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Extended brake lines?

Hey guys what's up I'm new to the form just moved up here to New Hampshire and bought a 2002 ranger XLT 4x4. Bought it with 105,000 miles on it. I flushed the transmission changed the oil put new wires new plugs and a new coil pack and fuel filter on it need to flush the radiated. It seems to be running ok. So now I want to put a lift on it. I'm not looking to spend thousands of dollars on a lift so here's my setup I'm going with. I do have a few question about it. I do have a mechanical background and I build custom motorcycles but there is a few things I'd like to know before tearing into it.

Mods to be done.

•Torsion crank

•Bell tech 6400 shackles

•New rancho shocks all around

•3" body lift

•15x8 w/ 3.75 backspacing wrapped with procomp 33x12.5 M/T

My questions are with putting the shackles and cranking the torsion bar plus the body lift will I need longer brake lines?

Also any tips or problems others have ran into would be greatly appreciated.

**i know I have to get it aligned after the fact.
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You should be fine with the ones that are on it now. When I put my Superlift on the stock lines and hoses are used, they just give you drop brackets to move them slightly lower.
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Sweet! I was thinking they should be fine but I wanted to get a second opinion before I started putting everything on then noticed I needed extensions.
Thanks for the info

And nice truck!!
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yeah you'll be fine. I'd do an add-a-leaf kit instead of shackles and you'll still get 2 or 3 inches of lift, depending which kit you go with.

one thing i recommend before doing the body lift is to spray every body mount bolt from the underside with PB blaster once per day for a week before doing the lift. I live in MA and did that and they came out like butter but my truck also has 0 rust and is factory undercoated. Also the body lift should be easy. I did the one on my current truck (2nd one ive done) in 11 hours by myself.

good luck!
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