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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ LOL..................... Thanks man I am going to have to check them out.
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Weldtec told you that they make a 5.5" spindle for a torsion truck, or they told you they'll fabricate some long travel stuff for a trillion dollars?

P.S. That is one ugly mug..
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Weldtec told you that they make a 5.5" spindle for a torsion truck, or they told you they'll fabricate some long travel stuff for a trillion dollars?

P.S. That is one ugly mug..

dude you lose, the 5.5 inch 2wd kit they advertise they have for both torsion bars and coils.


just shut the f*ck up now, youre done.
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dude you lose, the 5.5 inch 2wd kit they advertise they have for both torsion bars and coils.


just shut the f*ck up now, youre done.
No, They're 2wd kit, 5.5", for a coil spring truck replaces the coils along with A-arms. With the torsion bars you would need to #1 build a bigger spindle or #2 trash the tb's and goto some sort of setup like the camburg which is $$$... Fine essay vato, you win.. I give up... I just want you to explain to me what you seem to know more about that I do...
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hey dude, just called weld tec and they do them in either one.

OWNAGE haha nice!
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no offense to any parties...

but from what i have read, and what i know about our rangers... which is actually a little bit(hard to believe, i know!)

that 5.5" kit is only for the coil spring rangers...

notice it says "98 and newer", what they really mean is "98-2000 2wds, 2001+ present 'non-edge' 4x2s"...

no one makes a 5" lift for a 2001+ ranger edge...

unless you get someone to totally fabricate a lift, you are gonna have to stick with the ones most commonly seen:

fabtech
doetsch(sp?)
explorer pro comp
camburg
dixon bros.

fabtech will tell you lifts will fit things they wont.
4 wheel parts will fill your head with mis-information
i am sure weld-tec employees make mistakes, too...

<and if i am wrong, you can gildown me>

but i am pretty confident that their kit will absolutely not work for andy's truck.

i will bet a set of site stickers on it.
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Gil.. before you butt in aggressively.. you might get your facts straight...
no one makes the same size lift for 2wd and 4wd rangers...
the edge is basically 4wd without the front axle.. so its pretty unique as far as
lifts go.. I guarantee that lift is only for 2wd's not edges.

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Jeremy has the Edge kit AND coil spring kits out, so everyone's right. They are the same kit right down to the point of which spring is used, and the only advantage that torsion suspension have over coils is that we have more room to stuff a better (bigger) shock within the upper arm and the frame without anything binding.

The coil kit and torsion kit both use a machined pin that inserts into a cast iron lift spindle (or stock spindle if you just want more travel without the lift); he uses Pro-Comp/Doetch/Bullseye cast iron lift spindles, all the same thing. He can also build your new upper arm with the use of bushings (polyurethane), or heims.
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i will bet a set of site stickers on it.
Give me my stickers!
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my bet was that the weldtec lift won't fit andy's truck...

you are saying that his "performance kit" will lift a 2wd edge 5.5"s higher?

i know he says he can do something totally custom, but i am talking about that kit he lists...
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He lists a 2x4 suspension kit, nowhere does it say coil OR torsion specifically. So, because of this, you can't telll just from online what kit he offers, as he simply states that he just will do it. You have to call for that information.

So, technically . . . I win!
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my bet was that the weldtec lift won't fit andy's truck...

you are saying that his "performance kit" will lift a 2wd edge 5.5"s higher?

i know he says he can do something totally custom, but i am talking about that kit he lists...
Also, 5.5" higher from a SPINDLE on coil springs, 5.5" higher from a spindle AND torsion crank on Edge's, which it doesn't say either, so there's no way of telling if it fits, or for your guess, if it doesn't.

I win!
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you don't win, if he doesnt make a 5.5" kit for an edge.

custom fab is not a kit.

a kit is something you get in the mail, and d.i.y...



and gimme a break about the torsion crank counting for lift.

if that were the case, youi are saying you get 2" out of that... every 3.5" kit should be called a 5.5" kit...

so, dont try and count torsion cranking
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You're just mad 'cause you lost. Read his page and you'll see that I'm right. Jeremy will mail the kits anywhere, so yes you can get them in the mail. Also, he CAN count a torsion crank as a lift because when other companies list their "lift" kits as 3.5", they don't state that you have to crank your torsions to achieve the lift you want. I win!
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hey dude, just called weld tec and they do them in either one.

haha.. Gil your one funneh ****
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Heh nice Gil, thanks for sendin me the link.

Hey BTW, why don't ya show your skinny white *** 3literbeater? Makin comments on someone else because its over the internet, dumbass...(oooh i totally see the hypocrisy of what i said!)

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for you aaron, why you people have to be so mean
i believe his name is greg :)
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OKay peple here it is.

bottom line, the lift kit is a combination of things. 3 inch spindles and upper arms and new shocks to adjust t the new suspension.the upper arms allow much more range in the uniball or heim and thus you can acheive 2.5 inches safely through a torsion crank(you shouldnt "crank" on stock arms cause you **** up the BJs). say what you want and give yur opinion on if its a kit or not but it is sent in the mail and you can get your truck up 5.5 inches. thats that. so yes they make a KIT that acheives 5.5 inches of lift for torsion bars AND coil springs.

thats it. you can run your opinion but weldtec gives a kit that will enable you 5.5 inches.


once again GREG...




BTW i know you give up because i win, sucka!!
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i guess i have a 2" lift on my edge, then...

my tbars are maxed out.
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i guess i have a 2" lift on my edge, then...

my tbars are maxed out.

a ghetto lift and i doubt you have 2 inches anymore.

the weldtec ADJUSTS to the problems of cranking the **** out of the torsion bars.
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....No comment....
Just cause no one is ever right in everyone's opinion..
Why does everyone have to argue over BS?

DAMN!!!!
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i was being sarcastic...

i dont really consider it a lift.

i didnt enter into this thread to argue, get flamed, or flame...

just posting what i thought to be true.

line three trucks up in a row...

one with the pro comp lift, one with the weldtec, and mine... all on the same size tires(32x11.50)... all leveled front/back with tbar crank.

the other two trucks will be almost the exact same... if not exactly the same height...

they will both be about 3-3.5" taller than mine.

neither would be 5.5" taller.
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neither would be 5.5" taller.
Thats becasue you have a 2" t-bar crank lift..



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i thoguht when you cranked hte t-bars you loose your down travel, correct? well since the kit improves your travel then it will alow you to crank them bars 2 inches and still have down travel, where as you have no more down travel with a stock suspension on cranked torsion bars.
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