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by how much? it couldnt be THAT much
the difference would be the difference between the two lifts. aka....1-2" (3" bl vs 4" SL). We all know SL can be cranked higher than 4" lift. Damn near 5" can be had out of it.
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ya but u can also crank 2+ inches out of ur torsion bars with a BL so...i would think that in the end a SL'd truck might sit about 1 inch higher than a BL'd truck....
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When Casey's truck was just BL'd there were a couple of hills his truck wouldn't make it up that mine did no problem. Without the suspension lift he just didn't quite have the height and bottomed out.
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Does he even need any lift to clear 31s? His stockers(265/75/16) should be around 301/2 inches tall anyway! And since the OP is running a really new 2wd, rock/log/mudhole clearance probably isn't much of an issue for him but Camodowns pics pretty much say it all!
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When Casey's truck was just BL'd there were a couple of hills his truck wouldn't make it up that mine did no problem. Without the suspension lift he just didn't quite have the height and bottomed out.
yeah yeah, and it happened many other times in other places haha

but since we have this on video haha

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^^^^^thats steep as hell...im pretty sure that even with a SL u couldnt make it up that.....this is the only hill i got stuck really bad on...after trying to do it with more "momentum"...lol i had to get pushed off by my buddy in his truck cause i was so stuck...lol

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^^^^^thats steep as hell...im pretty sure that even with a SL u couldnt make it up that.....

Razorsedge made it with his RCD, those few more inches is all you need
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only advantage HAHAHA ever try and change o2 sensors on a ranger without a body lift AHAHAHA... plus more clearness in the engine bay. personally i would lift it just for working on everything
It's not hard at all, you can get to one of them with just a normal wrench without even getting dirty too. The other one is easy as long as you have the special socket tool thing.
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Razorsedge made it with his RCD, those few more inches is all you need
Indeed. Same hill, different truck.

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^ i bet the shorter wheel base has something to do with it too.
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maybe helped in that case but that is the only video evidence available haha

same thing has happened with extended cabs
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Either way I wouldn't have been able to make it without the suspension lift.
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^true. unless he went baja style and jumped that hill! lol
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well I am not going to be off roading all the time this truck is mainly my daily driver. I just wanted to beef it up a bit. I think I am going to settle for a 2-3 inch body lift and a 255/75 r 15 wrangler goodyear tires. What do you guys think of that???
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do you have to do a lot of extending of lines in order for a body lift? Like to get one though.
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well I am not going to be off roading all the time this truck is mainly my daily driver. I just wanted to beef it up a bit. I think I am going to settle for a 2-3 inch body lift and a 255/75 r 15 wrangler goodyear tires. What do you guys think of that???
Sounds about normal for a coil sprung 98+ 2wd. Turbo is a member who has a similarly setup truck. Check out his profile for pics.

A BL is a perfect choice for a DD. Does exactly what you want: clearence for larger tires.

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do you have to do a lot of extending of lines in order for a body lift? Like to get one though.
no. Everything needed is included in the kit and all bases are covered. Please check out the bodylift section of the site. The sticky's at the top of the page are full of info.
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