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Old 04-27-2012
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Yay or Nay Thread.

Don't want to lift the ranger really. i like how it sits right now.

but i def need to get more clearance in the front.

Drop down a tire size. (33's are awesome but don't need them 100%)

1'' Body lift. <-- Don't really want to do but its extra clearance (3'' BL is out of the question)

Fiberglass Fenders for the front <-- newest and best idea right now. plus i'm fine with painting it myself.

Reason for them: slight more clearance only where i need it. they stick out more (so cops will be happy since i'm tech illegal right now) a lot less labor intensive than a body lift.

Pictures in this post, looks great and not massive or anything.
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I think 1" BL would be a good option for your truck. I agree that 3" BL would be too much and I don't think the fiberglass fenders would look quite right with the flare side.
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take out the 5.0 then send it here and i'll ship you back a 3.0. you'll have less sagging in the front.





but honestly, a 1" bl would be better off. idk how it would look with glass up front. test fit andys on or something haha
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I vote for 1" body lift.
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1" body lift.
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I think 1" BL would be a good option for your truck. I agree that 3" BL would be too much and I don't think the fiberglass fenders would look quite right with the flare side.
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1" body lift over the fenders. Yes they can serve their purpose but fiberglass fenders look dumb in my opinion.
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I can't believe I'm promoting the BL, but yes a 1" BL
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Damnit i've really started to like the look of the fenders, i found a bunch of good looking trucks on expo portal and thats where i got the idea since the trucks were mostly stock fenders.
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I'd have to agree with the 1" body lift, 3" is too much that why i took mine out.
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Tighten your torsion bars. jack up the front of the truck. Go under your truck and you will see at the end of the torsion bar (along the driver/pass door) and tighten the bolt that is diagonal and is connected to the torsion key. i tightened mine and gave me alot of clearance. easy job to do. just make sure you lift both sides exactly the same.
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Tighten your torsion bars. jack up the front of the truck. Go under your truck and you will see at the end of the torsion bar (along the driver/pass door) and tighten the bolt that is diagonal and is connected to the torsion key. i tightened mine and gave me alot of clearance. easy job to do. just make sure you lift both sides exactly the same.
My bars have been cranked for a bit. hence why i can fit 33's on a stock truck.
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I have a one inch body lift and maxed torsion bars ( I have number one t-bars) also shackles in the rear with 33s. The tires still rub in the front but only while flexing it completely out
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trim trim trim.

fenders will look silly on a stock truck, as your not wider then normal. body lift is a good option. also consider the cost of them.
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I vote for the 1" body lift also... Not a big fan of fiberglass fenders.
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1 inch body lift and slightly cranked bars will give you the clearance you want.
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my vote
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