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Old 10-07-2008
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1inch body lift on my 06 Level2

Well I was thinkin about doing a 1inch body lift to my 06 just soo my mother can still use the truck (shes 5,1) and Mass lift laws suck.. I was just wondering if I still have to get a steering shaft extention and somehow remount the cooling fan housing.. I did a search and found nothing much.. I have noticed a few with a 1inch bl in there sigs soo it has been done.. and also do u need longer body bolts and what did u use for the spacers? hockey pucs ? lol
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what will one inch do?
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its just for a lil more.. haha i know i just wanna do something to the truck lol and i dont wanna have to buy bigger tires lol i hate too much wheel gap.. I just feel it need another inch and it will be good
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what are the "Mass lift laws"?
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I really don't see the point in all that work for just one inch.
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Why not just crank the t-bars, it would take about 10 minutes instead of 10 hours, it would probably look better. and it's free.
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Why not get 33x10.5 tires.
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crank them bars, that will get the job done. maybe higher rear blocks?
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With a 1" bodylift you will not need to extend the steering or do anything with you fan shroud.

read this it will answer all of your question.
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=29269
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Old 10-08-2008
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First of all mass laws state only 2 inches for a ranger..
i have cranked tbars and daystar shackles in the rear on 32 inch tires.. soo im already 1-2inches lifted. I dont wanan throw a 3inch body lift on it and deal with a rejection sticker on my 25,000 truck... so i just want a lil more..
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With a 1" bodylift you will not need to extend the steering or do anything with you fan shroud.

read this it will answer all of your question.
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=29269
Thanks... I might tackle this soon...
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Hell I'd move then. Thats just gay. Two inches...wtf?

Like everyone else don't waste time, or money with a 1 inch kit, get the 3 inch kit and call it a day.
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what are the "Mass lift laws"?
Massachusetts Lift Laws.
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I don't know what everyone has against a 1" bodylift. I for one do not really care for the look of a 3" bodylift and the 1" allowed me to run 35's with the superlift. Also you do not have to deal with all of the other things that come with the 3" like raising bumper, fan shroud etc.
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540 CMR: REGISTRY OF MOTOR VEHICLES
540 CMR 6.00: ALTERATION OF MOTOR VEHICLE HEIGHT

Section

6.01: Purpose
6.02: Scope and Applicability
6.03: Definitions
6.04: General Requirements
6.05: Maximum Combined Mechanical and Tire Lift
6.06: Violations

6.01: Purpose

(1) The purpose of 540 CMR 6.00 is to provide rules and regulations for altering the height of four wheel drive motor vehicles by elevating or lowering the chassis or body more than two inches above or below the original manufacturer's height.

6.02: Scope and Applicability

(1) 540 CMR 6.00 is adopted by the Registrar of Motor Vehicles under the authority of M.G.L. c.90 s. 31 and pursuant to the provisions of M.G.L. c.90, s 7P to regulate alterations to the height of four wheel drive vehicles with an original manufacturer's gross vehicle weight rating of not over 10,000 operated on any way as defined in M.G.L. c. 90, s. 1.

6.03: Definitions

Four Wheel Drive Motor Vehicles: Any vehicle that is capable of providing torque to all four wheels.

Mechanical Lift: Modification to the chassis, suspension or body by any means exclusive of tires, rims, and load, affecting the height of four wheel drive motor vehicles.

Original Equipment: Any items of motor vehicle equipment, including tires, which are installed in or on a motor vehicle, or available by option for the particular vehicle from the original manufacturer at the time of its delivery to the first purchaser.

Original Manufacturer: Any person engaged in the manufacture or assembly of motor vehicles for delivery to the first purchaser.

Original Manufacturer's Height: The highest distance inclusive of the largest tires and highest suspension available as standard or optional equipment for the particular vehicle from the original manufacturer. The distance shall be measured between the lowest edge of the center line of the operator's door, or to the lowest point where the door would meet the body on vehicles without doors, or to the lowest point on the floor panel directly below the operator's position on vehicles designed without doors, and the level surface on which the unladen vehicle rests, as determined by the Registrar.

Reconstructed Motor Vehicle: Any four wheel drive motor vehicle constructed or ass3embled principally with used parts or components.

Wheel Base: The shortest distance between the center of the front and rear axles.

Wheel Track: The shortest distance between the centers of the tire treads on the same axle. On vehicles having different axle widths, the measurement shall be made on the widest one.

6.04: General Requirements

(1) No motor vehicle shall be altered or modified in any way that may cause the vehicle body or chassis to come in contact with the roadway, expose the fuel tank to damage from collision, or cause the tires to come in contact with the body, chassis, or steering components under normal operation. The horizontal plane, front to rear, shall not differ more than two inches.

(2) Alterations or modifications to the original braking, steering, or suspension system, which result in the impairment of the safe operation of the motor vehicle, are prohibited. All replacement parts and equipment used shall be designed and capable to perform the function or purpose for which it is intended and shall be equal or greater in strength and durability than the original parts provided by the original manufacturer.

(3) The wheel track may be increased by the use of tires and rims for a maximum total increase of four inches beyond the original manufacturer's specification. The use of spacers to increase the wheel track is prohibited. Fractions shall be excluded in all measurements and final calculations.

6.05 Maximum Combined Mechanical and Tire Lift

(1) The maximum mechanical lift for four wheel drive motor vehicles shall be calculated by multiplying the wheel base times the wheel track, and dividing the product by a safety factor of 2200:

i.e., 92" w/b x 58" w/t = 5336/2200 = 2" (maximum mechanical lift).

The outside diameter of the largest tire size available from the original manufacturer as standard or optional equipment for the particular motor vehicle may also be increased up to an amount equal to the maximum mechanical lift calculated.

(2) The maximum combined mechanical and tire lift shall be no greater than the sum of the maximum mechanical lift and increased tire size calculated for the particular vehicle.

(3) Reconstructed motor vehicles shall be limited to the maximum combined lift allowed for the particular chassis used, in accordance with the applicable provisions of 540 CMR 6.05 (1) and (2), i.e. a vehicle having a 65" track, 105" wheel base, and an original manufacturer's door height of 21" is allowed a maximum combined lift of four inches above the original manufacturer's door height. Accordingly, the lower edge of the door, door edge line or floor panel, as stipulated in the general requirements of 540 CMR 6.00, of any unladen body mounted on such chassis may not exceed 25" above the level surface upon which the vehicle rests.

(4) In doubtful cases, or in any case where the original manufacturer's specified height is not known or available, or where a motor vehicle is assembled without using a particular body and/or chassis (i.e. homemade), the Registrar shall determine the allowable maximum height and may issue a permit authorizing the operation thereof.

(5) The Registrar shall periodically provide the specifications of the approved maximum altered heights.

6.06: Violations

(1) Due to the slight variances in production tolerances, violations must be in excess of one inch beyond the Registrar's specifications of approved maximum altered heights.

(2) The Registrar, in accordance with the provisions of M.G.L. c. 90, s22, shall suspend the registration of any motor vehicle equipped, altered or modified in violation of 540 CMR 6.00, and shall refuse to register any motor vehicle that the Registrar has reason to believe is equipped, altered or modified in violation of 540 CMR 6.00.

REGULATORY AUTHORITY

540 CMR 6.00: M.G.L. c.90, ss1, 7P and 31
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The link to the thread has all the info you would need to do the 1" bl. I liked it. Cleared my 32's better. Did exactly what I wanted it to do : to better clear the 32's. And I disliked bodylifts before I got the ranger. Then I realized how much a suspension lift was for these trucks....jeeeze. lol. I'm used to leaf springs and coils springs. lol.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=29269

The ebay store for the lift blocks....you gotta search through pages and pages of bl's until you find the 1x3 blocks. They may not be listed in the store right now, so just shoot 'em an email.
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I say do the 1" B/L and add 33x10.5/15 BFG's, but get the new KM2 tire, this one...

http://www.bfgoodrichtires.com/specs...-km2/3930.html

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ok i hear all this talk of cranking torsion bars. does a 99 have this?> and what goes into doing this? alignment needed?
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ok i hear all this talk of cranking torsion bars. does a 99 have this?> and what goes into doing this? alignment needed?
Since you are 4wd you do have torsion bars. If you crank them all the way you will need a camber kit and an alignment. Also you truck will be stiffer with the crank.
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can i see pictures of the torsion bar? if i jsut crank somewhat will i still need this?
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Sounds to me like you would be fine with a 3" body lift, 33's and tbar crank.

It says specifically that it must exceed 1" more than the "allowed' lift. which would be 3" you have to exceed. They will not be able to tell the difference in your torsion bars I don't think. If they do, just go to another inspection place.
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your not friends with any mechanics i love having a buddy that has an inspection license.
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I really want to do this 1" body lift but none of my friends have any mechanical ability.. and i lack a garage to do it in :D
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like downey said get some frends that do ispections
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