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Leveling options?

I'm curious about the whole leveling thing and I'm not really sure what the advantages or disadvantages of it are? I have a 2wd so I just want to know my options.
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Do I have any coilover options, or is it only for 4wd? I want to maintain ride quality.
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Do you have coils in the front?
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I think coils in front, leaf-springs in back. I'm not near my truck to look right now though.
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Coil spacers are a cheap option for a front lift
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I've looked at that, but do you know how much it affects the handling? I've read that it makes for a rougher ride due to the lack of room the coils have to move.
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I've never heard of guys having a rougher ride after coil spacers
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Heck no dude you can't even tell the difference....
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I have and for the exact reason he listed. It will make the ride a little rougher, but I doubt you will notice a difference. Ranger isn't really known for ride quality anyway.
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Ya I mean my truck never rode like a benz so I couldn't differentiate between the two
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Haha yeah that's true, and I ride in an area where snow/ice/salt eats roads a solid 3 months out of the year so I get beat around anyway.

I'm guessing that the front sits 2 inches lower factory? So are coil spacers all I would need to get the job done? (And an alignment)
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Eh?
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ya i mean if thats what your looking for...but im sure just like most everyone on here sooner or later your gonna want it bigger....so imo it would be a whole lot better to body lift it...but thats where i started was a coil spacer...and the spacer is easy to install
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start with a coil spacer and do a body lift on top of it late down the road
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start with a coil spacer and do a body lift on top of it late down the road
hahaha thats what im doing now....its gonna be double lifted lol then ill end up sas ing it
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Alright so maybe I can't search worth anything, but I can't seem to find coil spacers that come up when I do a vehicle search, and I'm not smart enough with this stuff to know what will fit and what won't without it specifically telling me. Website anyone?
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Thanks man, cheap price too. One of the reviews isn't too keen on it though, so we'll see.
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I think my first move will be wheels and tires, then I'll worry about the stance. Then again, I might get into buying the cheap things first.
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Forget those reviews...I have those on the truck right now
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Oh ok I didn't even see that, I'll take your word for it then.
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Ya there worth it
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Ah, now I'm looking at lift kits and lowering kits. Having 200 options and my indecisiveness is not a good combination in life.
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Your a 2.3?...id body drop it and bag it man....
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See, I'd love to do that, but I live in an area that got 79 inches of snow this past winter, so I can't go too low without dying. But I was looking at a 2/3 drop. Not so low that I couldn't get over some small snow drifts or speed bumps, but enough to make a difference.
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