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NONE suspension lift question

This actually is a BL question: Why do a lot of people run a 3in BL with add-a-leafs, and shackles??

Wouldnt that make the rear sit higher, thats why i cranked my bars to leverl her out??

I know for 33's, thats obvious
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Yea.


My truck sat level(front to back) without the bodylift, and just cranked bars and on 32's. So did it when I put the BL on w/ 32's....and with 35's.
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Yeah that has nothing to do with it...

Doesn't change angels of anything... It only lifts the body off the frame.
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oh yea....I'm running an AAL and Shackles in the rear to level the truck out to the superlift! So yea...imo.....stupid to run AAL and shackles together w/ just bodylift and cranked bars. Hello Rat Rod Rake.
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Hello RCD rake.
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Exactly, I tell people that all the time. Your causing the problem for the reason why you cranked the t-bars in the first place.
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Exactly, I tell people that all the time. Your causing the problem for the reason why you cranked the t-bars in the first place.
What are you talking about trent??


Shane, I just mean a regualr 3in BL will clear 33s, so why do people need to run adds and shackles, i dont see why...It seems the azz will be sticking up higher right???
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^^I know...don't make sense to me either. But.....when in rome.
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But.....when in rome.
Go on....



I hate the raked look, especially when the truck is lifted. Level is best, or a slight dog. I just wish there was a non T-Bar option for my truck that didnt cost thousands.
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yay...somebody got it! lol. no clue why i typed that. lol. maybe just another one of my Ron Burgandy moments.
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yay...somebody got it! lol. no clue why i typed that. lol. maybe just another one of my Ron Burgandy moments.
thats what i was about to say....go on...ha ha thats a GREAT movie...
"I dont know how to put this, but im kind of a big deal"!

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I know some people put the aal in the rear after they crank their tbars...this essentially makes the truck ~2" higher "all the way around".

I never had a problem sitting level, I am about 1" higher in the rear, but loaded up I'm 1" lower :( (I don't mind bulldog though, it's nice driving it, tows better)

So if you want level, just BL and crank tbars...if you tow or haul heavy loads...I'd go with an AAL in addition to the tbar crank so that your not sagging like crazy with a load.
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well im going to get a BL sooner lor later....Thats all i want, i dont tow nothing so add-a-leafs are out.....Was just wondering anyways...
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I know some people put the aal in the rear after they crank their tbars...this essentially makes the truck ~2" higher "all the way around".

I never had a problem sitting level, I am about 1" higher in the rear, but loaded up I'm 1" lower :( (I don't mind bulldog though, it's nice driving it, tows better)

So if you want level, just BL and crank tbars...if you tow or haul heavy loads...I'd go with an AAL in addition to the tbar crank so that your not sagging like crazy with a load.
If you tow or haul much I'd think about getting an airbag assist kit if they make one for the ranger.

My dad put one on his silverado, it tows 100% better. Short of hindered acceleration, our 19' deck boat doesnt even feel like it is back there. 24' RV is stable even at 70mph.
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I dun it cuz i like a little rake. A think mine is like 2" higher in the back. The aals help for pulling the trailer when i do. It also add piece of mind when flexing. I really won't have to worry about chunking glass. Helps clear 35's too.
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I dun it cuz i like a little rake. A think mine is like 2" higher in the back. The aals help for pulling the trailer when i do. It also add piece of mind when flexing. I really won't have to worry about chunking glass. Helps clear 35's too.
Yeah but what about the front clearing 35s?? Will a JUST a BL clear 35's w/out looking stupid or crammed??
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haha you wanna see a pic of a raked out ranger this is what mine looked like when i bought it it had an AAl on top of the stock block with Tbars decranked i dunno know what the previous owner was thinking
since then ive maxed out the tbars and removed the stock block and the rear still sits 1in. higher
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my suggestion is dont do any thing to the rear
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^^ your before wheels look wayyy nicer.
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ahh i dont care i didnt like them they were scratched up and no tire shops would mount any thing bigger than a 265 wtf so i had to get wider rims and tires are cheaper for 15 in rims and i was helpin out a fellow ranger forums member RSTANGBOI by selling them to him
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