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looks good all the stock against red..cant wait to see bigger meats on there too

thanks.....and yea theres gonna be a whole 35 inches of meats soon..

and not to say that the bfg's are bad but im gonna stick with the baja claws, fromwhat i hear theyre awesome all around especially in the mud, so ill try them and if they perform and last well then u no wut the next set will be...lol
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P.S. i also removed that bolt from the front diff. Do you think it would be possible to do what i said about gettin the 8" lift leafs and removing the blocks and stil gettin 6" of lift, cuz its got the stock 2" blocks, i looked at the skyjacker site and the leafs they list for the six inch kit are only 4 inch lift leafs, and the 8 inch ones are 6 inch lift leafs.....so do you think that could work?? instead of doin the chev leafs swap.





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get the Skyjacker 6" lifted leaf springs, then get the BellTech 6400 Chevy lowering shackle........that will allow you to remove the blocks.......since no one makes a standard lifted leaf spring that is 8" lift for Rangers, that is the only way you can go......

the 6" lifted leafs will only lift 6" with the factory block....without it they only lift 4".....same with the 4" lift springs...they only lift 4" with the fractory block....without it they only have a 2" lift...
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get the Skyjacker 6" lifted leaf springs, then get the BellTech 6400 Chevy lowering shackle........that will allow you to remove the blocks.......since no one makes a standard lifted leaf spring that is 8" lift for Rangers, that is the only way you can go......

the 6" lifted leafs will only lift 6" with the factory block....without it they only lift 4".....same with the 4" lift springs...they only lift 4" with the fractory block....without it they only have a 2" lift...
yea thats what im saying ^^
i checked the skyjacker site and they make the 8inch leafs for the rangers, really theyre 6inch but u get the 8inches of lift with the stock blocks.



dam theyre site is down or my com if funked, i wus gonna post the link.
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unless i am blind, they only make 2 sets of leaf springs for rangers.....a 4" lift with stock lift blocks and a 6" lift with factory blocks....they dont make a 8" lift with factory blocks for rangers...

they do make a 8" lift, but it comes with the 6" lifted leafs and then a 4" block to replace the stock block with......

whenever there site comes back up today i will look again......
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unless i am blind, they only make 2 sets of leaf springs for rangers.....a 4" lift with stock lift blocks and a 6" lift with factory blocks....they dont make a 8" lift with factory blocks for rangers...

they do make a 8" lift, but it comes with the 6" lifted leafs and then a 4" block to replace the stock block with......

whenever there site comes back up today i will look again......





got it vv
http://www.skyjacker.com/products-se...mber=138RHKS-A

6" leafs but u get the 8inch lift with the stock blocks, im doin the 6" lift so if i get the 6inch leafs from the 8inch kit then i can eliminate the blocks and get the 6inchs of lift instead of 8???
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got it vv
http://www.skyjacker.com/products-se...mber=138RHKS-A

6" leafs but u get the 8inch lift with the stock blocks, im doin the 6" lift so if i get the 6inch leafs from the 8inch kit then i can eliminate the blocks and get the 6inchs of lift instead of 8???
if you take the part #(FR36S) off the leaf springs and then search under products for it, they are the 6" springs that give you 6" of lift with the factory blocks.....

here is the link to the springs themselves.....look under the Footnotes....
http://www.skyjacker.com/products-se...ail-number.asp

it says (quoted right off Skyjackers website)...

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Factory Block Can Be Removed To Reduce Lift 2-3 in. Depending On Block Size
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the only lifted leafs that anyone makes for Rangers is a 4" w/ factory blocks installed.... and a 6" w/factory blocks installed....
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this really isnt making any sense......

ok it says theyre *6inch leafs* it says you can remove the factory blocks to get rid of 2-3 inches, if you add 2-3 inches to 6inch leafs then its 8-9 inches with leafs and blocks, im working on the 6inch kit so if i was to order to the rear leafs for the six inch kit they wud send me 4inch lifted leafs and i would have to use the stock blocks to get the 6inches of lift.

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correct.....if you get the 6" lifted leaf springs, then you will have to use your factoy blocks to get the full 6" of lift......if you take out the factory lift blocks, then you will only get about 3-4" of lift from the 6" lifted leaf springs.....
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correct.....if you get the 6" lifted leaf springs, then you will have to use your factoy blocks to get the full 6" of lift......if you take out the factory lift blocks, then you will only get about 3-4" of lift from the 6" lifted leaf springs.....

but arent those 6" leafs on their own with out the blocks?

EDIT: just called skyjacker and they are 6" leafs with out the blocks, they said i could remove my stock blocks and get the 6" of lift wiht out the blocks, cuz in the 6" kit they give 4" springs and in the 8" kit they give 6" springsso that means i can eliminate the blocks and use the leafs from the 8" kit.

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well.....i think someone needs to update their site.....cause the way it states on their site, that the only way to get the 6" lift was with your factory blocks.....

thanks for calling and clearing that up....
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well.....i think someone needs to update their site.....cause the way it states on their site, that the only way to get the 6" lift was with your factory blocks.....

thanks for calling and clearing that up....

no prob, cause if you think about you would have to use 4' blocks plus 4" lifted leafs to get 8"s of lift from the 8" kit and that would be reallllyy sketchy, but thats sweet that they make actual 6" leafs cuz then its bye bye stock blocks :D, and that saves me time and money from doing the chvy leafs swap, btw srry if i was frustating you there...lol
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no prob, cause if you think about you would have to use 4' blocks plus 4" lifted leafs to get 8"s of lift from the 8" kit and that would be reallllyy sketchy, but thats sweet that they make actual 6" leafs cuz then its bye bye stock blocks :D, and that saves me time and money from doing the chvy leafs swap, btw srry if i was frustating you there...lol
nope not frustrating me at all........

saves me money also....i am buying those leafs with some of my tax money....i was gonna do the Chevy spring swap, but not now! i can use those with no blocks for the 6" lift i have....
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nope not frustrating me at all........

saves me money also....i am buying those leafs with some of my tax money....i was gonna do the Chevy spring swap, but not now! i can use those with no blocks for the 6" lift i have....

lol sweet!! yea its definitaly a +1 in my books, i have another question...lol, umm would mounting the shocks on the outside of the frame like the new f150's in the rear help for any offroading? or would that limit your offroading capabilities?
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lol sweet!! yea its definitaly a +1 in my books, i have another question...lol, umm would mounting the shocks on the outside of the frame like the new f150's in the rear help for any offroading? or would that limit your offroading capabilities?
na it would be pointless....the only reason Ford says they put them out there is for "ride quality"..........
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na it would be pointless....the only reason Ford says they put them out there is for "ride quality"..........

oh ok, well a truck isnt really meant to have "ride quality" its a truck....you want ride quality get a cadillac..lol

well ne ways thanks for the info, ive got a truck to lift..and it aint gonna lift its self lol so ill either get pics up tonight or tmw, c ya.




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oh ok, well a truck isnt really meant to have "ride quality" its a truck....you want ride quality get a cadillac..lol

well ne ways thanks for the info, ive got a truck to lift..and it aint gonna lift its self lol so ill either get pics up tonight or tmw, c ya.




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no it isn't going to lift itself......

WE WANT COMPLETED PICS TONIGHT!!!!!!!!
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lets see some pics!!!!
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ok so the lift is pretty much on hold right now till the winter break then i can start working again and get the rest of the stuff (leafs, brake lines) so i got bored and flexed the truck a tad bit on a curb cant get anything better cuz i have no brakes!! lol enjoy.









*struttin the wimpy flex* lol
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looks good mt man!
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nice lookin good, cant wait to see it done
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dude that truck looks familiar!!

like my 92 but i an 2wd
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