Originally Posted by rolla_guy72
That's a good Idea, I could probably get one made around here unless I could find one on the net for cheaper.
So, instead of AALs, use leaf spring Shackles and Hangers...
What is the max lift you could make a hanger/shackle setup for???
Well, I think there's a limit to how long a shackle you want, but I must confess I don't know how to determine that. It changes the suspension dynamics, and I'm not sure how far you want to go.
Most of us use full-size chevy lowering shackles as lift shackles. They fit perfectly and are 2" longer than stock Ranger ones.
If you think about it, you can change out both front and rear spring hangers and get any amount you want -- BUT: I'd be careful because as that hanger gets longer it can put more torque on the frame (longer lever) and so on. I think you don't want to go too far there either because of strength considerations.
Not being a suspension guru, I don't know what any of the limits are -- it's just that from a physics point of view I can see the impact and envision that there IS a point of "diminishing returns".
Probably if you do a general search on the net and play with your search terms a bit you can dig up some expertise on that.