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Lift parts question...

ok im probably beating a dead horse by asking this but I need some parts to lift my 2000 ford ranger 4x4. I've done a lot of research on this topic but I have yet to find answers to a few of my questions, so here it goes.

I found the link to summitracing.com for the chevy drop shackels.. those only come in a pair correct? do I need to buy to sets of these(total of 4 shackels)?

Now I searched and i can only find topics on the short add-a-leaf for our trucks. I found one thread that said the longer leaf has a softer ride while the shorter leaf has a more rough ride? true? does summitracing sell the long leaf for the ranger? link? part number? which brand is the best or is recommended?

now im getting the super-lift with the 4 in lift in the front. is there any good places online I can pick this kit up? how much do they usually cost? I read somewhere that ill need the superlift drive shaft to go along with this kit? which they sell seperatlly im assuming.

I think that's all ill need for the lift: superlift, aal, and drop shackels. correct me if im wrong. thanks for the help everyone.
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here is the link for the aal's.

http://store.summitracing.com/egnsea...115+4294907043

i have heard that a longer aal is a smoother ride but i cant say for sure.

As for the shackles they do come in pairs. All you need is one pair.
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You cannot put shackles in the front.
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You cannot put shackles in the front.
Yes, i assumed he knew.
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^ he's right, the leaf springs are attatched by a cradle torwards the front and a shackle in the rear, so you'll only need 2
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here is the link for the aal's.

http://store.summitracing.com/egnsea...115+4294907043

i have heard that a longer aal is a smoother ride but i cant say for sure.

As for the shackles they do come in pairs. All you need is one pair.
that link u provided is the short add-a-leaf, im looking for the long add-a-leaf... :(
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Yes, i assumed he knew.
Yea I was replying to his post, not your post. I know you knew.
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Yea I was replying to his post, not your post. I know you knew.
i know too :-P
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thanks for that link... any other inputs on the other things i asked about ? :)
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You will need to either buy the SL driveshaft or have yours CVed by a 4x4 shop.

Do you plan on installing the lift yourself?
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Well, your not going to find a SL lift for under 1grand. Heres the link to the company i bought mine from.. Ive got a 3"BL and the 4" superlift.

http://www.4wheelparts.com/PDT51454.aspx

i also had to have a driveshaft..

heres the BL

http://www.4wheelparts.com/PDT44041.aspx

DAMMIT!! its $150 cheaper than when i bought it1!!!

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Ill be installing the kit with a buddy from work. He has done a lift on a toyota by himself so he knows more than me so i should be alright! Im just gonna bite the bullet and buy the driveshaft. Might as well right??

Im still curious about those long leafs? Where do i pick up long leafs? I was thinking pro comp because i heard so much good things about them. Which long leaf should i buy, there is a couple of them that pro comp makes and i want the one for my truck, please provide a link :) thanks guys for the help
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Here is a long leaf that me and another memeber were talking about... I think im gonna buy this one, any other inputs on this? http://www.4wheelparts.com/PDT1397.aspx
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Well, your not going to find a SL lift for under 1grand.

I found one. Not new though. I'm looking at it right now. lol.....sorry had to.
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I found one. Not new though. I'm looking at it right now. lol.....sorry had to.

sell it to me!!! hahaha
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I found one. Not new though. I'm looking at it right now. lol.....sorry had to.
Yeah yeah...But buying a used SL isnt all that smart is it?
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Yeah yeah...But buying a used SL isnt all that smart is it?
Whats wrong with a used SL? I bought mine used ALOT cheaper than a new one with SL driveshaft,chevy shackles,aals. All the hardware was replaced with grade 9 also. Not 1 issue so far.
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Im actually talking to a member on the boards right now about buying his used SL kit. Where did buy all your new hardware?? Was that pricey?
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The member I bought the lift off of bought the new hardware.
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oh dang lucky :-P
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If you know the person, than yeah i guess theres nothing wrong with a used lift. But if you dont know what kind of abuse its had, and you dont know what to look for, than i would say negative ghost rider
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