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Old 02-03-2011, 02:45 PM
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Default cheap lift using f 150 coil springs

Hi ive heard you can put a lift on a ford ranger using f150 coil springs i have a 1988 ford ranger ext cab 2.9 v6 2wd i was just wondering if anyone can tell if this is possible with my truck and if something could give me great detail on how to do this i would appreciate it.
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Old 02-03-2011, 09:17 PM
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Default Re: cheap lift using f 150 coil springs

Jack up the truck pull your old spring out put the f-150 spring in get new alignenment bolts, have aligned.
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Old 02-04-2011, 09:18 AM
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theres nothing else i need though?
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Old 02-04-2011, 09:59 AM
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alignment
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Old 02-04-2011, 12:25 PM
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Default Re: cheap lift using f 150 coil springs

here's a good how to.
http://www.therangerstation.com/Maga..._or_Ranger.htm
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Old 02-04-2011, 01:39 PM
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has anyone here done this?
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Old 02-05-2011, 09:57 AM
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im gonna have to get new shocks for the front though
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Old 02-05-2011, 05:13 PM
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has anyone here done this?
its only for 97 and older
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Old 02-05-2011, 06:10 PM
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I plan on it sometime within the next week or two. I'll take pictures and do it properly unlike the guy in the link.....used freakin HOSE CLAMPS to hold the spring in place?!?!?!?
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Old 02-05-2011, 06:11 PM
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dude if you do it i wanna see.
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Old 02-05-2011, 06:30 PM
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its only for 97 and older
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Old 02-06-2011, 08:09 AM
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What im planning on doing is completely swapping out the upper coil buckets from ranger buckets to F150 buckets so the coils properly seat. At the same time Im going to change my balljoints and install the 3 degree camber bushing that I will need. A "how to" will be in order I believe
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Old 02-06-2011, 08:14 AM
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the new spring would reek havoc on your alignment..
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Old 02-06-2011, 08:26 AM
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but hes gonna get new aliment bolts wouldnt that fix that issue??
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:47 AM
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but hes gonna get new aliment bolts wouldnt that fix that issue??
Yes, 3 degree alignment bolts SHOULD fix it. I added everything up today though and its just cheaper to get 2 inch lift coils specifically for a ranger
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