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2WD front lift

I was wondering why some 2WD trucks have the front higher than the back? Is it for traction offroad? Look at my sig, mine goes pretty good offroad but like any truck it's light in the back so it likes to spin. I will install new coil springs if it's for traction.
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im not sure but im guessing the prerunner look
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So it's just for looks on a street truck?
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almost all lifted trucks sit higher in the front than the back.. 2wd and 4wd.... mine sat perfectly level at all four corners but looked high in the front. I dont think its any look that people are trying to achieve i just think a 4" lift on the front and a 4" lift on the back yield different results. I have 9 on the back and 8 on the front and the back of my 2wd sits ever so slightly higher now.
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as i posted on RPS, theres no difference in traction, just different options yield different #'s, some people like it higher in the front, some higher in theback

people call it the "prerunner" look because sometimes the front end sits higher, and the long travel springs or 4 link doesnt give the same lift

if you want traction, get some traction bars
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So when I'm climbing up those long loose rock Arizona hills these will help?

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku
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eh, dont have too much experience with those, but james duff makes a set alot of people have and are happy with
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Is there a reason why traction bars like the lakewoods end at 2002? They all seem to be that way.
I'm looking for a bolt on only.
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Will these work? I would have to think someone here has put traction bars on their 2003+ Ranger.

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku
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Get the James Duff traction bars, a couple guys on here have them and love them. There on my last of parts to get. I think the total was like 116 shipped for them.

It's the first set, the ones for 98+ Rangers

http://www.jamesduff.com/broncoII/tracbar.html
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My truck sits 1 or 2 inches higher in the front. I kinda like the look. I have a 2wd, and could level the truck (cause i have torsion bars) but i like it. You don't have torsion bars???
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My truck sits 1 or 2 inches higher in the front. I kinda like the look. I have a 2wd, and could level the truck (cause i have torsion bars) but i like it. You don't have torsion bars???
Nope no torsion bars, coil springs.
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Get the James Duff traction bars, a couple guys on here have them and love them. There on my last of parts to get. I think the total was like 116 shipped for them.
It's the first set, the ones for 98+ Rangers
http://www.jamesduff.com/broncoII/tracbar.html
I have an email into them. Everyone else stops at 2002 so I want to make sure these will fit. I hope so that's a good looking set. It would be nice if someone with a 2004+ would speak up they have these.
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James Duff responded to my email in less than 24 hours.
I put in my order.....I hope they work.
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Installed and they work great. It's raining in Phoenix (rare) and I took it out and NO WHEEL HOP!!! Now I need to test it off road, can't wait to do that.

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