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Old 01-20-2008
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I need something new....

I have a 2wd 2001 ranger 4.0 with just a 3" coil lift.

first off the front end squeaks like crazy no matter if im going straight, turning, stopping, or going over a bumb. We think it is from just needing to be oilled and because it is a stiff setup i dont know.

Second i am looking for a new setup. nothing big i mean i want the camburg 5.5" kit for like 1500 but i dont have the money and wont for a very long time so i need to go cheaper. so i am looking at just like a spindle lift with upper and lower control arms and coils but i dont know where to look

if anyone could help thanks
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why lowers? i bought my spindles here:
www.sporttrucksuspension.com

they also have uppers for sale...but i would save up for the camburg...
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if i were to do that i would need the coils, uppers, and spindles correct?
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if i were to do that i would need the coils, uppers, and spindles correct?
you already have lift coils correct?
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if i were to do that i would need the coils, uppers, and spindles correct?
Hey dude, before you go spending $$$$ of your truck, let me check it out. Your squeek may just be sway bar bushings.

I'm just in west covina and will help you out whenever you want to stop by.

Can also get you whatever parts you need...but hopefully you wont need to replace as much as you're thinking
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you already have lift coils correct?
ya i already have either 2.5 or 3" coils im not sure i just bought the truck and this is what already was on it
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ya i already have either 2.5 or 3" coils im not sure i just bought the truck and this is what already was on it
random question, but what color are the coils...
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wow u had to ask me when it was completly dark outside and on the day i just got back from ocotillo haha o well but the springs are black and the spindles are that broze rust color
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Have u ever noticed that it goes away when u step on the brakes or does it do it no matter what????
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Have u ever noticed that it goes away when u step on the brakes or does it do it no matter what????
actually it is still there...like when i brkae at a stop light and the car does that slight jolt u can hear it like creak a bit
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Dang i'll have 2 think about that i was hopein u just got mud inbetween your pads and your rotors or drums but i'll let u know if i can think of what it does.....Has it done it sense u had the lift or did it just start doing it?
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no actually i bought the truck off someone and the lift was on it....but it just started after i bottomed the truck out on a dip...cause i wasnt paying attention lol my bad.. so wat we think it is is that i blew the shocks or something else plus that but i can feel it shake in the steering wheel sometimes like i hear the squeak and then fell the steering wheel make a very slight jolt
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might of broken a sway bar end link some where around there just crawl under the frontend and look around u might find something just take a couple mins to figure it out ether that or ask Alon to come out and give u a hand.
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ya ive talked to alon and i go to school about 10 minutes from where he works so imma head up there and see what he can do
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let me know what it was when you find out, because mine is sqeaking like a B!TCH. i do have new uniballed UCA's, so I'm thinking it might be the bushings because its only when the arms are articulated..

i greased them and nothing seems to work
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ya ive talked to alon and i go to school about 10 minutes from where he works so imma head up there and see what he can do
Good luck man i hope Alon can get it for ya!
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