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Old 05-02-2008
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any suggestions..i desperately wanna put a lift on it and how much of a lift should i put..for the best gas, money, and looks. also tires?

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is your ranger 4wd or 2wd and 2.5 or 3.0 or 4.0
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Lifting = None of those things.

You'll get worse mileage when you put on bigger tires because they look better and any lift and new tires will cost you money.

If you want the cheapest way to lift, 3" Body lift and you can fit 33" tires (assuming your starting with a 4x4). But your going to get worse mileage.

If you want off-road performance, a suspension lift of 4" would probably be your best bet, but you will be spending double what a Body lift would cost.

My opinion? If your worried about money already, stay away from modding your truck. Not trying to be a dick, just stating what I think.

Also, my avatar is a 3" Body lift on a 99 with 33x12.5 tires for reference.
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wow, you sound really desperate about this

but I agree with everything SniperX said...it will look better, but it's going to cost money to put on, going to cost more money in gas, and cost more for tires
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it's a 4x4 3 liter..and i am desperate..cuz im 16 and stoked about gettin a lifted truck =]
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kinda like he said....if your gonna be worried about money and tryin to save gas with a lift dont even get a lift.
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it's a 4x4 3 liter..and i am desperate..cuz im 16 and stoked about gettin a lifted truck =]
A body lift will be much cheaper than lifting a 4wd. A BL is about $200 and then throw some 33's on there, but you mileage will suck.
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Old 05-04-2008
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Lifting = None of those things.

You'll get worse mileage when you put on bigger tires because they look better and any lift and new tires will cost you money.

If you want the cheapest way to lift, 3" Body lift and you can fit 33" tires (assuming your starting with a 4x4). But your going to get worse mileage.

If you want off-road performance, a suspension lift of 4" would probably be your best bet, but you will be spending double what a Body lift would cost.

My opinion? If your worried about money already, stay away from modding your truck. Not trying to be a dick, just stating what I think.

Also, my avatar is a 3" Body lift on a 99 with 33x12.5 tires for reference.
seriously? only double? where can i get this?
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i lifted my 4x4 with a 3in bl and it was pretty cheap becasue i did the work myself the only thing that cost alot was the tires and i havent really seen that much more money goin in my truck for gas

so if you want cheap lift go with a 3in bl
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if you want a lift and are looking for the least expensive way, i would go with the body lift.

If you want to do it right, want better performance offroad, and plan on keeping the truck for awhile, than i would say go for a suspension lift.

Superlift makes a nice setup. as for the gas mileage........ anytime you put bigger tires on a truck, your going to get worse mileage.

Bigger tires = more drag.

solution.... re-gear. it will help a little and help gain back the power lost from the bigger tires but you will not see any better gas mileage from bigger tires sand a lift
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eh hem.......I drive all highway....and am seeing good improvements in mileage from my old 32s, to my new 35's.....
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