2in rear lift block/leaf switch? - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Suspension Tech General discussion of suspension for the Ford Ranger.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 03-19-2010
Bobburt444's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 125
2in rear lift block/leaf switch?

I'd like to take out my rear blocks, but keep the 2in. height. What would be a good way to do this without using blocks while also softening how the truck rides? I've read about explorer leafs and chevy leafs, and new shackles, but I'm not sure about those because I only want 2 inches, don't need more than that. I also don't really want add a leafs cause that would seem like it would stiffen the ride. Any thoughts? Thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-19-2010
GI_JO_NATHAN's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Spartanburg, SC/Pensacola
Posts: 343
Lift shackles would prolly be the best thing for you. Can i ask what your reason for taking the blocks out is?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-19-2010
KLC's Avatar
KLC KLC is offline
RF Veteran
iTrader: (29)
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 13,115
Belltech 6400 shackles will lift a Ranger 1.5" or 2".
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-19-2010
Bobburt444's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 125
I got 2in. level coils for the front, and the rear still sits too high because of the 2 1/2in blocks. I'd like to get rid of the blocks altogether, and the leafs are flat anyways so I'm just wondering what my options would be to get the 2in lift in the back without using the blocks while also softening the ride. The rear is pretty stiff, the front is just fine.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-19-2010
RazorsEDGE's Avatar
There's no lifeguard in the gene pool
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 7,501
I don't know about softening the ride, but shackles would keep that 2" without sacrificing any ride quality. Rangers don't have the best ride quality to begin with.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-19-2010
Bobburt444's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 125
How far will the belltech shackles bring the axle forward, if they do at all? Since I need new leafs anyway, if I got new stock leafs and the shackles, would I still get the 2 inches or will I get more than that?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-19-2010
KLC's Avatar
KLC KLC is offline
RF Veteran
iTrader: (29)
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 13,115
If your leaf springs are worn out you will most likely get more than 2" of lift.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-19-2010
Bobburt444's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 125
How much lift will explorer leafs give you? With belltechs?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-19-2010
Rolldogg's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 3,424
Quote:
Originally Posted by RazorsEDGE View Post
Rangers don't have the best ride quality to begin with.
Amen to that, and a free slap to anyone who thinks otherwise.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-21-2010
Bobburt444's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 125
What's the usual amount of lift explorer leaf springs give? And I read they might make some rangers ride stiffer than stock leafs?
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 03-21-2010
StrangerRanger's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: The 253
Posts: 756
I dont know the lift for expo leafs, but I do know that if your leafs are flat that could be causing ALL of your problems.

You'll get that 2 inches back, and more than likely a much nicer ride. My truck rode like a Cadillac before I lifted it and ran with F150 shocks.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 03-21-2010
Bobburt444's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 125
What's the 'ideal' explorer leaf spring pack?
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 03-21-2010
--weezl--'s Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Calgary AB, Canada
Posts: 3,139
not sure ideal, but leaf springs, are measured 2 ways when fitting, you have eye to eye, this is the eye on the front to the eye on the back, your replacement spring should be damn close to this, and then there is total length, and this is where you will get your height from... i would go measure them at the junk yard, compared to yours...
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 03-21-2010
wellcom2knoxvile's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Corvallis, OR/Seattle, WA
Posts: 1,390
explorer leaves yield around 2.5-3 inches of lift.... get them
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pic Request-2in body lift w/ stock wheels StefanQ 1" & 3" Body Lifts 5 10-12-2011 04:06 PM
add a leaf vs rear block craigs2869 Suspension Tech 6 10-02-2011 01:57 PM
2in Suspension Lift for 99 Kris03 Suspension Tech 2 07-11-2011 09:19 PM
4x2 2in lift damifinowfish Suspension Tech 3 10-05-2010 07:53 AM
2in front lift HillPrideRanger Suspension Tech 22 10-08-2009 05:01 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:56 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.