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PIC REQUEST: 3in BL and Side exit exhaust

I'm thinking of doing a 3 inch body lift on my 2000 ranger but the only thing that I'm worried about is the exhaust looking right. I have a dual passenger side exit for my exhaust. I was thinking if I do a 3 inch body lift, it wolnt look right, and even if I "bent" it up, it still wouldn't be enough. So I was wondering if anyone had any pictures of how they ran their exhaust with a 3 inch body lift. Or if you have any ideas on how to do it, post it up. Thanks.
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here is the best one i have. its 3in body and 3in suspension with the side exhaust. i think it looks fine the way it is. but thats just me.
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I actually found some more, so it might be a little better. Hope it helps
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That don't look too bad, but if I could, it'd look better up tight with the body, here is a crappy picture the night I put mine on. I have since moved it up closer to the body and welded some of the joints but so I could still take the muffler out with clamps.

I know the frame goes up right about there, but I don't know if there is enough room to move it up or not.

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here is the best one i have. its 3in body and 3in suspension with the side exhaust. i think it looks fine the way it is. but thats just me.
Hey man to you is body lifts woth the money or are they just for show
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Hey man to you is body lifts woth the money or are they just for show
Bodylifts are worth it! Cheap 3" that allows you to run 33x12.50 tires on a 4x4 with ease. I don't really think they are just for "show", because in my opinon, they are kind of ugly because they expose the frame, the gaps, etc. Suspension lifts are much easier on the eys. I've been running a bodylift now for about 4 years with moderate wheeling with no problems.
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I don't have a picture of what I did with mine, but I can describe it. Before the lift I had side exit right before the rear tire. You can't lift the tips 3 inches, because stuff gets in the way. This leaves two options, get slash cut tips and angle them....alot. Or, do what I did and run it out the back. It is the easiest way if you can weld and have the right piping.
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Yeah, I was thinking it was either, lift, and low exhaust or, lift then run it out the back with it compensated for the lift. I really like the side exit though. I could just turn my t bars but I just don't like the idea of stiffening an already stiff ride and wearing out parts extremely fast isn't my cup of tea.

It is a toss up between a 3 inch body, or t bar crank, aals or blocks and a 1 inch body lift. I'm just not set one one yet, If I do anything, I want to make sure it is exactly what I want.

PS: I'm not rich so no I can't buy a real suspention lift.
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Yea I hear you with the suspension lift, it's expensive. I would do a body lift, get gap gaurds, and spray paint the e-brake cable black.
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i can say though.. the biggest advantage to a body lift.. changing the oil filter Allows you to reach through the well and stick both hands to give it a crank.. sure beats hopping on under the truck and having to wiggle around in taht funky space that isnt quite right for two hands
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I'm actually running 33 12.5 tires on my truck now with extremely minor mud flap rubbing. I only have 3.73 gears in it and my clutch doesn't feel as good as it did before. It also makes a grinding noice when it turns and that noise turns to an almost constant screaming noise at 2grand, this only happens when it is cold. I'm thinking its my throwout bearing. I was actually thinking of putting my little tires back on to save on my clutch. But, I like it A LOT with the big tires on... which was why I was gonna lift it, so it would look less "stuffed". But I don't want to let my clutch go completly out, but I don't have money for 4.10s unless I could buy some used. I think a 4.0 would change all this, the 3.0 don't like the idea of 33s and 3.73s. I don't know what to do. Any suggestions?
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