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Rear Coilover Swap?

Anyone on here do it? Anyone know of anyone to do it? They make some universal kits where you weld the plates to the axle's.

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Honestly you "can" do it. A simple DIY kid for 4 link can be bought and done in the driveway. The problem is that the gas tank is in the way for you to mount the bars properly. find somewhere else to install a tank and you can do whatever.
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you CAN work around the gas tank, i wanna say i've seen it done.. but i wouldn't recommend it.

a fuel cell would be the proper way to do it. to answer your question, no i haven't ever seen a kit for rear coil overs on a ranger.

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Yeah you have to move the gas tank for it to work properly.
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screw that then.
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Talk to NicksterSVT, he swapped in IRS in the rear with coilovers.
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Talk to NicksterSVT, he swapped in IRS in the rear with coilovers.
yea its sick.. but i think thats a lil more complex than what roach is goin for... realistically its not really "that hard". the main part is matching the pump etc to stock. also mounting the fuel cell in a DOT approved location. Watch the laast episode of trucks on powerblock.yeayea i know that **** is made to look way eaiser on TV but still its a generally easy to install. som frame boxing, measuring, welding, and bolting in stuff. Id like to do this down the road with my truck but who knows.
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reverse 3/4link? done on bagged trucks like hardbodys and stuff...
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I am just going with getting the front on coil-overs before I start thinking about the back.
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Any impute would be appreciated. Except from Korey. lol
lol *******
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reverse 3/4link? done on bagged trucks like hardbodys and stuff...
reverse is bad as the arc the axle swings causes the driveshaft to move away from the trans rather than toward it. this can cause issues with the slip yoke in certain situations.


if you really want to link your truck and run coilovers in the rear w/o relocating the fuel tank, you can run parallel links outside the frame and mount the coilovers behind the axle. a parallel link setup requires some form of lateral location however. panhard bar or watts link are most common.
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there is a product from genright offroad you may also be interested in.

outboard shock mounting kit: GenRight Rear Shock Mount Kit
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reverse is bad as the arc the axle swings causes the driveshaft to move away from the trans rather than toward it. this can cause issues with the slip yoke in certain situations.
fixed yoke at the trans, slip joint at the differential. thats what i will be running and pulling 20-26" of travel(on leaf springs)
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