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Old 02-21-2013
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Thanks man! Have a pic of the top mount? Is that sleeve welded in or what?
I will snap a pic of the upper mount welded in when I can.

But here is the mount (see Bung w/mounting tabs)

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you can also see it in the first pic I posted.
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those "rings" are what you use "spanner wrenches" to adjust your "preload". which correct me if im wrong (please someone) means i just answered my own question.
Well yeah - Moving that top spring seat adjusts not only the preload, but also the ride/suspension height, and accommodates for different spring lengths.

For any of this 'general' type of coilover knowledge and/or shock terminology I suggest people read up on the following two links:It has everything - definitions, operation information, shock theory & in-depth calculations, instructions on rebuilding & revalving your coilovers, installing & removing springs - The list goes on & on.

Just tons of this type of general (aka - Non-Ford Ranger specific) coilover information - Literally everything.


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Old 02-22-2013
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I'm pretty sure my steering wheel locks if you turn it very much when the truck is off.
Ya mine locks too but if you put the key in to the on position it unlocks it so I just did that.

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mine too steel.

those "rings" are what you use "spanner wrenches" to adjust your "preload". which correct me if im wrong (please someone) means i just answered my own question.
I'll need to get a spanner wrench then. Thanks! I was gunna ask what you use to adjust the preload.

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Oh I see how the upper part mounts now. Thanks for the link.

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Well yeah - Moving that top spring seat adjusts not only the preload, but also the ride/suspension height, and accommodates for different spring lengths.

For any of this 'general' type of coilover knowledge and/or shock terminology I suggest people read up on the following two links:It has everything - definitions, operation information, shock theory & in-depth calculations, instructions on rebuilding & revalving your coilovers, installing & removing springs - The list goes on & on.

Just tons of this type of general (aka - Non-Ford Ranger specific) coilover information - Literally everything.
Thank you that helped a lot.
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hmm, Im thinking I will need some of these brackets when my tax return comes in.

only thing removed with these is the Torsion bars right? sway bar and everything gets to stay?

Those of you that have done this, are you glad you did? well, you will be, lets rephrase that, HOW glad are you?
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Mine aren't on yet and with every bump I am glad I purchased them.
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ME00Stepside, go ahead and add me to list... I will take the raw set, also I might as well get the extended sway bar endlinks or whatever else I need...
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Just to help ME00Stepside out some....

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Kit with powdercoated brackets: $290
Kit with raw brackets: $270

Shipping:
$17 US
$46 Canada

Kit includes:
4 brackets (2 upper, 2 lower)
4 gussets to reinforce shock tower
2 shock tower spacers for upper mounts
8 rod end spacers (for 1/2" wide rod ends--like Fox)
all hardware to install--grade 8 zinc plated
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ME00Stepside, go ahead and add me to list... I will take the raw set, also I might as well get the extended sway bar endlinks or whatever else I need...
Extended swaybar endlinks are for a Superlift. They've got nothing to do with a coilover conversion. As far as whatever else you need, it's shocks, springs, and limit straps. If you need extended eyelets for the shocks, and they aren't available from the manufacturer of the shocks you chose, I can make those, but I would need a shock to fit them.

If you go with Fox, they have what you need available already.
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Thanks. I think my shock choice will either be Fox or Strange. I want to keep something that has already been done before. ME00Stepside, have you already change out your 10" spring for a 12" spring already?
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I would like a kit please.

I'm finding the fox coil-overs for stock height (2.0 x 5") are $207 each. Anybody find them cheaper? I know I'll need the extended eyelet as well, bump stops and limiting straps. Anything else I'm not thinking of?

Edit: my other question was the deciding factor on spring height and spring weight for a stock truck? I'll be offroading so the lift and travel are important. I'll probably be putting 32" tires on.
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ME00Stepside, have you already change out your 10" spring for a 12" spring already?
No I haven't. Waiting for the warmer weather.


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10-4, I was just wondering how well the 12" spring would mate up to the Strange shock. I will keep monitoring this thread... ME00Stepside, what kind of shocks are you using in the rear?
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i would like a set of the powder coated ones, and is there a chance i can get them in red?
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i would like a set of the powder coated ones, and is there a chance i can get them in red?
Let me look into this. There will likely be an upcharge, but I'll get back to you.


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OK guys. The list is getting up there. I'll start taking payments now, and get the ball rolling. I should be able to have a ship date around the first or second week of May.
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Just an update... ME00Stepside, I'm going from raw brackets to powder coated. Thanks.
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Just organizing/updating things for ME00Stepside again....


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Kit with powdercoated brackets: $290
Kit with raw brackets: $270

Shipping:
$17 US
$46 Canada

Kit includes:
4 brackets (2 upper, 2 lower)
4 gussets to reinforce shock tower
2 shock tower spacers for upper mounts
8 rod end spacers (for 1/2" wide rod ends--like Fox)
all hardware to install--grade 8 zinc plated
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Hey sorry. I would like a raw set. What's the time frame on these?
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Hey sorry. I would like a raw set. What's the time frame on these?
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Awesome thank you. And sorry I didn't read. Today was just a crazy day and my head is always in 4 protects at once.

Anybody have a site to get the springs cheap??
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Awesome thank you. And sorry I didn't read. Today was just a crazy day and my head is always in 4 protects at once.

Anybody have a site to get the springs cheap??
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You can get springs pretty cheap from Summit Racing. They carry a few different brands. I have their brand spring, (and I don't remember off the top of my head who makes them) and they haven't sagged yet. They were only $70/pair, black powdercoat.
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You can get springs pretty cheap from Summit Racing. They carry a few different brands. I have their brand spring, (and I don't remember off the top of my head who makes them) and they haven't sagged yet. They were only $70/pair, black powdercoat.
Sweetness thanks! Let me know how the spring change goes. We're all eager! Also how are payments going to be made? I can't find the thread with that info on it
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