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lift?

I don't want to sound dumb by asking this but would it be possible to get coil spacers like so...

1998-2009 FORD RANGER 2WD Front 3" Coil Spacer Lift Kit:eBay Motors (item 110418911378 end time Aug-04-09 17:03:16 PDT)

and 3" lift blocks for under the leaf springs along with cranking the t-bars for roughly the same result as buying a 3" lift kit?


and yes i know those coil spacers are for only 2WD...
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im confused by this. You have t-bars. no coils.
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no sorry man, your truck does not have coils to put the spacers under...
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your saying I don't have coil springs?
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damn I feel dumb now lol
but anyways about whats the most lift you could get up front by just simply cranking the t-bars?
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about 2-3 inches it will be enough to level out your truck
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Around 2-2.5" but being you have a older truck and your bars are probably sagged I would bet 1.5-2 max
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Alright thanks. So is there anyway to lift the front another 3 inches to be level with the rear after say 3 inch lift blocks are added without a whole lift kit?
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just do a body lift they dont cost much.
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I've considered it but my trucks pretty bad underneath. Quite a bit of rust so I'm sure it wouldn't be easy. Plus i have tow hooks which I would bet are just about rusted right in place along with my hitch...
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haha mine was the same way man i fight like hell getting the tow hooks off. but once you get it on its a nice little difference.
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Yeah the only other way to lift it is a suspension lift or the body lift. Avoid aftermarket torsion keys at all cost
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Okay thanks guys. I just figured lift blocks are an easy way to lift the rear and was wondering if there was an easy way to lift the front just as much besides the t-bars. Thanks again
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Yeah the only other way to lift it is a suspension lift or the body lift. Avoid aftermarket torsion keys at all cost
x2 on keys horrible idea
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Okay thanks guys. I just figured lift blocks are an easy way to lift the rear and was wondering if there was an easy way to lift the front just as much besides the t-bars. Thanks again
You should already have 2" lift blocks in the back, I wouldn't stack blocks. Unless you plan on removing the stock blocks in place of the 3". If I were you I would pick up some Belltech or Ground Force 6400 chevy drop shackles, they'll lift the rear end 2" and you won't have to worry about adding to axle wrap.
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hmmm alright I'll look into it all
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