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Old 12-16-2010, 11:52 AM
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is it possible to make your own coil spacer instead of buying one. most good kits are to expensive for me and i am just wandering if its possible and if its been done.
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Old 12-16-2010, 12:02 PM
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The hardest part would be making the stud extender. You could buy some thread stock and a threaded coupler to make it work I suppose. you could get some machine bushings at like a tractor supply store.

You can put the bushings under the retainer and get about 1" of lift, there should be enough thread on the stud down there to do this. The only problem with the bushings is that you will be putting stress on the stud, it could brake I suppose.
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Old 12-16-2010, 02:25 PM
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I know of a guy that did a washer lift as his leveling kit and did it right.He even did the caculations to see how many washers it would take and what thickness.I can get ya the link for it if ya want.
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Old 12-16-2010, 03:17 PM
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I say to use the machine bushing cause I could not find washers with a big enough center to go over the hex head down there. There the same as washers, just have a much larger center opening.

I did this on my plow truck, so when the plow was lifted my tires didnt tip in. I used 4 of the bushings. It put my tires from straight to about an 1" out at the top. And is perfect for the weight of the plow.

We put the leveling kit in my dads ranger. His is 2wd but same principal. His tires were still tipped in after new ball joints. The tires were in about 2" from being straight, when we were done the pass side was perfect, drivers side was tipped out about a 1/2". Then just had it aligned. We put in 4wd camber bushings so they could be turned.
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Old 12-16-2010, 05:43 PM
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what are you guys talking about washers? and were would i put them
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Old 12-16-2010, 06:05 PM
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underneath the coil spring retainer I geuss it would be called. Take the Nut off, followed by the washer. Then take out the spring. there will be a metal dome shaped peice with a neopren piece that locks into the spring.

The washers will go under those pieces. You'll only want to put the amount of thread showing on the bolt in washers. If that makes any sense
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Old 12-16-2010, 06:10 PM
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i am kinda confused with all the peices you just named but i know more now than i did before
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Old 12-16-2010, 06:36 PM
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instead of one spacer, this guy added a few big washers to lift the spring. sounds good to me, im cosidering it..
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Old 12-16-2010, 06:51 PM
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how would these go inhttp://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/FRONT...Q5fAccessories
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Old 12-16-2010, 07:18 PM
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I dont think those would do much, for that price you might as well spend a little extra and get these

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/FORD-...item19c0c6399e

Or these

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1981-...item3f058f7ddd

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And I don't know WTF this guy is thinking!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2-83-...item35ae12d099
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Old 12-16-2010, 07:24 PM
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And I don't know WTF this guy is thinking!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2-83-...item35ae12d099
do you think i should try and get the metal ones or the rubber ones. and ya y would you level out a van lol

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oo and would a 3 inch one cost alot more? or is that 2 much for the ifs
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Old 12-16-2010, 07:45 PM
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Old 12-16-2010, 08:04 PM
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I would get the aluminum ones.
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Old 12-16-2010, 08:05 PM
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ok thats what im gonna ask for for christmas lol
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