thanks for the measurement! ill have to measure mine to the bottom of the rocker. if i remember right, mines 36" to the top of the rocker. i dont see why everyone thinks mines HUGE, when its only a few inches taller then yours.
ok huge yes, but not ridiculously stupid tall that some people think it is. i think RazorsEdge has the perfect look at his height and 35's. im hoping mine looks like that being a few inches taller and running 38's.
Yeah the 5.5" Rubicon Express XJ coils. I've been tossing around the idea of ditching them for some Rusty's coils though. The RE coils have a spring rate of 240 something pounds and the Rusty's coils are 150.
Yeah I know you complained about bottoming out when they were on yours but I don't plan to romp through any dunes, plus my truck is a bit lighter being a 3.0 and single cab. I would prefer the front to flex a little easier thats all.
Originally Posted by Downey
why not look at the super flex eb coils?
I assume you're talking about the Deaver super flex coils? They are a 190lb rate. If I'm getting softer coils then thats still to stiff.
mine did it on the street as well. maybe it really is that much lighter, im not sure.
you are running better shocks than i had though, correct?
Yes I'm running medium valved Bilstein 5150s. I haven't had it bottom out yet. Offroad the front doesn't flex as easy as I'd like it to. If I put one side of the rear end up on a rock then the front and rear both flex well, but if I put one side of the front up on a rock the front doesn't seem to want to flex all that much while the rear flexes tons. I just want the cab to stay flatter instead of leaning so much if I have a front wheel on something. I don't mind sacrificing a bit of streetability for that.
Now the reason I haven't ordered the coils yet is because I don't wanna put 'em in lol.
2003 Ranger Regular cab 5-Speed 4x4
D30 SAS | KING Coilovers | Deaver f31s | 4.88s | Detroit TrueTrac | Eaton E-Locker | 35" MTZs | 1354m | RE Long Arms | Currie AntiRock
what I was thinking was put leafs in now, and dont have to worry about the traction bars (or whatever those angled bars are that he has to keep the axle straight) or welding up the supports and all that stuff for the coils. Keep the variables to a minimum for troubleshooting. Then after I have all of the kinks worked out with it, add more variables for the better ride/flex.