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Old 12-05-2009, 10:46 AM
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My 04 with spindles, AAL (Add-a-leaf) and stock tires:



Same suspension set-up with 32s:



Here I added a chevy drop shackle which lifts our truck:




Man these pics make me miss my old truck...
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Old 12-05-2009, 04:59 PM
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3" spindles?
dam pictures look way different then in person huh?
With the chevy drop shackle it sits weird.
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Old 12-06-2009, 09:44 AM
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yea 3" spindles.

I added the shackle, because just the AAL I was getting a lot of run while offroading.
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Old 12-07-2009, 09:30 AM
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AAl?
i kinda wanna do the exploder leaf springs and flip the shackles. CHeap and alot more travel.. But you gotta remount for the leaf springs huh?
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AAL = Add A Leaf.

I thought Rangers and exploders had the same leaf pack...but I do not doubt my being wrong on that one...
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Old 12-07-2009, 11:43 AM
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exploders leaf packs will raise a ranger quite a bit. i know for a fact sport tracs leafs will raise a ranger about 4-5" depending on the weight in the bed and the condition of the leafs. this is because exploder and sport tracs leafs are under axle, yet still provide the exploders with the same ride height as an over axle leaf spring ranger. their also a lot softer than the ranger springs. i would put in some sport trac leafs and then add a coil and spindle lift to the front and it will be about level, maybe a tad bit higher in the front
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Old 12-07-2009, 12:12 PM
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hmm...so if I were to get the expy leaf pack and did an axle flip I would be stock height with soft leaves??
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Old 12-07-2009, 12:14 PM
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i believe so... i remember someone on ORR did the sport trac swap for 4-5" of lift. only thing that might effect it is you have blocks, i dont know how much that will mess things around. you could always add the chevy shackles to regain the 2" lost from the blocks though
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Old 12-07-2009, 12:20 PM
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ah good call on the blocks. shackle would almost completely take care of that, maybe .25-.5" shorter still.
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Old 12-07-2009, 12:24 PM
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well the ranger axle is like 2-3" diameter, maybe. lol, and blocks are like 1.5-2" so i think with the spring under you could be looking at like maybe 1" lower than stock setup if the expo leafs are 5", and the chevy shackle could raise it back up about 1.5" on the first hole in the shackle, so like .5" higher than stock. i dunno 100% they could be smaller than 5" lift
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Old 12-07-2009, 12:29 PM
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and i think its only sport trac leafs for 5" lift, im trying to find the write up of the swap
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Old 12-07-2009, 12:37 PM
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will the chevy shackle work with my truck where so you get them at
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Old 12-07-2009, 12:42 PM
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yes they will. its the belltech 6400 shackle. summitracing has them pretty good price.

Justin- read this thread over at R-F, punkrockpilot did the swap he got like 3-4" of lift with the block removed
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Old 12-07-2009, 12:45 PM
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thanks for the link I will check that out. if only they were 2" of lift so I could just eliminate my blocks...that would be nice.
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Old 12-07-2009, 12:58 PM
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well you could flip your hanger and thatll drop it down 2 inches and be closer to stock without blocks
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