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Old 01-18-2007
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Body Lift or Suspension Lift

Looking to lift my 94 ranger and don't know exactly what i should do, i'm looking to get decent hieght for 32's and thats why i want a 4inch suspension, but would a 3inch body be good enough....?
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if it is simply a question of which one to choose - GO SUSPENSION!!!
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i would say suspension aswell..u can stuff 32's under some 2inch coil spacers..i got some coil spacers if u want to buy them off me....yes anythinf past 2inch lift i think you can stuff the 32's in it...but i would go with the 4-5 inch suspension lift
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Going off the picture in your profile, you have 4x4. If that's the case a 3" Body Lift can fit 33x12.5". That's what I'm doing right now, without touching the t-bars (don't believe 94's had t-bars, but I've been wrong before).

Anyway, with a 4" inch suspension you could fit 32"s real easy, but I don't see them as really a choice to be compared? Suspension is way better but probably 10x as expensive.

I got my PA Body Lift for about $150, took about 5 hours to put on (first thing I've ever really done to a truck, could probably do it faster now), and it works great for me. If you have the $1000-$1500 for a good suspension lift go for it! But I couldn't afford that when I got the 33"s so I stuck with a nice simply body lift.
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um i have 2" larger coil spacers and been running 32's for like what 3 or so years now...
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32 are a nice size on my 92 the only way 32's would fit is if i had pulled bedsides and flares up front with the6" lift lol..


get the coil spacers i dont think you will regret it. and zack truck is lookin good as always. i love your avitar
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32 are a nice size on my 92 the only way 32's would fit is if i had pulled bedsides and flares up front with the6" lift lol..


get the coil spacers i dont think you will regret it. and zack truck is lookin good as always. i love your avitar
wish it looked like that right now...stupid people hitting me
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I used to have the same question, if you wheel then suspension lift all the way, otherwise...

3" body lift 95 bucks
4" suspension ~$500
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If it were my choice I'd have to ask myself what type of driving I do most, if your going to stay mostly on the road, go with the body lift, but if you do more offroad driving and need the added travel, then go with the suspension lift. Going with a body lift will not change the ride quality of the truck as much. With a '94, you have to contend with the traction beam set up up front and I simply never liked the suspension lift kits for those. If I was real serious about offroading I would look into a solid axle coversion, but that's a big jump cost wise.
With a body lift your only real concern areas are making sure the steering shaft is long enough, posibly a longer throttel cable, and lowering the radiator and fan shroud for proper cooling. Most kits come with bumper brackets so thats no big deal either. Each truck is different, but most are no big deal when it comes to a body lift.
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