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I need inexpensive rear lift options

Ok I need to get at least 4 inches of lift on the rear of my '96 ranger. What options do I have that will be under $200. I already have 2.5 inch lift blocks in the rear.
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belltech shackels 2" - BEL-6400

Add a leaf 1.5-2"- exp-13120

part numbers are available from summit racing
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chevy leaf springs.
88 - 98 half ton

k or c 1500.

will add 2-3 inches of lift. all you have to do is move the front hangers forward.

im pretty sure this will work on a 96, but someone would have to verify.

then get some belltech chevy drop shackles (52 from summit). if you get the springs off a used truck you should beable to keep it under 150.
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Zach,

Do you have any pics of how the rear is lifted on your truck?
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like what type of picture? underneath? the springs?

i have procomp 3" chevy lift springs, which is 3" on a chevy but 5-6 on a ranger. 323$ shipped from summit.
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here is what i have. if you want more ill take more...






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Zach,

Those are perfect.

Are those super lift shackles that you are using or something else?
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those are Beltech chevy lowering shackles. on a ranger they lift the truck 1-2 inches and change the pinion angle to perfect.

i think it is part numerber BEL-6400 on summit. and the springs are EXP-13211 on summit.

but that is just a guess, i need to verify that. its been a few days. lol
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chevy leaf springs.
88 - 98 half ton

k or c 1500.

will add 2-3 inches of lift. all you have to do is move the front hangers forward.

im pretty sure this will work on a 96, but someone would have to verify.
The 63" Chevy spring swap has been done successfully on many years of Rangers. Zach and I have it on our 2003's. Here's a link to the same conversion on a 93 Ranger.

The Chevy springs are longer, so you must relocate the forward spring hanger 6" and redrill the frame. The earlier trucks have a differently shaped hanger bracket but the procedure is similar.

1993:



2003:
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i thought i had seen it done on earlier trucks but i couldnt verify it. thanks bob.
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