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I'm gonna buy a 3'' body lift...QUESTION**

I drive my truck on the beach and dont do any serious offroadin but still occasionally go.....I'm about to buy a 3''body lift and want to know....any querks? and how big of a tire can i fit on my ranger with the 3'' lift..anybody know?

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it has nothing to do with the suspension componets hence the name body lift
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a body lift is just that. its lifts the body off of the frame 3". it doesnt touch the suspension at all. with a 4x4 98-00 i think the trend is 33x 12.5. i have never done one on a ranger, but follow the instructions.. and im hearing things on here about heating the bed bolts?? in order to get them out easier. somebody correct if i am wrong
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A body lift HAS NOTHING TO DO with the suspension. It merely places a block between the cab/bed and the frame, thus creating "lift".
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Redneck u just got owned haha
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we all need to encourage some one to use the search button (hint hint the redneck)
you can search anything on here and find the answer and if you cant thats when you start up the forum asking about your body lift so to be so hard on the new b sometimes i feel bad but god damn
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check tha sig yo.....just check the sig.




I do help out....but always encourage new folks to use that little button on the top right on the page...
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i couldnt have said it any better
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dude screw the body lift and get a suspension lift it is so much better. body lift do not lok nearly as good or do not perform like a suspension lift does. i have a fabtech lift i just got for my truck and it is bad(in a good way) may cost a little more but not much in the end, and it is well worth the money
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dude screw the body lift and get a suspension lift it is so much better. body lift do not lok nearly as good or do not perform like a suspension lift does. i have a fabtech lift i just got for my truck and it is bad(in a good way) may cost a little more but not much in the end, and it is well worth the money
If done right body lifts look the exact same
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I love my body lift, and with my gap guards and custom hitch, it looks almost like a suspension lift. My body lift was like $170, a suspension is like $1500; there's a HUGE difference, like the difference between a lifted Ranger and a stock Ranger. That, and I know eventually I will also get a suspension lift. I hated body lifts until I did some research, as it turns out, it's a really good way to start.
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dude screw the body lift and get a suspension lift it is so much better. body lift do not lok nearly as good or do not perform like a suspension lift does. i have a fabtech lift i just got for my truck and it is bad(in a good way) may cost a little more but not much in the end, and it is well worth the money
Obviously you don't have a 4x4....because Suspension lifting a 98+ 4x4 is approx 6-7 times more expensive.
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no ....i do have a 4x4 98 ranger
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Make a sig. it will help bunches in the future.
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i got this...

SIG= Signature............ see all the things pple have written under their comments....

sig nature.... mine says to wash or not to wash.... tht is the question of life.... others say what they have done to thier truck...
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Obviously you don't have a 4x4....because Suspension lifting a 98+ 4x4 is approx 6-7 times more expensive.
Plus the torsion bars still hang low anyways on some suspension lifts!! What is the point of a Suspension Lift if not all the parts will be raised! I say go with the body lift! Your truck can handle the beach even at stock height! Doesn't sound like you are going to be going over canyons anytime soon anyways! Just makes sense.
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i didnt read anywhere, where the redneck talked about suispension.....I think he meant will the body lift handle stuff, or could the blocks break uner flexing and such,, I KNOW IT WON'T, im just saying for his part!
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why buy a superlift for all that money when you can get a bl and put the same size tires.. a bl with 33's and a super lift with 33's will give you th same clearence. the cross member still hangs low on a superlift.. tires is whats going to get your **** off the ground. im putting on a bl then in the future ill put on a RCD lift and do some 35's.. superlift is a waste..
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