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Gonna buy my first lift

I want to lift my truck high enough to fit some 32x10.5"s. I haven't ever lifted a truck before. What would be the easiest and/or least expensive way to do this? My truck is a 96 2wd Ranger, with the 2.3L. I know i will have to check my gears before the tires, but they are gonna need to be changed. Thanks, David.
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A body lift would be the cheapest. You could probably get one for less than 150 dollars from summit racing. it is what i did for my first lift and it was pretty simple.
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I have 32x10.5 on my stock 2.3 auto 2002 ranger. I have room for 2.3 turns until sway bar. doesn't bottom out at all, even when running over curbs, (I'm a landscaper) and I can still fill my bed up to the top with dirt and not be nervous about ride height.

Get your wheels first and if you need lift kit. Install after.

I do want to do lift kit later but I'm glad I got my wheels first. they look good with the less wheel gap!
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i to am looking around to see what kind of BL i should buy. so ill be keeping tabbs on this thread.
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summit brand body lift guys!!! its the same exact kit as the PA bodylift but half the price. i paid $161.90 to have mine shipped to my front door, and it came fast as hell. best 3 inches of lift i've ever paid for.
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mines sitting right next to me waiting to be put on.
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I want to lift my truck high enough to fit some 32x10.5"s. I haven't ever lifted a truck before. What would be the easiest and/or least expensive way to do this? My truck is a 96 2wd Ranger, with the 2.3L. I know i will have to check my gears before the tires, but they are gonna need to be changed. Thanks, David.

2.3 lima ftl...

cheapest bet would be a body lift, wich for our trucks are like 250 bucks, total BS as everybody elses are like 150...skyjacker makes 4 and 6 inch lift kits for ours aswell. you can coil spacers (2 inches) for the front aswell
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Check out some of the leveling kits for your truck like the coil spacers or the leveling springs. Installation is very easy and the cost of the kits are very inexpensive.
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