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Possibly buying a 3'' body lift kit tomorrow....

Body Lift Kit

I have a 4 wheel parts in town, so will probably purchase in person. it comes with everything i need, according to my brother. wanted to see if there was anything else i needed, or needed to know.

i was also wondering about the transmission line. not sure which one exactly, but a friend of mine got a body lift, people who he had do it did a ****ty *** job, and over time it rubbed his line, causing it to pop. how would i go about extending it?rubber hose or what? besides that, what else do i need to extend? or it comes with everything?

also, i have small tires right now and will look crappy for sure, so was wondering if having these tires and the lift will have any bad effect or something?

and to confirm, body lifts dont mess with the speedometer right? just new big tires right?

EDIT: not thinking, think i put this in the wrong place, please move if so, sorry.

here is my truck:99 ford ranger xlt 3.0 6cylinder.(funny thing in this pic, my wipers are up haha. i had forgotten to turn them off the night before, and i guess when i turned it off they stayed there haha)
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A torch is a must. Is all you are doing is raising the body off the frame, does nothing to drivability. I just did mine last week by myself and it was a *****.
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Yea I suggest an extra body to help you with this... it was a pita for me by myself... Stockers will look good but you can always go bigger hell im still running the stock wheels and tires.. Your speedometer will not be affected also.. As for extra materials a torch is good or I used a heat gun(took a while) and mabey some extra locktight
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torch for what?
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get someone who is good with tools and semi knows what there doing to help you, it will go faster and be less stressful
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well bro has done many body lifts with his friends, so my bro and i are going to do it, but why do you need a torch?

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if its a manual get the shifter extension!
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its auto already know about that
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ok cool umm well good luck man! bl are fun to do!
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i bet haha, cant wait to go buy it.not today though :(, got work at 5
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well bro has done many body lifts with his friends, so my bro and i are going to do it, but why do you need a torch?
you need a torch to heat the bolts and melt the thread lock so the bolts will come apart


also do a little search and there are a bunch of threads about them i even think there is a how to on the it
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well if we use an impact gun shouldnt need one no?
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If they are rust, it makes things alot better to have heat. You don't need and oxy/acetylene torch. Something like a little hand held propane one, or MAPP.


Look here. Every question you have is covered here.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ravaganza.html
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Some people have problems with the bushing spining with the bolt weather u are using an impact or not. When I did mine , I tried one of the cab bolts without using heat and the dreaded bushing spin started. After reading all the problems when that happens I went out and bought a map gas torch "35. bucks" and heated the bolts and they came right out. Thats why the torch makes it much easier.
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i have helped my buddys do bl's and all u have to do is spray penitraiting oil on the body bolt threads a couple days ahead of time everyday. i never needed a torch
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^^ depends on the age of the truck
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WTF is up with the pic?
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what pic?

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did ya do it?
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