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Old 09-05-2008
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2wd lift kit affects

allright i gots a 97 ranger 2wd and want to level it i found a kit on ebay i was wondering if theres a bad side to this like ball joints and stuff i dont think there will be any but better to find out now then later.
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nothing a new aliment will fix

other than that you should be good
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i just went out to look at my truck and the onlt spot i see these going is on the shock absorber. am i missing something ?
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Alright you have a twin I-beam suspension on your truck. The kit your looking at lifts the entire truck by 2 inches using coil spacers in the front and add a leaf in the back. Those little bolt extension do dads are to lengthen your stock shocks. If your going to level out your truck this is not the way I would suggest doing it! Get the 2" lift coils by Skyjacker, they run about 150 bucks. They are easier to install than the coil spacer, imo do a better job of lifting the front end, and this will level out your truck without all the other stuff in that kit. I'm just not a big fan of the coil spacers personally.
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allright i founf some 2" lift coils for 145 shipped new if i want to lift the back would it be as easy as making a block to raise it to the desired height?
i have the knowledge and machines to make it, but what about the pin think that goes into the housing
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yeah so here's the deal on leveling kits because i just did one today. unless you have a lot of time and someone to help who's has some sort of idea of what theyre doing you might as well get a body lift because its about the same price to get it installed. i got my leveling kit with the spacers in the front for like 50 bucks and shackles in the back for like 20 something so it was like 80 all around. but if you don't have a well equiped garage and a lot of determination its not worth it. i researched how to put it on when i realized how hard it was to get to the spring. basically its a ***** and a half but if you want to know how to do it the way i did get back to me and ill explain it. mines an01 but i think yours is the same way.
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yeah... thanks but i just ordered the coils yeaterday so its as good as done i dont think im gonna lift the back. i dont think its gonna be that hard
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well just did it, its looks good the hardest part was getting the nut in the middle of the spring loose other than that its easy except when you break a shock mount off
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yah its pretty easy just gotta know what your doing and make sure you mark and torque stuff down to specs! Don't want anything coming off!
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the back was easy i did shackles. i have spacers instead of all new springs rightnow too
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