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chevy swap delima

does the front hanger change on the rangers from year to year? i was under the truck lookin the other day and it looks like the front hanger on mine would hit the body mount when it was relocated. it that a problem on others? or will it not hit it?
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how far forward are you planing on moving it... i think i only moved mine like 4-5 inches max
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your supposed to move the rear mounting holes to the old front holes are you not? if so, then it looks like the hanger will be on the bodymount bracket.
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strange, that is what you are suppose to do.. mine doesnt have any body mounts near where it should be..
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just went out and looked on my truck...

Mine is pretty far from that rear cab mount.. i think yours is so close because you have a reg cab and a reg bed...
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man your name change keeps screwin with my head. i keep expectin to see someone else postin. wierd!

but thanks for the info/help. is the hanger on yours quite large? mine is in the shape of a v, and has a quite large opening up top.
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the hanger is different on the -97 and 98+ trucks.

there is a write up someplace about chevy spring swaps on older gens, wish i could remember where i saw that...
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edit: nevermind..gumby got it lol
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damn that was alot of diggin. heres one on a 93:
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...=125858&page=3
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good info Gumb
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awesome pics and all. thanks man
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You shouldn't have a problem. I have Chevy 63" leafs on my reg cab short wheel base 96 and I had no problems.
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You may have another problem: some earlier Rangers have narrower springs -- I take it you mave matched the widths up?
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not yet. should be 2.5" right? ive got a 97, so it should be ok.
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