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Old 12-22-2015
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Looking for more lift but I'm worried these will screw with my suspesnion

Im looking for just a little more lift so i can fit 33s. as of right now I'm sitting on 3" spindles and 2" shackles. I want to fit 33s comfortably so i was looking at these

MaxTrac Suspension® 753030-4 - 3" Front Lifted Coil Springs

I already have a super stiff suspension and I'm not looking for anything stiffer. What will these do to my suspension? stiffen or soften or stay the same?
Im probably gonna go with these because I don't want to body lift
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Have you considered a 1 or 3 inch body lift? It won't change the suspension any.
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Yeah I have. It's the skill set that scares me. I mean I've done my own suspension lift and wiring and all kinds of other stuff but i don't know if I could do a bl. Seems a little bit above my ability
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All you need is a rachet, breaker bar, socket set, torque wrench, aND a jack with a 2x4. I did mine in the greater part if a day. It's more time consuming than anything. If you go with the performance accessories kit, they give pretty descent, step by step directions with pictures.
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Ok outage all those tools. Another thing that has stopped me from doing a bl is the fact that I have a manual. I can't find any stick extensions. Also, the bed seems like it would be the easiest part but what about the cab?
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Ok outage all those tools. Another thing that has stopped me from doing a bl is the fact that I have a manual. I can't find any stick extensions. Also, the bed seems like it would be the easiest part but what about the cab?
The shifter extension can be had from summit
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The shifter extension can be had from summit
Serious? I've looked and I thought I didn't find it
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When my truck was just on the 3" doetsch spindles and explorer springs, it could clear 33's no problem.

I remember the people at my local Mr.Tire just going, "Now if we put these things on, we don't want to be held liable if they don't work out."

They were shocked that wheels that big could fit on this little truck with just a spindle kit and some expo leafs.

I also got FULL turning of the wheel, ZERO rubbing. The only thing that happened was the brake pressure would go out at full turn until straightened out. I forget what I was told would fix that...

I'm holding out on doing a body lift unless I wanna go 35's.

Another question to ask is what is your gear ratio?
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Cab is pretty easy. It's 6 bolts. Just need to be careful with the radiator.
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When my truck was just on the 3" doetsch spindles and explorer springs, it could clear 33's no problem.

I remember the people at my local Mr.Tire just going, "Now if we put these things on, we don't want to be held liable if they don't work out."

They were shocked that wheels that big could fit on this little truck with just a spindle kit and some expo leafs.

I also got FULL turning of the wheel, ZERO rubbing. The only thing that happened was the brake pressure would go out at full turn until straightened out. I forget what I was told would fix that...

I'm holding out on doing a body lift unless I wanna go 35's.

Another question to ask is what is your gear ratio?
Ok well that gives me a little more assurance but I do want some wheel travel lol what's your tire measurements? And my gear ratio is 3.71 I wanna say but DONT count on that. I checked it like 2 years ago. I think I looked them up online and their towing gears for some reason
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Cab is pretty easy. It's 6 bolts. Just need to be careful with the radiator.
What's the deal with the radiator?
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Serious? I've looked and I thought I didn't find it
http://m.summitracing.com/parts/pra-3700/none/images
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$40!!!!! I could probably just get my buddy to fab one for me
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Ok well that gives me a little more assurance but I do want some wheel travel lol what's your tire measurements? And my gear ratio is 3.71 I wanna say but DONT count on that. I checked it like 2 years ago. I think I looked them up online and their towing gears for some reason

I rock 33x12.5x15 BFG A/T's with a 4.10 gear ratio in the rear.

It is no where near as bad to drive or live with as people make it out to be, but I would like 4.56 or 4.88 gears for better mpg.

I don't have a ton of clearance in my wheel wells, but the tires aren't completely smashed in and desperate for space though.

You'd be wise to lift a little more if you wanna put that big of tires on and actually take it off road or wheel on some trails, but eh. Have you thought of rear shackles or an add-a-leaf kit to help the rear out since you are lifting the front so much more?
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I rock 33x12.5x15 BFG A/T's with a 4.10 gear ratio in the rear.

It is no where near as bad to drive or live with as people make it out to be, but I would like 4.56 or 4.88 gears for better mpg.

I don't have a ton of clearance in my wheel wells, but the tires aren't completely smashed in and desperate for space though.

You'd be wise to lift a little more if you wanna put that big of tires on and actually take it off road or wheel on some trails, but eh. Have you thought of rear shackles or an add-a-leaf kit to help the rear out since you are lifting the front so much more?
Do you have a 4 cyl? And yeah currently I have 2" lift shackles and if I lift the front with coils I will add a block or AAL
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I do have a 2.5 Lima 4 cylinder.

Most people on here will probably also recommend an AAL. Try to avoid putting blocks on.
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I do have a 2.5 Lima 4 cylinder.

Most people on here will probably also recommend an AAL. Try to avoid putting blocks on.
Why is that?
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Blocks=axle wrap

Also the radiator on mine got a little wedged since I did it by myself and I almost broke the lower fitting off.
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Blocks=axle wrap

Also the radiator on mine got a little wedged since I did it by myself and I almost broke the lower fitting off.
What is axle wrap?! Ive heard that so many times
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It's the axle tweaking forward and backward when you goose it. I had some after I made my bastard packs and used a shackle, but got a pair of traction bars and I eliminated it completely.
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It's the axle tweaking forward and backward when you goose it. I had some after I made my bastard packs and used a shackle, but got a pair of traction bars and I eliminated it completely.
Oh ok. That's sounds like a PITA
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2001-2009 FORD RANGER 2WD 6" LIFT KIT

or just order the 4" inch lift spindles
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