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re-arched leaf springs ??

Was going to do a sas swap on my truck and use chevy springs in the rear but decided not to (more work than I am willing to do at this time to this truck) maybe some day in the future but not today. Decided on just a suspension lift kit from super lift. My question is dose any body know ware to buy reached leaf springs the kit comes with blocks for the back and I donít want to run blocks. I all ready have 3 inch blocks in the back and have some wheel hop in the rain and Iíve replace the shocks and leaf springs about a year ago. If I put more blocks in it, it will just get worse. I want to find some 6 inch reached springs so I can take the blocks out totally. Any body know ware to get them in the mass/ri area I have checked on line and called 2 spring shops in the area and nothing.
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if you know any one with a ford f150 xl model pick-up

take some careful measurements from the centre of spring eye to spring eye

have a friend hold a straight edge right in the middle of both eye bolts and take measurement from the top of the straight edge to the bottom of the leaf pack
( i dont know any one with a f150 to do this task )

but i got a good look underneath the rear suspension , and the f150 leaves look very close to the ranger eye to eye measurements

re-arched f150 leaf springs may be a better idea to get lift springs to raise the rear end
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i believe the f150 leaves are wider than ranger leaves. I believe thats why people run chevy leaves.


I ran the chevy leaves for a while and hated it. Way to firm. (i also had 4x4 z71 springs though)
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i got a good look at the f150 XL model pick-ups ,

and the leaf springs look to be the same width as the ranger leaf springs
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if you re arched the rangers stock springs i would think they would become shorter to gain the height... putting the shackle angle in the crapper and moving the axle slightly forward
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no. i had the explorer leaves re-arched to ranger eye to eye measurements
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just buy the lift springs from superlift. you have to add them as extra do a little searching around. you might have to buy them for a 97 and down truck they are the same exact leaf spring
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just buy the lift springs from superlift. you have to add them as extra do a little searching around. you might have to buy them for a 97 and down truck they are the same exact leaf spring
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i found 97 ford ranger 6 inch lift leaf springs from skyjacker for 431$ are u sure the spring are the same for a 97 to a 99

also checked lift springs for a 95 f150 and they are about 150$ more so ? i will need to do some more searching

also found the superlift springs they only go up to 3.5 - 4 inch lift
i would like 6 inch so i can take my factory blocks out and they are 470$

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yes the ranger springs are the same the f150 springs will NOT work. buy the ranger springs
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i think skyjacker makes aa 6" spring. KLC runs it..
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Another options is to hit the JY and grab a set of Sport trac springs, there was a thread either here or on the station about a guy running sportrac springs and getting 6 inches out of them. Not sure if you will find it, but check it out, it may work. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
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who ever told you that is full of ****. the most you get out of explorer springs are 2-3 inches im running them on my truck
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These were out of a sport trac though, not an explorer, I believe they are a different part number... I'll have a look around...
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Ok here is the thread i was looking for, god that was some searchin'.... anyways, i was incorrect, +1 for downey. 4 inches lift. https://www.ranger-forums.com/f36/ex...springs-77594/. One could also look into a mid 90's f150 2WD. Check Check Check it out now.
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by the info about the link i read through

looks like i will have to go the air bag helper spring set-up

i will have to fabricate a frame rail to rail crossmember though

nice 1/2 inch thick c channel plate

frames are not built to handle side loads , so a crossmember is in the works
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who ever told you that is full of ****. the most you get out of explorer springs are 2-3 inches im running them on my truck
So if I find a set of explorer leaf springs from the same year as my ranger I can get 2-3 inches of lift? Will they work on a 2x4?
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any solid rear axle explorer leaf springs will bolt in. yes they will fit your 2wd. try and find a 4 spring pack thats what im running on my truck and i love it. i got 2.25 inches of lift on my truck with them
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