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what do u guys think of this ?

im new when it comes to this stuff but in maine it is illegal for me to have a body lift because of abs rules or some bs so i was looking into something a little bit cheaper as far as suspension goes and i came across this, no idea what kind of lift but it is cheap and fits my truck let me know what you guys think , http://www.truxxx.com/ford_products/ford_products.htm
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ive seen this before i think it is a t bar key set. i dont know if you were looking for this. i think this is what it is since its the same part for the 4x4 and 2wd hope this helped
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just get the body lift. It's not illegal and/or you shouldn't care.
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....It isnt shiny, I dont like it.

Suspension lift hmmm? If you have Coils you cant get Rubber leveling spacers that will lift 1 inch or so. other than that. get a body lift and tell them off. body kits illegal? That makes about as much sense as feeding a jelly donut to a horse illegal. theres no point in the law existing.
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That kind of lift is bad for all you front suspension parts. Cheap now but expensive when you have to start replacing everything.

x1000 on the body lift instead
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Please do the body lift...

It's just a crank for $230? Go the former route...
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Are you sure about Body Lifts being illegal? Not saying I know state laws but I'd really talk to a cop or something first. (If you have already let me know and I'll just shut my mouth). I mean if a Body Lift is illegal I would think pretty much every kind of lift would be illegal.

If it is illegal, I understand where your coming from though. Guessing you just can't afford a full out suspension lift?

Also what year/model of truck do you currently have? There are ways to get small amounts of life with some fairly simple changes (Not simply talking about t-bars cranks either).
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2004 xlt fx4 ranger v6 4.0 stepside , how can i do it?
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uh

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That makes about as much sense as feeding a jelly donut to a horse illegal. theres no point in the law existing.
Uh have you ever seen Half Baked?

Butterstuff! Butternut! Homo erectus.
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Uh have you ever seen Half Baked?

Butterstuff! Butternut! Homo erectus.
haha That horse is a diabetic
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*cries* IM sorryyy! haha man great movie
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I am pretty sure it is illegal to have a lifted vehicle, I am not 100% sure if Suspension lifts are legal. I remember having a conversation with my uncle about lift laws in Maine and saying that I would never live there because of them.
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Headlights: Don't even think about going higher than 54 inches. However, keep in mind that the original suspension cannot be "disconnected", but don't let that stop you from bolting on heavy-duty shocks and overload springs. Other need-to-knows: Don't remove or disconnect the ABS, and the tires can be only two sizes larger than the manufacturer's recommendation. Spring-shackle extensions are also a no-no.


Two sizers larger than "factory recommend" means 33 inch tires haha. Because I believe factory recomennded ALWAYS means fx4 lvl 2s that come with 31s.
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im not goin to run anything bigger than 33's anyways but , body lifts u dont need to disconnect the abs do you?
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i wouldnt do the torsion lift. i have it now and its a pretty stiff ride plus it can mess alot up.
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You can do the body lift.

Aaron posted the correct lift laws for your state.
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Body lift won't mess with ABS either.
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get a RCD or body lift my friend has one in maine he dont care
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