If you max crank your bars and still want a factory rake, install some shackles. Belltech 6400 are a great shackle and tons of people run them. More below...
Originally Posted by rangerhell93
it says that those shackles are for lowering how do you get it to to be a lift?
Even though they're made to be a 2" lowering shackle for a 88-98 Chevy truck, they actually LIFT a Ranger. The reason is because the rear shackle on either truck are opposite of eachother. Chevy leaves are above the spring perch, with shackle pointing up. Where on the Ranger, the leaves are below the perch, with the shackle pointing down.
Some Ranger guys flip their rear shackles to be just like a Chevy setup. This will lower the rear about 2".
The 6400 shackles gave me 1.5" lift. I measured before and after. Most get 1.5-2" on the bottom hole. You also have the option for 1" or 3/4" lift(however you look at it) because they've got two usable holes that you can bolt the leave into.
Here's mine...(bottom hole)..
Here's my little brothers(truck is lowered 4/5, but wanted a little more rear lift, 2nd to bottom hole)...
Stock chevy setup...