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01, will this work good?

so i want to do a slight lift without spending a lot of money because im in high school about to move to the tahoe for school.

i want to do f150 coil overs with procomp shocks the 0-5in lift ones.
than for the back use the 4wd lift blocks.
and i have a set of 33in tires in my back yard.

will this be a good set up?
give me your input.
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wtf f150 coil overs and you dont wanna spend money LOL.. i am not getting this here...

looks like you are coil spring 2wd so for 33's comfortable on a cheap budget Spindles for the front and block/AAL/shackle your choice for the back...

and a Body lift... call it a day
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Are you sure the procomp shocks are 0-5 inches of lift if so link plz.


I would just get a bl and shackles and blocks in the rear and new coils or coil spacers in the front. The only reason i wouldn't do the f150 coils is because they are a lot stiffer and make your truck ride rough. You can do the body lift, shackles, blocks and coil spacers for around 300-400 and get around 2inch suspension lift and 3 inch body lift so 5 inches of lift total. If i remember correctly there is a lot of cutting to the coil buckets for the f150 coils.
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Shocks will not lift a vehicle they do not affect ride height except Air shocks but when you pump them all the way up to "lift" they ride like Solid suspension no spring rate at all
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Are you sure the procomp shocks are 0-5 inches of lift if so link plz.


I would just get a bl and shackles and blocks in the rear and new coils or coil spacers in the front. The only reason i wouldn't do the f150 coils is because they are a lot stiffer and make your truck ride rough. You can do the body lift, shackles, blocks and coil spacers for around 300-400 and get around 2inch suspension lift and 3 inch body lift so 5 inches of lift total. If i remember correctly there is a lot of cutting to the coil buckets for the f150 coils.
your thinking old TTB and I-beam stuff he is a newer SLA coil, swapping f-150 i-beam coils for ranger coils on I-beam it doesnt apply here hopefully that isnt what he is thinking either

and yes f-150 coils ride like *** on rangers its a higher spring rate
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I'm not quite sure I understand what's going on here...

You want to put F150 coilovers on your ranger? And you think it will be easy and cheap? o_0

If you're on a budget, get spindles and AAL's. You can run 31s no problem. If you want more lift than that, a body lift will let you clear 33s pretty easy. You won't have to change coils or shocks.
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just do the lift right the first time,and don't cheap out, i made the same decision on my honda to lower, and it rode like crap
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I'm not quite sure I understand what's going on here...

You want to put F150 coilovers on your ranger? And you think it will be easy and cheap? o_0

If you're on a budget, get spindles and AAL's. You can run 31s no problem. If you want more lift than that, a body lift will let you clear 33s pretty easy. You won't have to change coils or shocks.
you can get 32x11.5x15 on just spindles on coil sprung 2wd
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Even better. I hope that's what's being asked here.
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but why not just get a bl
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alright thanks for the imput. o and a nooob question but what are AAL's?
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also i was thinking about 2 1/2-3in coil spacers in the front blocks/aal or somthing in the back. than maybe a body lift down the road soon. will that be good?
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This is what you need to do, to fit your 33s. 3" Lift Spindles, AAL, Chevy Drop Shackles, and 3" Bodylift. No coilover-whatevers. Not necessary, especially the F-150 ones....and especially since you're "on a budget".
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ill sell you my front suspension for 3grand haha. you will fit 35s and be wider
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This is what you need to do, to fit your 33s. 3" Lift Spindles, AAL, Chevy Drop Shackles, and 3" Bodylift. No coilover-whatevers. Not necessary, especially the F-150 ones....and especially since you're "on a budget".
^This...but you could get by with BL and Spacers/Block I think.
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ok.. i don't know if i want to go with the spacers. i was talking with my auto teacher and he pretty much said they were s**t
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ok.. i don't know if i want to go with the spacers. i was talking with my auto teacher and he pretty much said they were s**t
They aren't the best, but there really is nothing wrong with them. My GT came with isolators on the top and bottom of the spring, which are essentially the same as spacers, just shorter.
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[QUOTE=03bamaGT;1236736]^This...but you could get by with BL and Spacers/Block I think.[/QUOTE

i might go with somthing like this.
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Keep rubbing your pennies together until the right deal shows up.

You may very well stumble across a slightly-used-but-exactly-what-you're-looking-for setup on Craig's or possibly even here......?

A smart man once said "if you can't afford to do it right how can you afford to do it over?"
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i think im just going to save up my money through the summer and see what i have. because the summer after this im moving up to tahoe with my girlfriend for school and im gonna need some cash to keep me up on my feet.
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your auto teacher is more than likely talking about the spacers that go in between the coil in the coil springs that you hammer in those suck, he is talkiing about a spacer that goes on top of your coil spring
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i have a BL and F150 coil spring spacers from summit, 1 1/2 inch think and i have 5 inches of lift and could clear a 33 easy. spacers made mine handle and ride way better too. spacers were only $40 plus a 2 inch block. hows that sound?
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i have a BL and F150 coil spring spacers from summit, 1 1/2 inch think and i have 5 inches of lift and could clear a 33 easy. spacers made mine handle and ride way better too. spacers were only $40 plus a 2 inch block. hows that sound?


hey do ou think you could get me a link on thos spacers.
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