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Ebay lift springs for IFS 98 Ranger!

Hey guys.. I wanted to know if there any good. and if anyone has used them. there made by springtech and suppose to be 1.5 to 2 inch lift on the front of my Ranger.. Are these safe? I dont have the 1800$ to spend on a 4inch super lift.. Soo Im doing a 3inch body lift in the up coming weeks.. While Im under there I wannna maybe add the springs and uncrank my Tbars to get some kinda ride back in my truck haha. What do u think? I have the beltech 6400's out back right now.. and rock 32 bfg's.
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dont you have t bars?
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these won't work as you don't have springs up under your truck already... take a look, that's why you have your torsion bars cranked
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i dont have coil springs? Umm last time I checked i had coils under there with a shock..? I wanna Replace myt stock coil spring for a 2inch lift coil.. Maybe I was not clear enough?
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not to hijack your thread but I just got a 4'' superlift for 1352.00 shipped to my door
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whered you get your superlift for 1352.00
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Your ranger is a 4x4 and ALL 4x4s 98-present have torsion bars, not coils.
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So i dont have springs? WTF? i do not have coil spings?
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WOW.. I feel Reallly REALLLY retarded, Just went and looked lol haha.. wow .. please dont think im dumb from now on!.. I just figureed the Tbars were some sort of STabititly not the spring setup lol.. Ill go bacvk to sleep now lol
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oh no, you will never live this down.........
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A Torsion Bar and a Coil Spring serve the same purpose: To suspend the chassis from the wheels and tires.

A torsion bar suspension has a shock absorber mounted where a coil spring would normally be. The spring is the "twisting" action on the torsion bar (hence the name torsion) between the suspension arm and the torsion key.
Torsion bars use the twisting properties of a steel bar to provide coil-spring-like performance. One end of a bar is anchored to the vehicle frame. The other end is attached to a wishbone, which acts like a lever that moves perpendicular to the torsion bar. When the wheel hits a bump, vertical motion is transferred to the wishbone and then, through the levering action, to the torsion bar. The torsion bar then twists along its axis to provide the spring force.

Just for future reference, it's impossible (or impractical) to have both coils springs and torsion bars.
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haha figured that lol... Now whats the benifits of having the Torsen bars?? over coils? was there a good reason ford did this?
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haha figured that lol... Now whats the benifits of having the Torsen bars?? over coils? was there a good reason ford did this?

Me and a coworker were just talking about this, we would like to know as well.
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Me and a coworker were just talking about this, we would like to know as well.
haha... i just never really LOOKED for springs under there lol just firgured they were there.. and i just did all new brakes on it too lol Im retarded
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Now whats the benifits of having the Torsen bars?? over coils? was there a good reason ford did this?
Since Ford had chosen SLA independent front suspension, it was easier to package the torsion bars with 4WD. Coil springs would be have been exactly where the front halfshafts need to go. The shocks (much narrower than a coil) had to be made with a "stilt" on the bottom to provide adequate clearance to the halfshafts.
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ahh, perfect explanation, thanks.
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haha... i just never really LOOKED for springs under there lol just firgured they were there.. and i just did all new brakes on it too lol Im retarded
Damn, you diggin that hole deeper and deeper huh? haha
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thats some funny shat right there i think i almost pee'ed from laughing so hard...
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Is there a T-bar Owned! Pic? This would be the place to uses it?
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You can make some money off those springs.

1. Fill your bathtub with water.

2. Place the springs in the bathtub, completely submerged in the water.

3. Bottle the water from the bathtub.

4. Sell it for a ridiculous amount of money as genuine "spring" water....

Your advertising slogan: "It will give you a lift!"
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LMFAO that is funny. :D
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john you are to much lol
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