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What’s a good and correct body lift kit for a 1989 Ford ranger XLT?

Dukedouglas

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Hello! I’m interested in lifting my 1989 ford ranger and I have no idea where to start in lifting the body. It’s 2W drive and a manual. XLT body. I’m looking for a 3-6inch body kit for it. What’s some good options for me?
 


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I certainly would NOT be stacking hockey pucks... That said... I seriously thought about doing a 1 inch body lift with a single puck.

I'm not even sure I've seen a 6 inch lift... 3 inch is the most common.
 

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Why do you want to lift the truck? For looks or clearance? I personally don't care for body lift looks, I'd rather have a suspension lift.
 

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I certainly would NOT be stacking hockey pucks... That said... I seriously thought about doing a 1 inch body lift with a single puck.
If you use more than three, gorilla tape them.
 

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Why do you want to lift the truck? For looks or clearance? I personally don't care for body lift looks, I'd rather have a suspension lift.
Moar tire clearance without raising center of gravity too greatly.
 

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What condition are your body mounts now. The winter salted roads where I live rust the body mounts and doing a simple body lift opens a whole new can of REEpairs. If you have a southern truck with rust free mounts your job is half done. 2” or 3” are most common. Buy lots of penetrating oil and start spraying it on days before you start the work. The lift is usually just blocks in the form of cylinders 2” or 3” long. 1 for every body mount. And some sort of steering shaft extension. Accompanied by an assortment of new hardware. Getting the old bolts out often destroys the bolt and/or mount so consider putting new mounts on as well as the lift blocks.
I have never found lift brackets for the bumpers and not raising them with the body just looks half done and just plain stupid. I have had good success fabricating my own
Many of the mounts on mine rusted thru and Ive had to remove and repair them and it was a huge deal. Worth it, but was way more work than a dozen bolts and some blocks. Sawsall cut most of my original mount hardware. But I see some southern trucks that look like you would even need penetrating oil.
Follow the directions and it’s an easy job.
 

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You must be a descendent of Red Green...

Stacking 6 hockey pucks sounds pretty sketchy to me... but keep your stick on the ice my friend.
 

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