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Old 11-15-2007
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Need Leaf Replacements... Complicated though

Ok, so here is the issue.

I helped a guy install a lift on a '07 Jeep and got his springs and shocks, so I am going to try and put those up in the front of my 94 Ranger 2WD. They should just drop right in. HOWEVER, I have a small issue with the rear. My driver side Leaf is completely flat and the Pass. is on it's way. 14 years of service is not bad, but I need a replacement set, with bushings! Now the tricky part. I should get "about" 2 inches of lift in the front from those springs. So I need to match it in the rear WITHOUT BLOCKS. Will XJ (Jeep Cherokee) leafs bolt right in to our rangers or do they require work? If they require work, I will need to go another route. I am up for suggestions, but I need this done quick. I might as well have the axle bolted to the frame, it is so bad. I have the rear shocks out of RangerXLT85's truck from his lift this weekend. His truck is a 2000 Ranger 4x4 so I know that getting the "lift" in the rear will be fine, that his shocks are long enough to work. Please Help, Thanks!
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go to the junk yard and get a set of explorer leaf springs, they will bolt right in. Try and grab the 3 leaf plus overload pack. When you install them put the leaf from the pass side of hte explorer on the DS of the ranger and vise versa. Oh and be sure you put them back in with the correct end foward so your axle sits in the same place because the center bolt is not spaced evenly from front to back of the leaf spring.
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I don't know what you mean by 3 leaf plus overload pack
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I was thinking of buying these and doing a 1 inch block lift? would that be unsafe?

http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/P...003409/c-10101
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If you want to order them new I would still suggest getting explorer leafs as they have a better load capacity and tend to lift the rear end maybe an inch to an inch and a half. Either way after you get the springs in if it is too low in the rear for you I would suggest getting the 2" lifting shackles (belltech 6400) and using those instead of blocks or an add-a-leaf. The longer shackles give better articulation and movement when the rear springs need it.
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