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jerry rig lift

anybody have any ideas to jerry rig a small lift in the back, cause for some odd reason now that i have bigger tires and are the same size all around my back is lower than the front, i don't have much money now as i'm currently unemployed so anything jerry rig ideas
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bigger blocks?
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like body mounts or what, i'd just modify the mounts for the leaf springs if ford didn't use those ******* rivets, damn they **** me off
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I was thinking leaf spring mounts...Riviets? I thought they where just bolted to the axle?
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wll they are riveted to the frame and they use u-bolts on the axle, i was thinking of taking advantage of my extra bolt stiicking out and form the nut on they u-bolt putting a sacer in between that piece on the axle and the piece that the nut for the u-bolts sits on
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belltech shackles for 1" or 2" lift.
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dont be an ******* and "jerry rig" your truck. spend the $60-80 and get shackles
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x2 on the shackles.


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x2 on the shackles.


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Holy Crap. WTF is that?

You could just put a 4x4 lift block under the stock leaf springs. It's not ghetto, it's how our 4x4 trucks come stock.
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umm shut the **** up, i'm poor and looking for a job so i don't have much money to spend, so unless your going to be helpful don't post, and its not like i'm doing anything extreme, now if you want to pay for them then by all means if not just let me alone, alright.
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An add-a-leaf is pretty cheap too... $35 at Summit if I remember right.
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umm shut the **** up, i'm poor and looking for a job so i don't have much money to spend, so unless your going to be helpful don't post, and its not like i'm doing anything extreme, now if you want to pay for them then by all means if not just let me alone, alright.
Well, here is some advice.

If you are "poor and looking for a job", then dont worry about doing ANYTHING to your truck that you "want" to do.

Wait until you get a job, THEN go buy some shackles.

These guys are just trying to help you out. Dont get all upset.

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well i'm all for advice just not being called an ******* for jerry rigging my truck, the only reason i'm dealing with this is because i absolutely needed tires and i was able to get those for really reasonable price since i got them from a junk yard off the a ranger that was totaled on the front which was brought in less than a month ago and the tires were all but new so 100 dollars seems like a good deal for 5 barley used tires.
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well i'm all for advice just not being called an ******* for jerry rigging my truck, the only reason i'm dealing with this is because i absolutely needed tires and i was able to get those for really reasonable price since i got them from a junk yard off the a ranger that was totaled on the front which was brought in less than a month ago and the tires were all but new so 100 dollars seems like a good deal for 5 barley used tires.
Not bad for the tires.

Go back to a junk yard or salvage yard and see if you can find some stock rear lift blocks. Im not sure if you have stock blocks in the rear already or not.

The stock lift blocks are 2 inches I think (somebody correct me if im wrong) And a junk yard shouldnt charge you much for them. Newer rangers have them.

Also, depending on what a junk yard would charge for them, you can use explorer rear leaf springs to replace your stock leaf springs. They give an extra couple of inches of lift over our stock leaf springs.

As far as "jerry rigging" your rear lift, please be careful.
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do it right or don't do it at all. aal, longer shackles or larger blocks would be the way to go.

your safety and the others on the road are more important then jerry rigging your DD.
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If I had my superlift and skyjacker springs I'd just give you my stock blocks. Might be a few months tho.
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Here is a tip for life...stop having such thin skin. If you get upset over someone calling you a name on the internet, then i'd hate to see you in real life. Besides, he technically didn't actually call you any names. He just mentioned to not do it the "jerry rig" way, and avoid being whatever he called you.

I'd personally do shackles.
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Hey Jordan
Jerry- built is something built improperly
Jury-rigged is building something with what's at hand.
Both are unwise methods for a lift.
An Inexpensive but safe method is what you really need.
Blocks ,shackles or springs, all can raise the rear of your vehicle
Safely and cheap, but each of those methods will still cost you
About $30
Please be safe and wise about your lift!

Last edited by ChristianGuy; 03-23-2011 at 12:37 AM. Reason: Correct answer
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well i say jerry rig in place of ******-rig, since i don't really like using that term, any who, all arguments aside, were do these lift blocks go, i keep seeing about them, and i really don't know about anything about them, since i don't see any thing that looks like a block on my truck, is there any kinda coil spring that will fit and raise the front of my truck, i can get stuff from junk yards dirt cheep, and how do you add a spring, my springs have these little rivet things in them
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In the rear of your truck there are a set of leaf springs.
Increased Lift can be done by Removinging/replacing with longer U-bolts and adding the blocks over the axel / under the springs so they are safely seated,
Or you can add longer shackles at the rear leaf springs, or you can replace/ add leaf springs
Hope this helps

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yeah thats actually what i un knowingly did, so suprisingly enough i actually did something legit, my truck does not have them stock but had a tone of extra lengnth on the u-bolt so a coupl of days ago i got the idea of utalizing that extra space, so i yesterday i into the shop and made blocks to go in two on each on for either side of theat little bolt thingy that goes through the springs, any ways long story short, thats what i did and i eve put some lock-tight on for a saftey precaution
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but thanks for the reply
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Sure!,but the block has a pin /hole that seats itself safely on the axel and under springs.
Sounds like you added spacers? If you did,those spacers might slip out under load!
(hard turning,speed-bumps,ect...)
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Why change it if it's bulldogged?

It's a whole hell of a lot better than a rake.

I have shackles, shackles are nice, and cheap at the JY if you can find 'em.
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