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Homemade lifts

i got an older ranger with coils in the front, so is their anyway i can lift it with out payin for a whole kit? Sumthin like the equivilant to crankin T-bars on the new models?
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Get a helper Spring and get some hockey pucks and do a body lift....that would work

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get some hockey pucks and do a body lift....
if you are giving advice like that, you need to get lost......using hockey pucks as body lifts is HIGHLY dangerous....DO NOT USE HOCKEY PUCKS AS BODY LIFT BLOCKS!


now to answer the original post:
You can get F-150 coils and put in....it will give you about 2" of lift.....
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if you are giving advice like that, you need to get lost......using hockey pucks as body lifts is HIGHLY dangerous....DO NOT USE HOCKEY PUCKS AS BODY LIFT BLOCKS!


now to answer the original post:
You can get F-150 coils and put in....it will give you about 2" of lift.....

I never really ment it to say to do it...everyone knows not to use Hockey bucks the only one that would do that. Would be my one buddy with his 01 Ranger. and Hes an Idiot. I ment more so a lifting Block. for the rear. I didn't mean to use Hockey pucks....he ask what was cheap and thats cheap.
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lol theres one around town that has hockey pucks under it....
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For CHEAP lift in the front, you can order some large washers and stack and weld them together for the amount of lift desired(preferably 1.5"). There is an article about this at therangerstation.com in the tech section.

EDIT: here is the link: http://therangerstation.com/tech_lib...oilSpacers.htm
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remember with the TTB or TIB suspensions, any lift over 2" will require new drop brackets for the suspension or you will not be able to align the front..
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If you want to lift the whole truck and not just the front body lifts are cheap as well.....and a big + for body lifts is that you wont have to pay for and worry with realigning the front because a coil spacer of anysize requires the truck to be realigned. If you take the truck to a good shop and get it aligned you have already spent over 1/2 the price of a bodylift for your truck..just an idea
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why can't you use hockey pucks? i'd rather use those then the welded washers idea.

the guy said cheap. you can't get cheaper then $20-$30 in nuts, longer bolts some washers and hockey pucks.
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Get a helper Spring and get some hockey pucks and do a body lift....that would work
Haha...my dads friend did that to his old chevy.
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if you are giving advice like that, you need to get lost......using hockey pucks as body lifts is HIGHLY dangerous....DO NOT USE HOCKEY PUCKS AS BODY LIFT BLOCKS!


now to answer the original post:
You can get F-150 coils and put in....it will give you about 2" of lift.....

dude seriously you need to chill out and stop treating folks like idiots... even if they have bad ideas
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hockey pucks as body lifts is DANGEROUS......not only does it put the put himself in danger, but the others on the road around him...

i still say that if you recommend using hockey pucks as body lift blocksis the type of information you will give on here, then i would recommend you leaving........that is not quality information, nor is it safe....
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hockey pucks are fun. they can stand the weight seen them myself.

but im not reccomending. hehehehe
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agree with you dont tell people dangerous **** thats just stupid
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hockey pucks as body lifts is DANGEROUS......not only does it put the put himself in danger, but the others on the road around him...
explain how it's dangerous, don't just say it's dangerous.
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hockey pucks as body lifts is DANGEROUS......not only does it put the put himself in danger, but the others on the road around him...

i still say that if you recommend using hockey pucks as body lift blocksis the type of information you will give on here, then i would recommend you leaving........that is not quality information, nor is it safe....

He ask for something cheap...thats as cheap as it gets.....i'm not sating you do it but thats as cheap as ya get....all he has to do is get a helper spring and a block and hes fine. I never SAID DO IT. I'd never even do it. but my friend is goin to on his ranger....cause its cheap so is and hey if u want you can use hockey pucks.

What in your mind is cheap cause when i hear the word CHEAP i think 50 dollar lift. and thats basically what i said he could do. I've seen dumb people do it before. And when u tell them its not a smart thing to do they get pissed off.
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explain how it's dangerous, don't just say it's dangerous.
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hockey pucks are fun. they can stand the weight seen them myself.

but im not reccomending. hehehehe
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dude seriously you need to chill out and stop treating folks like idiots... even if they have bad ideas
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remember with the TTB or TIB suspensions, any lift over 2" will require new drop brackets for the suspension or you will not be able to align the front..
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^^^ for shizzle
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again, please explain why, don't just say it is cuz it is...

think about a body lift. you're lifting the body right? what are body lifts made out of? polyurathane, rubber, reinforced nylon?

a hockey puck is cylindrical and made of similar material as some lifts out there.

when i had my bronco there was a homemade body lift on it. it was square tubing that was a 1/4 inch thick. one hockey puck would have been safer then the three inch 1/4 thick tubing. when a bridge or building gets buit they use triangles. so it won't collapse sideways. something could have happened when i drove that bronc that could make that lift collapse, i could have been injured. i wasn't, but the risk was there.

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Yea....I hate BLs so dont worrie about me tryin that hocky puck idea,but that does sound like somethin i would try lol. I might do that F-150 coil spring idea and just block the back. but aint 150 coils bigger around the ranger coils?
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from wicpedia:

A body lift is a common and cheap method to run larger tires on a vehicle. It involves installing a puck where the body mounts to the frame in order to increase the clearance between tires and the body. This is often used to allow the placement of a larger motor for an engine swap. It is considered by many to be inferior to a well built suspension lift. The downfall to installing pucks for spacing is that over time the rubber in the puck tends to deteriorate. This causes the body to sag, and will eventually become unsafe. While the controversy continues about body lifts verses suspension lifts, a properly installed aftermarket body lift kit can give the desired effect just as safely as a suspension lift.

yes i read about the deterioration and body sag resulting in an unsafe situation. however, if a owner was to keep an eye on the condition of the pucks, there shouldn't be a problem.
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obviously you don't get it, hockey pucks are NOT designed to handle the weight of the body......and since there is no way to keep them from shifting......

Quoting Wakipedia isn't the best thing since anyone can change it
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I know people who run the hockey pucks with no problems. Even one guy in the UP who BEATS his BII R to death has a hockey puck lift with no ill effects. I would not have a problem running it, but I don't endorse it, expecially as cheap as BLs are for early rangers. Also a PA BL has the extended grounds, fuel filler neck, and steering extension. Its so much easier and I wouldn't know how to do a steering extension w/o buying one. If you want to run to the hardware store lots of times for longer bolts, grounds, and the fuel filler, by all means hockey puck it up.

EDIT:What do you mean theres no way to keep them from shifting? The bolt going throught them keeps them from shifting,
But I would much more recommend f150 coils (pre 97), washers, beltech shackles, and explorer leaves.

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dude seriously you need to chill out and stop treating folks like idiots... even if they have bad ideas
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yea i dont see it as a bad thing if you were to put hockey pucks in making it a home made lift aslong as you keep a eye on what the condition of them are i dont see how it would be any different then buying a body lift i would think that hockey pucks have the strength to support a body just my opinion
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