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buying a body lift

going to go to summit this week and pick up/order a body lift for the truck. going with teh generic summit brand lift. hoping it comes with bumper brackets. what else do i need? its an auto so no shift extension, fuel tube thingy extension?
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Get on aim and ill talk to you about body lift im too tired to post back and forth i sent you an im
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quote from summit's description of the kit....

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5 - It may be necessary to drill front two body bushing sleeves out to 1/2 in. for new bolt clearance.
6 - Front and rear bumper brackets are included in this kit.
7 - Modifications to the front frame horns are required to raise the front bumper, using the bumper brackets included.
15 - Steering extension included.
20 - Manual transmission models require part PRA-3700 shift extension (Mazda transmission only).
21 - Rear bumper brackets are to enhance appearance; bumper cannot be used for towing.
24 - Gap Guards available and sold separately for this application.
link to kit: http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

Says 98+, so it'll work on ALL 98+ trucks. There may be issues with your fuel filler extentions, like the breather on 05 and older trucks is like 5/16....but on Marie's 08, the breather/vent tube was 1/4"....keep that in mind...you may need to make a run to home depot. IF you even need to extend it. some trucks theres enough slack...others dont have enough and require the extention.


OH...and why not....SUMMIT's instructions...which by the way...are EXACTLY like the PA instructions minus the pictures. Parts list is the same too. Now i'm thinkin' i shouldve just bought the Summit kit! lol....
http://static.summitracing.com/globa...00%282%291.pdf

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hey fx4wannabe get on aim i have a question for ya
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okay one more question, about my front tow hooks, not sure what to do.

i;ve seen people cut the bumper in the center i think..

any pics of this? or a better way of retaining the two hooks.
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you'd have to either trim a little of the valence...or ditch them all together. or...be cool and install a front hitch like me. or figure out that welding job those boys up in michigan did to their hooks on their bodylifted trucks. lol.
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looks like i'll be cutting the valance, i can't live without my tow hooks lol

eventually, when i get my custom front bumper made, it will have hooks and a front hitch for sure. and a spot for a winch lol
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you'll need bigger tires for starters.... lol
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yep, got some lined up, just getting all the parts together now, then have someone that will help me install it
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sweet, looks like your going to town on this truck lately!
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its amazing what happens when you actually have a job lol
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what else am i need to going to watch out for when doing this?

what about the fan shroud and stuff?

the guy helping me has done rangers before, so im sure he knows about all the stuff, i just want to make sure.
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Everything is in the directions.
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well just got back from summit. they had it in stock, got the summit brand kit for 110 bucks.

now i just need some 33's and im set.
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You can download the PA instructions.... PM 04blackedge.
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well i think i found some tires

pro comp x-terrains...
gonna get the rims and all, because ive heard its hard to find a 33" tire for a 16" rim.



these are them. the guy is asking 350, but im sure i can talk him down.
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Make sure the radiator/shroud/fan is out of the mounts before you start jacking. I had to pull all my blocks and move it out because I failed to check as I was jacking. Pain in the butt.
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going to go to summit this week and pick up/order a body lift for the truck. going with teh generic summit brand lift. hoping it comes with bumper brackets. what else do i need? its an auto so no shift extension, fuel tube thingy extension?
Make sure you undo the clip that holds the shifter link cable. It easier to get to from under the truck on the drivers side towards the bottom of the firewall! You can remount it later the clip should slide on the cable. And on the transfer case connector dont unplug it just pop the trees out the brackets and let it hang but go back and reconnect if you can.
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As far as gap guards its alot cheaper just to make your own.
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ok sweet.

just a question, is it possible to fit 35's on a 3" body lift?
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^^^^yes.
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how bad do they rub?
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how bad do they rub?
From what i hear not too bad may need a lil trimmin and t-bar crank.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=20047
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From what i hear not too bad may need a lil trimmin and t-bar crank.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=20047
I had to trim for my 33s after the t-bar crank and the BL
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