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Another note with pulling the swaybar is that it also acts as a suspension limiting strap. I pulled mine out last summer and so far I've gone through two sets of shocks since, because they're substantially shorter than the suspension will drop and therefore causing the shocks to become the limiting point which pulls them apart
In the 98+ Ranger design, the shocks are the rebound limiters, not the sway bar. Shock damage is one of several reasons why overcranking the torsion bars is not a good idea.
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Longer shocks = problem solved.
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my k leafs make for some serious wheel hop on the interstate.
This is more likely a problem with dampers than springs.
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Longer shocks = problem solved.
Longer shocks = damaged CV joints. Mine bind at about 1/4" past stock shock travel.
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Longer shocks = damaged CV joints.
[/facepalm] Bad Fiddes BAD!

I still don't think its much of a problem, even with the stock shocks. When I changed my shocks on the front, I still had to compress them a bit, and the suspension was at full droop. The t-bar helps keep it from going down too far.
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I have longer travel reservoir shocks and had to strap them back to stock travel to keep the CV's from binding when turning at full extension.
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Just an FYI...

The highest rate leaf spring packs on U.S.-spec Rangers are code C's, not K's. C packs are standard on Level II's and available on some others equipped with optional "Payload Package 2".
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I have longer travel reservoir shocks and had to strap them back to stock travel to keep the CV's from binding when turning at full extension.
Good to know actually. Thank you. I thought the t-bars would stop the droop too, but now that I think about it, there's noting keeping the key from lifting off the bolt should the suspension be allowed to droop that far. Good call!
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Just an FYI...

The highest rate leaf spring packs on U.S.-spec Rangers are code C's, not K's. C packs are standard on Level II's and available on some others equipped with optional "Payload Package 2".
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forgot about those. Probably cause theyre not that common.

I still like tre's explorer/ranger hybrid pack the best lol.
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