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3" Body Lift - any noticeable effect on driving ability?

Going with a P.A. 3" lift, with Ranchero shocks as well. This is on a 2001 XLT Supercab 4X4 extended cab. I have slightly larger wheels than stock....
What I'm wondering is this - can anybody give me their opinion on how their trucks handled with this kind of body lift (or any body lift)? Especially, how much of a difference was noticed when taking a turn, like typical merging on highways like we have here in Pa.....very curvy onramps....
Just checking for peace of mind...
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As far as I know I havent heard of anyone noticing any change but give it a while and lots of people with body lifts will chime in.
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no change..you need to slow down alil more i mean the body is sittin up 3" higher..but nothin to be worried bout..
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does not change a thing besides heigth
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personally if you get like 33x12.5 tires with the body lift it really doesnt change it much at all. personally i think it rides and drives better but thats me
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when i installed mine..i thought it was a lil bumpy and was rough but i got used to it or it quit cuz i cant tell now
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When I had mine with the 15x10s it handled turns better than stock, now with the 15x8s its not bad but again you lift it for a reason and thats not to race or take corners fast.
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3" BL with 15x10s and 33s i could take corners smoother and faster than stock.
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Are body lifts difficult to install? I am considering this on an 00 ranger 2wd.

I have air tools by the way. Also how long would this take?
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personally if you get like 33x12.5 tires with the body lift it really doesnt change it much at all. personally i think it rides and drives better but thats me
Agree but you will learn to hate anti-sway bars, I have been driving in the city for 3 weeks and I'm ready to twist them lol!! Everything else is good though!!
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