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? about accessories.....

Ok i want to buy some things for my truck but i am a little worried if i buy them they wont fit or work. ok i want to buy a brush gaurd, K&N intake and hitch? Thats the main things i am worried about.......
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the brush gaurd will be designed for your truck... the k&n intake you should jsut be able to instal( also custom for your truck) and the hitch will just bolt to your frame... everything need to be made for a ranger to fit and all of those probably have a ranger verson
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woops i forgot to add i also just got the truck back from the body lift thats y i am asking all these ?s
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yea, you're screwed
all those things bolt onto the frame
you raised the body and not the frame so they will not fit properly without modification

the hitch will be low(in relation to the body) but still work fine

the K&N part will need a new or modified bracket where it is attached to the body, engine connections should be no problem

the brush guard will require some modification or adapters
if you have raised or modified your bumpers to go with the body lift you might be able to use them as an attachment point
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hmmmm maybe i will have to look into it..... but as far as modification what do u think would have to be done
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My guard (Manik) mouns to the frame w/ two brackets, then the bar mounts to the brackets and wraps around the valance and bumper up in front of the grill/headlights. It does NOT mount through the bumper at any place. So the bar should fit just fine as long as the bumper hasn't moved. (It is my understanding that the bumper is mounted to the frame, and as of such is not raised w/ a body lift.)

However it will look kinda goofy as the lights will not line up in the guard anymore.
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if he does not lift his bumpers to match the body lift he will have a big gap between the bottom of the grill and the bumper.
Talk about needing a bumper mod.....Ford did not engineer that much room for chassis flex.
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