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All body lift kits the same?

I'm looking to buy a 3" body lift kit, but I don't' know if I should be looking for a specific kind or anything. Are some better than others or are they all the same?
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Pretty much all the same. Buy a Summit Racing brand and save yourself some $$$
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gotcha, thanks.

So, i can just purchase a kit and take my truck to a place and give them the kit to have it installed?
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More or less. You could do it in your driveway in about a day. Or find some R-F buddies near you and buy a huge case of beer and some pizza and knock it out in a few hours.

And you should probably read this, ALL of this:

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ravaganza.html
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That sounds like a good time


but i'm only 17, and have nearly no tools and experience.
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What year is your truck? A shop is going to charge an arm and a leg to install a body lift....
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I haven't yet bought a truck, but the ones i'm looking at are 2001, 1998, and a 2000.

Any idea about how much they will charge?
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Well most shops charge around $80 an hour and it can take up to 10 hours to install a body lift.
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Beer
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I know some guys who will install one for you
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Beer
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I know some guys who will install one for you
i don't live in Missouri...
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of the 4 that came only 1 lived in Missouri with me the others traveled over 200 miles to come help out.

Im sure there are some members on here that live in Ohio that would help

We used the summit kit on my 05 which was meant for 1998-2000 ranger everything worked out fine except for the rear bumper brackets and fuel filler neck

for like 2.00 dollars at lowes we got a metal pipe with threads on the end to fix the fuel filler.

Then we just drilled new holes for the rear bumper bracket
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will adding a body void a factory warrantie? does anyone know if the make a 2" b/l for a 2006 ext cab?
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Dont know about the warranty I dont think it will and only lift they make now is a 3" lift

U can piece a 1" lift together your self
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I 'll call the dealer & ask them thanks though. I put in aftermarket keys, but took them out today & just tweed the stock ones, but I have 33. 10.50x15 a/ coming in Dont think they fit too well w/ out lift, do you?
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Here is a pic of my '99 with a t-bar crank and 33's.

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That sounds like a good time:

but i'm only 17, and have nearly no tools and experience.

I was 18 had nothing for tools, No help(other than RF) and no exeriance with lifting a truck what so ever... worked on cars but nothing major... I got the PA Kit and did it myself in two days.. Granted I had to buy or borrow some things but if you follow the instructions it will be a breeze
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