards!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-21-2006
03 TREMORTAMPA's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Tampa,Florida
Posts: 477
It made a HUGE difference on Rickys truck. It looks really good.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-21-2006
quest51210
Unregistered User
 
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally Posted by HighRollerII
great 3" you can get.will look SO much better
thanks, think it will look good with the 7.5 i have already?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-21-2006
jrpro130's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Florida
Posts: 5,057
Quote:
Originally Posted by quest51210
thanks, think it will look good with the 7.5 i have already?
I didn't know you had that much lift!

I missed that





Anyways, it made a huge difference on my truck...huge difference. It's kinda hard to jump up into. And I have MAJOR fender gap, I prolly have 6" between the tires/fenders, maybe a little tiny bit less
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-21-2006
whiteo5xlt's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: wilmington ma
Posts: 279
Thanks i hope it isnt that hard. It cant be as hard as swaping cams in a 4.6.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-21-2006
HighRollerII's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 10,066
lets see here

heres 285s AALs t-bar crank
Name:  Evan_GS.jpg
Views: 3
Size:  49.2 KB

heres 33x12.50s on a 15x10 wheel with 3" body lift

Name:  flex1.jpg
Views: 3
Size:  38.9 KB
Name:  HITCH.jpg
Views: 3
Size:  37.5 KB
Name:  Cobble_Stone_3.jpg
Views: 3
Size:  78.2 KB

with my bumper on

Name:  DSC05550-1.jpg
Views: 4
Size:  78.7 KB
Name:  Shop_us5.jpg
Views: 3
Size:  73.5 KB
Name:  100_1729.jpg
Views: 3
Size:  95.7 KB
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-21-2006
jrpro130's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Florida
Posts: 5,057
It makes a huge difference...heres pics...

stock



3" spindles, shackles, 15x8" rock crawlers with 33x12.5x15" BFG AT KO's



Last weekend up at ryans, on 3" spindles, fulltbar crank, shackes, aal, body lift, 15x10" mickey thompson classic II's on 33x12.5R15 BFG AT KO's



Sittin high for those of you who know how high ryans truck is. I'll get some more pics tommorow for a reference.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 11-21-2006
jrpro130's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Florida
Posts: 5,057
Hey evan, did you mod your hitch?
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 11-21-2006
whiteo5xlt's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: wilmington ma
Posts: 279
looks good im deff going to do it after x-mas. I have the bars cranked 1 1/2 turns back from full crank. I had a 3'' block stacked on a 2'' block welded together. I took them out it was the worst. The pinon angle was off so i put just the 3'' in it only then when i have time do the aal to bring it up a little more. do you know the part # from summit for the aal?

I will post pic of my truck tommorow i only have pics of my mustang thats all Name:  stang.jpg
Views: 4
Size:  26.6 KB
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 11-21-2006
HighRollerII's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 10,066
Quote:
Originally Posted by jrpro130
Hey evan, did you mod your hitch?

indeed..raised it up like 2.75"
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 11-21-2006
jrpro130's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Florida
Posts: 5,057
Quote:
Originally Posted by HighRollerII
indeed..raised it up like 2.75"
nice, i think i'm getting that draw tite one, the hidden one or whatever it is.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 11-21-2006
ranger's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Imperial Beach, CA
Posts: 4,502
[QUOTE=jrpro130]It makes a huge difference...heres pics...

stock



looks so tiny!
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 11-22-2006
quest51210
Unregistered User
 
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally Posted by jrpro130
I missed that
want me to show it to you again?
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 11-22-2006
Rooks's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (7)
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 1,867
Body lifts are easy. I had never done any "real work" on my truck when I went to do my Body Lift. I had a friend of my dad's help me do it. He had access to a Hydralic lift so it made things real easy when we had to get underneath. As for doing the install, it's easy. Just take some bolts up, lift things up and then place blocks in. Hardest part about it was that they sent me 2 right brackets for my front bumper mounts, so the guy helping me just cut the mounted bolts out and MIG'd them in opposite to make a left bracket.

Oh, and I didn't raise the rear bumper. Just didn't feel like it and never got back to it.

I did have to use the filler neck on mine. Pretty sure there was no way that baby was going to reach, but that was still easy. Just cut it, stick pipe in, clamp it down, and bolt it up.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 11-22-2006
jrpro130's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Florida
Posts: 5,057
Quote:
Originally Posted by quest51210
thanks, think it will look good with the 7.5 i have already?
Nm I saw it. That edge with 38's...
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 11-22-2006
99ranger4x4's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 12,198
DONT pay to get in installed. its gonna cost you likw $5-600, at least thats what 4 wheel parts quoted me at haha, it takes about a day if u take ur time, im sure u could get it done in half a day if u wanted...

Name:  truck008.jpg
Views: 3
Size:  87.6 KB
Name:  meanddanielle001111.jpg
Views: 3
Size:  70.7 KB
Name:  meanddanielle004111.jpg
Views: 4
Size:  84.4 KB
Name:  errrr002.jpg
Views: 4
Size:  25.2 KB
Name:  92506006-3.jpg
Views: 3
Size:  98.2 KB
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 11-22-2006
99ranger4x4's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 12,198
just do it, for 3" and $160-180 u cant beat it... the 500 isnt worth it unless u have money to blow, its a fun little job, just make sure u line up the bed and cab b4 u tighten the bolts down.. i didnt and its annoying me bc i notice stuff like that..

good luck man
get us some pics, what size tires r u gonna run?
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 11-22-2006
whiteo5xlt's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: wilmington ma
Posts: 279
here is the before picture when i do it after x-mas then i will show you after
im going to run the tires i have on it 285-75-16 and i think im going to do a add a leaf but does anyone have the part #s thanks
Name:  truck.jpg
Views: 3
Size:  2.1 KB
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 11-22-2006
HighRollerII's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 10,066
lemme get out my microscope so i can see the pic
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 11-23-2006
JoshK's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: CC, Indiana
Posts: 3,832
I have a 3 inch body lift and love it. Cheap lift. I can not even tell it is on there. I have 33's on my stock rims and it handles fine.

Pic
http://www.zabeard.com/gallery/v/Mis...F0753.JPG.html
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 11-25-2006
99ranger4x4's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 12,198
Quote:
Originally Posted by firefighterjosh
I have a 3 inch body lift and love it. Cheap lift. I can not even tell it is on there. I have 33's on my stock rims and it handles fine.

Pic
http://www.zabeard.com/gallery/v/Mis...F0753.JPG.html

i have the 33's well almost 285/75 16 on my stock rims too... good luck, were here if u hit a bump
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 11-25-2006
xp1ik99's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Lexington Park, MD
Posts: 3,230
damn this thread is just full of sexy body lifted rangers.....i want to join....

Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Thinking About Doing It. ZWilson07 Exterior Semi-Tech 15 10-23-2011 08:35 PM
Those of you thinking about doing crank underdrive pulley eddiefromcali 2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech 26 10-22-2009 06:27 PM
Thinking about doing the 99-01 swap wvcat General Ford Ranger Discussion 14 12-31-2007 10:38 AM
thinking about doing exhaust 03DualSport 4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech 8 09-25-2006 03:05 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:45 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.