quick question - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource

Suspension Tech General discussion of suspension for the Ford Ranger.

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-26-2007
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Cypress, CA
Posts: 30
quick question

i was thinking about changing my lift to a pre-runner look, i currently have a 3" spindle with a blocked back. My question is could i just cut down my blocks in the back some or buy new ones without doing any other work on it, also would i need to change my chamber and things like that?
Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2007
RangerJustin's Avatar
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: SoCal
Posts: 4,428
you could take the block out and just put in an AAL...camber is what im guessing oyu are worried about...thats only a problem in the front for the most part...
here is my old 04 with spindle and AAL:
Name:  LiftedandGood.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  122.0 KB
Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2007
Fx4wannabe01's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (23)
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Boring, Oregon
Posts: 21,721
You should not cut blocks down.....unless you are using a milling machine. Both surfaces should be perfectly flat. Better to get a shorter block......or lose the block and add an AAL. (add-a-leaf).
Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2007
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 202
If you have torsion bars just crank those...The pre runner look only exists because guys that build there trucks usually put the long travel on first which raises the front end, and eventually, if the dude ever finishes the truck or can afford it, they do the back which does level it out...A real pre runner sits level....

But if you don't have torsion bars, throw the aal in there and take the blocks out.
Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2007
Drayke's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: LA / San Luis Obispo
Posts: 804
why on earth do you want the stinkbug stance?
Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2007
RF Veteran
Join Date: May 2005
Location: College Station, TX
Posts: 5,782
Originally Posted by Drayke
why on earth do you want the stinkbug stance?
x2. It's your truck, but I think most people would see right through what you're trying to pretend to be.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2008
fourliter dan's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Lebanon, OR
Posts: 2,229
they guys right... pre runners sit level.... its all in function... not looks... but with function comes the astetics of it all.... hell if you want the look buy some fiber fenders and flare the bed out a lil and put some lights on it
Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2008
n3elz's Avatar
RF Veteran
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Kennett Square, PA
Posts: 10,620
"Aesthetics" is the word you were reaching for. It's an odd spelling.

One thing about losing the blocks: They have a little arm on them which comprises part of the bumpstop system. If you remove the block, you will have no bumpstops unless you do something to replace it. Non-blocked 4x2's must have a piece in there for that function so you might find one in a JY if you decide to do this.
Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
quick question about Brakecleen, need quick answer if possible 93rangerXLT4x4 Auto Detailing 101 15 11-28-2009 10:24 PM
Quick Trans question, need help quick dmathews 2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech 0 11-15-2009 02:30 PM
quick question real quick dantheman General Ford Ranger Discussion 3 05-16-2009 01:52 AM
quick question Diabolic Ranger-Forums Office 10 02-17-2005 03:23 PM
Quick Question FORZDA General Technical & Electrical 6 02-07-2005 02:04 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:13 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.