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Old 05-22-2010
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lifting my 02 ranger

need some suggestions on the cheapest, easiest way to go. thought about putting a 3in body lift on it and 32s or 33s. but what i dont like is the seperation of the bumper and the body. any suggestions?
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new age body lifts all have bumper brackets to raise them up with the body
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oh thanks well will i have to anything wehn i put the body lift on or what? umm any extensions? and ruff prices?
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Body lift will run you TOPS $200.
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so all ill have to do is put a body lift on and im set? my friends said i had to extend some things like my gas tank and stuff what will i have to do with that?
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theres a peice that extends the fuel neck coming out of your gas tank, also you with get a steering extentsion. none of it is hard to do
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Like Matt said, you'll have to extend the filler neck, there will be a steering extension, and I think there's something else but I'm not sure. Look up the How-To on here for a body lift. Very useful information.
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thanks everyone and like how big of tires would i be able to put on?
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Depends upon what kind of truck you have. You 2wd coil sprung?
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also if you have a 5speed you will have to get the shifter extention-belive its 40 bucks tho
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you will have a radi support extension
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i have a automatic 2wd and like i thought 32s maybe 33s bfgs?
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if anyone could some up what i would need and a ruff price that would be great
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Body lift sux just get a spindle, works great on my 02.
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I would do spindles and Explorer leafs and it should be really close to level. That really is the best way to do it on these (2wd) trucks. That should be sufficient for 32/1150s though you may still have to trim the bumper valence alittle bit depending on what rim you'll be running

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did you have to trim them?
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You could do a combo of both! The explorer leafs and spindles are a good way to go for 2wd, so if i were you, go for that first. But then instead of trimming fenders, you could just do a 1" body lift which wont be overly expensive, wont make your bumpers look overly goofy, and will supply you with a bit more room for tires/rims.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/f102/1...upplies-29269/
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umm how much would leafs and spindles cost
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if i were you do what im doing, do a 2"spacer up front, 1" shackle in the back, and im about to put on a 3"BL on 33/12.50s. with the body lift you will also need to trim the frame horns on the front bumper. summittracing.com has em for 160+ shipping. use the 98-00 onse since theyre about 5 bux cheaper and only difference between the 98-00 and the one for our trucks is a parking brake cable bracket the i hear u dont need.. the shackle and coil spacers ran me 100 shipped and i have no complaints on em. and the BL is 160......thats 260 for a all over 5/4" lift......and they look great.. thats just my $.02.....
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I'm just sayin no BL because I have one and now wish I would have done spindles (Doestch) and leafpacks instead. more expensive but worth it... u get no frame clearance from a BL

I do like that 1" BL idea though

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I would stick with a 3 inch BL because....it's cheaper than spindles. Which will run you $350.
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I'm just sayin no BL because I have one and now wish I would have done spindles (Doestch) and leafpacks instead. more expensive but worth it... u get no frame clearance from a BL

I do like that 1" BL idea though
I think if you go through the labor of a body lift, just go big with the 3".....the 1" doesn't really give you the clearance or the look for the time consumed. The body lift I found was 160 plus shipping.....and the 1" is around the same price...just sayin
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