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Old 02-19-2010, 02:01 PM
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Default Coil spacers + block = new shocks?

I'm gonna put 3" coil spacers on the front end, and 3" blocks in the back. So my question is, will I need to buy new shocks?
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Old 02-19-2010, 05:21 PM
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I'm a newbie when it comes to suspension.
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Old 02-19-2010, 08:12 PM
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Yes.
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Old 02-20-2010, 02:23 PM
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Thanks for the new thread name, whoever did it.

So I will? My buddy was tellin me that I can just get extensions. Not sure what he meant by that. But I'm sure he knows what he's talking about. He also told me I CAN buy new shocks, but If i want a cheaper way to do it, then get the extensions. What do you think?
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Old 02-20-2010, 02:31 PM
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Thanks for the new thread name, whoever did it.
That would be me. There are way to many threads that are titled "I have a question" or something like that, descriptive titles help YOU get answers, and help users searching down the road.
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Old 02-21-2010, 06:39 PM
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Thanks for the new thread name, whoever did it.

So I will? My buddy was tellin me that I can just get extensions. Not sure what he meant by that. But I'm sure he knows what he's talking about. He also told me I CAN buy new shocks, but If i want a cheaper way to do it, then get the extensions. What do you think?
You could get extensions for the front, but not the back.
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Old 02-22-2010, 10:20 AM
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After i jacked my truck up i had to do some research... i had to go with Monroe-Gas Magnums.... they dont even make em for a ranger but i made it work, but that was with my body lift i had installed before i even touched my suspension.
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Old 02-23-2010, 05:30 AM
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After i jacked my truck up i had to do some research... i had to go with Monroe-Gas Magnums.... they dont even make em for a ranger but i made it work, but that was with my body lift i had installed before i even touched my suspension.
I have done the BL, just kinda new to the suspension lift with the independent front suspension.
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Old 02-23-2010, 05:34 AM
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You could get extensions for the front, but not the back.
So when I'm searching online, what kind of shock should I be searching for?
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Old 02-26-2010, 11:47 AM
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Will that ever align right without new UCAs

Personally I'd find a set of lift spindles cheep somewhere, then you'll save the money you would have spent on shocks and it'll align perfectly. Just a thought...
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Old 02-26-2010, 12:04 PM
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It "should" align properly. I definitely want new shocks because My ride is SO bumpy, you have no idea. I think, actually, the stock shocks are still on my truck from 99. I decided not to get extensions for the front shocks, and instead bought all four. I just bought some pro comp's yesterday. I'll be putting the lift on next Friday.
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Old 02-26-2010, 12:34 PM
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You can get skyjacker hydro 7000 for less than $40 apiece.
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Old 02-27-2010, 11:42 AM
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I got Pro Comp ES3000's for $31 a piece.
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Old 03-05-2010, 06:34 PM
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Default Re: Coil spacers + block = new shocks?

So I just finished the lift today. I am satisfied after a long days work.
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Old 03-05-2010, 07:00 PM
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Default Re: Coil spacers + block = new shocks?

nice job !

what was the total cost of the parts you just installed ?

I am sure my truck has the original shocks & ball joints .
feels weak I rickety lol cant what to upgrade the front end
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