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older suspension pre runners

Anyone have any info over how the older (square style ranger front end) 4x4 ranger pre runner suspension worked way back when?

I may buy a ex race truck that had awesome suspension back then but now kinda sucks.


he told me it has double style shocks in the front without coils.
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4x4 with the TTB?
there should be some sort of spring up front. be it a coil spring, or coilover
i dont think they run air shocks.
which ex race truck was it? i am sure someone knows something about it.

and the suspension hasnt really changed That much, just shocks and what not have got better.
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I will post pics once I see it or he sends them to me in a couple days.

It was made by Barnies in Napanee. It raced the tough truck compititions. Maybe it did have a coil in the front since I only asked if it had coils on the shocks.



I thought he said something of it having 1/2 beams? Or something like that
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it is also Yellow with blue boxes on the side of it
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its TTB
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It probably has cut and turned TTB beams with the stock drop brackets. If it does and it has extended radius arms, then it is good for upwards of 20" of travel.

I doubt it has no coils in the front...
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He guessed it had about 14inches and he said that the limit straps where a little short
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That isn't much travel for a pre-runner truck. That is what my BII has in the front with just extended radius arms and a lift.
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Thats alot of travel for a 4x4. The DBR kit only has 14inches max.


Edit: He said right now is has 14. But without the short limit straps it could get alot more
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its a TTB not SLA, different things. TTB and TIB trucks have a bunch of travel
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its a TTB not SLA, different things. TTB and TIB trucks have a bunch of travel

True, it was a guess though. It may have alot more travel. I will have to look at it to be sure
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If he has the beams on the TTB cut and turned and extended radius arms, then 20" of travel is the norm.

A stock lifted TTB Ranger/BII/Explorer with the stock radius arms get 10" of travel.
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20" travel out of a TTB is not easy, or cheap!
http://camburg.com/fords1P4x4.html


http://autofab.com/mdl28kit.htm


http://autofab.com/mdl_44_ranger.htm

theres all the 4x4 TTB suspensions i could find that are not custom jobs.
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20" travel out of a TTB is not easy, or cheap!
No one said travel was cheap.

A bolt on 6" Skyjacker kit with extended radius arms will net you 14" of travel.
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Useable travel?
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Yes. The majority if it is down travel.
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This is all custom from a Race shop. I am not sure how they did it and ether is the guy who bought it last. He said its a tank though. He has about 4 rangers. He has another project that he is currently working on. Its a 2wd 4 banger he is hoping to get 22 inches out of. He said he will sell it too. He just had a kid and said he will sell it, but if it dosen't he said it will just collect dust until they get old enough for him to start working on it again.
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Yes. The majority if it is down travel.

eh..skyjacker and those other lifts are pretty much only good for tire clearance for bigger tires..its pretty much just a lift with no if hardly any usable travel.It only drops ur suspension.If u buy extendend cut and turned beams,it will allow you to gain more travel because of the turned beams...just like the TIB's where they bend and extend them along with new radius arms.
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eh..skyjacker and those other lifts are pretty much only good for tire clearance for bigger tires..
Not true. The Skyjacker kit is one of the best bolt on kits. Their springs are designed with less spring rate so they are not stiff and allow for travel. I have seen numerous trucks that have great travel with the Skyjacker kit and radius arms.

This BII for instance has a Skyjacker 6" kit on it with home make radius arms. You can't tell me that isn't good travel from a bolt on kit.


It doesn't have anything to do with the drop brackets, it is all about the springs.
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thats one scary flex ramp lol
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true..im no expert ,but the prerunners go fast and jump as where that b2 only crawls.I dont think those bolt on kits will hold up in a prerunner enviroment thats all..u never see prerunners with bolt on applications.
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true..im no expert ,but the prerunners go fast and jump as where that b2 only crawls.I dont think those bolt on kits will hold up in a prerunner enviroment thats all..u never see prerunners with bolt on applications.
The bolt on kits are strong, espically the Skyjacker Class II kits. A true pre-runner truck has to beef up even the stock brackets if they cut and turn the beams.
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with the skyjacker 6 inch class 2 did the driveshafts reach??

with the skyjacker class 2 6 inch did the driveshafts reach??
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another thing i dont like about this truck is it still has ball joints. He said that is prabably hurting the travel. Nothing some Hiems (or whatever there called) cant fix hehe
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I hope to be doing this woooooooohhhhooooo

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