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I need to replace my leaf springs and would also like to eventually lift my truck. I haven't taken the time to learn everything about the lifts but I know a whole suspension lift kit is way out of my price range. What about replacing my leaf springs and then using the add-a-leafs to give me the rear lift? and i don't want to sound stupid here but what would i use for the front and how much of a drain would all this be to my wallet?
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you could body lift it for about $100 or superlift it for around $1500. those are the two cheapest options
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Body Lift is your best bet...
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alright. my trucks 4 wheel drive and the tires are stock... would it look bad with a lift without increasing the tire size?
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It won't look that bad...I know FordGuy302 has pics of his 4x4 with stock tires and 3inch BL.
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alright thanks guys
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get an add-a-leaf and crank the t-bars
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get an add-a-leaf and crank the t-bars
what he said minus the AAL and plus belltech 6400 shackles if you only want ~1.5-2"
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#1's prefferably also for the T-Bars...I have mine cranked with the stock block and 6400's. I clear 33's no rub even when flexed out all the way(sway bar removed, added flex).
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You should really just SAS it to get it over with. lol
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seeings how i'm just graduating high school and havent even started working yet i'll probably just fix the leaf spring problem for now lol. about any idea how much stock leaf springs will cost and will a regular auto repair shop be able to install them?
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You could grab some leafs from the junk yard for cheap off another Ranger, or an Explorer. The Explorer leafs will give you some lift, about an inch or two. If money is tight then install your leaf springs yourself for free. All you need is a jack, jack stands, hand tools, and some PB Blaster.
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