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

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I hated body lifts at one point, I thought it was the cheap way to go, then I bought my truck and realized umm, I don't have $1300 laying around for a superlift or $2050 laying around for an RCD, so if I want a little extra height a body lift is my only real choice. For the off-roading I do I want every inch I can get.
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Im againsed body lifts right now, just because of the fact that if i put one on, i will lose my Waag Bar... and i really dont wanna do that.

After the RCD goes on, i might add in a BL also, not sure yet, gonna see Jareds in person before i put it on.

i dont have the 2050 laying around either, thats why i got a second job, so i could afford to buy it.
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I don't know about you guys, but I can spot a body lift EVERY time..with or without suspension, and with or without gap guards. It's just a pet peeve of mine I guess...but if you have a 4WD I can understand. However, if you have a 2wd and don't have spindles yet, save up a bit longer FOR SURE.
I'm the exact same way!
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Those rims and tires really complete the look.. nice truck, Mark!
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well lets see, I have had a body lift on mine for some time, no squeaks or anything from mine, i made my own gap gaurds, cost me a total of 5 bucks + my time. its a great lift for the 4x4 guys if you dont have the money for a suspension.

For everyone that HATES them, thats fine, your opinion, I hated them too because before i did mine and i saw a bl on other trucks i hated seeing the frame! but our rangers with a 3 inch bl show less frame than a stock chevy or dodge.

I had gotten TONS of compliments on my body lift, people are like is that stock? nope just a 3 inch body lift, their response was BODY? DAMN that is the nicest body lift i have seen.

Id say go for the body lift, they are cheap, will give your truck the extra clearnce for the bigger tires.

and then maybe someday down the road, you can have enough money for a suspension so everyone stops *****ing about the body lift that hates them here.

you can even keep the bl on like me and run even bigger tires that people with just suspension lifts.

I hate close minded people!

As far as Body lift brands, performance accesories is the only one i know of, it is a very good kit, gives you everything you will need, bumpers, extensions, and of course the body.
For suspension lifts, the 2 major brands that i know of are SuperLift which is a 4 inch lift, and the RCD lift which is a 5 inch lift, but turns it into a coil over spring rather than keeping the stock torsion bars.

Anyways good luck, and CANT NOT wait to see your decision on your lift :)
Nicely Put Jared!!!
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I've been calling around trying to find places to install the B/L. I've only found 2. First one priced me @ 650, Second one was 50 an hour for how ever long it takes. Which can be a scary thought.

Got a few more calls to make today hopefully I can find someone to do it
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ever think about installing it yourself? or maybe have a meet and have some members help?
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Yea I thought about doing it my self, But I don't know if i have the Patience. Raiseing the bed dosn't sound like a problem. It the cab that worries me, Acctually the bending of AC lines and the like. Maybe it's not that bad. .?
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im just not a fan of BLs either...... just dont like emm.

$2050 for my RCD 5" 4x4 Suspension Lift :biggrin
your an 04, the rcd lift wont work
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check out my pics on my site i have a body lift and u can barely tell. it gives u good tire clearence. but ide also say get a supension lift the ride is great.
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Go with a BL, I had one on my 02 and never ever had a problem with it. It looked really good and once you get 33's on it, you can't tell its got a BL anymore. It didn't squeek or anything. I beat the living crap out of my truck, as some people can atest to and they were all amazed at how it held up under lots of abuse.

They are really easy to put, took about 8 hours. The things that were extended were the steering, manual shifter and fuel lines.

I loved mine and would do it again on another vehicle I own.
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RCD will work, just need to buy some 11.25 inch rotors.

Worked just fine on my 03 after i got rid of my 12 inch rotors :(
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RCD will work, just need to buy some 11.25 inch rotors.

Worked just fine on my 03 after i got rid of my 12 inch rotors :(

thats what i had todo as well.. i thought it was something about the hubs
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I've been calling around trying to find places to install the B/L. I've only found 2. First one priced me @ 650, Second one was 50 an hour for how ever long it takes. Which can be a scary thought.

Got a few more calls to make today hopefully I can find someone to do it

Ever try calling your local Ford Dealer?? I had them do my Body Lift, and they were the cheapest out of everyone i called....
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is this between a body lift and no lift??
if so i would do the body lift.

I dont no if i would ever do a body lift on mine just because it un-aligns everything.
I am planing to drop 1,300 on a suspenstion tho.

I would say just save up a little and get the 4inch suspension. It may take a few months to save, but im sure it is well worth it.
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I'll have to give the dealer ship a call... Cheapest I'v found so far is 400 for install and 225 for the kit shiped to my door.

suspenstion... Mmmmm .. Yea but it is Twice the cost just for the kit.

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I'll have to give the dealer ship a call... Cheapest I'v found so far is 400 for install and 225 for the kit shiped to my door.

suspenstion... Mmmmm .. Yea but it is Twice the cost just for the kit.

~Josh
why have them install....i would never let them touch my truck, hell no has but me...

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you can install it ur self, its not that hard, just follow the directions, and watch for fuel lines and brake lines you will be fine. hell id install it for you if u lived in co for ALOT less than that!!

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OK... You convinced me I'm going to try it my self, first. Whats the worst that could happen .

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When you do, have a friend help out, breaker bars do wonders as well, vise-grips as well....

read the directions before you tare into it! make sure you have all the tools needed...
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Breaker Bars.... For what?
How many jacks/jackstands am I going to need?
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lol, once you get to trying to break the body mount bolts loose, youll know. Make sure you hit them a few times in the days before with some PB blaster or something.

I didnt need any jackstands, all i did was loosen one side, unbolt the other completely, then use the jack with a block of wood on it, under the bed, or cab, and lift.
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Old 06-28-2005
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WOO HOO Got my kit this after noon. I read threw the directions, and it dosn't seem all that bad. I have a question though, and this might sound dumb but I'v never done it befor. I have the edge bed caps and ford bed liner, How do I get them out?

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its not that bad, im not sure on the bed rails... but pull up on the middle of the bed linner and walk towards he cab, and it should pop out from under the bed rails and u have acces to the bedbolts.
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there was some pics somewhere of a ranger with a (gasp) body lift on it that thought he could actuley do some real off-roading, well the picture said it all!


anyone remember?
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Probably me, all mine had was a body lift and fiberglass with 35's and i take my **** to tellico...
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