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Old 06-26-2007
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how to raise the front?

okay well i had a 6 inch lift rcd kit on my 05 2wd ranger.
and the front is kinda of lower than the back. i was wondering to get inorder to get the front higher than the back, sort of prerunner.
coils?

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what did that RCD kit come with?
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the RCD kits basically level you out and give you room for larger tire fitment.

Given you're 2wd and wanting the prerunner look then I'd look into some long travel systems. Camburg has one helluva setup for 2wd EDGE rangers, but it'll cost ya a pretty penny just like the RCD did. Not sure what they offer in just 2wd trucks (XL or XLT). You can also look into Dixon Bros Racing. If I could have afforded it and it was more the direction of what I wanted to take my truck, then I'd have the DBR 4x4 long travel system. There's at least one, possibly 2 guys (that I know of) on here running the DBR 4x4 LT kit. I believe DrivAPrerunner has a camburg build-up thread going and rngprerunner has a DBR 4x4 LT thread as well as a 4-link thread. I don't recall if DrivAPrerunner is 2wd or 4x4.

Careful of rngprerunner. He's got this weird facination for axles. Just check this forum some. I'm not really sure what else we can offer you regarding the RCD kit and your stance. Aside from you, all of us on here that either have or are getting the RCD kit have 4x4 rangers. Maybe check the RCD measurements thread.....your coils could be sagging up front. You could also look into different leaf packs for the rear (Deavers are my choice) that would allow you to eliminate the AAL and lift block in the rear, possibly lowering the rear some, resulting in the stance you want. Again, though, the RCD kit was designed to offer better front suspension and yield room for larger tires through lifting the vehicle via a drop down bracket setup. It wasn't meant for pre-running or a stance like such.
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ok, quick question on the deaver springs, what i saw on their site was 2 and 4" lift for ranger, eliminating the stock block, you will need like 7" springs wont you? (on the 5" RCD kit that is)
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ok, quick question on the deaver springs, what i saw on their site was 2 and 4" lift for ranger, eliminating the stock block, you will need like 7" springs wont you? (on the 5" RCD kit that is)
DBR carries 2.5in LIFT 7-pack leaf springs. This is what I got. According to Aaron at DBR, if I wanted to run them as OEM suspension configuration I'd have to remove my factory lift blocks. This is going to be the idea coupled with the RCD GIANORMOUS shackle. My only concern is how much does the RCD AAL lift the rear coupled with their shackle. RCD app calls for their AAL in junction with the shackle and factory lift block. I'll be able to answer this soon.

For what it's worth I got the F31 pack.
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