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Suspension vs body

I think i dont want a body lift because of the frame exposure in the back. I dont know if i would like that. What is everything i would need for a suspension lift for my truck. Im new to all this. I want to be able to fit 33' tires and sit about the height of a 3' body lift. 99 ranger xlt.
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Assuming you have a 4x4, your only option is a 4" superlift that will cost right around $1600. For the price of a body lift ($200), I think you could live with the mild frame exposure.
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Just make some gap guards once you do the body lift. It'll hide the frame.
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Assuming you have a 4x4, your only option is a 4" superlift that will cost right around $1600. For the price of a body lift ($200), I think you could live with the mild frame exposure.
So if i got a body lift i would only need the lift and gap guards? Nothing else? Is it that simple or do i need anything like bumper brackets
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If your truck is a manual, you need the shifter extension as well.

And usually the extension tubes they give you for the fuel filler are the wrong size, so count on needing to find some pipe for that.

Bumper guards are usually included.
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If your truck is a manual, you need the shifter extension as well.

And usually the extension tubes they give you for the fuel filler are the wrong size, so count on needing to find some pipe for that.

Bumper guards are usually included.
No it isnt manual. So everything i need comes with the kit?
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Yea it should all come with the kit. I didn't even end up using my fuel filler neck extension. I made gap guards and sprayed my frame with rubberized undercoating to help blend it in.
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Yea it should all come with the kit. I didn't even end up using my fuel filler neck extension. I made gap guards and sprayed my frame with rubberized undercoating to help blend it in.
What is a fuel filler neck extension? And do i have to put it on if it isnt manual? My truck os white so should i spray the frame black ? I know its exposed in the back but where else does it really show ?
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Where you put gas in.. you stick the nozzle in the hole.. that gas goes into a hose that goes into the tank. When you body lift, your tank doesn't move, but that gas hole goes up 3 inches.. so you need to extend the hose (fuel filler neck). I was able to just loosen the clamps, extend it to the max and re-tighten the clamps. That's why where is an extension in the kit though.. you will need it regardless of manual/auto. It's easy.
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