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Cheap Ways to Lift

What are some cheap ways to lift a 1998 Ranger 4x4? I know the torsion bars but what else? I want bigger tires than 32's.
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body lift is your cheapest for added tire size, only 250ish... then its suspension lifts for close to 1000$
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There really aren't any cheap lifts for IFS, lol.

Are you going to really thrash it? Do scrimp too much if you are.

Body lift is about the cheapest way to clear bigger tires though, I agree.
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I have atleast 2 buddies that have done body lifts this way.. never had any problems so if you want to go real cheap here's what I'm doin..

Go to your local sporting goods store and buy some hockey pucks.. they're each 1" tall. Go get some hardware.. and there's your body lift!
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Go to your local sporting goods store and buy some hockey pucks.. they're each 1" tall. Go get some hardware.. and there's your body lift!
Oh god, oh god, lollolololololololololol.... Thanks... I SERIOUSLY need a good laugh. Did they really do that? I'mm assuming they put them in between the springs and the body?
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same thing as a body lift, just not as high, they go on the body mounts......nothing really all that funny about it considering it more than likely works fine, you dont get all the hardware for the bumpers, radiator, and the steering but im sure you could come up with something......

back on topic, you can crank the t-bars and get an add-a-leaf for some lift, get a body lift, superlift or rcd.........those are in order of price so be ready to spend some money if you get to the superlift or rcd......but you can fit 33's w/o lifting the expensive way........
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It's funny because they're not designed for that, lol. I wouldn't trust them. People say that "well they get whacked with hockey sticks don't they" and yes it's true no hockey stick hitting the outside of your new lift will every break it.

But frame flex will put interior stress on the puck and it's NOT designed for that. Over time, they could fracture from the stress.

You can get 1" body lift "pucks" designed for that for $50. There's a thread on this board for "body lift supplies" that tells where to get them.

Best stick with something designed to work there for safety.
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hockey pucks= not a good idea... do it the right way.
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no one said its a good idea, but it would more than likely work if you were willing to use them.....
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I've personally never seen a lift puck.. but is it hollow? I think the full rubber hockey puck would hold up just as well... dont see why not! My bud has had his toyota through some rough stuff and hardcore flex and they've held!
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