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Old 12-04-2018, 03:19 PM
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no it does not. you have the ford trac-loc LS rear. not the torsion unit. I also get the less lvl 2 package when I run that number and 28 spline axle
Dang. Oh well, once less rare & expensive part to worry about wearing out. :-)
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Old 12-04-2018, 03:21 PM
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Dang. Oh well, once less rare & expensive part to worry about wearing out. :-)
you aint kidding, that part is over a grand if you had the torsion unit
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Old 12-04-2018, 03:23 PM
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you aint kidding, that part is over a grand if you had the torsion unit
Whoa.

This has been super helpful in getting me oriented to what I actually have.

Now I have to go back to the question about what to do to replace my worn-out shocks...

You gave me PNs for "low budge" oem replacements, and it doesn't sound like that would be much better of an option than generic Monroe or Gabriel shocks..

Any other options you'd recommend?
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Old 12-04-2018, 03:26 PM
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Whoa.

This has been super helpful in getting me oriented to what I actually have.

Now I have to go back to the question about what to do to replace my worn-out shocks...

You gave me PNs for "low budge" oem replacements, and it doesn't sound like that would be much better of an option than generic Monroe or Gabriel shocks..

Any other options you'd recommend?
not really, either Monroe or KYB. I can tell you the motorcraft ones have a 2 year warranty on them. Not sure on the aftermarket ones
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Old 01-15-2019, 09:05 PM
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Default "High Ryder Option w/ FX4 Bilstein Suspension"

Just to close out this thread, I ended up getting a set of Bilstein 4600ís from Tirerack.com (best price I could find and quick shipping).

Easy installation and WOW what a difference in ride quality. The truck had the original shocks as far as i know and now it is much more of a pleasure to drive, particularly on uneven pavement.

Lane changes on the freeway no longer require holding my breath and squeezing my butt cheeks, and the truck no longer dips and weaves like Mohammad Ali while taking a bumpy turn.


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Old 01-24-2019, 02:59 AM
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Default Re: "High Ryder Option w/ FX4 Bilstein Suspension"

There is no such thing as a so-called "high ryder" for ANY 98+.

Your Level II sits no different than an regular old 4x4 for your model year.....or any 98+ for that matter.

Jussayin'.

As for parts, the Ford numbers are no different than regular Ranger 4x4 Bilstein 4600 parts.....except *claimed* valving values for Ford Level II "spec".

Just buy stock replacements for Ranger 4x4 your year.
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Old 01-24-2019, 03:02 AM
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Holy crap! Hi Shane

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Old 01-24-2019, 03:20 AM
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Holy crap! Hi Shane

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Hi.

Pure boredom and curiosity brought me here. As evidenced below. lol.
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PS: I am also a "ford dealer parts guy". lol.
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Old 01-24-2019, 03:31 AM
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Nice lol. This place is a ghost of its former self

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Old 01-24-2019, 03:40 AM
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Nice lol. This place is a ghost of its former self

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I've creeped from time to time....And found that out. lol.

Have you managed to take full vehicles pics or do you still chop off the front AND rear when you take pics of your rides???

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL.
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Old 01-24-2019, 04:04 AM
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Lol. It's still an issue. Haha

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