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Old 11-26-2006
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question about my shocks and some other suspension questions

I just bought my truck and it's got a spindle lift and a body lift and 33" tires. It's a 3.0L 5spd and 2wd with a 7.5" rear.

Now the shocks are Fox shocks with some sort of remote resevoir. I don't know **** about them or how to use them. Plans are to eventually put a LSD in and some steeper gears and go offroad a bit. My only real concern is my suspension seems very very tight. it bounces quite a bit. I'm thinking the shocks can be adjusted somehow and if i loosened them a bit i'd be better off catchin a little air in the dunes.

Also, will i get more flex disconnecting the sway bars? front or rear or both?
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what type of lift do you have in the rear? is it lift blocks, add-a-leafs, or new springs?

if you have lift blocks or add-a-leafs, that is most likely why your suspension is stiff.....

if you remove boths sway bars you will get more wheel travel(flex)......but i wouldn't recommend removing them and driving your truck on the road.......
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what type of lift do you have in the rear? is it lift blocks, add-a-leafs, or new springs?

if you have lift blocks or add-a-leafs, that is most likely why your suspension is stiff.....

if you remove boths sway bars you will get more wheel travel(flex)......but i wouldn't recommend removing them and driving your truck on the road.......

I believe they're add-a-leafs, but I'm not positive. So do you think the suspension is up for getting beat on?
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yea......add-a-leafs are not the strongest thing, but better than stacked blocks.....the ideal setup is new lifted leaf springs...
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Hey welcome to RF, where in So-Cal are you located? Take a pic of your leaf pack and we can tell ya what you got under there!
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You are also going to want to consider what kind of spindle lift is in the front before you go jumping it. Some of them just can't handle it.
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Hey welcome to RF, where in So-Cal are you located? Take a pic of your leaf pack and we can tell ya what you got under there!
I'm in the Oceanside area. whereabouts are you? I don't really know the area that well, I'm here as a military duty station.
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Ah Oceanside, my buddy is in the Navy living on Coronado, I'm just north of LA county, a little less than a 3 hour drive from SD.
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Ah Oceanside, my buddy is in the Navy living on Coronado, I'm just north of LA county, a little less than a 3 hour drive from SD.
He's living it up then. I'm a Marine at Camp Pendleton. LA is pretty cool, I usually find my way up there once a month. Is your ranger a 2wd or 4wd? know any good trails that're 2wd friendly?
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2wd...just went to hungry valley last week here are some pics:
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=32264
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=32338

its a little drive for you haha...in orange county there is santiago peak...i think there is a place called ochotillo wells or something along those lines closer to you...ill look in my book later today if you want to know of some more places...
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