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need some answers!

i have a 93 4.0 4x4 and i was wondering if i could just put lift coils in the front and get like add a leafs, lift blocks, or leaf springs from a lift kit in the rear?
i need a really cheap way to lift my truck and im not gonna do a body lift
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Yeah that will work. But you will also need to get shocks all around.
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What if I already have rancho rs5000s?
and will there be a problem with the alignment?
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You need lift shocks. It doesn't matter what you have now cause they won't be long enough with the lift. And if you could make them fit it will ride like **** because they will be at there limits and not give you anything like they should. And if you do a little lift you should be fine but you might need an alignment. I didn't when I did my coils.
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ok thanks
what do you recommend? like for the front and rear? in terms of springs f/r
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You don't have springs in the front. I would get some skyjacker lift coils or you could get coil spacers. Either one would work. The skyjacker coils are going to be a little more expensive.

For the rear the cheapest thing are a set of blocks. They will run you about $30 from advanced auto or where ever.

And for shocks. You could run anything really that is a lift shock. I have Rancho shocks for the front which ran about $50 and then Monroe Sensa-trac coil over shocks in the rear. They were a little more but I think they were still under $100.
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i meant to say coils
as of now i have 31s stock how much lift will i get? and how big of rubber could i fit? thanks
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How much lift will you get with what? There are many different lift options so there is a lot of answers for that. Do a little search on what different lifts there are for you year truck.
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how much if i put lift coils in the front and blocks in the rear? or does it depend?
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Lift coils will run you between $100-$150.
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yeah i was looking at them on summit but it doesnt say how much lift they are...any help?
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i THINK lift coils give you like 2 or so inches. I Think
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For coils? Then your not looking at the right thing. I'll find you a link.
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cause on summit there is like a bunch of different lift coils for a ranger but that would be much appreciated thanks
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On ttb trucks anything over 2.5 to 3 inches is going to throw camber way off. I went with 1.5 lift in the front and my chamber was horrible but it was still alignable with camber bushings. Anything over 3 is not without drop brackets, keep this in mind. A 4 inch sl for our trucks cost under 500 bucks, kinda hard to pass that up if you ask me.
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what lift did you get?
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I just machined me some coil spacers at work. .750 thick gave me 1.5 inch lift in the front.
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.750? i thought you got 1.5in of lift in the front??
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the lift ratio on ibeam trucks is .500 to 1...means a half a inch spacer under the coil will net you a 1 inch lift. I forgot where i found that at but i do remember it. Think its on TRS or RPS technical pages somewhere.
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oh ok thks
what did you machine them out of? is there an easier way to make them?
OR an easier way to lift my truck?
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I used a 3inch dia piece of chromoloy cut it .800 thick with a bandsaw then stuck it in a lathe and faced it down to .750 then used a 1 inch drill i think it was and drilled a hole threw them. It took me about a hour to put both sides in and its not hard at all. I had them on for months now and not a problem in the world and they have been tested offroad and everything stayed aligned. Coil spacers and coils are about the same to put in. Its which ever you want really. Im still on stock shocks and its fine.
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is there an easier way to make them?
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And be accurate probably not. Read some people stack washers together but im against that. I know a soild piece of steel will not move around.
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ok and thats the easiest way to lift it?
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either coils or spacers...be about 2 inches for under 100 bucks. Mine was free and about a hour and a half of my time.
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