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Anyone w/a BL

I am trying to decide if I want to put a 1 or a 2 inch body lift on my truck. I was wondering if any one had pictures of their truck with either a 1 or 2" BL. I mainly want to see what the gap[ looks like and how noticable it is. I plan on running 32's on my truck after I put the BL on and I know 32's will fit now but I want the extra height. Thanks guys!
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what dont you like about a 3" its already done, its easier, etc... and run 33s.
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Put on a 3inch and run 33s. Just my opinion

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^^^Yeah you could do a smaller BL but why go through all that work you will just want it bigger anyway.
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(I get to post on Bl threads now, yaya.) If you go with a 1'' Bl plan on keeping your same tire size if your 98 is 2wd. If I was you I would get a 3'' Bl and 33's. Easy to do.
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Body lifts looks a lot better on rangers than on most trucks. barely any frame shows which is nice. Go with the 3!
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here ya go man...here is a 3'' body lift on 31.5's...and torsion crank..



and what it would look like with some mud on it...

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well just because you can put 3" on there doesn't mean you have to. i want to level my truck out with 2" front lift coils and I'm thinking of putting a 1-2" BL instead of 3". I have 31's and I just bought them, that doesn't mean I want to go out and buy new tires.
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i say go with the 3 inch one , in my opinion if your going through all the trouble of putting a body lift on just go ahead and do it as high as u can i have 3 inch body lift on mine and i love it

and what gap are you worried about? if its the one under the bed its no problem you can get gap guards or make them yourself out of some rubber
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I really don't want to do the 3 because I don't want to run 33's, I've ran 33's on a ranger before and it was just to big a tire for the truck, in my opinion. I have also ran 32's on a ranger and thought that they were the perfect tire size for what I do and they didn't seem to drain much power. I already have 1.5 to 2" from putting AAL's on and tweaking my t-bars. I just want another 1-2" to eliminate all tire rub, which won't be much with 32's, and to make my truck sit just a little taller. I've already researched it and doing a 1-2" BL is just as easy as the 3. For a 1-2 I don't have to extend anything and the bumpers won't look to bad either after I adjust them. I will be able to put a 1-2" BL on my truck for under $100 compared to $300 for the 3. I just wanted to see if anyone had any pics of a 1 or 2" BL to make my decision a little easier. I guess I will just have to get out my jacks and jack my truck up 1" and see how I like it and then jack it up another inch and see which one I like better.
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Thats what they make gears for!!!
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Thats what they make gears for!!!
Yeah, how bout no. I don't want to dump alot of money into my truck at the moment and it's still my daily driver so I don't want the gas mileage to go down if I put 4.10's in it (it has 3.73's right now) but I have thought about it.
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