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I read (on trs) that its possible to use f150 coils as leveling springs as opposed to buying specific leveling coils and saving some cash or using spacers. My question is such: because my truck is a 1994 b4000, do i have to use coils from an f150 from the same time frame?? As in, should i try to find a early to mid '90 f150 to grab from or will any year f150 do?? thanks for the help!
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the ride will be crap to put it nicely f-150 coil supports more weight then a ranger is.

go buy a set of skyjacker lift coils there $149

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you will also need longer shocks with any route you go.
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should have mentioned this... i have rancho rs???? that are adjustable and they should be more then long enough for leveling. i have them all around, they came with the truck, work amazing. problem is, for $149usd + shipping or if i spend the $200 locally (got quoted $212 plus tax) its alot of money. for that cash, i can go to the pick and pull and find the coils, one-piece drive shaft, extra leafs for the back and a ton of other goodies i want and dont really need. i figured that the f150 coils would be stiffer, just more concerned at what to try and look for so i dont waste my time at the yard pulling something that wont work. hence the emphasis on the question as to what year to pull from.

but thanks for the reply, its just that im on a really tight budget and need to make every penny count. hey, i can always paint the f150 coils red and pretend they are skyjacker coils...lol.
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lifting properly and on a budget do not go together save your money then
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how does that work....im not asking about lifting!? just getting the truck level. when i do lift my truck, i will be looking for a proper kit (probably a skyjacker), other then that, i just want to level my truck as of now. figured coils, whether they be form a f150 or skyjaqcker, are better then say doing a spacer and not having enough threads to properly secure the coil back down.

anybody?? can someone/anyone answer my question?

i do appreciate the advice though redneckstone, and thank you.
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spacers work fine I ran them for over 6 years. go to any bolt company and get a longer bolt that's what I did. I didnt trust the extension stud.


if you want to run f-150 you will want to run the lightest truck set up, like a 2wd inline 6 reg cab short bed. and they will still be to stiff. any TTB f-150 will work.

i just dont see the point of doing something half *** do it right from the get go.

no matter which route you take you will still be looking at an expansive alignment dont forget that you will need at least 2.25 alignment cam blocks

reason why i am giving the advise i am is because i have already done all this installed what 5 lift blocks on trucks and 2 lift coils for friends and ran them on my personal truck. i have done this before...
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kewl. see nowhere did i read about being able to replace the bolt. what size/length did you use??? might reconsider using spacers then. what held me back was i didnt like the extension stud, nor did it tickle me in anyway shape or form of not being able to have sufficient thread for the nut. i am still intrigued by getting a stiffer ride, but if i can just replace the bolt and nut and run a spacer, then i will do that. the reason for all the questions is that it is my dd and i cannot afford to have the truck apart and realize i missed something and now im screwed. need to cover all my bases.

as far as the alignment, i was going to get one when i got my new tires and rims. i had already factored that in as well as the adjustable bushing.

again thanks for the help and advice. :)
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