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Coil lift vs Spindle lift

okay i have a 98 2wd coil spring suspension wich lift would be better a spindle lift or longer coils and here are some questions . Looking for 3" of lift in the front ...

1 . with a spindle lift who makes them and what do they run $$$ ?
and are they sold in pairs or what ?
What if any mods would i have to do in order to acomplish this i think none just want to b sure ?

2 . With the longer coils who makes them and how much ?
could i use F like of 150 or 250 series coils and how much lift would i get ?
with this mod all i have to replace is coils and shocks right ?

3 . wich will be easyer time and skill wise and yet still be strong ?
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do spindle...way easier...

can find everything here:

www.sporttrucksuspension.com/rangerlift.htm
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Thank you they have some good deals on there >.

if i do the spindle thats no new shocks or anything and its a oem bolt on right the brakes and stuff will fit right in place ?
becaause i dont have the tools to fabricate stuff as far as mounts go .
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yep youll be good to go...only thing most people do is grind a little of the LCA to get full turning radius back...recommended but not necessary...
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definently should go with the spindle lift .
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If you would to go those 3 inch spindles on that website what else would to need for the lift? the rear blocks? its a 02 edge 4x4
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spindles dont work on 4wd trucks
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oh dam
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okay so the spindle in front thanks for all the advice now i need some more . so now that the front is 3 inches higher for the rear if i was to put an explorer rear end on (leafs and 8.8 axle ) would it be level or would i need to do the chevy drop shackles to give more lift in the rear because the explorer is SUA ?

once again thanks for all the advice
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are you set on swapping to the 8.8??? do you already have an explorer axle lined up? If you are set on the 8.8 just try to find an 8.8 from a ranger...then you can just do blocks or AAl with shackles...
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are you set on swapping to the 8.8??? do you already have an explorer axle lined up? If you are set on the 8.8 just try to find an 8.8 from a ranger...then you can just do blocks or AAl with shackles...
No not really well here is my grand sceme . I dont mind spending money on my 2wd drive because when i get a new truck it will be anothe ranger just 4x4 .So the plan is since a dealer wouldnt give me jack for my nice truck that ive dropped so much $$ on , i keep mine and swap everything thats possible to the new truck including axle , interior mods , among other things that are same ya know . Then sell my old truck out right and probally still get more than trade in .

But back on topic i didnt think about the 8.8 ranger axle i just thought an explorer would be easyer to find but now that you mention it would be worth the efort to find a ranger 8.8 just to keep from the hassle when we swap em
man i apreciate that one thank you
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A few things have come up . So a few more Q'A do I
Need longer brake lines ?
And Any Camber alignment kits ? or will it keep it in the normal ?

Thanks again
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before you start talking about doing an axle swap and all that... i hope you've double checked the axle you have chillin back there right now.

also, a camber kit isnt that much $ and it might be worth it, but most people's view on suspension and susp. mods are way different than mine. all that means is that i wouldn't go for a 3" lift kit just because i'd rather save up my money and go all out.

but that's sidetracking, i think you have most of the bases covered as far as the front. it's basically just the spindle and the brake lines that you would need to worry about. but there are other additions that you could do to improve the mod (grinding the lower arm, camber kit). For the rear, if you're just doing this for aesthetics, the most cost effective solution would be lift blocks. or you could get extended shackles, or even a whole new leaf spring pack.
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with just the spindle i didnt touch brake lines. not sure what happens when you throw lift coils on there...
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Im not going to due lift coils it was one or the other and I picked the spindle . So just a lil grind on the LCA and longer lines . good deal .

Drayke what did you mean by check my current axle its a (4.10 open 7.5) is this ok for running 31 X 10.50 R15 or should I bump up to the 8.8 axle like on 4x4 Rangers
my plan was buy a ranger axle 8.8 throw 4.56 and Eaton E locker does this sound good or over kill .

For the record I on't really want any bigger than a 3" lift runnig 31 x 10.50s just needed a little bit of ground clearence and traction .... but any sugestions im open to guys becuase ya'll know more about this than i do
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i meant to check your axle just in case you already had an 8.8 without knowing it. (hey, you never know..)

and i can't really tell you what's overkill and whats not without knowing the terrain you're looking at.
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well mostly old fire roads made of red clay , and south Texas like rock but its compacted both just get slick when wet and have bad dips and divets . The fire roads get real sticky when their is not standing water and the clay is maybee 4-8" deep then the truck hits hard ground and you just have to keep up momentum and try not to high center in the ruts really does that help the only reason i was considering the regear was i have a 4cyl and its my dd so i dont want it to be a dog on the highway ya know .
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I have a 03 Ranger but, the front end has coils not torsion so, as I understand it, you can't add a spindle kit without mods. I was told by a suspension place that the easiest way to go is coils. Any thoughts or confirmations?
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I have a 03 Ranger but, the front end has coils not torsion so, as I understand it, you can't add a spindle kit without mods. I was told by a suspension place that the easiest way to go is coils. Any thoughts or confirmations?
Did you really just bump a 7.5 year old thread to ask this?
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Did you really just bump a 7.5 year old thread to ask this?
Some people just want to watch the world burn.
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Some people just want to watch the world burn.
I no longer care how urgent the need is or how much I know about the topic; from now on if someone bumps a thread this old to ask something that's already been answered (especially if it's in the same thread) you will not see an answer from me. Use the Search feature, and if you still have no idea, start a new thread.
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lol

You know, excuse me for being ignorant to the proper Etiquette of threads.
Didn't know it lags todays latest and greatest.
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