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Old 09-02-2010, 03:02 PM
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Default Pull springs from other trucks?

I'm looking to get about 2" of lift up front by replacing the stock springs. Are there any known cars, trucks, SUV's, or vans that will swap in? If not, ill just buy them, but it would be hella cheaper to rip them out of a junker.
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Old 09-02-2010, 04:31 PM
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Default Re: Pull springs from other trucks?

dont know what would work, but could you measure your stock springs, add 2" and then find a spring at that size? just an idea
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Old 09-02-2010, 04:57 PM
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Default Re: Pull springs from other trucks?

How about just putting in 2in spacers?
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Old 09-02-2010, 07:45 PM
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Default Re: Pull springs from other trucks?

I was planning on doing that, but I wanted to see if I could get an idea before I pulled it apart. And im pretty sure the front springs are already sagging pretty bad, so new lift springs would have a bigger effect.

Another question, can I take leaf springs from other rangers and stick them in the back? Stack em to lift it?
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Old 09-21-2010, 05:47 PM
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Default Re: Pull springs from other trucks?

hey just wondering if you ever came up with anything for using different springs
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Old 09-21-2010, 06:30 PM
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Default Re: Pull springs from other trucks?

Na, ended up buying specific lift springs.
Tried to save a little bit, but oh well
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Old 09-25-2010, 10:44 AM
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Default Re: Pull springs from other trucks?

What lift springs did you end up getting
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Old 09-25-2010, 12:10 PM
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Default Re: Pull springs from other trucks?

Got this kit from eBay. Good quality, too

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...K%3AMEWNX%3AIT
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Old 09-26-2010, 06:16 AM
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Default Re: Pull springs from other trucks?

Dang. Mines 4x4 so that wouldnt work. I think im gonna swap the leaf springs out of an explorer
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Old 09-26-2010, 12:03 PM
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Default Re: Pull springs from other trucks?

You can do that, and you can also add shackles for even more rear lift.
And torsion crank if you already haven't done so.
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Old 09-27-2010, 05:15 PM
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Default Re: Pull springs from other trucks?

Yeah... i just think that shackles might look kinda stupid. ill see if I can find a pic of a ranger with shackles. Also im kinda skeptical about Cranking the T bar... heard it leads to premature front end wear...
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