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Old 02-25-2010, 08:11 PM
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Default Which F-series coils work best 1988 rnger 4x4

In the past to lift my ranger we always used F150 coils, gives it about 2'' lift, just forgot which ones I used. any info would be greatly appreciated!!!!
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Old 02-26-2010, 08:50 AM
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Im not sure what years to use, but id imagine its one of the ibeam years prior to 98ish.
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Old 02-26-2010, 07:20 PM
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Yeah its 96 and older just wondering if 4wd or 2wd will work?
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Old 02-26-2010, 07:53 PM
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I think either. So long as its a v8 full sized bc they are 2" taller than rbvs.
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Old 02-27-2010, 07:50 PM
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Sorry to hijack, but as an interested owner of a 1st gen. How much lift could I expect from these larger coils? I know how to do the leafs in back. I'm not going sky high, just wanna squeeze a little more tire under her.
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Old 02-27-2010, 08:22 PM
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If you do the f150 coils you need to get it aligned. You should get about 2" of lift off it. Then with the back its really your choice. Either do lift shackles or lift blocks.
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Old 02-27-2010, 08:47 PM
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To properly do this (safely) you need to modify the coil buckets. The Ranger coil buckets will not hold the F-150 springs in them; they will pop out.
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Old 02-28-2010, 06:45 AM
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I forgot to mention that. Another safe bet is either use a bunch of big hose clamps or do some fab work to the buckets.
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Old 02-28-2010, 07:13 AM
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you do not have to modify the buckets!! All you have to do is move the stock coil clamp on the bucket closer to the middle, so just drill a new hole, and they will fit!
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Old 02-28-2010, 07:22 AM
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you do not have to modify the buckets!! All you have to do is move the stock coil clamp on the bucket closer to the middle, so just drill a new hole, and they will fit!
The Rangers do NOT have a stock coil clamp that is removable. The Rangers stock coil retainer is built into the bucket and located near the back. It is a small tab that is bent down from the middle of the bucket.

The F-150 springs are larger in diameter at the top of the springs.


Please do NOT post unsafe information like this.
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Old 02-28-2010, 07:27 AM
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I meant the stock f150 clamps, just drill a hole for the stock f150 clamp and bolt the clamp down.
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Old 02-28-2010, 07:29 AM
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Here is a How-to that shows you the modifications needed to do this mod.

http://www.therangerstation.com/Maga..._or_Ranger.htm
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