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Jeep coil springs

Ok well I need an alignment and I really don't want to get it aligned now just to have it get it done again. Now I could get a set of 2" lift coils for a ranger or a set for a jeep. The jeep ones have better flex and I've seen it done on a ranger (TRS.com). Now my question is should I get the jeep springs or the ranger springs. I'm going to be taking a trip up north for 3 hours not this weekend but next and I need something that is reliable.
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the only problem with the Jeep springs is they are soft.....i would recommend getting Ranger lift coils.....remember, any lift over 2" and you will need new drop brackets for the front...
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Yeah I know, I've found some coils on ebay that look like skyjackers that are like $130 total (cost+shipping) So I might go with those. I wanted something softer because ranger springs are like 450-500ft/lb I was looking for like 350 or 400. I know the jeep ones are like 300 or so. oh well I'd rather have it be stable that flip on me. Damn this is so hard lol.
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the jeep coils are like 240 and are real soft especially for an extended cab V6 truck. If you can find something around 350-400 you should be good.
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yeah I can't find anything that low Oh well it will be fine I just wanted to try something different but I'm sure with the springs being lifted and being the soft ride ones I'll be fine. I think next week I'll save up my pay check, have like $500 for everything (Yeah way to much but I hate not having enough money) and get the springs from summit, get the caster camber things to and get it aligned. I need to save some money for my front locker and gears. I'm really wanted a front locker but I never knew how expensive front gears where. So I might have to get that good ol' credit card out to buy it LOL.
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well I bought a set of rough country levling springs http://www.roughcountry.com/ford_83-...ling-coils.asp. I had a hard time finding these things for cheaper than like $190 but when I went to there website it showed them for $110 and on ebay they sell them for $110 with $14 shipping. So I'll be getting these hopefully on Tuesday next week. thats what the guy said, I'd be getting them in 3-4 days with ground shipping. SO I'll have them in on Monday or Tuesday after I get out of work and get it aligned there after. Should be nice. I'll get some pictures of the tire gap I have now and what I have after.
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im running the skyjacker super soft series and these things feel like your driving a caddy on the front end. real soft.
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Oh well to late now hopfully these will be nice and soft.
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