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what do ya guys think?

I've got a '01 Ranger XLT 4X4 and the first thing im gonna do to it is lift it. Now I got the idea of doing the typical 3in body lift as well as doin 3in off of the torsion keys and puttin bigger blocks under the leaf springs to level it out. What do ya think about that?
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Search... Don't do the Torsion keys!

I did a search for you, here's the link, read a few of the threads and you'll understand why torsion keys are a bad idea
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BL yes. Torsion keys no.
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alright yea, im just lookin for a cheaper way to get a little more than 3in of lift outta my truck cause i dont have the money for a SAS or a suspension lift
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alright yea, im just lookin for a cheaper way to get a little more than 3in of lift outta my truck
Aren't we all.....
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haha yup
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What size tires you want. If you want 35s with no suspension lift you will do bl shackles and #1 bars. If you want 33s just do a bl. It all depends what you want.
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I disagree no shackles necessary
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Ok no shackles do AAL.
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Really a good 1.75" tbar crank and a BL and you can run 35's



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im probably just gonna do 33/12.5R15 BFG A/T KO's but I still want the truck to look like its got a little more meat on its bones so im probably gonna do the body lift and then 2in torsion crank
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wait so you think with a 3in bl and a 2in crank i can run 35's?
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hmm maybe ill go for that, just up from some 33 bfg's to 35's
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yea its not much of an increase in cost
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yea, what size rims do you have em mounted on?
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Mine are a cragar soft 8 15x8. I didnt know if i was going to run em all the time so i went the cheap route, but they pull fine i can still burn em so im good.
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Yea if I decide to get new rims I'll probably go with the 15's for the sake of cost
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Thats why I got 15's and for the weight of the steel wheel which really hasnt been that much
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I would stick with 33's if you are going with a BL. IMO the 35's are to big of a tire and will limit you alot with when you are wheeling plus the added stress on your steering and suspension components just isnt worth it in my book.

Some will disagree with me but thats just my .2 cents.
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yea that is true, ill figure that one out when the time comes
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im probably just gonna do 33/12.5R15 BFG A/T KO's but I still want the truck to look like its got a little more meat on its bones so im probably gonna do the body lift and then 2in torsion crank
I just did the T-Bar carank ans I bet I could clear 33's on an 8" wide rim.
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yea, right now i've got 265's on there so their a decent size for when i put the lift on so when that time comes and im finished with the bl and the crank ill figure out what kind of room i have
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