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Old 08-08-2007
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jeep springs on a TIB?

will jeep springs work on a TIB ranger?
i found a good deal on some 3" lift springs for an XJ, i remember seeing something about putting em on a TIB but im not sure.

and yes i did search and found nothing.
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yea they will fit, but with Jeep springs being so soft, you will only get about 1-1.5" of lift from them......and anything over 2" and you will need new drop brackets...
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get em' and tell us how it goes.
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Please do try it out and we can compare results

See thread: https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=47531
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well, is 3" going to be enough?
that would be about 1" of lift correct?
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Spring rates to give you an idea!

XJ 6.5" ,spring rate is 240,lenght is 21.75" ,spring thickness is .687

ZJ 6.5" ,spring rate is 240,lenght is 22.875" ,spring thickness is .687 (For a v8)

Ranger 6'',spring rate is 400,lenght is 20''s ,spring thickness is.718

These are BDS specs for an staight 6 XJ ,a v8 Grand and an 88 Ranger.I used 6'' cuz this is what I started with on my Ranger.I know you want 3'' but this should give you an idea!

Hope this helps!!

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ive heard you want to go to a dual front shock setup with jeep coils
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O by the way Did I tell ya that Im runnen XJ coils in the front but with a solid axle.An 8'' coil gave me an 8'' lift.Again Im runnen a solid axle and only runnen single heavy duty shocks.
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thanks for the help, im thinking about trying to find a fsb or xj to take the axle and everything i need out of, i might just bodylift my truck for now, but i really don't like how the coil spacers look/fit on my truck..
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Yeah, usually you'd want to run dual shocks but its not needed. I read that tech article on TRS.com and the guy put #' lift coils up front and he said it wasn't to bad with just single shocks but it would be better with dual shocks. Yeah let us know how it works out. Do they make 2" lift coils for the jeeps. If so I'd do that because I don't want to over extend the suspension as its stock.
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any update yet?
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well when I get the money I'll just end up doing it. If they don't work I'll just send them back saying i got the wrong part or something.
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^ yeah that sounds like a good idea, i seen a thing about jeep coils on TRS.

i think im just going to SAS my truck, from what ive been reading, its super easy todo on the older rangers like mine.
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well not super easy but yes easier then newer rangers.
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