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3" BL or suspension lift?

I just bought an 07 ranger 4x4 and im looking to get it lifted but im on a tight budget. I know a 3" bl will run me $200 and around $500 to get it installed, while a suspension lift will run me im guessing around $2000 instaled. So im leaning towards the BL but if I do this dont I have to buy or fabricate a new front and rear bumper? If i would have to get new bumpers im starting to lean towards a suspension lift as the truck would look cleaner and would prob cost about the same im guessing.
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No the body lift comes with brackets for the bumpers. All you have to do is unbolt the old brackets and bolt on the new brackets simple as that.

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Plus with only a little bit of knowledge and if you have the tools you can install the body lift yourself pretty easily. Or if you have any smart friends, it's pretty damn easy.
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excelent thanks for the quick replys il def be goin with the BL since it will only cost me 200ish. Il have before and after pics to show when im done in a few months with the lift
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Body lift is definitely cheaper.
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I always recommend BL for 4x4s and Edges because of cost and since you already of plenty of suspension clearance.

If your were 2WD I would say suspension since it costs about the same as BL and it improves the suspension clearance so much. It ridiculous how low some of the stuff on the coil sprungs are. My power steering cooler is like 12 inches off the ground. Right front and center. I am just waiting for it to get smashed.
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$500 is what shops charge for installing a BL? dang... i wish i knew someone that wasnt smart enough to intsall one and make some quick cash
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A body lift is a whole lot simpler than a suspension lift and it is also way cheaper. You can install a body lift in a total of about 8 hours if you have the right tools about 6. I installed a 9 inch suspension lift on my 96 powerstroke and it took a total of 18 hours over a period of a weekend
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