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couple questions about 3"BL

i decided on the 3" BL for my truck for sure.

questions are, will the summit kit that is supposed to work on an 01 ranger work on my 07?

and will the BL void my warranty?
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Performance accessories says their BL is for 01-06 so I don't see why the summit would not work. Now as far as the warranty, i'm pretty sure that it would but it would depend on how the dealership sees it. Also depends on if the BL had anything to do with what needs repaired.
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I dont think it will void the warranty unless its a problem they can directly link to the the BL which would be VERY hard to link any mechanical problem to a BL.
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warranty voided for sure they will claim more stress on everything
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Thats like saying going from 31 to 33 inch tires voids warranty cause there is more stress on the tranny and the rear axles..

I dont see how you could link a bad MAF to a BL.. or anything for that matter.. I would call ford or ask a dealership..
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excuse me..

there's a member here that three dealerships blamed his 32" tires for trashing his transfer case....





DO IT! The summit kit appears to be almost if not exactly like the PA kit. Heads up.....your fuel breather tube might be 1/4"....that was the case on the '08 this weekend. PA kit comes with a 5/16" breather extension.
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yeah, not too worried about it, my dad did an 6" lift on his 08 sierra, and it somehow didnt void the warranty, so i imagine i would be okay, just wondering if anybody else had any experience dealing with that.
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was just playing devils advocate .... ive never owned a car that was new enough to have a warranty but have heard many horror stories from friends modded rides.
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yeah just be careful is all i would say..
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if you have it professionally installed it shouldn't void it but if you do it your self it might but i would call them, or you could just say screw the warranty and go for it. (i wouldn't do that tho)
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yeah it will be professionally done.

after looking at the pics of the install of one, it looks very very difficult.
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Don't have it professionally done, they'll charge you an arm and a leg for it. It can easily be done in a driveway in a weekend.
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well, im in college, and i lack the driveway up here. lol

but there are people up here that could help me out for sure.
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Do it when you go home, thats what I did. A have friend that have talked to shops around here and they want like 700+ to do it on the newer rangers. Ridiculous
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funny story about warranties.. i was getting slammed with calls daily about how "its not too late to renew your factory warranty" blah blah blah.. so i called back and asked to stop calling.. and said "you wont warranty my truck"
she was like "yea we can, its not too late!"
i said "you don't understand, i cut off all the factory steering and suspension and redid it"
her, "oh... yea i guess your right"



back to your issue.
don't pay to get it done.. i paid $150 for my kit and 4wp wanted $500 to install it!

I've seen pics of you out wheelin with some of those guys in pretty built rigs. atleast one of them has to have the tools and a place to do it..

set a date, bring a 12 pack and help them out.
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yeah
but also im becoming pretty good friends with a guy that works at a shop here in town, gonna see what he can do for me, if not, then i will either do it when i go home, my dad has the tools and knowledge to do it, just not sure if he wants to help in starting the long road of warranty voiding mods
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its for a better cause.
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without a doubt lol

only thing that sucks is i gotta wait to put it on till i can afford some bigger tires.
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I was quoted between $500 all the way up to $800 for installation of a body lift.
Do it yourself, it is so not worth a total of $700-900 to get a body lift on a truck.
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Yeah man don't have it professionaly done it isn't that hard just follow the instructions and have somebody help you if needed. It will cost you a **** ton of cash.. not worth it. Plus you will get a good learnign experience by doing it yourself. It probably will be over 500 bucks to have a shop do it which is bs when you could just do it yourself. The instructions are pretty well detailed I read them a few times and getting ready to get my body lift here pretty soon within the next month, and I don't even have an impact ;( so I'll just be using hand tools and a tourch.
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Mine was done with all hand tools also. It's just time consuming, nothing about it is complicated.
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cool, that gives me a bit of confidence.

ive been looking at different pics of rangers with 3" bodylifts, and damn, with some 33's, it makes all the difference in the world.

pretty stoked for this.
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It really does
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what is a warranty?
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ya know, im not quite sure, haven't had to use it yet

im not used to the secure feeling of a warranty lol, my grand prix has been out of warranty since 04 haha
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