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'83-'97 Twin Traction Beam (TTB) information.....(sticky?)

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bump.....
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great right up
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Did you mention that they can be a PITA to keep aligned? Had skyjacker 2" lift springs on my old ranger and had to get it aligned about every 3-6months
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sounds like that was an extra problem....i had the alignment on my '97 for almost 2 years and when i had the ball joints replaced, it was still almost dead on...
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mighta been due to the lift coils and no drop bracket.. I had some of the biggest adjustment cams that you could get..... but those skyjacker leveling coils flexed pretty good!
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ttb/tib pwns 98+ shat and pinion and torsen bars
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Sounds like you're starting to miss your old Ranger there buddy?




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Sounds like you're starting to miss your old Ranger there buddy?




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Amazingly, I don't miss it at all....I am having way too much fun with the Bronco II!
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Well glad to hear that! Honestly.

I'm thinking if I get rid of mine I'll regret it but you prove otherwise. Good man!




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Maurice is there a reason why you wouldn't buy the 4" Superlift lift kit instead of an 6" if you are going to use the 4" mounting holes on the bracket anyways? What about the coils and shocks being used with it that are 6", not an issue?
The plan is now to stick with 31's and get the 5.5" Superlift, but use it at the 4" height, this is assuming that the longer front coils and shocks is not a problem.
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Maurice is there a reason why you wouldn't buy the 4" Superlift lift kit instead of an 6" if you are going to use the 4" mounting holes on the bracket anyways? What about the coils and shocks being used with it that are 6", not an issue?
The plan is now to stick with 31's and get the 5.5" Superlift, but use it at the 4" height, this is assuming that the longer front coils and shocks is not a problem.
The 4" lift hole with 6" springs is for the supercab 4.0 Rangers ONLY......the extra weight of the supercab and the 4.0 allow the truck to be aligned properly....the mounting point of the TTB beams need to be dead center of the wheel hub....

you can buy a 4" lift and then buy 6" lift coil seperate if it is cheaper....
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good write up
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seems like i need to up grade
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the Dana 35 is much stronger than the Dana 28....if you are running large tires and are beating it off road, upgrading should be an upgrade....

the Dana 35 is a DIRECT bolt in for the Dana 28....
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