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Old 09-03-2009, 08:37 PM
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a buddy of mine wants to put a set of 3" lift coils in the front of a '06 2 wheel drive ranger with the 4.0 in it...here's a link to what he's looking at.

RANGER 3" LIFT KIT SPRINGS 98 99 00 01 03 04 05 06 07:eBay Motors (item 360135745583 end time Sep-27-09 18:12:55 PDT)

can someone settle our arguement that he will have to get the alingment cams and have the truck lined up after the install. he's being a pe@#$%head and trying to tell me since it's pushing straight down you won't have to line it up?
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Old 09-05-2009, 01:30 AM
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you COULD get away with out doing an alignment but i'd bet he'd mess up his tires quick. cause i dunno how the 98+ rangers suspension works, but 97 and older with the TTB, any lift over 2" ya have to have drop brackets with the lift, AND ya better get new camber bushings that allow for more room to align it right. I think mine give an extra 2 degrees either way, and thats the most you can get. but just tell him if its pushing straight down he'd better drop the point where its pushing from(i.e. the pivot point) which is why ya need those drop brackets on TTB.

but alas, stupid is as stupid does haha... let him learn the hard way if needs be.
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Old 09-05-2009, 09:01 PM
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his truck has the upper and lower arms.he put the coils in friday night so time will tell.
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Old 09-06-2009, 06:23 AM
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anything over 2.5" you need to put new upper control arms in to align it back to factory spec and not have the control arm smash against the frame.
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Old 09-06-2009, 08:30 AM
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anything over 2.5" you need to put new upper control arms in to align it back to factory spec and not have the control arm smash against the frame.
i don't really want to know how he got whatever spring in there he did. and both arms are stock yet. { scratching head }
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Old 09-06-2009, 12:21 PM
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well the problem will arise when he goes over a pothole on the control hits coil bucket, it could be damaged or possibly break in that situation. does he know about this possibility?
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Old 09-06-2009, 12:42 PM
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he's screwed he has to put new camber bushings in and align it for it to be right. why lift a 2wd is he building a pre runner? Your right he is a pin head
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Old 09-06-2009, 09:46 PM
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he's screwed he has to put new camber bushings in and align it for it to be right. why lift a 2wd is he building a pre runner? Your right he is a pin head
well tonight he calls me at home and said the truck broke i said call tripple a because i'm in the middle of something and can't come down.
when missy and i got done i drove over and he said the upper arm broke when he hit the speedbump at burger king now i said take that sh#t out and do it right.
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told you that would happen....
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Well lesson learned...the hard/expensive way.
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