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2/1 lift

i am going to get a 2/1 lift for my 92 ford ranger w/ my small tires..
w/ bistein shocks front and rear but i dont know if it is going to be fabtech or what cause i dont know if their is anything cheaper than fabtech (no effance) but im going to figure it out....
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i say go get u some fabtech spindles and some add a leafs and it'll look good
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See thats what i was going to do w/ the spindals but my year89-92 doesent have spindals and the add a leaf thing doesent sound to bad......
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are you talking about putting a front leveling block 2"? i have that. with skyjacker shocks...
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are you talking about putting a front leveling block 2"? i have that. with skyjacker shocks...
i dont think so i am puting new coils in the front i dont think i can put a block in the front cause i have coils not L/springs.
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i dont think so i am puting new coils in the front i dont think i can put a block in the front cause i have coils not L/springs.
sigh....yes you can put a leveling block....all i-beam suspention trucks you can. and if you want to raise the rear get 2" chevy lowering shackes its raise our trucks about 1-1.5" and doesnt affect the ride.

here is the block
http://www.suspensionconnection.com/...F09101F4L.html
this is the best one because its comes with the 3" longer re-threaded grade 10 bolt...
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sigh....yes you can put a leveling block....all i-beam suspention trucks you can. and if you want to raise the rear get 2" chevy lowering shackes its raise our trucks about 1-1.5" and doesnt affect the ride.

here is the block
http://www.suspensionconnection.com/...F09101F4L.html
this is the best one because its comes with the 3" longer re-threaded grade 10 bolt...
ok ill think about it thanx for the link...
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i wouldnt use shackles for a lift, ive had nothing with bad luck with them. shackles AND hangers, maybe a different story. go with an add a leaf
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i wouldnt use shackles for a lift, ive had nothing with bad luck with them. shackles AND hangers, maybe a different story. go with an add a leaf
like what kind of bad luck....
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i wouldnt use shackles for a lift, ive had nothing with bad luck with them. shackles AND hangers, maybe a different story. go with an add a leaf
Bob...jared, and Griggs and i think Doc has them and they beat the **** out of there trucks and have no problems...
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i can only speak from experience, when i used them on my explorer they flattened the leaves out and i ended up using add a leafs to bring it back to stock. zach you should also note before blatantly suggesting a product wihtout any background, that i do believe griggs had to use pinion shims. many trucks have pinion angle problems when altering just one end of the leaf spring, for example lift or lowering shackles. shackles can be used with shims, to eliminate the pinion angle problems, but they still have a bad rep for flattening leaves when used on just one end. thats why i said if you wanted to use just shackles you should look into a shackle/hanger kit, that would effectively relocate both ends of the leaf pack.

just because a few people dont have problems doesnt mean that its the best way to go or that the method doesnt have flaws, im just pointing out a few to keep it objective
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That's why you get Camburg or Giant shackles, :) .
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I also have shackles in and correct me if Im wrong but doc did not use shims and I belive Griggs shims didnt hold up well and got removed(I may be wrong).
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I also have shackles in and correct me if Im wrong but doc did not use shims and I belive Griggs shims didnt hold up well and got removed(I may be wrong).
so their not the best way to go if you dont want to make double work for yourself and spend more money on what you should have gotten in the first place later....
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Why don't you just buy shackles that actually fit?

http://camburg.com/

http://giantmotorsports.com/
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well see cause i have never done anything but actualle lifts on vehicles so i am going by what you gents tell me (about all the kits and stuff). so you can understand if im a little iffey. and my dad is this big pre runner and rock crawler pro... so he know's what he's talking about when it comes to this S*** so im listening to him and you at the same time....but i dont really want like a body lift or anything i think i would need to know more about the shackles and all that stuff....
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Zach those are coil spacers not leveling blocks, your confusing the poor boy!
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Why don't you just buy shackles that actually fit?

http://camburg.com/

http://giantmotorsports.com/
Actually they do fit perfectly and work great. I would deff recomend them esp. for the $50shipped i payed for them off ebay.
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I have no problem running lift shackles in my Ranger or Toyota, and the ones on my Toyota are a good 4" over stock length.

I'd go with leveling coils up front and an add-a-leaf in the rear, though.
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