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The only "true" style of more clearance over the axel.. is a custom independant suspension system, and you wont be able to go SAS on the front.. and the rear takes a whoel lotta special loving as well to make it just right..

The onl yreal way to get good clearance.. is to frame the body different, and the only way to do that, is if your excellent at fab work, and have a decent amount of money to put into it.
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ok screw it. im goin with a 3" body lift. and 32x11.5 BFG's.
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lets not forget... with a BL, yer engine's gonna sit 3 inches lower... pita if you ask me...
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Why 32s will fit a stock 4x4 , u wouldnt need a lift . Heres something else that nobody has metioned as your getting alot of confusing info . There are only tow Suspension lifts made for the Ranger one from Superlift and the other from RCD both are ungodly overpriced .

My advice crank your Tbars and call it done dont even run the body lift .
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yea i kno susp lifts are way too expensive. and i havent looked into crankin up the torsion bars...
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Well you really wouldnt need to crank them , If it was me I would crank them 1 inch for good mesure for 2 reasons 1 when you bottom out it will give you a lil extra room for the tire to stuff up and in . 2nd when you crank the Tbars it makse the suspension a lil bit stiffer wich I like but 1inch wont make it so stiff that its uncomfy .

Crankin the tbars is easy and cheap all you need is a socket set floor jack and mesuring tape . Instructions are in the HOW TO section .
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yea i'll check it out.
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cranking the t-bars will not allow the tire to stuff up more, the bump stop is in the same place. all your doing is changeing the ride hiegth by changing the pivot point of the spring. And the only thing that really trully gives your more ground clearance is a taller tire, ya a suspension lift will allow you to not high center cause the frame is higher but the axle is still basically in the same spot. whichever you choose do the limited slip and gears, its the biggest improvment in traction and offroading you will get.

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depends on how much money you wanna spend

my truck is way cheaper to lift but why I did a body lift...

3" body lift $99

4" suspension ~$500
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Bad choice of terms on my part , should have said it give you more clearence to put on the 32s does that suffice .
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hi, im kinda new here, just got an 08 sport 4x4 4.0 auto, and i put 32x10.5 (265/75/16) mud tires on mine, cranked the tbars 1 1/4", and im feeling pretty good about it, havent had any issues with my, uhhh, "urban assaults" shall we say? i think it looks pretty good to, and all it needed was an alignment to make it just right. ill open a photo account so i can post a pic , gimme a few...
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hope they help, Brett
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dang your truck is clean man, looks great.
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thanks! after I got my tires I found out they make 32/11.50/15's! I definately would have spent the 600 extra for some 15x8 classic locks! way beefier looking IMO!
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