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Raising lowered back end

Hey guys, I'm getting tired of the crappy ride from the back end, so I'm looking to raise it an inch or two. It is an explorer axle with the leaves under. Can't I just flip the shackles or something?
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invest in some better shocks would improve the ride.
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I have Belltech Nitro 2's in the back currently
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wouldnt you be able to use chevy shackles? idk since you have expo leafs
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Get yourself a Belltech 6400 shackle. Put the leaf on the 2nd from the bottom hole for approx 3/4" of lift. Little brother did it to his 4/5'd '01. Leaf in very bottom hole = approx 1.5" of lift.

That is, if your rear hangers are in the stock location and orientation.
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All hangers are in stock position on stock Ranger leaves. Shane, if there isnt a free method, I guess I'll do that, thanks
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All hangers are in stock position on stock Ranger leaves. Shane, if there isnt a free method, I guess I'll do that, thanks
you could just give me your truck. that would be free lol j/k. I agree with shane. Get the belltech shackles. They are only like 35 bucks.
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Yup, just do the belltech chevy shackle mod like i did. Makes it not hit bump stops so much...although i'm going to notch it here soon. Also gave it a nice rake...i'm not a fan of the level look.
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If free is your only willing option, you could always lower the hangers some. The front can be lowered about 2.5-2.75". The rear only about 2". I'd do gussets between the hangers and the frame. Requires a welder. OR, spend the $50 on the shackles and have a nice sound stock unmodded totally reverseable rear end.
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you could flip the hangers and switch to SOA...
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Free isnt the only option..thanks for that link grant, ill contact him. I'm already unlevel, thus i want to raise the back..my rear is lower than the front
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Ryan if you want AALs I have some in the shed that you can have for free
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Thanks Trent, I think I would rather go the shackle route
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