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Old 05-05-2013, 11:59 PM
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Im looking to do a little suspension lift on my 2wd 1998 ford ranger ext cab.

http://compare.ebay.com/like/2609204...Types&var=sbar

Will this kit work? and would i need anything else? like a pitman arm or something was mentioned to me before. Would i need a new one with a lift?

Thanks for any help guys!
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Old 05-06-2013, 04:46 AM
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Is your truck torsion bar or coil spring?
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Is your truck torsion bar or coil spring?
Coil spring
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:33 AM
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that kit won't work, sorry. it's for torsion bar suspension.

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oh, and you have rack/pinion steering, not a pitman arm.
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that kit won't work, sorry. it's for torsion bar suspension.

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oh, and you have rack/pinion steering, not a pitman arm.
Alright so what exactly do I need then?? Just spacers and shackles or is there a better way??
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here: you need some spindles to do a suspension lift on a coil sprung ranger
http://www.ebay.com/itm/98-11-Ford-R...343022&vxp=mtr
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Alright so what exactly do I need then?? Just spacers and shackles or is there a better way??
you can technically use coil spacers, but they are hard on the suspension & make it ride shitty. i think spindles are the way to go
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here: you need some spindles to do a suspension lift on a coil sprung ranger
http://www.ebay.com/itm/98-11-Ford-R...343022&vxp=mtr
click^^^

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you can technically use coil spacers, but they are hard on the suspension & make it ride shitty. i think spindles are the way to go
The link won't work:/
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The link won't work:/
Try this one
http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...id=29269880543
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So spindles for the front. What for the back would be best?
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So spindles for the front. What for the back would be best?
Yes and back I perfer shackles but blocks or AAL (add a leaf) are other options
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Yes and back I perfer shackles but blocks or AAL (add a leaf) are other options
Alright thanks a bunch!
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Alright thanks a bunch!
No problem
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AAL! cause they lift the back like shackles or blocks, but also increase payload

or shackles are fine too, but i never cared for blocks, just my opinion...
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No problem
So if I do that lift will I need new springs and shocks to accommodate the extra couple inches???
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:20 PM
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the spindles don't change anything that the shock feels. they stay stock, and the stock rears will prolly be fine for just 2"
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