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

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The BFG KM2's aren't bad. I love the Mickey Thompson ones. Super Swampers aren't bad but I need something thats going to be good for a daily driver yet look NASTY!
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Then I would go with KM2's. I hear that people are getting good life out of them. You don't want Super Swampers.
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The MTZs look awesome and they last pretty good. Same with Toyo's. I am totally happy with my KM2s though
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my next tire will be KM2s!!... dont get me wrong i love my nittos but i want a mud terrian next
Only thing is i cant get the same size i have... BFG doesnt make a 295/75/16 for the KM2s so i will have to down size to a 285/75/16

Brenda check out the Pro Comp extreme mud terrians... they are having a sale buy 3 get 1 free!
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my next tire will be KM2s!!... dont get me wrong i love my nittos but i want a mud terrian next
Only thing is i cant get the same size i have... BFG doesnt make a 295/75/16 for the KM2s so i will have to down size to a 285/75/16
Screwwwww that! BL and 35's!
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Brenda check out the Pro Comp extreme mud terrians... they are having a sale buy 3 get 1 free!
Yeah, but how are they for a DD?
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Yeah, but how are they for a DD?
Sullys_ranger runs them on his truck.
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...-new-look.html
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they are a good tire.... i think a 60000 mile warrenty

body on my truck not a good idea... i want to keep my tow hooks, i have custom exhuast, a hitch, and Zachs rock sliders welded to the frame. too much work!
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they are a good tire.... i think a 60000 mile warrenty

body on my truck not a good idea... i want to keep my tow hooks, i have custom exhuast, a hitch, and Zachs rock sliders welded to the frame. too much work!
True. You could just crank your bars and add in a shackle or something to gain the extra height needed to clear 35's easily.
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My vote is on toyo open country m/t's they are a sick looking tire and they'll still be driveable on the street without a bad growl.... I think bf goodrich all terrains would look really nice on there with a body lift though...
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My vote is on toyo open country m/t's they are a sick looking tire and they'll still be driveable on the street without a bad growl.... I think bf goodrich all terrains would look really nice on there with a body lift though...
She doesn't like that BFG AT's. However they would look very nice. And the Toyo's are pretty pricey from what I remember.
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awsome branda, looking forward to seeing it done! my vote is KM2's as well, i LOVE mine. they are quieter and smoother on the road than any other mud tire if experienced. the mickeys are sweet but they wear bad if daily driven on road.
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Toyos are pretty close to the KM2s, if not cheaper. I'll probably go with the Toyo's next just for varieties sake.
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So now here's "new to lifts" questions.... Can I still keep my Waag bar on? It's attached to the frame. What about my tow hooks? And the exhaust and tow package?
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So now here's "new to lifts" questions.... Can I still keep my Waag bar on? It's attached to the frame. What about my tow hooks? And the exhaust and tow package?
Exhaust will have to be raised. Your hitch will have to have a little under 3" cut off of it and be re-welded then bolted back up. And your Waag bar will have to have new mounts welded on to accommodate for the lift.
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Oh boy....more work
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But it's worth it. There's a way to get your hooks back but I'm not sure how thats done.
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About time. Like I told you before when you just wanted to crank the bars I can open my shop on a Sunday for you. And when I did my BL it wasn't that bad and it was on a 15 year old truck so none of the bolts wanted to co-operate.

And get the PA body lift. It comes with bumper brackets and the steering rack extension.
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But it's worth it. There's a way to get your hooks back but I'm not sure how thats done.
id be interested in seeing everyones variation...

ive seen a few with the hooks still intact and just the valence notched out a bit.. do they have to be completely removed or what??
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What ever you do, dont cut your valance. It's nice and shiny LOL
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id be interested in seeing everyones variation...

ive seen a few with the hooks still intact and just the valence notched out a bit.. do they have to be completely removed or what??
Unless you notch out your valance then they have to be taken off. But I think it's just 3-4 bolts and they come off.
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About time. Like I told you before when you just wanted to crank the bars I can open my shop on a Sunday for you. And when I did my BL it wasn't that bad and it was on a 15 year old truck so none of the bolts wanted to co-operate.

And get the PA body lift. It comes with bumper brackets and the steering rack extension.
I'm just wondering how long this is going to take, especially if I have to reroute my exhaust and all.
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You dont have to do it all at once. It doesn't look terrible with everything hanging down like that. Just looks TONS better with everything lifted up.
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I have a set of 32x10.50 swampers I can let you borrow too if you want to see how they feel/look on the road or if you wanted to come to R/C with us you can try them off road too.

Tyler is right, it doesn't have to all be done at once it will just look 100 times better when it is all done.

Although I don't think you will be able to keep the front tow hooks without cutting the valance unless you can find a way to raise them too.
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Thanks Bill. After looking into everything, I might be going with a suspension lift instead. Gonna price some and see what I come up with.
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