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Old 06-26-2013
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Yay... This along with my Alcoa rims from an FX4 Level 2.... I just need to make them fit...
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oh sweet. I do think my parts will sit around a while before they get installed but.... get installed they shall.
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OK guys, everyone that's paid should have their tracking emails from USPS by now. If you haven't received one, let me know.

The packages will be dropped off at the PO Saturday morning.


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One more order of business, I'm going to be selling my shocks and springs. They are Strange S5206 single adjustable shocks with my custom extended rod ends and 600lb springs. This setup is ideally suited for a truck with a Superlift. I had it on my truck, and it was set to lift approximately 3" over stock, the height of a full TB crank. Anything lower didn't leave enough downward travel in the shocks. I was planning originally to put the Superlift on, but plans changed, so they're coming out. Looking to get $450 shipped for the setup. PM if you're interested.
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Got my tracking number! Thanks!!
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Powdercoat isnt a problem just re-drill the holes to clearance them before trying to stick a bolt tbrough. Touch up with nail polish
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Powdercoat isnt a problem just re-drill the holes to clearance them before trying to stick a bolt tbrough. Touch up with nail polish
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Oh I wondered what that was... I couldn't remember what I bought haha.
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I could almost swear I remembered reading about this, but after going back through and reading 63 pages again, I couldn't find it.

My question is:

With a 10" spring, can I still use the 6.5" travel shock on a non-superlifted Trac application while preloading the coil for about 1.5" ride height increase? I already have the 6.5" Fox shocks for the other Explorer that will be getting the Superlift and coilovers. The Sport Trac just has a TT and body lift so far. I can always go back down to stock ride height if I need to and just do more trimming, but I do want to know if I can delay purchasing another 400 or so in shocks.
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I thought both applications only yielded 6.5 inches of travel?


Ya both applications use the 2.0 6.5 inch travel shock...

Preload is the same as cranking torsion bars. The good and the bad.
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And thanks for making this kit a possibility. I may hold onto mine till I have a ranger again. I at least will have the parts that are impossible to find.
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I could almost swear I remembered reading about this, but after going back through and reading 63 pages again, I couldn't find it.

My question is:

With a 10" spring, can I still use the 6.5" travel shock on a non-superlifted Trac application while preloading the coil for about 1.5" ride height increase? I already have the 6.5" Fox shocks for the other Explorer that will be getting the Superlift and coilovers. The Sport Trac just has a TT and body lift so far. I can always go back down to stock ride height if I need to and just do more trimming, but I do want to know if I can delay purchasing another 400 or so in shocks.
I do not recommend using the Fox 6.5" travel shocks on a stock truck. You will be driving around very close to the compressed height of the shock, so you would constantly run the risk of bottoming out. As far as the 10" springs on those shocks, I don't think you will even get them preloaded enough to lift it much.
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Ok... I obviously didn't read enough.
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Alright, thanks Stepside. Looks like I'll just order the 5" ones then. This is actually better because I was really wanting to run remote reservoirs with the valving adjuster things too.
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Coil Overs

Morning guys,

So I'm new to this ranger forum, but by no means am a stranger to suspension. I have been cruising though the many pages of this thread and am kinda blown away that you guys are not getting your shocks somewhere that will help tune them. Valving will change your ride dramatically, on or off road.. Its how the shock controls the vehicle.
I would contact the guys at Downsouth Motorsports - King Shocks - Fox Shocks - Bilstein Shocks for your shock needs, They have helped me out for some time now with tuning my prerunner and many other projects that have consumed my life
Im sure if you were to call and mention that you are a forum member youd even get a discount, I know they help out other forum members on other sites.

Just my 2 pennies

ME00Stepside your brackets look great! I have seen some terrible version form others. Keep up the good work
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Interested in swapping

So I am very interested in purchasing this kit. Going through related threads, I am finding that there is some cutting of the bumpstop mount required - with this kit, is this still the case (I am assuming yes, as the kit seems to not change up the process, but rather include the mounts/brackets that would otherwise have to be fabbed by me.

Am I wrong? I am hesitant when it comes to making permanent changes - so I would love to hear that I don't have to cut/grind anything... hope :)
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I am finding that there is some cutting of the bumpstop mount required - with this kit, is this still the case
Yep, there is that cutting and you have to weld on the gusset supports.
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How much is it for the kit? I would love to get in on this, my torsion bars have the kevlar on the adjustor and iv just been informed that it is a discontinued item! Edit: Nevermind i seen the price, how would i go about ordering a raw kit with shipping to canada?

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how would i go about ordering a raw kit with shipping to canada?
I would PM ME00Stepside.


Just to clean things up a bit......

Latest Pricing:
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


Latest Order List:

Round 4:

1. SteelDirigible - Powdercoated - paid
2. RLong31 - Powdercoated
3. bilzy7 - Powdercoated - paid
4. FFBill - Raw
5. Jatha05 - Raw - paid
6. bigmoon - Powdercoated - paid
7. moonliteshawn - Powdercoated - paid
8. tylerbird - Raw
9. ecrase2500 - Powdercoated - paid
10. Jared152 - Powdercoated
11. c.obrien - Powdercoated


Round 5:

moneypit - Powdercoated
obie - Powdercoated


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Thanks for the info

Latest Order List:

Round 4:

1. SteelDirigible - Powdercoated - paid
2. RLong31 - Powdercoated
3. bilzy7 - Powdercoated - paid
4. FFBill - Raw
5. Jatha05 - Raw - paid
6. bigmoon - Powdercoated - paid
7. moonliteshawn - Powdercoated - paid
8. tylerbird - Raw
9. ecrase2500 - Powdercoated - paid
10. Jared152 - Powdercoated
11. c.obrien - Powdercoated


Round 5:

moneypit - Powdercoated
obie - Powdercoated
entrixable - raw

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Still looking forward to this. I'm about to sell my old auto trans to fund the whole project. Happy 4th everyone!!
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Just a couple of questions. 60+ pages is just too mush to read.

I need something better than the #1 torsion bars for my 04 4wd.

I have a 7.5' western snow plow on the front and I have the #1's turned up all the way and timbren bumpstops. Plow weighs about 450-500lbs.

In the rear I have the Chevy 1/2 ton leafs

My 32/11.50/15s on 15x8 rub my flares when I hit a bump in a turn(pulling in driveway)

Is the coil overs the right choice for me if i go with a lil heavier coil spring? What coils would I need?
Will it give me any more height over the #1 torsion bars turned up?(my truck still sits a lil nose down withOUT the plow) I think my #1s are already worn out.

I am looking to go to a 265 on a 8" wheel once my 32s wear out(this fall)

And If I read correctly EVERYTHING is included in the kit that is needed OTHER THAN the shocks and coil springs, correct?
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I have 750lb coils that I bought from a guy with a 5.0 engine. That would probably be a good choice for you
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What is the "standard" rate for the coils?
Can you buy just the lift brackets from Super lift? I am thinking the 4" brackets and coil overs would probably level out the truck and give me a lil more clearance
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I don't know if you can buy the brackets separately but I think the 4" brackets will be too much lift. How much is the front end sagging?
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When measuring from top of the tire to the fender flare I have 5.5" Front and 8.5 rear. So 3" difference from front to rear
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