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2009 4x2 inexpensive front lift?

Is there such a thing for my Ranger? I would just do a T-bar twist but no T-bars on this Ranger. Any suggestions.
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sorry....I put this in the wrong place, if a mod would like to move it for me that'd be great..
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If you have coils, you could get coil spacers
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sorry....I put this in the wrong place, if a mod would like to move it for me that'd be great..
Done.
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explorer leaves and spindle lift
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explorer leaves and spindle lift

Yep. Pretty much the way to go. Its not cheap, but when you start talking about lifts $400 is ALOT cheaper than $4000.


And now its time to ***** my truck... comes out looking like this if you run 32's...

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just get the explorer leaves re-arched to ranger specs

i got 2 new leaves in my explorer leaf pack

they rebuilt them to haul 1280 pounds in the box
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Okay! Have been trying to find a way to do this to my 01 2wd xlt, could you please elaborate a little more, will their be anymore parts to get? exactly what do i need? and do i need any alteration to the donor explorer parts? thanks

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explorer leaves and spindle lift
so did you do the above or a combination of things to get that lift? by the way its perfect

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Yep. Pretty much the way to go. Its not cheap, but when you start talking about lifts $400 is ALOT cheaper than $4000.


And now its time to ***** my truck... comes out looking like this if you run 32's...

Please explain when you say having the leaves re-arched? thanks

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just get the explorer leaves re-arched to ranger specs

i got 2 new leaves in my explorer leaf pack

they rebuilt them to haul 1280 pounds in the box
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re-arched means he just got the leafs bent to make his truck sit a little higher
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so how and where do you get them bent? is it necessary?
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the ranger and explorer have different spring eye to eye measurements

i simply had #2 and #3 old leaves removed and new 2 heavier duty leaves installed

it is now a 4 leaf pack with additional over loader leaf

i had the explorer leaves re-arched to ranger eye to eye measurements

so i do not need chevy shackles to lift the rear-end

still waiting on my main eye poly urethane bushings to arrive

then i can have them installed

( any good quality spring shop can do them for you )
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That picture I posted is a spindle and expo leaves with 32's.
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Are both from a exp?, and what yr expo, does it matter? so are you saying just swap it out, its that simple? thanks


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That picture I posted is a spindle and expo leaves with 32's.
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3 different explorers i looked had 3 different width`s of rear springs

you need a set that are 2.5 inches wide

more than likely , the springs have sagged on those explorers

so it would be advisable to have them re-arched at a truck spring shop

have them re-arched to ranger EYE to EYE measurements

mine were re-done to support 1280 pounds of weight in the box

do your self a favour and purchase a set of poly urethane bushings for those springs

you will be glad that you did go urethane
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thanks man is their a place i can get the spindles? thanks again for your quick replies.
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Either from Fabtech or Doestch.
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good luck finding a fabtech lift spindle
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