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Lifting the ranger.

Hey guys, im thinking about lifting my ranger soon to fit bigger tires and to have a better look. I will not be offroading much, but what type of lift should i get, and what tire size? Im not looking for anything to big maybe about 3 inches.
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If you use the search feature, you will be amazed. Most common is a 3inch body lift with 33inch tires
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Ill hear people say they get spindle lifts and shackles and different stuff like that. Is it all really that complicated or could i just get a simple body lift?
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Body lift is easiest. You dont touch the suspension. A spindle or shackle involve the suspension.
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Body lift is easiest. You dont touch the suspension. A spindle or shackle involve the suspension.
Does the frame show much on a 3' body lift? What type of tires would you prefer? Is the body lift durable or bad for the truck ?
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Many have used body lifts for a hundred thousand miles. The frame doesn't look bad. I am putting one on my truck soon. As for the tires, it all depends if you want a wide mud terrain or a mellow all terrain
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Spindles are easier than a body lift IMO. But their only for 2wd.

Rangers frames are tucked up nicely, my bodyifted ranger shows less frame than a stock height S10 at work lol.
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Do you plan on telling us what kind of Ranger you have?
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It's a 99 4x2 with the 4.0.. newb
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Does the frame show much on a 3' body lift? What type of tires would you prefer? Is the body lift durable or bad for the truck ?
Frame will show a little bit, but it's not that bad. Just get it cleaned up and paint it black and it will be less noticeable. Or use some undercoating on it.
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I keep forgetting about that damn corner of info lol
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Haha, no worries, I always forget it's there. I'm used to looking for a signature and have to go back and look sometimes.
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I just ordered 4 inch spindles and 2 inch shackles but I also have cranked keys. I have heard that's easier than body and personally I don't like the body. Besides the frame, I don't like the gap you will have between your tailgate and bumper.
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I just ordered 4 inch spindles and 2 inch shackles but I also have cranked keys. I have heard that's easier than body and personally I don't like the body. Besides the frame, I don't like the gap you will have between your tailgate and bumper.
Body lift comes with brackets to move your bumper up. If you see someone's truck with a gap.. they probably did a redneck/half-assed body lift.. body lift is $200, worth it to buy the whole kit.
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Body lift comes with brackets to move your bumper up. If you see someone's truck with a gap.. they probably did a redneck/half-assed body lift.. body lift is $200, worth it to buy the whole kit.
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31 inch tires are good for normal driving. 33s are a bit much. But you could sqeeze a 31 on stock by just turning up the torsion keys alittle just so they aren't so stuffed. For 31s, just a 2 inch suspension lift or a 2 or 3 inch body lift is all you need. The frame is pretty well tucked, so the body lift wont show too much frame. A set of steps will easy hide the fact that theres a body lift. Right now i have a 3 inch suspension lift on 32s and it looks mean. I go off roading a couple times a month usually. 31x10.50 tires will fit on stock wheels. People will tell you to get 33x12.50, but thats alot of tire to turn. You've kinda moved up to the next level then. You'll need to regear and get a little more power to turn those 33s and just a little more lift. 31s aren't too bad.
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31 inch tires are good for normal driving. 33s are a bit much. But you could sqeeze a 31 on stock by just turning up the torsion keys alittle just so they aren't so stuffed. For 31s, just a 2 inch suspension lift or a 2 or 3 inch body lift is all you need. The frame is pretty well tucked, so the body lift wont show too much frame. A set of steps will easy hide the fact that theres a body lift. Right now i have a 3 inch suspension lift on 32s and it looks mean. I go off roading a couple times a month usually. 31x10.50 tires will fit on stock wheels. People will tell you to get 33x12.50, but thats alot of tire to turn. You've kinda moved up to the next level then. You'll need to regear and get a little more power to turn those 33s and just a little more lift. 31s aren't too bad.
Pretty sure the OP has coils, not a torsion bar suspension. So he can squeeze 31s stock (with some trimming). But he cannot crank the T-bar
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Pretty sure the OP has coils, not a torsion bar suspension. So he can squeeze 31s stock (with some trimming). But he cannot crank the T-bar
Oh yea, didn't think of that. Well, there's lots of lift spindles and coil spacers out there for some lift.
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Revtek Leveling Lift Kit

For my ranger, I bought a Revtek Leveling lift for my 33' inch tires. Lifted my truck 2" higher. Bought it online and had it installed in a nearby shop.
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