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Old 08-12-2009
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HEY GUYS
i found a 3in BL at the junk yard and b4 getting it i was wanting to know what all i would need ive already searched and didnt find the answers i was looking for
i know i need the longer hardware, blocks, and gas tube but my question is what do i do for my shifter lever being that i have a manual and also what do i do for my steering geometry?


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theres a steering extension on the rack....and is the truck your getting this from a manual???
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you can always order the $30 shifter extension from summit if the truck your getting it off of is an auto.

i just got done installing my bodylift about half an hour ago... dude, i'd hate to take one off just to put it back on again.lol
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lol well its coming off a totaled f150 (newer) and for the short time i was there i didnt see if it was auto or manny and the way it got totaled the only hard part is going to be the rear of the cab lol every thing else is exposed or all i need to do is take the bolt off
its totaled so bad the roof is leval with the bed so it may be hard but i have FDR coming to help
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dose anyone know where i can get the extension?
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you can always order the $30 shifter extension from summit if the truck your getting it off of is an auto.

i just got done installing my bodylift about half an hour ago... dude, i'd hate to take one off just to put it back on again.lol
can u send me the part # to something close to what you are talking about?
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for all that work, i would just buy a new one. how new of f150? the labor to put body lifts on the 04-08's is BS
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looks to be about the same as yours lol
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as mentioned earlier you will need an extension for your steering.
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as mentioned earlier you will need an extension for your steering.
any ideas of where i can get this?
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lol well its coming off a totaled f150 (newer) and for the short time i was there i didnt see if it was auto or manny and the way it got totaled the only hard part is going to be the rear of the cab lol every thing else is exposed or all i need to do is take the bolt off
its totaled so bad the roof is leval with the bed so it may be hard but i have FDR coming to help
your gonna stick a bl from a fiddy on your ranger? i dont think theyre the same tihng?
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looks to be about the same as yours lol
then why not go with a 2.5" autospring leveling kit and save yourself tons and tons of work? they cost 70 bucks off ebay and can fit 33's on wide rims or 35's on stock rims or aftermarket ones with oem rim specs.
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then why not go with a 2.5" autospring leveling kit and save yourself tons and tons of work? they cost 70 bucks off ebay and can fit 33's on wide rims or 35's on stock rims or aftermarket ones with oem rim specs.
because im getting the lift for free
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Just buy it new. You'll have to find bumper brackets somewhere and they don't sell them seperate and the f-150 ones won't work. Used body lifts are a pain in the butt anyway
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agreed, your not saving money.

Other things maybe not mentioned:
Extension for your fuel filler
drop brackets for your radiator if you have the stock fan set up.

You're gonna be at the $70 mark, maybe more, with just the steering and shifter extension.
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because im getting the lift for free
you want to take off a body lift and waste hours and hours of time and you probably will still need stuff to make it work and then take more time to put it back on, or spend 70 bucks and install the leveling kit yourself in like 2 hours tops.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Auto-...Q5fAccessories
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Help me get high! as the title and not one person makes a corny joke about smoking PCP or something?
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A smoking pcv valve? Its only $10 for a new one. Swap it out.
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whys it have to be pcp? you must be into some hard core sh*t. whats wrong with good ol mary jane? okay end thread hack to the op, go buy a new body lift
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just buy a new lif now everything from another truck is the same. The safe way is to get a New lift for a Ford Ranger....besides summit has them for like 130 now
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just buy a new lif now everything from another truck is the same. The safe way is to get a New lift for a Ford Ranger....besides summit has them for like 130 now
we are talking about a f150
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we are talking about a f150
its coming off of a f150 on to a ranger
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its coming off of a f150 on to a ranger
This thread makes no sense to me anymore, first you say f150, now it's going on a ranger, WTF!
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I never got confused.....you just confused yourself....



dude....all you'll be able to use is the blocks, and you can only use them as long as they measure 3" diameter, 3" height. Tha'ts it. You'll need a Ranger specific steering extention, a Ranger or F150 specific Shift extention, radiator drops, fuel extentions, as well as bumper brackets. Not to mention the proper bolt lengths. Save yourself the headache....spend $130 or so at Summitracing.com. Start with a new kit.
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