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View Poll Results: What to do?
Bigger axles, coilovers, 40s 33 47.83%
Keep axles, coils all around, 37s 24 34.78%
keep as it and dont touch it 12 17.39%
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no way i woould run coils, i think it looks too mess and that is not what you are going for. atleast not in the past. i mean it works but its too much work, run air shocks in the rear if you want to go cheaper. or foas something cheaper
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KMC wheels = Sick, but it will be a "brodozer" lol
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no way i woould run coils, i think it looks too mess and that is not what you are going for. atleast not in the past. i mean it works but its too much work, run air shocks in the rear if you want to go cheaper. or foas something cheaper
could i do a link set up on air shocks? or even coilovers?
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yes that is how they all do it. link suspension you can run all different types.

air, coilovers, coils
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But with my wheelbase and axle could it be done I know we had problems before with thinking bout the d60s and links
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Leave the truck alone suspension/axle wise. Get some new slightly bigger tires and a nice set of wheels and call it a day.
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yeah it will be fine. i was wrong before.
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no need for coil overs
jack it up a few more inches, link the rear with coils and get some 37s or 40s with shiny wheels on it
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yea but what im scared of is getting it bigger and not being full width it kinda sways now in the wind getting bigger tires will help a little

zach when you said you were wrong? as in running coils in 4 corners is fine?
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I've seen plenty of trucks with coils all around.
hell every TJ/LJ/ZJ/JK/? out there is like that. haha


and I was implying to go with bigger axles, a 40 is a lot of tire for the little bearings on a D30..
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yea but what im scared of is getting it bigger and not being full width it kinda sways now in the wind getting bigger tires will help a little

zach when you said you were wrong? as in running coils in 4 corners is fine?
no i was talking in those issues we had when i was drawing it all up. i was thinking wrong.

any big truck is gonna sway, if you dont like it you need to move on to sport cars.
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I've seen plenty of trucks with coils all around.
hell every TJ/LJ/ZJ/JK/? out there is like that. haha


and I was implying to go with bigger axles, a 40 is a lot of tire for the little bearings on a D30..
yes there are but those springs are meant to work with that suspension and that truck/jeep.

You need to have a coil meant to hold the weight of a ranger. Coilovers are the easiest and you only have to do it once.
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iight i understand what your talking about now -- if i got coils for the rear and used them on the 8.8 and linked it if i did the 60s would they be the same coils?

like just buy the rear now so i can get the rear done..understanding if i go to 60s the links will be different
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d60 front with 14bff rear....or a 9" 8lug to match the d60 front. do it
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axles and coils it dont matter.

im confused at what you are saying.
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if i had my choice it would be the axles i have now the D60 and 10.50 with coilovers..

but the way life is i cant just dump the axles under the truck and throw on coilovers..

so what im saying is..

if i wanted to link the rear with coilvers on the 8.8 could i use the same coilovers for the rear of the 10.50 later on or would i need new coilovers?

if i can use them ill go ahead link the 8.8 which means id already have the joints also then i could swap later..

that make sense?
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yes you could use the same shocks and everything just need new brackets for the 10.5

I dont understand why you want to link the rear. that is gonna make it sway more and its not gonna gain a street truck that much.

Personally Id work on the front to make it drive better and handle better like u want.
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i mean it handles fine for what i have-- i need to get a new steering box still but i dont want to put the money into a high steer knuckle...for the D30
when you say street truck what do you mean?

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well a 4 link rear is gonna allow it to flex and articulate better and take/control large bumps and obstacles. I know you dont wheel so a leaf spring rear should be more than fine for what you are doing.

I guess I dont understand why you want a 4 link rear. That is a good bit of money and time that could be put elsewhere in the truck. Obviously its your truck though and you can do what you want but I just think the cheaper solution would be to leave it leaf spring, it works and it looks good.

what do you want to do? i mean this thread was about your future direction, Im just trying to give some input.

500 bucks or so and that 10.50 can be under the rear of the truck. (that is with leaf springs) and it will ride like you have it now.

new steering, gears and some tube and that front axle could go under there with a nice set of coilovers for maybe 2000 at most. so lets say 2500 and its on those monster axles. Now all you need are wheels and tires like you discussed before.
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yes there are but those springs are meant to work with that suspension and that truck/jeep.

You need to have a coil meant to hold the weight of a ranger. Coilovers are the easiest and you only have to do it once.
duh

but coil overs are $$$

i never said use jeep coils..
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yeah i never said they were cheap but i think they are worth the additional
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yea they are.
maybe some lift coils from a new dodge 1500 with the rear coils?
are the fronts still a coil sprung straight axle?
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hi whats up guys i want to buy coil over for my ranger 4x4 200 what do you recommend i just saw that the billstein dont cout it, what do you recommend.
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I recommend making a new thread, then asking the question again and you will get your answers..you posted in well over a year and a half old thread that really has nothing to do with what your asking..for a better answer make a new thread..
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