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Old 06-30-2010, 04:34 PM   #1
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Can someone show me pictures of their Ranger with 31 inch tires, and a 3 inch body lift? Preferably a 1998-2000. I'm looking to see how it would look on my truck.
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Old 06-30-2010, 08:27 PM   #2
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It will look weird...

Heres mine with no bodylift and 31's (I can stuff 33's under there with no lift barely but I can...)



SAve yourself the money from the body lift and get some nice rims to go with the tires.
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Old 06-30-2010, 08:35 PM   #3
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So, you think it'll look weird with the body lift and 31s? You thinking I should just go ahead and save the money for rims? That's not a bad idea actually.
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Go 2" suspension, and 1" body and 32-33s or stick with the 2" and 31s.
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Offroad pack and 31's on my 98


My 93 with 31's and a 3" BL, they look little. That's why I'm probably going for 32's.
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So, you think it'll look weird with the body lift and 31s? You thinking I should just go ahead and save the money for rims? That's not a bad idea actually.
Well if it were me thats what I would do. A body lift with all the proper stuff will be around 200 or like 250 if you have a manual transmission. Also on my 84 there was less stuff to get broken or interfered with (no A/C anymore, no extra wiring ect...) In your 99 ther are tons of wires, lines and ground straps that will need extended (all in the kit but its just a pain to do all that). And since your truck can fit 31's perfectly stock and it looks good, it will look goofy if you leave 31's and add all that extra room for 33's. Plus personally I love the extra room for tires but you can see the frame afterwards and that just doesn't look right.

If you did decide to go up to 33's you would most likely need to regear which would cost you even more money.

I would really recommend saving your money on the body lift if you plan on going with 31's, i think my 31's almost look too small with no lift but thats just me. Save your money and put it towards a nice set of rims with your tires is my advice. I got that set of Black steel rims for my truck for 300 bucks new.

If you want though, I would recommend cranking the torsen bar and leveling the truck, getting your tires and rims and then getting an alignment. some places will include a free or discounted alignment with the purchase of new tires.
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Yeah, thanks guys. You pretty much changed my mind on the whole thing.
One question, do you think I can fit 32's without the lift? Or should I just stay with the 31's and save the money for some new rims like you suggested I do?
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I bet 32's will fit and they wouldn't be too much more expensive. So you can still get the rims I would imagine...unless you wanted to buy Toyo tires then you'd be flat broke.

Stepping up to 32's you can still save your money from the body lift for the rims and you can get it levelled adn everything.
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Old 07-01-2010, 11:30 AM   #9
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I really don't know how to crank the torsion bars, and I don't have anyone who could help me with it. So, should I go ahead and to the torsion bar leveling kit instead?
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yea you gotta go abit bigger if you are gunna put on a bl or they look small. you can get 33s up in there atlesat 33x10.5s
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