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i dont get why....

RCD has a torsion to coil conversion kit for 4x4's, but not for 4x2's. it seems like it would be a lot easier for a 2wd truck because the spindles would be less complicated, and there are less things you need to avoid... amirite?

make us a conversion rcd!!!
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I guess the issue would be the spindle (no CV's)... Other than that the susp. is prob the same.
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suspension is the same......everything would go on the same except the spindle would need to be modified to not accept the spindle.....

i would almsot bet you could use a Fabtech or any other lift spindle on the market for a 2wd to make the rest of the coilover setup work....
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RCD does have a 2wd 6" kit, its just not coil overs, just stays with coils, probably keeps the cost down quite a bit

http://racecardynamics.com/products/...rangerfull.htm
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Yeah, I guess the spindle has nothing to do with the mounting locations for the coils... But they would only be 3.5 and the RCD is 5.5 I think.
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RCD does have a 2wd 6" kit, its just not coil overs, just stays with coils, probably keeps the cost down quite a bit

http://racecardynamics.com/products/...rangerfull.htm
that is for a 2wd NON Edge.....the Edge models do not have coil springs....
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RCD does have a 2wd 6" kit, its just not coil overs, just stays with coils, probably keeps the cost down quite a bit

http://racecardynamics.com/products/...rangerfull.htm

But I think that is for the Xl 's that come with coils, not the t-bars.... I think.
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BBBBAAAAHHHHH Double post LOL!
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But I think that is for the Xl 's that come with coils, not the t-bars.... I think.
it is for any non Edge model......all 2wd's but the Edges come with coils...
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he didnt mention he had an edge... i just remembered seeing a 2wd RCD kit so i went and looked...

im sure you could use the 4wd kit.. you would just havr modify the spindle, diff cradle(?) and w/e else
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That is what I thought but I was not sure if it might have changed in the years since I get my ranger.
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he didnt mention he had an edge... i just remembered seeing a 2wd RCD kit so i went and looked...
he didn't have to mention he had a Edge for me to know.......no other 2wd Ranger came with torsion bars (except for maybe the new Sports) except the Edge's...
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Well there you have it! LOL
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yeah i know the spindles are different... but why dont they just make spindles to work with their kit!! or make a list of compatible aftermarket spindles
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I guess the demand must not be there for a 2wd torsion bar lift... If they had the demand or thought they would make money I am sure they would make it.
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What would be the benefits of converting from torsions to coil?
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Nothing really, other than getting rid of the t-bars... Normaly they would give more travel but from what I heard the RCD lift does not really give anything more than the t-bars did.
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What would be the benefits of converting from torsions to coil?
more travel if done right, also you dont have the t bars hanging down low.
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Yeah but the ranger, it does nnot give much more travel and it still hangs down a bit due to the new sub frame to mount all the new hardware (not quite as bad as the SL kit but still there).
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What would be the benefits of converting from torsions to coil?
it isn't possible.....the coil springs go into the bottom of the frame and on a torsion bar truck, there is not spot in the frame for the coils to go.......

also, the coil sprung 2wd's are about 2-2.5" lower than a torsion bar truck...
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it isn't possible.....the coil springs go into the bottom of the frame and on a torsion bar truck, there is not spot in the frame for the coils to go.......

also, the coil sprung 2wd's are about 2-2.5" lower than a torsion bar truck...
camburg has a long travel system for the ranger edge, so it is definately possible.
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camburg has a long travel system for the ranger edge, so it is definately possible.
look at the parts in the kit......the kit is built around the torsion bars......
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