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Old 10-30-2009
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New to suspension lifts and all

Im looking to lift my truck 2.5-3 more inches, but not a body lift. just got a 3'' body lift done, and now i want to raise it a little more. I dont know what i need, or where to start. im seeing spacers, coil springs, add a leafs and i dunno whats goin on haha. im not planning on offroading or any of that, just mainly for looks and protection i guess. Maybe once in awhile ill take it trailing and whatnot who knows. but i have a 1999 ford ranger 2wd v6 3.0 xlt. im looking for the cheapest and best way to lift it 2.5 - 3''.
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brother was also telling me i need new rims?will my current tires fit on the new rims? all i know is they are 31s, mastercraft MT
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A body lift and 31's no offense but that has to look like dookie... and you want to go higher? get bigger tires first.
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Why would you need new rims for a lift, other than making the truck it look better? Lift spindles do say that you need a minimum backspacing but that's not really a problem. As far as options, you can pick up a set of lift coils or coil spacers for up to 2.5" without having to get new upper control arms. Your other option would be to pick up a set of lift spindles, that would give you 3" of lift.

As for it looking funny with small tires like a 31, it won't be too bad. I have a set of 32's on 5.5" of lift, and it's not too bad.
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A body lift and 31's no offense but that has to look like dookie... and you want to go higher? get bigger tires first.
His truck is a 2wd, he sits lower than yours from the factory. A bigger tire would only lead to rubbing on his truck. So I don't see where it would look 'dookie'.
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try Suspension Max or Doestch...get some springs and upper control arms for the front....or some lift spindles.
then for the back get some 4x4 ranger lift blocks and some shackles and your set
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still kind of not understanding.
jcwhitney has nothing but a body lift and leveling kits for my 99.
4 wheel parts has nothing for my 99
PerformanceLifts.com -- Fabtech 1998-2000 Ranger 3" Spindle Lift found this and not understanding. i dunno.

can you guys link me to stuff so i can get ideas?sorry, some reason this is more confusing than a body lift. trying to find the best and cheapest way of lifting my truck
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'Cheapest' would be a spacer but you would need alignment bolts and an alignment. Spindles from doestch or springtech will be around $400 and is a very easy install, and will ride like stock.
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