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Old 12-04-2010, 12:20 PM
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Default Lifting the front of a 2wd 99

My 99 2wd sits front heavy. I want to level it out. Right now I'm running 205 size tires, but soon I want to up to 31's.

It looks a little funny right now, so I was wondering how to lift the front only. I've heard people say things like 'coil spacers' and 'shackles' and stuff like that, but I have no idea what any of that means?

Could someone point me in the right direction. The truck already rides like a truck, nice and rough, but not too bad, so I'm not really worried about that. Also, how much would this front leveling cost? and is it something I can do in my own garage?

thanks,

any info or advice is appreciated.
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Old 12-04-2010, 01:13 PM
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Default Re: Lifting the front of a 2wd 99

coil spacers



the go under the coil spring to add height
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Old 12-04-2010, 09:32 PM
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Default Re: Lifting the front of a 2wd 99

is this what i need?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/FRONT...#ht_1640wt_939
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Old 12-15-2010, 10:13 PM
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Default Re: Lifting the front of a 2wd 99

yes but it goes under the coil spring but lifts it out of the pocket it sits in i couldnt get any shop to touch mine to do it they said its a risk of hiting something hard and the spring sliding off if its lifted too high out of the pocket... i would go with longer shocks and coils springs to be honest they make a 3 inch spindel lift but too much work for me but longer springs will help ill see if i can find a link to them
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Old 12-15-2010, 10:38 PM
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Default Re: Lifting the front of a 2wd 99

the spindles are a lot easier than the coils. you have to do the whole spindle process just to get to the coils. i would go spindles, the spacers are cheaper, but will harshen the ride.
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Old 12-16-2010, 03:53 AM
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Default Re: Lifting the front of a 2wd 99

I have the 1.5 from daystar on mine havent noticed a differance after I installed them as far as ride, but I would second the coil springs or the spindle it would be a better solution.
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Old 12-16-2010, 12:28 PM
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Default Re: Lifting the front of a 2wd 99

in my opinion dont use the coil spacers, i have them on my truck, and it just made the springs sag. just spend the money and buy bigger springs
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Old 12-16-2010, 12:41 PM
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Default Re: Lifting the front of a 2wd 99

if u want lift buy lift springs for front.

my 99 mazda sits perfectly level. and higher than rangers... dnt know why 2wd rangers are rear high n 98+ mazda 2wd's sit level?

point being junk yard find of 98+ mazda 2wd front springs should get u a safe leveled look.
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Old 12-16-2010, 02:37 PM
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Default Re: Lifting the front of a 2wd 99

I put the daystar 2 inch on mine and it sat it just a little more than level.My truck actually has the "cali rake" to it.It only took me and pops about 2 hours to do it.I have some leveling spings that I would sell ya.They didn't level out my truck but thats because it has the 4.0 in it and its alot heavier than the 2.3.
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