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2000 Ranger 4x4 lift options?

Im trying to keep this as cheap as possible but give me great results of a max of 3 inch lift.

Ok so besides the T-Bar Cranking and normal body lift you can do for under 200 bucks and about 8 hours of your time, im trying to figure out other options when it comes to lifting my truck.

If i do the 3" body lift, im looking at having to modify my dual exhaust and raise it 3 inchs too along with my hitch. Im kinda trying to avoid this.

I was reading and i saw the 2001 + ranger thread about suspension but im a 2000 so i dont think that applies to me. Ive done a bit of research on this and came up with i guess a few options. "add-a-leaf" or "spindles".

Now let me know what kinda routes i can take here in achieving my 3 in lift. Plus i would like some links to some of the parts i can buy to achieve my goal. I just bought some tires and wheels so lets make my truck sexy with a lift.

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Even though it says 01 and up its the same suspension from 98 and up.
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A BL would be the cheapest $250 or your other choice would be a 3-4in superlift $1500. Only 2wd can do a spindle lift
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so in order to get my 3 in lift in a cheap fashion ill have to bite the bullet and do a bl?

anyway to have that hitch lifted up so iit sits flush with my rear bumper again?
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I really dont look bad...here is a thread with my truck 3in BL and 33s pics

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=44307
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I really dont look bad...here is a thread with my truck 3in BL and 33s pics

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=44307

you should get some dual exhaust for your truck and have the tail pipes go through the gap between your hitch and your rear bumper, your truck looks hot... Have that frame painted though :)
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here's how I did my hitch to work with the body lift.

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Heres mine. Its a draw tite hitch and I didnt do any kind of modification to it.

I mounted mine on the bottom of the top of the framerails, instead of underneath like it was designed for. To make it work I had to slightly trim the bottom of the framerails and I had to lose the backhalf of the spare tire carrier. No big deal to me cause I didnt use it anyways. I had to remove the bed to do the install though. Took about 5 hours total.



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you should get some dual exhaust for your truck and have the tail pipes go through the gap between your hitch and your rear bumper, your truck looks hot... Have that frame painted though :)
in my opinion i think duals running through the hitch looks like crap....i plan on raising my hitch after i put on my SL, the only prob i can see is ill have to have a 8in drop to pull a trailer. as far as frame painting ive done it on other 4x4s and the problem is the first time you spray the underside at the car wash...there goes your paint
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oh good point Kevin!!

Ryan: Your hitch looks like sex with that body lift. Are you tellin me i cant run my spare tire any more if i decided todo this mod???? Is the bed rails about 3 inches from the bottom part of the rail to the top??? Looks awesome, thanks
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No you can't run the spare tire there if you do it this way. The factory tire carrier is riveted to the frame where the hitch was to be bolted so I had to cut it out. I didn't use it anyways because of the size of my tires so it was no big deal to me. Others might not be so keen on the idea of losing the tire carrier so surely the mod is not for everyone. If you look closely at the bottom picture you can also see where I had to trim the bottom part of the framerail so the hitch would slide in.

The distance from where the hitch was designed to mount and where I mounted it was around 3.5" if i remember correctly. I had to slightly move the back bumper up so it would still clear the hitch. The hitch also had to be moved toward the cab roughly 1.5" so it would sit flush in the framerails. I have another pic from the side somewhere i'll see if I can find it.
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