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Old 01-22-2012
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About to install coil spacers to level the front end. Anything I need to know?

So I got my coil spacers and stud extenders (if i need them).
I'm installing them on my 95 ranger 4x4 STX.

I am planning on getting an alignment tomorrow.

Do I need a spring compressor?

Anything else I need?

Quick replies would be much appreciated.

Thanks guys!
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Spring compresser would help but you don't have to have one.
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How reliable are coil spacers? I'd imagine that if there's too much movement, the spacers might get misaligned and fall out of place.
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Some people "zip tie" them. Which is not the best one but it works. It should stay by itself cuz of the pressure.
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just did this..

how big are the spacers? thatll determine all of the answers to your questions

easy answer is use a chain and a lock as a compressor, have some folks push down on front quarter panel with the truck under its own weight and wrap a chain around the spring and lock it tight.
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Someone needs to make a "how-to"
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If I ever get the time to order mine and put them in, I'll do a how to for the '98 and up guys.
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I would think they would all be kinda similar.

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Just bought some coil spacers. I was tempted when I first saw this.
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Type of compressor?

I was going to do the same thing this past weekend, put spacers in. But the external spring compressor I bought won't fit in between the upper and lower control arms. Do I need an internal compressor set?
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