Stiffening 4WD without lifting *LONG: HELP*
Yes, Im new to this group, but not new to the Ranger. Your help is appreciated.
Basically, what I want to do is stiffen the front suspension without lifting it. My 4wd, as you know, has the strong but limited torsion bar springs. Ive cranked up the front one inch on the stock bars and do not want to raise it anymore. HOWEVER, I want to stiffen the front substantially. My initial thought is using coilovers. Ive looked at some kits, IE RCD, and they cost too much and also lift 4-5". I don't mind welding. My truck is used offroad a lot, but does not crawl ever. Rock crawling guys- please know I don't need articulation.
So, my question to you guys is: Has anyone tried using the stock lower control arms with coilovers in place of shocks? If so, did you also weld in an aftermarket top shock mount? Did you weld in different lower shock pivots?
For the rear, I plan on removing the factory block to lower about 1" which should level the truck out nicely.