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Body Lifts

Hey everyone. I'm relatively new to lifts, so I have a few questions. I'd like to put a set of 33x10.5x15 BF Goodrich Mud Terrains on my '06 extended cab ranger sport w/ a 4.0 and manual trans. First of all, just wondering if a 3" body lift would be enough to clear these tires. Second, due to lack of tools/space at my current apartment, I'd probably need someone to do the lift for me. Any idea what a mechanic would charge for something like this? Third, would I need to order anything other than just a standard body lift and manual shift extension? Below is a few links to what I've been looking at so far. Thanks in advance for the help.
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Simple search would solve all your questions.... but...



33x10.50's fit a non-lifted trucks just fine with a small torsion bar crank. Search that tire size and you'll find pic threads. Members that I know for sure have or had 33x10.50's: Sonic04edge, Mikerider. Also search "torsion crank" and you'll find a how-to....it's FREE!!!

Here's pics of Mike-n-Mike's trucks....torsion crank with 33x10.50's on stockish wheels....

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Sonic04edge's truck with a 3" bodylift and the same wheels and tires...
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For reference....here's the normal 3" bodylift setup.....3" BL and 33x12.50's on 15x10's... HozII's old truck...
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BUT...IMO...if you don't wanna spend a grand or more just for a BL since you can't install it yourself, I'd invest money in good tires and new wheels. Here's my truck back in the day....mild torsion crank, 32x11.50's on 15x8" wheels....
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No offense to Sonic Mike's truck, but I think 33x10.50's on a BL looks odd and dorky. I truely believe that your best option is 32x11.50's and wheels. They fit perfectly fine unless you're very hard on the truck off road like I am. Absolutely no rub anywhre but driving it very hard off road. And, I saw my best mileage with the 32's and my stock 4.10's. Typically, a shop would charge about $50 an hour and it's about a 10-12 hour job sometimes. Not everyone can install bodylifts in 4 hours like the Michigan crew can that have probably a dozen lifts under their belts. lol.



Good luck on whatever you choose and don't hesitate to ask questions. Just remember that search button up top is your friend, but we're all here to help. I've been through just about every setup short of torching the front end off, so I know a thing or two. lol.
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Thanks for the info. How do they ride with cranking down the torsion bar? I've got about a half mile dirt driveway to deal with every day.
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I actually enjoyed the ride more after I cranked 'em up. I'm beyond maxed out of worn out bars and the ride is nice a firm...just like a truck should be. But not jarring, back breaking, no-spring feeling. Just nice and firm. It's a truck...it'll never ride like a cadillac. lol.

But if you are worried about ride, tires are the single best thing you can do to a vehicle for ride, traction, and stability. And the KM2 choice you've chosen, is a very good one. I can't wait for my set...after 5 sets of KM's, I'm a firm BFG MT believer....even in the pouring down rain at 75-80 mph. 2nd best thing to handle ride is some good shocks....like Bilstein Heavy Dutys(the yellow and blue ones)
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