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2wd spindle lift advice

Hey guys, so I'm looking to get a 3-4 in" spindle lift for my '99 2wd ranger. When I get the spindles, would i need to get some lifted coil springs as well? it seems like if i didn't and just went spindles, the springs would lose some tension/ Any advice or past experience knowledge would be much appreciated!
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No, you don't need also get coils.

Probably wouldn't be a bad time to put them in if you were looking to seriously upgrade all at once.

My truck road more soft with my original springs and just a 3" spindle lift with stock shocks up front.

Now with the Rancho RS5000s and the 2" lift coils on them, it tends to ride more harsh. It is firm and it can handle a lot tougher terrain, but you do sacrifice on-pavement ride quality. In all fairness, I blame a large portion of the harsher ride quality on the Ranchos more than the lift springs.
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So when you added the 2 in coils did it lift your truck 2 more inches equaling out to 5" total? Or did it just stiffen it? And stay at the original 3" from the spindles?
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It lifted it another 2 when I added my coils.

I would also advise that you added an add-a-leaf kit and maybe a set of shackles to level the rear if you are going to lift that high in the front.

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I do have 2" blocks in the back but I'll probably upgrade those when I get more money. College student on a budget lol but I think I'll probably do the 3" spindles and maybe get new stock springs or something small like a 1" lift if they make them. Thank you for the help BDod it was much appreciated!!
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Oh also will this cause me to need new rims with a certain backspace??
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