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2.5 coil spring front lift what do you think?

ive been looking at lift options for my ranger and i see that most people with 2wd use spindle lifts but i found a coil spring lift that is much cheaper and would probably stiffen up the suspension some along with add-a-leafs in the rear anyone have any experience with these or know if ill run into any trouble with them?
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What year ranger u got?
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its a 98 2wd supercab 2dr xlt 5spd with a 3.0
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That spring will limit your downward travail in the front suspension,
if you look at the upper control arm there's not much travail room between the arm and the frame.
but it would only affect your off road drivability on the asphalt you would be fine.

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cant u just do a t-bar crank?
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There are no t-bars on his 98 it has coil springs
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i dont plan on doing serious off roading it is a 2wd 3.0 with an open diff just looking for more ground clearence and looks
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you would need the new upper control arms to go with the coils...or so i have heard...
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Yes he will need to changed the UCA or the geometry will not allow it to be aligned. I have Fabtechs literature and others and they say the same thing about replacing the coil springs and UCA's.
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I have spacers, they are 2", as are most of the leveling coils. i have no problems with the downtravel. the only problem i had was my shocks were topping out so i got some pro comps es9000's for 2.5" of front lift, and i have no problems. i wish i could have gotten the springs, but didnt have the money at the time(needed tires quick). im not saying the spacers are the best way to go, but it rides the same as it did before. but i did want to state that u will not need different control arms unless u go with 2.5" or more. heres where i got my spacers, they sell springs too, and spindles for cheap. The Link



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sweet i might get those coil spacers, and then im gonna get the spindles later
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cant u just do a t-bar crank?
besides the fact that he doesnt have tbars, a tbar crank would eliminate downward travel.
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