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Icon5 How long does it take to remove a body lift?

I am looking at picking up at '99 ranger supercab flareside and the damn thing has a 4" superlift and 3" body, well i hate body lifts and it makes the truck illegal in the state of WI (law permits 5" lift, not 7" and yes cops up here suck!) So will everything be there or am i gonna need to buy stuff? i have never put on a body lift or anything, so forgive my ignorance. i would imagine i will need all new bolts for the cab, box, etc. thanks for your help
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You'll need new bolts and the rear bumper brackets. Other than that everything else will still be there
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I was reading some of the install sheets and they say to drill out the bushing/threads so i assumed the stock bolts won't work on all of the holes...?
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You only do that on the front 2 that hold the core support down. You can just use a regular nut and bolt for that though so you'll be fine.
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Do the box bolts thread into a clip in the frame just like the f150's?
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Yup, the other 2 sets of cab bolts do as well.
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So if the guy who did the body right, i should just be able to remove the pucks and lower it and tighten all the bolts back up and be done. and the ground straps, the radiator drop downs, removing the gas tank extensions, clipping off some hose pieces to prevent rubbing, bumpers, and i think that's about it...
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How do they know? Do they have a form saying how tall each vehicle on the road is?
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How do they know? Do they have a form saying how tall each vehicle on the road is?
they will measure it and compare you to a stock truck, the ranger i am getting is huge compared to a stocker, not even a question and the rims are too wide, just asking to get nabbed. we got one condemned 2 yrs ago cop said to take it home and park it or take some of the lift off, he goes "i'll be nice this time, next time you will see it on a towtruck"


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stupid *** lift laws.. your actually at 8-10" when you consider tires too.
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5" inches suspension and 4" taller tires, i just wanna keep the superlift and run 33's. them i am legal, i am just leary of lawsuits, i hate people.
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Wow that sucks. They can care less around here. We have lots of diesels running 37"+ tires. The truck will still be bad *** with just the suspension and 33's.
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So if the guy who did the body right, i should just be able to remove the pucks and lower it and tighten all the bolts back up and be done. and the ground straps, the radiator drop downs, removing the gas tank extensions, clipping off some hose pieces to prevent rubbing, bumpers, and i think that's about it...
No, the body lift bolts will be too long. You'll need to get the stock bolts
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Back a 'few' years ago I saw a Pinto parked under the rear end of a lifted F-150. The car was up to the start of the roof. For those of you that are to young to know, a Pinto is a car not a horse. And ATOM there was a cop checking it out, and laughing about it.
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yeah i can see that, just because 1 person is a moron they make stupid laws that punish everyone, IMO if your truck is inspected and roadworthy, you should be able to have 44's on your ranger if you want to. a kid up here got killed in a accident last summer leaving a party, he pulled out in front of a waldoch silverado (for those of you who don't know what a waldoch is--is just a conversion truck) it was rancho lifted on 295's, anyone the kid was intoxicated and the kids parents made a huge deal about how the lifted truck was the reason their son had been killed in the wreck...here's the ironic part---kids mom and dad own a beer distributor and his truck back home was jacked up 9 inches and on 37's---but they wanted to sue the guy who had a legally lifted truck, typical america..blame somone else. maybe he died because he was driving a geo metro for god sakes...anything to save 10 bucks on gas...

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Wow that sucks. They can care less around here. We have lots of diesels running 37"+ tires. The truck will still be bad *** with just the suspension and 33's.
yea the law only talks about trucks less than 8000 GVWR, so diesels i think can be lifted to set amount. yea i think that truck will look badass after some different rims/tires, no body lift and 01-03 edge front swap
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I'm pretty sure the bed spacers Are welded to the frame, so have a grinder ready.
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I'm pretty sure the bed spacers Are welded to the frame, so have a grinder ready.
it looks like they were never put on, i don't see them, they are right above the box on the frame right?
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I HAVE SEEN 8"+ rolling down the road never pulled over then again as long as its not stolen or to loud cops dont care in fl
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See up here there is a state trooper who is just doing regulation violations, no mudflaps, tires sticking out too far, too loud, tint is too dark, blah blah

i am gonna have to take off those rims too, lol, they suck anyways..
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f that move to florida
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no mudflaps really?
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f that move to florida
No snow in florida

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no mudflaps really?
Yeah but usually he will leave ya alone if that's the only strike you got, now if you got 10 or 12 wides without flares, your getting a fix it ticket.
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