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Old 10-20-2010
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coil spacers/spindle lift

i have a 2001 2wd and it is body lifted, so now i want to level it out. 3 questions.

1. if i use coil spacers or spindle lifts, will it give me negatice camber and look funny?

2. whats the best of either one to get

3. i bought cheap coil spacers from pepboys/o'reily auto parts, are these ok to use? they were only $10 a piece so theyre just sitting around.

im buying new tires this winter so i wanna go big, any help is appreciated.
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I had a 1999 ranger that I put a Spindle lift on. It did not affect the alignment or the camber angle and needed no other adjustments other that having grind a small notch in the lower a-arm for clearance for turning. It raised the front three inches and the blocks raised the back 2" leveling it out. With 31" tires my truck sat a little higher than a stock four wheel drive.
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spacers are cheaper than spindles and you should buy mine....thats all i know lol
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I considered the spacers but I think you have to get an alignment afterwards. THe spacers cost $50 and the alignment will cost $75 and you have not even lifted the back yet. The spindle kit I got was on ebay for around $300. I was skeptical about it being a good kit. I worked great and did not affect the ride quality.
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being a 2wd, my back sits higher, i just want it tall enough to clear 33's but im only gonna run 32's for now because the 15x10 wheel with a 31x10.50 rubs just a little on the front valance in reverse, but my bumper might be mis aligned
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has anyone used those rubber coil booster rings that go in between the coils?
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has anyone used those rubber coil booster rings that go in between the coils?
NONONONO!!!!

If you want them to fall out than yes. They are junk and should be burned.
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oh lol but what about the ones that go on the bottom?
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oh lol but what about the ones that go on the bottom?
lol coil spacers. they can be put on the bottom, or in/around the coil.
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oh lol but what about the ones that go on the bottom?
Yeah, coil spacers. I've got a brand new set that i obviously can't use because my truck is 4x4. You'll need camber adjusting bolts once you install them though but regardless if you're going to run larger tires its recommended that you buy the camber adjusting bolts/plates. easy to install too
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alright i put on the $10 coil spacers and the solid poly spacer that goes on the bottom, both of them work GREAT! yeah i had to have an alignment after wards but i mean come on its not that bad. I got a noticeable difference with the coil spacers. haven't popped out yet hahah
fat bobs garage is a great discount source but stil has great quality.
Ford 2" Front Spacer Lift Leveling Kit (w/ Extender Studs) 4WD 1980-1997 -- Fat Bob's Garage Online Store
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do i have to unbolt my control arms and everything to put them on?
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he has 98+ coil springs.

those spacers are for 80-97 TTB Rangers. those will not work.
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sorry about sending the wrong link, but here is the link for the 2wd spacers for the bottom and the spacers that wrap around the coil.
Bottom Spacer:
Ford Ranger 2" Front Spacer Lift Kit 2WD 1998-2007 -- Fat Bob's Garage Online Store
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RING-TYPE COIL SPRING STABILIZER - JCWhitney
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thanks scott.

1. do my coils sit inside those when turned upside down?
2. those are what i bought, are they good? will they fall out? i thought about installing them, and using 2 hose clamps to secure it to the coil so it doesnt move
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i just took my truck off roading this past weekend and hit some ruts pretty hard and everything stayed in place. The coil sits on top of the spacer and you have a washer that holds your coil on stock, you use the bolt extension if needed and the stock washer/coil spring hold down, holds the coil in place. Alignment is for sure needed after the installation though. If you need any help installing them just ask but they have the instructions on the website and its pretty self explanatory.
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forget what i just said!! yes the coils sit down inside of those spacers! I still had the image of my spacers in my head and wasn't thinking! Sorry about that!
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so....how do i go about installing the coil spacers in-between?
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the ones in between just get a big bottle of soap and squirt the coil and the spacer down and just take the tire off and squeez it through the coils.
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It has to be a lot harder then just pushing it through haha
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no it really is that simple they're split in half, so you can just feed it through, i mean if you want to make it easier you can disconnect the sway bar but i didnt have to.
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i was afraid that i was gonna have to seperate the a-arms to get it in and use the compressors to pry them apart. do you have a set installed?
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yes i do have a set installed on my 95 ranger
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