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Ok, I need some opinions guys

Ok, I'm new here, but I spend alot of time reading the posts and they have provided nothing but good info. Here's my.....issue I guess you could call it. I've got an 01 Ranger XLT Ext. Cab 4x4 with the Flareside bed. I want to do a lift on it but I don't want to get too crazy, because the 97 2.3L Ranger isn't going to live forever lol. I drive approx. 60 miles a day to work and back. Currently the 01 doesnt see much driving time. I was thinking of doing a body lift and putting bigger Tires underneth but a 4" Superlift is very appealing. Besides price, Which would you guys do? It doesnt see much if any offroading but I think a suspension lift would look better. And should you do a suspension lift and a body lift? or does that just depend on what size tires you want to run? oh and one more thing before i quit typing this book, lol, can i stick 15x8's on it without the calipers/rotors hitting the wheels? Thanks guys.....Its great to finally post on here.
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15x8's with some 33x12.5x15 with t-bar crank best look IMO if you dont want to shell out the $$
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After seeing 01rangerxlt4x4's truck with just the body lift, I have to say thats exactly the look im trying to get. not too big but pretty aggressive looking. Nice ride Mark!. So you can fit a 15x8 wheel with the 33" tire with just a 3 inch body lift. Sounds good to me. suspension is just a little out of my pricerange right now. I figure a 3" body life and a crank or two on the torsion bars and she should look alot better.
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you can fit 33's stock.. 12.5w if you have some aftermarket rims and don't mind trimming the bumper a lil.
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great, thanks guys......full of useful info as usual. ill be sure to post up some pics when shes done
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Hey I realize this is an old topic, but I just got back from 2 weeks in Japan, and I put the superlift on my truck just before that. All I can say is I LOVE the lift! It was worth waiting for in my opinion. Just thought I'd toss you my .02. You'll be very happy with a body lift also. Mark's truck is pretty sweet, isn't it?
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After seeing 01rangerxlt4x4's truck with just the body lift, I have to say thats exactly the look im trying to get. not too big but pretty aggressive looking. Nice ride Mark!. So you can fit a 15x8 wheel with the 33" tire with just a 3 inch body lift. Sounds good to me. suspension is just a little out of my pricerange right now. I figure a 3" body life and a crank or two on the torsion bars and she should look alot better.

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Hey I realize this is an old topic, but I just got back from 2 weeks in Japan, and I put the superlift on my truck just before that. All I can say is I LOVE the lift! It was worth waiting for in my opinion. Just thought I'd toss you my .02. You'll be very happy with a body lift also. Mark's truck is pretty sweet, isn't it?
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