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Old 03-08-2011, 05:25 PM
derail derail is offline
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Default coil spring set up?

i have a dana 44 under my ranger and the coil springs are curved alot while sittin under its own weight, not sure if this is ok or do i need to find different coil bucket? not sure what the current buckets are from...
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Old 03-11-2011, 11:22 AM
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Default Re: coil spring set up?

What are the coil springs from? Are they made for the Ranger or the Bronco axle?

What year D44 is it? Full size or an Early Bronco D44?
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Old 03-11-2011, 07:56 PM
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Default Re: coil spring set up?

They are fine you can look at.getting some full-size bronco lift springs to make it stiffer if you want, they prob used Jeep coils.
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Old 03-12-2011, 03:41 AM
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the info i was given when i got this truck was not much, i do know that the coils are quite big, and big arround, the axles are supposed to be from the early bronco, short axles....the upper front buckets look like they were torched off another truck, the bucket and shock mount are all one piece...
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Old 03-12-2011, 06:13 AM
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can you get some pics of your setup and post them up so we can take a look at it.
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Old 03-12-2011, 02:26 PM
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Default Re: coil spring set up?

here is one pic
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Old 03-12-2011, 02:30 PM
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another pic
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Old 03-12-2011, 02:33 PM
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i screwed that up here is the other...
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Old 03-12-2011, 03:54 PM
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Yeah you should be fine, I have seen some guys take a strap and run it from a coil to the frame in order to keep it from hitting the tire.
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Old 03-13-2011, 12:44 PM
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Default Re: coil spring set up?

those are jeep coils in it...do me a favor take some pics of the whole front end of the truck...the steering doesn't look very safe from the couple of pics you have taken so far. also why not front driveline i take it the truck is lifted to much for there to be a proper angle?
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Old 03-13-2011, 05:51 PM
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i dont see why someone would use jeep springs, how can u tell? they are quite big...yes the lift is huge, steering is not good...i have a crappy pic but ill put in on...
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Old 03-13-2011, 05:52 PM
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here is the pic...
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Old 03-13-2011, 06:25 PM
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O wow NVM man that last pic shines more liight on it (need a better to look at the susp) but yeah you need to move your buckets on the bottom it looks like the top ones are in farther

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Also looking at your crossovers and such it looks like they may have used some joints but I dont see a jam nut on any of them, didnt even look at that at first just looked at the springs. Also your rod on the bottom that connects both sides togather (for steering) I can see where it was sleeved what does it all look like can you get us some better pics of the same shot you last posted also what is your pinion angle, do you know if the cut and rotated the outer C's?

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Nvm I can tell the didnt cut no drive shaft wow ummmm yeah

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Old 03-13-2011, 09:07 PM
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Default Re: coil spring set up?

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i dont see why someone would use jeep springs, how can u tell? they are quite big...yes the lift is huge, steering is not good...i have a crappy pic but ill put in on...
looking at the full pic they are what appear to be EB coils same as were the axles came from. the lift is a ghetto fab job... you have what appears to be a stacked body lift. EB axles thrown under a ranger about to fall back out and the steering gods did not smile on this lift. there are ALOT of things on your truck that need to get fixed other than the buckets before i would want to be on the same freeway.

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here is the pic...
thats scary...
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Old 03-14-2011, 02:47 AM
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Default Re: coil spring set up?

yeah, i know...any advice would help, not sure what to do with it, as far as the road, hadent planned on tryin to make it legal....
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