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Coil-Over Conversion

I am coming back from a deployment soon and have money to put into my truck. I Know ORW quit making it, but I was wondering if any of y'all knew if anyone else made a Superlift coilover conversion for the 98 and newer rangers? Also, will ORW or TRS Fab and Offroad sell the Superlift kit without the shocks and rear components? Thanks for the help.
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No business makes the coil-over conversion brackets other than ORW. And, as you know, they aren't making any at the moment.

You can get the front Superlift components without the rear, but the shocks will come with the front. Although you will most likely be better off to buy the entire kit and sell what you don't need.
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any idea on how much cheaper it will be without the rear components?
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The rear block kit is only like $80 or something like that. So you aren't going to save much, if anything, since the entire kits can occasionally be found on sale.
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good deal thanks. I have a 8.8 rear end, will expo u-bolts work to put skykacker springs on the rear end?
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Do you have a 31-spline 8.8? Lift block? What is the length of the u-bolts? Also, I wouldn't reuse u-bolts.
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I have a 31spline I was thinking about ditching the stock blocks and going with the 6"leafs, and I plan on buying new oem expo bolts, if they will work. It is a 31 spline under the fx4's right?
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Regular FX4 or Level II?
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Then it has a 28-spline 8.8. So expo u-bolts won't work. The axle tubes are different diameters.
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What u-bolts will fit it then?
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A 2.75" I.D. u-bolt. I assume you are wanting them for a future set-up? You need to figure out what the height between the bottom of the axle tube to the top of the u-bolt plate will be to get the right length. I don't know what size lift block, if any, you plan to run.
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I am not going to runn one.
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Okay, so a 7" to 8" long u-bolt would work perfect if you plan to use the stock u-bolt plate.
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You could get some of these: U Bolt, 5/8" x 2 3/4" x 10" [UB275] - $12.50 Then you can just cut them down to the length you need.

Or, these: http://store.fatbobsgarage.com/u-bol...f-4-p5710.aspx And, then leave them as-is for a perfect fit.

Or, these: 5/8" X 2-3/4" X 8" U-Bolt - Essentially Offroad And, have a little extra thread for future changes.
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Here is a drawing of the coil-over conversion brackets that you might find useful. The original drawing was done by someone else, but I redrew them to include more specifications.

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Here is what the brackets should look like when completed:

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Could you send or repost the drawings of the brackets? For some reason i cant view them and i am really looking to build a pair
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Could you send or repost the drawings of the brackets? For some reason i cant view them and i am really looking to build a pair
Did you click on the pic? When I do I get a bigger picture
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ok got the pic to show up, one other question what kind of Coilover is the best to run? I mostly do on road driving with off roading on the weekends. Most of my off roading consists of trails and little bit of mud.
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Most people use Fox, they're prolly your best bet
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are there any certain specs i should look for when purchasing such as Diameter,travel etc.. I don't know too much about coilovers and this would be my first conversion. Trying to get as much info as i can before i start
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ORW sells the shocks, they'll be able to tell you which ones to get for your application
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You can go with whatever brand name you prefer, but I like Fox myself. As for the travel, it depends on what kind of suspension set-up you have. You would be best off calling Off Road Warehouse to order the coil-over's. Just tell them what you have and what you need and they will recommend the coil-over's that have the closest needed specifications. That way you have a guarantee if they happen not to work. Keep in mind, that ORW carries Fox coil-over's that are custom made by Fox for the Ranger application. And, they aren't available for sale on their website.
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Thanks guys, Really appreciate the help.
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Thanks again for the help, is there anything else I am going to need to complete the coilover conversion?
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