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Add-a-Leaf help

I need the rear to sit about 2 inches higher than right now. Just got the truck lifted with shackles and spindles and need an extra 2" in the rear for some added weight I plan on getting and leveling it out after I tighten the torsion bars. What all do I need for the AAL? Do I need the short or long leafs? I have enough room with my U-bolts so I wont need those. Will I need more than 2" if I raise the front 1.5" and add a toolbox and receiver hitch to the rear? Any help is appreciated: pro's, con's, any help whatsoever.
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with a spindle lift you need AAL and shackels so yes. short pack is fine and yes stock u-bolts is fine... you kinda did it *** backwards cause you have to take apart your leaf pack to put it on..
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Yeah, I bought the universal shackles that actually did lift a full 3 inches, but something happened with my measurements and I have to take the torsion bars to stock height for it to be level. The spindles gave more lift than I was expecting. So the short leaves just fit in above the bottom leaf on the stock pack?
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no they like go in the middle. comes with everything to install them its dead simple really just sounds hard...
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It can't be harder than installing spindles with hand tools.............I need to buy some air tools, a compressor, and a decent jack because that just plain sucked.
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ya air tools are a must i cant live with out them..
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how much abuse can AAL take? im gonna have a mid travel kit on my truck in the next 6-8 months and cant afford the rear setup i want as it is 2500bux so i was thinkin botu aal to lift the rear up. but can they take abuse off road worth a dam?
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how much abuse can AAL take? im gonna have a mid travel kit on my truck in the next 6-8 months and cant afford the rear setup i want as it is 2500bux so i was thinkin botu aal to lift the rear up. but can they take abuse off road worth a dam?
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there not bad i would get the long pack for you then some guys have snaped the short back but idk how in hell they did it...
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ya id deff. get a long pack to help with the stress that will be applied.
what sites have the aal listed. i cant find much of anything listed for he 07s yet
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07 is the same as 1988 ranger leaf pack... there is VERY VERY few things on your 07 that are different from a 01+ ranger..... summitracing has both look for the pack that says ranger in the discription
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iight thanks. im glad they havent changed much ha
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07 is the same as 1988 ranger leaf pack...
Not quite
http://www.streetbeatcustoms.com/sus...f-springs.html
The Ranger changed alot in 98

but the 07 being the same as 01 and newer is probily corect.
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Not quite
http://www.streetbeatcustoms.com/sus...f-springs.html
The Ranger changed alot in 98

but the 07 being the same as 01 and newer is probily corect.
one is 3" one is 4" lower my 1993 is the same leaf's as all the guys up here in mich trucks that are all 01+....
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