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Body Lift owners...Would you do it again?

I'm considering a body lift for my truck, as to avoid the common somewhat increased suspension wear of suspension lifts. I do alot of miles and want maximum durabilty.
Do you like your BL? What kind do you have? What mods were needed to complete it? Pics?
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yup.....never had a problem....love it.....

i have only heard of 1 person ever having a problem with a body lift.....and that was from what i heard, their own fault...

mine is a Performance Accessories....most peoples are PA kits....

the only other things that need to be done besides the kit is wheels/tires....

here is my photobucket page with my truck before body lift..
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after body lift...
http://s11.photobucket.com/albums/a1...20Body%20lift/

keep in mind that i also have a 6" suspension lift...
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yes i like my body lift..
easy to install..easy 3" lift.

PA-Performance ***. is who makes the main kit

like 245 i think is the total cost..took me near 5-6 hours..basic man..the instructions is easy to follow..great kit

just do it..
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im on my second truck now


first one had a body lift and it was easy as hell


this truck, i dont wanna do one, just because theres ALOT more to extend. Now if i had another ranger, id do it again in a heartbeat
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installed over 6 body lifts now never had a probly but 1 had a problem with the pucks but it was ok but that was a 1"... other then that no issues..
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I love it.
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I have a 3" PA. Love it. Gave me the clearance to run 33x12.5" without even touching the torsion bars.

Plus it's just a lot cheaper then a full on suspension lift. I bought it back when I was in school, and money wasn't exactly easy to come by. Very glad I did it. Took me 2 nights of working on it after work to get it finished.

I did extend the fuel filler neck, but many people say you don't need to. Not really sure. Either way that's a pretty simple fix as well as long you make sure to tighten up the clamps.

Think mine cost me like $150.
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Same here, had mine on for a year and never had any trouble. Its much cheaper then a suspension lift and if your not out for ground clearence just to look good its the way to go. I belive there around $200 and by myself I installed it in 11 hours. Only modifications I came to were my FX4 tow hooks, hitch and exhaust. After fixin them its all good.

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Same here, had mine on for a year and never had any trouble. Its much cheaper then a suspension lift and if your not out for ground clearence just to look good its the way to go. I belive there around $200 and by myself I installed it in 11. Only modifications I came to were my FX4 tow hooks, hitch and exhaust. After fixin them its all good.

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p...s/STA70348.jpg

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Fordboy brings up a good point. I did have to make new tow hooks. Just had a buddy fab up some angle iron drilled out so I put a clevis in. And I never modded the rear bumper so I have the big *** gap between the tailgate, and bumper... but it doesn't really bother me. Maybe someday I'll fix it.
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there you go brah
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Mine was a b*tch to install, Broke one of the bolts and had to tap it out, had to cut off the heads off the 2 in front. If I had saved the wheeling through acidic waters until after I did the body lift, I would've been alright. Would I do it again, hell yeah.

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Definately would.
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Cant think of anything negative about mine. Had it for about a year with no problems. Very easy to install.
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No issues w/ mine either as all the above peeps have said. Its a good lift because it's cheap, it doesn't change your suspension, and allows use for bigger tires.
and in the future you can put a suspension lift right on top of it. I got mine proffessionally installed at a truck shop.
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no issues here, would do it again for sure.
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I would do it again. No Doubt.
It's cheap. It's effective. It looks good.
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im gonna do mine in the spring.. is there a how-to yet?
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im gonna do mine in the spring.. is there a how-to yet?
yeah drive it to homosassa,fl.
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yeah drive it to homosassa,fl.
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or indiana!!

i would do it again, i have installed alot of them, defiantly worth it
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im gonna do mine in the spring.. is there a how-to yet?
ya there is a how too its a living how to its called all the mich/indy members...
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I would deff do it again too.

How to: http://www.therangerstation.com/tech..._BodyLift.html

Instructions that come with the kit are pretty strait forward
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what the frost, ok did u guys get relocating bumper brackets in the kit? by the looks of it you guys did, i didnt get ne when i got my bl kit, and its by PA too.....
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early early kits dont come with them i think.
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early early kits dont come with them i think.

how early are u sayin? i got my kit in september..
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