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Old 04-20-2006
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Originally Posted by rwenzing
I don't see where anybody said those things.

I got about 2 1/2" by using the C1500 springs with the stock Ranger lift blocks and stock Ranger shackles. I suspect that the K1500 springs would give you more but I haven't tried them. How much more? I don't know.

Most people would install used springs for this cheapo mod, so that also adds the variables of age and history. The used springs I bought might give more or less lift than the used springs from another identical model that has seen different operating conditions and years.
Yeah...see... I knew i had misinterpreted everything... thanks for clearing it all up...
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Bob, how did you resolve the e-brake issues? Or did you just let it go?
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Originally Posted by doc
Bob, how did you resolve the e-brake issues? Or did you just let it go?
I did what we talked about in the HIE parking lot at Frackville. I used another front hanger mounted in the original location. The outer tab was rebent to space the cable out to where it doesn't foul the bolt head on the real hanger in front of it. The redundant hanger was also liberally "clearanced" to make room for the traction bar at full droop.

A bit bizarre but it works great.

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