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Lifting questions

I am new to this site. I bought my Ranger within the last couple of months. It is a 2000 4x4 XLT Off Road package. I want to get a lift, but I don't know which type (body or susp) is going to be better. I only go mud-runnin, not really off-roadin. I was told Rangers flip more easily with a suspension lift, but I don't know if it is true. Money is kinda tight, but not too much of an issue. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
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If money is an issue then go with a body lift, if its not then go with suspension. There have been alot of discussions on this in the past. Check out some of the trucks in the showroom and you will find alot of lifts that have been installed previously as well as the search button will be very useful to you in the future.

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Any car is more prone to rolling by raising the center of gravity.

Ditto ^^^ B/L is alot cheaper. Does good too.

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Hey thanks for the fast input. Next question: Which body lift? I don't want to screw it up because it'll cost more in the long run.
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Hey thanks for the fast input. Next question: Which body lift? I don't want to screw it up because it'll cost more in the long run.
performance accesory www.4wheelparts.com and www.summitracing.com and www.suspensionconnection.com sells them
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Hey thanks for the sites. They came in handy!
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Hey welcome to the site!! Sweet!! Another OHV to the family...lol.....ive been trying to decide whether to go body lift or not for a long time. post some pictures sometime!
Youd probably be happy with the body lift, you can throw some 33x12.50s on it after that
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3" Performance Accessories Body Lift is what you want.....


then some 33x12.50 Tires on some 15X10 wheels.....

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Yes but you have 15x8 wheels, sorry Mark had to rub it in lol.

Zabeard's truck and mine, both have PA body lifts, 15x10s and 33x12.5R15



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minus the 15x10 mark

edit: dang bill you beat me too it
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I like the idea of having 33s on my truck. Thanks for recomending the Performance Accessories Mark.
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Yah no crap guys...I reccomended 15x10 to him so he didnt make the same mistake i did on getting 15x8's...lol


No Prob Iceman.....
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If you air down a lot, you'll be blessing those 15x8's as they'll hold the bead better...
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Yah no crap guys...I reccomended 15x10 to him so he didnt make the same mistake i did on getting 15x8's...lol

Wish i had 15x10


here is mine.
3in. P/A body lift with 33x12.5 next to a stock lvl 2

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Hey thanks for the info guys. This site has helped me out a lot. I'll post some picks of my Ranger now, and then later when the body lift is done.
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sweet, cant wait for the pix
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If you air down a lot, you'll be blessing those 15x8's as they'll hold the bead better...
Ditto, but remember jon, 10" wide isn't as "cool" as 8" rims.

I have 38x12.50's on 8" wheels.
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I have 38x12.50's on 8" wheels.

I want to see pics of that
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I guess you never look at the suspension tech forum, i posted them on my SAS thread a LONG time ago.

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looks good, must of overlooked the thread
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