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2wd lift question????

I have a 2002 2wd Ranger that I was thinking of lifting. I seen that Fabtech offers one. Does anyone have experiance with this lift? I was thinking of just ordering the front coil springs and the rear lift blocks to make it cheeper. I see they offer the upper control arms for the truck but at a hefty price thou. Can iI get away with just my factory arms? Any info or thought in this would help.

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I ran the Fabtech coils and the Fabtech spindles. The coils will give you a really rough ride compared to stock and the spindles. You can run stock UCA's with the coils but it will limit your down travel and give you a rough ride over bumps. In my opinion if your going to do it do it all the way and buy the UCA's with the coils or the spindles and the UCA's.
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What are your thoughts with the coil spacers that sit on top of the coil spring?
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Won't work. Not enough room. You would need custom lower control arms.
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Sure it will. I have a friend that installed them and he has the same truck. he got them for $50 off ebay. I think Dacco made them. He just lowered the spring put them on top and put it all back together. I just thought the springs would be a better route.
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craptech is way over priced for springs and uppers with stock weak balljoints. for what you spend on their coils and uppers you can get camburg 2.5" lift springs, have BTF build you some uniball uppers and still not spend as much as the fabtech coils/uppers.

btf uniball edge/expo/4x4 arms, you need xlt arms they pretty much look the same didnt feel like trying any harder to find a pic
http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x...llupper005.jpg
2.5" crs springs built for camburg
http://www.camburg.com/ford/98-11-ra...-race-springs/
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Sorry I never heard of BTF how do you email them?
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Sorry I never heard of BTF how do you email them?
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Dang I just got a quote from BTF and they want $550 for their UCA's! They maybe better but not cheeper then Fabtechs kit.
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If you have the tools and the know how its not that hard to make some. But if you don't its a lot cheaper and easier to buy them. $550 isn't too bad. Check out camburg and see if they have any.

There are literally hundreds of shops in southern California that would make them. I can list a few if you want.
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If you have the tools and the know how its not that hard to make some. But if you don't its a lot cheaper and easier to buy them. $550 isn't too bad. Check out camburg and see if they have any.

There are literally hundreds of shops in southern California that would make them. I can list a few if you want.
Yeah, that would be great! Thanks!
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Letner Offroad Racing
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