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Energy Suspen Poly, Belltech 6400, raised hitch Pics Review

I would like to Thank my Father for being bored enough to want to help me yesterday wasnt expecting that and Justin for stopping over after class to help button it up needed the extra hand for the hitch! always makes things easier with more hands lol!


Installed Belltech 6400 shackle



Belltech Sport Trucks 6400 - Belltech Sport Trucks Rear Shackle Kits - Overview - SummitRacing.com



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Energy Suspension Poly bushings/sleeves



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started with removing the bed and getting to work if any of you have ever played with the shackles/hangers with the bed on you will know how horrible it is to work on. so off it came.




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Out the Hot Knife came and torched off the old hangers in a matter of min's. if you have ever replace stock riveted on hangers and did the drill and grind method you will know you wont be done in 5 min. LOL got to love a torch.

some my ask why replace the hangers!?! well there around $50 new from the dealer. AND if you have ever owned a ranger in the north you will know they like to corrode and brake every ranger i have owned I have replaced them this truck wasnt broken yet but it was a might as well thing! just remember to replace with good grade bolts/nuts.


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there is the end result. I was just going for around 1" lift so just went with the first hole not the farthest out. my rear springs are tall as it is but wanted to crank the bars up just some and that would level the truck and I would like to keep it slight rake. with my tool box and tire in the back it lowers the truck a good 1.5" easy so up she came.

the end ride is amazing with the poly bushings I would recommend it to any one and if you are pulling it apart anyways for $35 WHY NOT!


























last part not so much suspension but throw it in anyways. cut metal worked welded and installed the new raised hitch... not bad I think.. same design has been running on Justins truck for a little while now with no issues and even hauled a trailer if i want I might plate more this summer but dont seen a problem yet.


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ya i know all iPhone pics but eh oh well get some good pics later when the new tires go on next week
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Looking good. What new tired you getting? Yours look like they still have life left in them.
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Looking good. What new tired you getting? Yours look like they still have life left in them.
your right thats why there forsale
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Haha, my bad. Didnt see that. What ya gonna get instead?
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Good deal

I think I need to get the Belltech shackle. My dang truck squats alot with that camper shell on and also have a tool box in the back. You like the new bushings? My stock ones squeak something terrible.
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there great. went in good. being one bushing from ford is $35 and you can get a whole set for $35 why not
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Is the bushing kit just for the rear shackles or for the rear shackles and front hangers?
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there great. went in good. being one bushing from ford is $35 and you can get a whole set for
I would imagine having stiff poly bushings is probably ideal for the lift shackles. Less sway, that's what i need.
are you suppose to lube them with a different lubricant than the rubber ones?
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looks good
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looks good Zach, I just did both front hangers on my 95, and the grind and chisel method definitely takes some time
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Is the bushing kit just for the rear shackles or for the rear shackles and front hangers?
Bushing kit includes both ends of the leaf spring and if you where to replace the shackle itself bushing also so 3 pairs of bushings.


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I would imagine having stiff poly bushings is probably ideal for the lift shackles. Less sway, that's what i need.
are you suppose to lube them with a different lubricant than the rubber ones?
it comes with some silicone lube 2, 1oz tubes of it actually. I didnt use any to install just a little simple green to wet it and they slid in perfect and easy unlike the rubber kind i have installed in the past



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looks good Zach, I just did both front hangers on my 95, and the grind and chisel method definitely takes some time

you and the guy that owned my green ranger replaced the front hangers thats one thing i have not had to do yet thank god. ya I did one side on the splash with the grind and drill method. then the other side with the torch i think the one side took me over and hour the other took about 2 min lol.. such a difference
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did i miss pics of this 96? i keep hearing you mention it
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Looks good Zach! Ya When I replaced my shackles and Hangers we did the grind and drill method and yes it took FOREVER! lol. So ya I will def. have to try it with the torch on my next ranger in the future.
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Looks good Zach! Ya When I replaced my shackles and Hangers we did the grind and drill method and yes it took FOREVER! lol. So ya I will def. have to try it with the torch on my next ranger in the future.
dont do it if you never cutting torched anything oxy acetylene is a wonderful thing lol
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