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coil spacers

So why dont the coil spacers work for +98 rangers?

If I remember correctly it is because teh shocks go through the coils??

So why not just have a "donut" shaped spacer?

I may try to make soem of these. Will I have any negative affects with a 2" spacer??

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T-bars dont work because there is NO coil....now the 2wd coil trucks I *think* they have them.
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for once we agree

it would help if we knew if ur truck was a 2wd or 4wd...were not mind readers

anyway the shock on the middle of the coil shouldnt be an issue, just get longer shocks. unless some weird geometry comes into effect with the a arms i see no reason why it wont work.
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yeah sorry, forgot I have no 10 page signature telling my trucks life story.

It is a '99 2wd 3.0 ext cab.

Right now the shocks go throught the coils. I dont have Tbars
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ya a little info helps a bunch home boy
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yeah sorry, forgot I have no 10 page signature telling my trucks life story.
that was funny

the older body style 93-97 maybe even lower i know had the ability to use coil spacers because i beleive a few on orr have used them....just depends if there was much of a design change since then
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yeah sorry, forgot I have no 10 page signature telling my trucks life story.
LMAO. C'mon. You need one of those huge avatars too!
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do a search on this jeff, i know ive explained at LEAST 5 times why you cannot get longer coils or coil spacers on your ranger because the upper arms will hit the frame. you MUST get upper arms with longer coils.
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ok im gonna go search, now that the forum is back up and will return dutifully sire with questions... off i go cloppidy clop, cloppidy clop
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haha, bottom line is, all your doing is pushing your suspension down. wihtout different upper arms, they will ride at the bottom of their travel, so any droop will cause them to knock on the frame, which im sure you know will ruin the balljoints very quickly, as long as make an annoying sound!! also the coils, if you havent noticed, are very close to each other, so youd have to get a donut spacer. you may be able to go an inch or so without any trouble, but that would be all. back in the day i bought a set of 2 inch coils for my 99 2wd, ended up selling them on ebay because of the upper arm issues
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yeah i was thinking there was something like that. I was just hoping I could get a cheap non destructive way to level the front

I may jsut have to buy arms and coils....
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no you can spindle lift it there bud...
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spindles are no cheaper than coils and arms, if i remember correctly, at least with fabtech
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no you can spindle lift it there bud...
I already have spindles! Damn I get harped on for not having a signature with info and you people don tread it before you post, WTF is the point!
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I already have spindles! Damn I get harped on for not having a signature with info and you people don tread it before you post, WTF is the point!
dude i just thought of it as i was rereading the little thread here ****ing chill out for god sakes. and we werent harping on you just asked damn boy
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im jsut annoyed, i didnt have a sig bc i think teh huge long ones are gay and nobody reads them anyways, you helped me prove that.

no hard feelings
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i read you sig, but i made my post as an informational thing so people would know. dont let this get out of hand. move along.....

what have you decided to do jeff
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dude wait... go to auto zone tell them u need a coil spacer for ur modle ranger i just took mine out....been running them for over 6 months only reson i took them out was cause i'm lowering it ....it costed me 21 bucks for a 1" coil spacer..note i think my bal joints are going out now tho but i had no probs with the soacer
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I am thinking abotu eth spacer, but I dont want to have to worry about BJs every 5000 miles or my alignemt being shot. If it is a bad idea, then I wont do it. Sounds to me from you, you think it is a bad idea. I may go to autozone adn buy them, see how they do. We'll see
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it cant hurt to try at least, maybe the balljoints will be fine. from a physics and past experience standpoint, they may not be, but then again, i have an extreme torsion lift on the wifes truck. everything is a trade. if you really want to do it, i say do it. if the BJs go bad, replace them and take out the spacers, chalk it up to experience, and let the next guy know
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