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Sloped body lift

OK i have seen it done on explorers but never a ranger...a sloped body lift is like 3" body lift in the front and a 2" in the rear. It starts out at 3" then works its way done to 2". Theres like 10 mounts right? 5 on each side?

so its be like 3"-2.75"-2.5"-2.25"-2" for the punk hieghts

would it work?

Im tryin to get a 5"-6" of lift.
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Thats stupid! (sorry) Why not just put like a 1 inch block or 2 inch block in the rear?
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If I were to do anything to a beater mud truck, it would be a "double body lift". It'd be 6".

I wouldn't do a sloped body lift, it will throw off your angle of your fan to your radiator (fan is engine mounted, radiator is body mounted) and I couldn't immagine...WHY?
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why not just do 3" all around?
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why would you do that?
please don't tell me it's because it's "cool"
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you have to be kidding right..
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I can understand why the guy did it on his explorer, but I dont think it would would on a ranger


each part of the ranger has 6 cab mounts, where as the explorer is one body. I dont think the cab and bed would like the slope like the explorer worked out.

The explorer guy did his so his front would match the SOA in the rear. Rangers dont need a SOA conversion, and unless you plan to crank the crap out of the tbars, a ranger will sit even with a 3inch body lift, cranked bars, and a shackle (and stock blocks).
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Ive never heard of this.....anyone have pics?
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Ive never heard of this.....anyone have pics?
personally i never thought some one would ever do this either

its like constant stress on the bolts just sitting still because the weight of the truck is all cantered to from the frame... idk just doesnt make sense.
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im trying to find linkable pics, hes on explorerforums, and only members can see the upload pics


heres a drawing of the idea
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http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...ghlight=sloped


thats the post for anyone interested


theres no pics of the pucks installed


and the exterior pics after the sloped lift just show a level explorer
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why not level the front end... or lift.. i dont get it still
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ME NEITHER....it owuldnt even look right, nothing would be straight..your body lines would be literally crooked....that would probably feel kinda crazy to sit in
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...whyy would u ever wanna do that....on a Ranger when u could just do the 1 inch or the 3...just superlift it
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Reason, im tryin to keep or gain all the susp travel i can. which with the t bars is limited

So with 1 rated bars, and a slight tt(very slight) 2" lift. I have 6" skyjacker leaf springs, they settle down to like 5" of lift, remove the stock block. Its still 3" over stock. Id rather have a level truck then raked out one

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Seems like the people that do this do it so their truck looks like a baja truck but the baja ones are higher in the front for a reason. and it's not to look cool..... that's just my two cents
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i've seen it on a YJ, for some reason he had a body lift in the back and not front.. thats long since gone though
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dumbest idea ever. I dont care if anyone else has done it. also who suggested the 6 inch body lift, even more retarded.

so youve heard it a few times now, STUPID idea. ghetto as hell.
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Just because something can be done, doesn't mean it should be done.

Just because someone else did it, doesn't mean it's a good idea.

Wait...I hear the voices in my head, talking in my mother's voice saying...

IF YOUR FRIENDS JUMPED OFF A BRIDGE DOES THAT MEAN YOU'D HAVE TO DO IT TOO?...
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i would not do it
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Just because something can be done, doesn't mean it should be done.

Just because someone else did it, doesn't mean it's a good idea.

Wait...I hear the voices in my head, talking in my mother's voice saying...

IF YOUR FRIENDS JUMPED OFF A BRIDGE DOES THAT MEAN YOU'D HAVE TO DO IT TOO?...
"if i told you to stick your weiner in a light socket would you do that too?" -Daniel Stern (Bushwhacked)
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i've got an idea.. how about you do it..


i think its a grand idea for our entertainment
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Reason, im tryin to keep or gain all the susp travel i can. which with the t bars is limited

So with 1 rated bars, and a slight tt(very slight) 2" lift. I have 6" skyjacker leaf springs, they settle down to like 5" of lift, remove the stock block. Its still 3" over stock. Id rather have a level truck then raked out one
By slight tt I am thinking you mean you cranked your torsion bars slightly. Why dont you crank them more if they are only slightly cranked now? That would help level the truck out.
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What I don't understand is why the SOA in the rear and no work to the front? Like was said before, crank the torsion bars, new springs of same lift for the rear, and straight BL all the way through. It will sit level then. Don't ghetto lift your rig. You will just be asking for problems.
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