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Ha ha! A guy with a Dana 30 on an SUV thinks his truck is capable. I've pulled out WJ's in Wharton.
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i'm not sure what's in the front to be honest with you..but either way stock coils, unless that lift you've shown me comes with new coils, or new shocks all the way around, i've hear stock will wear out pretty quick, plus a bit of a smoother ride would be nice.
your truck has torsion bar suspension... in the front. you do not need new shocks with a spindel lift...
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Im still running my stock shocks and the ride is a lil stiff but it isnt to bad. If I get new shocks I will get bilsteins bc all the other aftermarket shocks from what I hear are rougher than stock shocks.
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i was dying to know so i pulled out the flash light..i'm running shocks only in the front, i guess that's torsion bar suspension?

thanks taylor and zach for all the help and suggestions, i went from being completely wrong tonight, to knowing what i need..
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i was dying to know so i pulled out the flash light..i'm running shocks only in the front, i guess that's torsion bar suspension?

thanks taylor and zach for all the help and suggestions, i went from being completely wrong tonight, to knowing what i need..
torsion bar is a bar that you see running from your lower control arm all the way back to the mount on the hanger under your feat mounted to the frame
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torsion bar looks like just shocks at first but there is a bar running from each control arm toward the back of the truck, other end of the bar is in a steel box on the frame rail, sounds like thats what you have
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No problem man are you going to be buying the lift anytime soon?
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yes it is..still spindles would give me the lift i want, and aftermarket shocks are an option? correct?
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i've got some money saved up, plus christmas, and my birthday is in late january, so i'm thinking early february, i'll have the lift, wheels, and tires...i'm only 16 so i have to have somone else help me out i can't pay for it all myself..
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Yea true I was in that boat when I bought mine last year. Yes aftermarket shocks are an option.
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do you have pretty good travel running 33s?
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33s with 3" of lift will give you plenty of clearance and you won't have to worry about rubbing. your "travel" or articulation won't be affected by using spindles. Basically a spindle lift moves the hub that the wheel mounts onto down the spindle about 3" which causes the rest of the truck to sit about 3" higher. That's why you don't need longer shocks; because the control arms keep the same distance between the two. The only difference is where the wheel mounts.
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alright cool..well does anyone know where i can get some cheap, possibly used spindles?
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Sometimes they are in the members classifieds so you may want to search that forum.
http://sporttrucksuspension.com/RANGERLIFT.HTM Hear are those same spindles I posted for cheaper.
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what's this about cranking your torsion bar for a higher ride?

currently i'm riding stock, meaning the front sits lower than the rear..i was wondering if i could adjust my torsion bar until i get the lift, plus what are the disadvantages of this, and how would i do so?
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If you crank your torsion bars you will be able to get anywhere from 1-3 inches depending on how much it takes to level the truck out. The disadvantage is your ride will be a little more stiff. Some people say to get an alignment but I think most people dont and they are fine, I didnt get one and I cranked mine about 2inches. As far as how to do it you just get under the truck and you will see 2 bars running from the front of the truck to a box under the cab and in the box will be a bolt and you just tighten the bolt which will raise the truck . Just make sure to crank each side the same amount.
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so there's just a box for each bar and all i need to do is tighten them? any idea of about how many times i'll turn them?
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I think I turned mine about 2 or 3 you just have to measure from the top of the fender the the top of the tire every crank. If you search you will find how to's and some pictures.
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alright cool, thanks for the help once again.
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