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A rear end lift job

I got a '99 4.0L auto 4X2 I bought in Feb '06 which sits a bit too level for me (actually higher in front). My last Ranger a '97 2.3L 5 speed sat like a truck should.....slightly raised in the back. The previous owner towing with the '99 a lot by the look of the leaf springs. I'm wondering if a longer shock would help raise the rear a bit and if so, what would you recommend?
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If you are not looking for serious height in back, I would suggest either an add-a-leaf, or shackles.
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shackles would be easiest summitracing.com belltech 6400
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Longer shocks won't raise it. Either get a Add-A-Leaf, shackle, or block.
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Longer shocks won't raise it. Either get a Add-A-Leaf, shackle, or block.
To build on what you said, there is no doubt that the aal, shackle, or block is the only way to raise it.

But to clarify for the Styx, you'll need longer shocks when you raise it, otherwise you risk topping out the shock you've got and likely blowing it.
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Thanks for the help.
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I was looking at the JC Whitney site and saw the Leaf Spring Helper. Is this a good option for my application?





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Yes they are, I have them on my ranger (the first kind that only 20" long) . They do help with loads.
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