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acheiving a lift

how would i be able to get a lift in the front without spending a lot of money or without having to do it to the whole truck (ex. body lift)? I am already getting about two more inches because i am buying new coils but what else is there to do?
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ok you cant just tell us this what year is your truck what motor 4x4 or 2wd what are the specs of your truck?


but since you said about coils you can get spacers on ebay for about 65 bucks.
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lift

its a 2wd ext cab 1995 manual
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torsion twist sounds reasonable here
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well

i dont even have a torsion suspension so that would be difficult
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He already said he got New coils, no torsions.
You can get coild spacers for around 60-70 bucks from ebay for about 2" of lift for the front. For the rear, you can get a lift shackle for around 2" of lift, a bigger block, or Add a leafs.
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can you add coil spacers to 2" lift coils?
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The max you can go is 2inch maybe a lil over before you need drop brackets, lines, etc, etc. Nothing cheap beyond 2inch besides a BL
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You MIGHT be ablt to run a 4" lift coil but it would take a serious cam bushing and would put alot of stress on the front end. For a 95 2WD you can buy a Rough Country 4" suspension lift for around 400 dollars. That is a complete lift kit with drop brackets and springs. That's very cheap as far as lift kits go.
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^^^ no way he cant get his camber in spec with more than 2 inches of lift unless he had drop brackets
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I have a 3 degree bushing i mine with just a 1.5in lift in the front. I think the max they make is a 4 degree. 2in is max for the front. Why not save up $440 and buy a 4in lift kit?
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Have you tried?
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from what i have read and people telling me thats all i know
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soooo
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You can make your own coil lift spacers for way cheaper then the $60-70 ones on eBay.

I'd rather just go with a suspension lift. Sure, you could go cheaper then that with the body lift, but meh....
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You can make your own coil lift spacers for way cheaper then the $60-70 ones on eBay.

I'd rather just go with a suspension lift. Sure, you could go cheaper then that with the body lift, but meh....
Yep...two pieces of 2x4 works great...

No more then 2inches on TIB Rangers.
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Not 2x4 ha. I used 3in dia. chromoloy for mine. I cut them .875 long then stuck them in a lathe and faced them to .750, then drilled a hole (dont recall the size .400 maybe) in the center of both of them. Worked like a charm and gave me 1.5 inches of lift. I-beam rangers have a .5 to 1 lift ratio in the front.
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so are coil spacers a good way to go? because i found a set for 40 bucks on ebay. is it worth it?
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are the coil lift spacers good?
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Lift coils would be better but spacers do the job.
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distances will be changed if you put coil spacers in, do you need to consider affects on any other parts if you use them?
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