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Old 05-08-2009
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coil spacers

So this is my first post on here so bare with me im still a newbie. I went down to 4 wheel parts and picked up some daystar 2" coil spacers 2 rancho RS5000 shocks and some camber bushings. I tried to look at some previous posts and see how easy it was for other people to do this on there truck and if anyone could give me some good advice. My truck is a 94 4.0l 4x4. This is just the first step and my first real mod to my truck and im super excited. The parts will be here on monday and i will spend monday putting everything in with a friend. Also did i get ripped by the people at 4 wheel parts for having to buy the camber bushings and longer shocks. I saw at some other forums that people didnt have to buy the camber bushings or longer shocks. Ill try and take pics of the truck before and after as well as some of the install it self. wish me luck.
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Are you sure you have coils up front? I may be wrong, but most 4x4 rangers have torsion setups.
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I believe his it the TTB setup, with coils, not the "true" IFS.
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Are you sure you have coils up front? I may be wrong, but most 4x4 rangers have torsion setups.
94=TTB front end. He's good to go.
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Oh, ok. so what year did ford start using torsions?
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Chances are you will need the bushings to get it re aligned, if not take them back, just depends on how much adjustment they need to do.

And I dont know how people got away with out putting extened shocks on a lifted truck but more power to them. Unless it was a BL
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man i would much rather have torsion bars. the front suspension on my truck bites the big one. maybe i need a straight axle swap. hmmmmmmm
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actually, your suspension far outperforms the IFS in my opinion. Much better off road. The IFS does have better road manners though......
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actually, your suspension far outperforms the IFS in my opinion. Much better off road. The IFS does have better road manners though......
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And I dont know how people got away with out putting extened shocks on a lifted truck but more power to them. Unless it was a BL
Because the coils sag over time the stock shocks are long enough you may loss some down travel, but you really didn't need the longer shocks you may see a little more travel with the longer shocks. the shocks are probably for 0-2 inches of lift so you could put them on a stock truck too.
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I ran stock shocks with my spacers for over a year now. Big mistake. The shocks are dead.
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