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Old 05-17-2011, 04:22 PM
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Default Installing F150 coils what size lift shock do I buy

Im going to install f150 coils on my 92 ranger and am wondering what size lift shocks to get 1-2 or 3-4.
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Old 05-17-2011, 07:36 PM
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Default Re: Installing F150 coils what size lift shock do I buy

90s ford f150 4x4 shocks is what i used in my buddies
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Old 05-19-2011, 07:48 PM
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Default Re: Installing F150 coils what size lift shock do I buy

would I be able to run stock ranger shocks
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Old 05-19-2011, 08:07 PM
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nope to short by alot
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Old 05-19-2011, 08:24 PM
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Default Re: Installing F150 coils what size lift shock do I buy

ok, so with used f150 coils how much lift am I looking at I've heard anywhere from 2-4 inches
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Old 05-20-2011, 01:05 PM
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Default Re: Installing F150 coils what size lift shock do I buy

Anywhere from 2 to 4 inches depends on the truck your coils the coils your putting in and so on
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Old 05-20-2011, 01:46 PM
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thing's gonna ride like a dump truck with that engine in there though just forwarning you. They're stiffer than hell. That's why I opted out of it for my truck.
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Old 05-20-2011, 04:56 PM
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Default Re: Installing F150 coils what size lift shock do I buy

Take the front sway bar out and it helps ride a good bit
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Old 05-20-2011, 05:15 PM
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Jeep XJ lift springs work better in my opinion. Softer for a better ride and more flex.

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Old 05-20-2011, 07:01 PM
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Jeep XJ lift springs work better in my opinion. Softer for a better ride and more flex.

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those are what i have on my truck but they are 6" springs that gave maybe 3-4"
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Old 05-20-2011, 07:06 PM
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Default Re: Installing F150 coils what size lift shock do I buy

I put exploder coils in my plow truck, altho not f-150 springs, they came out of the v8 exploder, so I would think they are close to the same specs as far as weight handling as the f-150. My truck rides great, even with the plow off it rides very well. Just saying, I dont think it will ride like you have a solid block connecting the axle to the frame
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Old 05-28-2011, 11:52 AM
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Jeep XJ lift springs work better in my opinion. Softer for a better ride and more flex.

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Do you mean stock springs for an XJ? Or aftermarket springs for an XJ?

I'm planning the same lift as this guy so I'm stalking his 2 threads I want details not just "some springs" lol

Wait, so with a 4x4, does this mean that we need to buy custom drive shafts too? Wouldn't 3"-4" of lift be too long for the stock fwd drive shaft?
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Old 05-28-2011, 12:16 PM
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Do you mean stock springs for an XJ? Or aftermarket springs for an XJ?

I'm planning the same lift as this guy so I'm stalking his 2 threads I want details not just "some springs" lol

Wait, so with a 4x4, does this mean that we need to buy custom drive shafts too? Wouldn't 3"-4" of lift be too long for the stock fwd drive shaft?
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Old 05-28-2011, 05:55 PM
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Default Re: Installing F150 coils what size lift shock do I buy

be very careful with XJ lift springs a set that lifts my jeep 3" lowered the front of the ranger i have been talking about. i am currently running a higher rated set of 6" coils on my SAS'd '05 and it is not a 6" lift they give closer to 3.5" vs a 6" EB coil giving 6"+
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Old 05-30-2011, 11:48 AM
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be very careful with XJ lift springs a set that lifts my jeep 3" lowered the front of the ranger i have been talking about. i am currently running a higher rated set of 6" coils on my SAS'd '05 and it is not a 6" lift they give closer to 3.5" vs a 6" EB coil giving 6"+
That's because of the 1.5 ratio of the beams and the XJ springs being softer.

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