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cheap lift?

hey guys
k so my first truck is a 1997 ford ranger, 4 cyl, 2.3L
i want to do a little bit of lift on it, not too much, im getting add a leafs for 2 inches in the rear, now for the front. i am wondering if i am able to just buy lift springs, say the 4" lift springs from skyjacker, and then just get a wheel alignment??
if that is completely useless and wont work, chill, im new to cars/trucks, i work on bikes and just wana learn, soooo i would appreciate the help, thanks!!!
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That'll do
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so i can just get lift springs in the front and the alignment?
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A 3 inch body lift is like $150
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yea, they say 4" but you might experience some sag. there is also the body lift option. if you are experiencing reverse rake you could also do a shackle on the rear and an AAL. that might give you 3-4 inches.
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4 inch coils or leaf springs? cause you will need drop brackets to fit the coils. you could just get some leveling coils though
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you could pick up coil spacers at advanced or somethin..since your doin 2 inches in the back grab a 2 inch spacer for each coil..wont sit level..itll sit stock..just 2 inches higher. there like 10 bucks. just make sure you get the circle ones and not the little block spacers. the block spacers will work for a while but they put too much stress on one tiny part of the coil. thatll snap for a while. the circular boot style puts even stress throughout the coil.
or you could be smart and buy a kit. in all honesty, if you cant afford a real kit..just throw a body lift. they are a bitch and a half to install but i never liked the idea of trying to mke your own lift when your just starting out working on trucks. trucks and bikes are different..
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