Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts!

Go Back   Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts! > > >
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Welcome to Ford Ranger Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread

  #1  
Old 08-29-2009, 06:29 AM
greyghost greyghost is offline
Ford Ranger Driver
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,528
Default 4x4 blocks

i was wondering how much lift a set of factory 4x4 blocks would give me in the back of a 2 wheel drive truck? i have a set of 3" lift spindles but nothing for the back since i bought the spindles used i was looking for something quick and easy for the back.i'm looking for something i'd have here since i have the truck on the jackstands and only my atv for transpertation right at the moment? thanks ,bill
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-29-2009, 06:43 AM
STL STL is offline
...............

 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 23,398
Default

I think the factory 4wd blocks are the same size as the ones that were in my edge which are like 2.5"

U would be better off with a chevy drop shackle turned around to raise it up and then AAL (add a leaf)

This truck has 3" spindle in front drop shackle and AAL


Chevy drop shackle turned around
__________________
2005 Edge

Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-29-2009, 07:42 AM
greyghost greyghost is offline
Ford Ranger Driver
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,528
Default

thanks stl, if i remember correctly the ranger sits higher in the back for load squating to begain with so i may put the set of blocks in there as a temp setup so i can run down and get the aal & the chevy bracket you sugested. what drop is that Chevy drop shackle ?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-29-2009, 07:56 AM
STL STL is offline
...............

 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 23,398
Default

2-3" depending where you put the bolt

Summitracing.com Belltech 6400

See on the arm it has different holes to line up with
__________________
2005 Edge

Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-29-2009, 10:54 AM
greyghost greyghost is offline
Ford Ranger Driver
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,528
Default

i have my 3" lift spindles in the front and i put a set of the 4x4 blocks in the back as a temp setup. i put it back on my stock wheels and tires. measuring to the top of the wheelwells the back is a half inch lower with the blocks in then the front. would you still go with the chevy spring hanger or would you do the washer under the front coils trick to get that little extra?
next question is how much outof alinement would the spindle lift be? i can't get an alinement till wendnesday anyhow? thanks..
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-29-2009, 11:03 AM
STL STL is offline
...............

 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 23,398
Default

Shouldn't be to much out of alignment but wouldn't hurt to check

Raising the rear up is your call if you are happy with the results then leave it be
__________________
2005 Edge

Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-29-2009, 11:22 AM
greyghost greyghost is offline
Ford Ranger Driver
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,528
Default

i'm sort of happy with the way it sits but that's empty with no cap or normal crap in the bed. maybe i should find the aal for it.and just leave the blocks in there {scratching my head} ? with the weight of the fiberglass cap and my turnout gear/ air bottles i'd guess around 5-6 hundred pounds of crap that i never know when i may need.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-29-2009, 02:20 PM
Jay FX4 Jay FX4 is offline
▲▼▲▼▲▼▲▼
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 2,511
Default

I'd go with the AAL. A little rake when empty is okay, and you wouldn't have you ass end sagging with weight in the box. Just my opinion.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ranger Dave (B25) View Post
Our foreign policy is laughable at best. As is the recipient of this years Cracker-Jacks prize for 'peace.'
Quote:
Originally Posted by Toms984x4 View Post
NOS for teh horse powaz!!!
ɹǝʌo ǝɯ dılɟ
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-29-2009, 02:36 PM
STL STL is offline
...............

 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 23,398
Default

AAL and leave the blocks then walk away satisfied.

Didnt know u hauled that much stuff around on a given day
__________________
2005 Edge

Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-29-2009, 03:50 PM
greyghost greyghost is offline
Ford Ranger Driver
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,528
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by STL View Post
AAL and leave the blocks then walk away satisfied.

Didnt know u hauled that much stuff around on a given day
well the fiberglass cap goes what? around 180-200 pounds. add a hunderd pounds of boots,bunker pants,coat helmet,gloves,nomax hood. i also have 3 scba bottles in the truck full ready to roll. a large tackle box with a small amount of emt gear in it. then all the normal day to day crap. it don't take long to add up some weight.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 08-29-2009, 03:55 PM
STL STL is offline
...............

 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 23,398
Default

Take it you are a volunteer fire fighter
__________________
2005 Edge

Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 08-29-2009, 04:00 PM
greyghost greyghost is offline
Ford Ranger Driver
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,528
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by STL View Post
Take it you are a volunteer fire fighter
yep been one since i turned 18.

god bless my 343 brothers that gave their life on 9.11.01
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 08-29-2009, 04:19 PM
STL STL is offline
...............

 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 23,398
Default

Thats awesome

Stay safe and thanks for doing it
__________________
2005 Edge

Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search