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Hey guys, i am brand new to this borad, so far looks GREAT. I have a 2002 FX4 xtl, i wanted to give it some sort of lift to get the sagness out of it and give it a great look. I have cranked the torsion bars and that did a bit. I am running 265/75/16's on it right now. I was thinking about 3 inch body, but would it be unsafe with out a suspension lift?
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Nope, you are good with that, just some bigger meats after the BL. Suspension lift will also cost you over $1000.

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Great, i heard from a local Jeep guy that it would be tippy after a 3 inch lift, but he does jeeps not rangers. Would my 265's look small after a BL
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See my sig...3" B/L with 35's
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it will look fine with the 265s(31s) after the BL. Later on when those tires are toast buy some aftermarket wheels and go 33x12.5.
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The 31s are going to look tiny with a BL, my 32s look small with the BL. And I haven't noticed any difference in handling after the BL, it keeps your engine and suspension in the same place so your center of gravity is basically the same.
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^^Agree, the 265's will look tiny and we will all point and laugh at you...j/k
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blah....double lift it on 35's yo. handles just fine.





how many miles on the truck? i suggest getting new #1 torsion bars. Torsion bars sag over time. so i figure $120 every 5 years for torsion bars as being an "affordable" maintinence item.

PS. If you have a manual trans......i hate you. lol.
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