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Body Lift for 99 Mountaineer

Justawajz

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I'm looking to put a 3in body lift on my Mounty.. I've seen a quite a few Explorers and Mountaineers on here with them. I was just wondering if anyone ran into any problems with the steering shaft.. I heard the one that comes with the kit for the Ranger dosn't work.. I don't want to get halfway through this install then be stuck because of that.. Any suggestions??
 



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I think the steering shaft was only an issue on the 95-97 installs. I think the 883 kit comes with the correct steering extension for your '99. But get a second opinion! :D
 






Mine was a 1997. I had to build a custom job for mine.

Daniel
 






yeah, i have the same question
 






As for the not fitting it is the bumper brackets that can't be used. You will need to fabricate them. Everything else is fine.
 






yep the steering shaft will fit, and the front bumper brackets will fit too. only thing that wont fit is the rear bumper brackets.
 






That's exactly what I needed to know, thanks for the help! I just wanted to make sure I had everything covered before I started this. I'm sure I can figure somthing out for the rear bumper. Now I just have to replace my busted Transfer Case.. ahhh.. lol
 






yep the steering shaft will fit, and the front bumper brackets will fit too. only thing that wont fit is the rear bumper brackets.

I second that. Making rear bumper brackets are easy. All you need are two pieces of flat 4-5" by 3" by 1/8" steel or something and drill 4 holes in each of them (3" higher that the bottom two holes).

Keep in mind your spare tire won't be accessible the same way. I would remove it before you do the lift. Keep 2 of the brackets meant to brace under the Ranger pick-up bed. I was thinking they would work well to lift the spare tire pulley 3" so the holes will line up, but haven't tried it yet.
 






Oh yea, I haven't done it in a while, so it's vaguely familiar, but I remember you have to get two more of a certain size body mount bolts. There's a way around it, but I just called up Performance Products and told them that the kit didn't come with the 2 bolts, which is the best way to do it (always tell everyone on the phone you have a Ranger).
 






Oh yea, I haven't done it in a while, so it's vaguely familiar, but I remember you have to get two more of a certain size body mount bolts. There's a way around it, but I just called up Performance Products and told them that the kit didn't come with the 2 bolts, which is the best way to do it (always tell everyone on the phone you have a Ranger).

I only used the bolts that came in the kit. I know what you are talking about, but i dont remeber which bolts i used where. There is a writeup for a BL install on here somewhere, and it was noted which ones to use.
 






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