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chevy springs???

ok ive read around that people are putting chevy springs on their rangers and removimg the blocks, how does this make it better?
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more payload, more articulation, more lift without blocks, less axle wrap (at least i don't have this issue)...

that sums it up shortly.

I'm running a Chevy after market lift spring so no blocks and just spring...
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more payload, more articulation, more lift without blocks, less axle wrap (at least i don't have this issue)...

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I'm running a Chevy after market lift spring so no blocks and just spring...

is it worth the work to do? cuz im sure you have to drill out the old hanger relocate and drill new holes for the chev ones etc...
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its a good full days worth of work and i have done 3 rangers and i think they all love it and i love the change as well.
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i think it was so worth the work.
much nicer ride, handles a lot better, and no blocks to wory about axle wrap.
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i think it was so worth the work.
much nicer ride, handles a lot better, and no blocks to wory about axle wrap.

will i still get the same lift? cuz i bought a 6" skyjacker lift kit for the fornt and i was gonna go wit new leafs from skyjacker but too, can i still acheive the same height with chev springs?
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Id depends on which ones you buy... (4x4 or 4x2). I had the 4x4 ones on my truck and the payload was amazing but it rode like *** (way too stiff in the rear.. would lauch off speedbumps going at like 5 mph lol).

but then again, i didnt have anywhere near 6 inches of lift. I had to double up the shackles in the rear in order to bring the back end down enough so it didnt have a goofie huge rake
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get a chevy aftermarket lift spring! if a stock chevy leaf spring lifts a ranger 2-3 inches...

and you need to go 6" higher than stock i would say a 3-4" chevy lift spring would do it well for you.
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^^ x2
if anything, you may need to add a 1 or 2 inch block, but thats nothing compaired to a 4 in lift block.
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