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Old 10-08-2009
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Removed the SL 3" block - Total lift now 7" at the rear :)

Installed: 4" Skyjacker Leafsprings

Hey, well, I've been telling myself I would do it for a while, and finally I got around to doin it, I parted with more pretend money that I don't have to get the 4" skyjacker leafs at the same time as the driveshaft. So, with the shackles, leaf springs, and the 1" block still on the axle, I'm now up to about 7" of lift total in the rear, and maybe 5-1/2" up front with the prekey mod and superlift crap... so to you lucky pre -08 guys, it's more like a standard 4" lift lol :( anyways, onto a few pics.

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Now, when some people see this next pic, they make think "exhaust rattle, what a pain in the ***" or, "that must suck"... I like to think the glass is half full... I look at that pic, and hear the rattle and I think: "Hmmmm, excuse to think about a custom catback exhaust soon??" :)

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my truck has a brother now :)
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did u keep ur stock Leafs? and looks great man
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Looks awesome Shaun/Shawn/Sean!! lol.


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who shrunk my avatar!??
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I did. lol. There was an announcement asking for people to either shrink them or make them fit the new avatar specs...gave members some time to change them.
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I did. lol. There was an announcement asking for people to either shrink them or make them fit the new avatar specs...gave members some time to change them.
an announcement? i got no pm bleh! that thing is puny.. jeez and after i make 10 or so avatars for people this is the thanks i get? bah!
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ummm is it me or does it seem like the rear tires are a little far forward.... it seemd like there a lil to close to the front of the wheel well.... jus a thought idk if in right or rong
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I love looking at your truck!!!! Custom exhaust sounds good. what are you thinking?

And how much lift do you gain out of the belltech 6400's? is it 2" or 1.5"
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looks soooo good man, i love your truck
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Truck looks good man
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man your ranger is huge nice looking truck by the way good job on it
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Looks good.. but the rear tire is sitting mighty close to the front part of the fender... the front needs to come up some more! As for the exhaust, why don't you just chop it off after the muffler...or right after it curves back down over the axle...
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Yes I did, they're sitting in the back of my truck till I find somewhere to put them lol.

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Thanks Shane :). You had it right the third time lol

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ummm is it me or does it seem like the rear tires are a little far forward.... it seemd like there a lil to close to the front of the wheel well.... jus a thought idk if in right or rong
Ya the leaf springs brought it forward a bit.

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I love looking at your truck!!!! Custom exhaust sounds good. what are you thinking?

And how much lift do you gain out of the belltech 6400's? is it 2" or 1.5"
Not sure what I'm thinkin of, nothin special... subtle, not flashly, some noise, nothin extreme. And when I did my shackles it seemed like they added 2" minimum, maybe 2.25.

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Looks good.. but the rear tire is sitting mighty close to the front part of the fender... the front needs to come up some more! As for the exhaust, why don't you just chop it off after the muffler...or right after it curves back down over the axle...
Don't ruin my fun by giving me cheap alternatives! lol.. ya I suppose I could cut it a couple inches back or something... or Take it off at the flange back after the cat and just run straight pipe .

Thanks everyone for the great compliments on my truck by the way, glad to know my trucks look is appreciated by other people than me :)
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Looks Awesome!!! I love suspension lifts w/o a body lift, truck is nice and high and no frame sticking out underneath.
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Yes I did, they're sitting in the back of my truck till I find somewhere to put them lol.
Any idea if they are the K Leafs or C Leafs?
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Any idea if they are the K Leafs or C Leafs?
Couldn't tell ya? Is that a strength rating for them?? If so, I'd assume mine were the lower of the two lol... But seriously I'm not sure
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Yeah K = 4x2 (pretty much) and C = 4x4 Tow Package (pretty much) if they are C's would u wanna part with them?
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check in your door tag and you will see the rear axle spring code...then you'll know for sure
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I know I went over that with him....but a looooong time ago! lol. As said above, check the door tag under SPR....I think you'll see a BBKK or BK.
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even on the new 4x4's they use K's? ****ing cheap bastards.. haha
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mine are k's...marie's are k's... the majority of 4x4's got k's...unless they like got the payload pkg #2 option got hte C's...something like that.
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jeez.. wtf was ford thinking..
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My reg cab has C's I just went and looked.. thats why it rides so damn harsh in the rear end because it's too light to make use of the springs and it just hops around, when i have some weight back there it rides sooo much better.. I guess thats why!! I should get some K's for better ride quality.

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