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Hey guys im looking to get some info on building an offroad/trail truck. I have a 2000 ford ranger xlt auto trans 4wd. Im planning a 3" body lift and then a superlift with 33's. I dont plan on doing big trails might want to take it to one of those offroad parks but for around here mabe just some mudding and small trails. I drive the truck mostly weekends the most and i dont want it to be somthing that i cant drive comfortably if i want to run erands with it or somthing like that. My question is what do i need to do to the drivtrain to be able to handle well?
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first if you want 33's stick with either Body lift OR superlift not together like you have stated. you can run 35's with both and will want too because of the massive wheel opening.

if you want it to still be a good DD i would only stick with 33's when you go into the 35 area thats when parts love to wear out and brake faster. these trucks just dont like it.
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well not looking to do any of that so a body lift it is for the time being and if it isnt what im looking for ill do the suspension but back to my orginal question what do i need to do to take it off roading with out having any issues out in harsh terrian? Shift kit ,bigger gears, a locker?
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