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Yes they fit, you just need to flip around the bolt so it will work sprung over (instead of the stock sprung under)

depends how bad your leafs are now, i gained like 2-2 1/2 inches on mine.
Thanks. I don't want to lift the rear of the truck any more than it already is (it sits perfect right now), but I do want the extra leafs in the Explorer spring pack.
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Monroe :) I might be in Ruston next week for the Gloriana concert haha
Sweet! I live right down the road from where that concert is.
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Expo springs are 2" taller, so the factory block can go.

As for the axle it's been covered in the prior posts. However, the brakes as long as there is no groves and the pads are in good shape are probly fine. I have done 3 and all 3 have not needed anything but a fluid flush. Basically bleed til you get clear fluid.

As far as the fabrication, I would buy new perches. They should be cheap enough to streamline the install. Just match the pinion angle to your tcase angle (mesured on the flanges, should be somthing like 6*) and keep it square. Also remember when welding on the axle keep the heat low, it can warp the tubes and then you have scap metal.

The cobra packs for the trac lok are sweet!!! My buddy just did his and it is mega positive! The regular pack was 80 somthin and the carbon packs were about 100, worth the price!
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Expo springs are 2" taller, so the factory block can go.

As for the axle it's been covered in the prior posts. However, the brakes as long as there is no groves and the pads are in good shape are probly fine. I have done 3 and all 3 have not needed anything but a fluid flush. Basically bleed til you get clear fluid.

As far as the fabrication, I would buy new perches. They should be cheap enough to streamline the install. Just match the pinion angle to your tcase angle (mesured on the flanges, should be somthing like 6*) and keep it square. Also remember when welding on the axle keep the heat low, it can warp the tubes and then you have scap metal.

The cobra packs for the trac lok are sweet!!! My buddy just did his and it is mega positive! The regular pack was 80 somthin and the carbon packs were about 100, worth the price!
That's some very valuable info. Thanks!
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Sweet! I live right down the road from where that concert is.
Do you go to Tech? I go to LSU, but I'm in Monroe for the time being until I get my finances and a few other things straightened out. Sadly, I won't be going to the concert. For starters, I don't want to go alone, and secondly, I don't really feel like driving to Ruston.
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Yeah, I go to Tech. Been here 4 years and have 1 more to go. I'm from the Shreveport area, but I know a few people that go to LSU and a few over at ULM. There's a few guys over here that have some nice Rangers. We should try to get a meet put together sometime.
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Yes, we should! The only other person with a Ranger I know is in Baton Rouge (goes to LSU as well). His truck influenced a LOT on my truck when I first bought it and started doing mods. Here's his:



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