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I took a bunch of pictures of the truck today. I'll get them up in a little bit.
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Are the spacer things or whatever nick had to use to fix your steering stop thing included in the kit now?
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heres some more pictures from the other day:

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im runnin coilovers but their r definetly issues with stock suspension that i have found
What are the issues? I'm just curious.
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im seeing alot of street ride improvements. i spend about 85 percent of my time on paved roads so thats good. my ranger rides like a coffin on cranked bars.. id like to know the issues with it on stock suspension too
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im seeing alot of street ride improvements. i spend about 85 percent of my time on paved roads so thats good. my ranger rides like a coffin on cranked bars.. id like to know the issues with it on stock suspension too
I've never rode in a coffin before; itís a one way ride.
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I haven't had any issues with mine. The steering stop was the only thing that had to be adjusted on mine. Once that was done my calliper hasn't been touching anything
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I've never rode in a coffin before; itís a one way ride.
i was thinking "rides like a brick" but its decidedly worse than that
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what about transmission crossmembers? does anyone make one for use after we take the t bar brackets off the ranger?
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what about transmission crossmembers? does anyone make one for use after we take the t bar brackets off the ranger?
i think there is. let me try to find the link tho.

EDIT: i think this may be what your talking about... haha it could be two completely different things tho

http://www.dixonbrosracing.com/content/view/3/6/

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I've thought about that crossmember as well..May be adding that soon
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why would you put coil overs on stock ride height?

waste of money.

my cars coil overs were $1800.. why spend that on a non lifted truck..
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Because even after the truck is lifted you can still have coil overs instead of torsion bars. I plan on getting the superlift for my truck, superlift uses torsion bars unless you have done the coil over conversion. After the truck is lifted all you need to do is get longer stroke shocks
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Alot of people are doing the superlift and the coilover conversion. I just did it before I got lifted
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Because even after the truck is lifted you can still have coil overs instead of torsion bars. I plan on getting the superlift for my truck, superlift uses torsion bars unless you have done the coil over conversion. After the truck is lifted all you need to do is get longer stroke shocks
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Alot of people are doing the superlift and the coilover conversion. I just did it before I got lifted
Would you not need longer coils when you lift yourself? so your paying twice?
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hey 2007 have you decided on when your going to do this yet, im considering it but they did bring up a good point, it kinda is alot of money when all said and done just to be riding at stock height you know. Can you atleast get alittle bit higher than stock from these coilovers without having to add a suspension lift??
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u can get higher but same as torsion keys in height. not sure about others but on my truck my coil hits upper control arm on down travel
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yeah I just wrote your PM back, but I guess getting the height of completly maxed out t bars but still have a good safe riding truck might be worth it. and if you do decide to body lift your truck, you wont see the stupid t bars and protection boxes around the bolts that are sooo ugly on body lifted trucks.
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not sure about others but on my truck my coil hits upper control arm on down travel
You need limit straps. Mine doesn't do that.
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So Villen, what are the specs for the shocks & springs you got? I'm probably never going to put a Superlift in mine, but I plan on going up a couple of inches, and I'd like the ride of the coilovers over the cranked torsion bars. Having a starting point for the coilovers would be good information.
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Stock height or lifted it seems like the increase in ride comfort would be worth quite a bit of dollars to me. Riding on cranked T-bars sucks from my experience. I def. want to do this with my superlift..just waiting for a good set of brackets!
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Stock height or lifted it seems like the increase in ride comfort would be worth quite a bit of dollars to me. Riding on cranked T-bars sucks from my experience. I def. want to do this with my superlift..just waiting for a good set of brackets!
cranked bars does suck i completely agree. And you and a good chunk of the forum are waiting for brackets haha i can't wait!
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OK, so I\'m looking at picking up a set of coilovers, and I am thinking of going with the Fox emulsion 2.0 units, part number 980-99-002-A. 8.5\" travel, and the lengths look right for a truck sitting stock or at cranked t-bar height.



Anyone have any input on these?

BTW, I will be having the brackets made and getting prices on them for a possible GP. I already mentioned this in the coilover brackets thread. Just figured based on the last post that I\'d mention it here.

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i think those might be a tad much travel for a stock application. Stock I believe is only like 5" of travel.
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The issue I was looking at when I picked those is the overall length. I wanted to make sure that it wouldn't be close to topping out at ride height.
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