removing leaf.... - Page 2 - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Suspension Tech General discussion of suspension for the Ford Ranger.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #26  
Old 06-01-2006
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 1,046
to clarify;

i didnt actually take a leaf out of the main pack. i took the OVERLOAD leaf out. its the bottom leaf thats MUCH shorter than the others, and it doesnt really bend. it just kinda sits there as a platform for the upper leafs to rest on when the bed is loaded up.. its effectiveness is basically non-existant until you really start loading up the bed.

its much shorter and more rigid than the other leafs, and its thicker too, at about .5". removing it lowers the rear of the vehicle only because the .5" thick piece is gone... NOT because the leaf pack is suddenly weakened and sags more.

the rear of your truck is barely higher than the front. if you do a hanger flip, youll get too much drop in the back, and then youll have to lower the front too, which = more work.

PLUS, if you end up running similar tires to mine (not sure if you planned to, but i thought you mentioned something about it in a pm) then youre really not going to want to lower it a whole lot, or the tires will not fit. i'm running 30" by 10.5" toyo proxes, and they just barely fit (in the front). if my front were to be an inch or two lower, there would definitely be issues with the tire clearing the front bumper and/or interference from the swaybar and backsides of the lower a-arms.

I recently removed my spare tire, and installed a rollpan. the weight savings lifted my rear up a bit, so now its higher than it used to be. i'm considering adding the overload springs back in, flipping the axle (4-5" from what ive heard) then bringing it back up 3-4" with lift shackles, for a net rear lowering of 1-2".
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 06-01-2006
jtslmn720's Avatar
RF Veteran
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Kent State, Kent Ohio
Posts: 7,367
^^ yea i didnt want to lower it any more then an inch becuase of the size of my tires wouldnt really alow for it..

and i guess i did forget to say it was the overload spring that i wanted to take out...
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 06-01-2006
Mark98xlt's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Parma Ohio
Posts: 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by 4X2XLT
^^ yea i didnt want to lower it any more then an inch becuase of the size of my tires wouldnt really alow for it..

and i guess i did forget to say it was the overload spring that i wanted to take out...
Im 5/6 on stock size 225/70/15's it can be done I rub alot in the front the back is not an issue.

Also with a flipkit its a 5 inch drop wiuth stock shackles with the 2 inch lifting shackles you will get a 3 inch drop but theres 2 holes one for a 3 inch drop and one hole for a 4 inch drop.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 06-01-2006
jtslmn720's Avatar
RF Veteran
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Kent State, Kent Ohio
Posts: 7,367
ive got 30/9.5's
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 06-02-2006
Mark98xlt's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Parma Ohio
Posts: 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by 4X2XLT
ive got 30/9.5's
That would be a problem.

In the front at least.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Explorer leaf springs vs. Sport Trac leaf springs PUNKROCKPILOT Suspension Tech 53 03-14-2014 11:17 AM
removing bolt from leaf spring tbird9685 Suspension Tech 1 12-04-2010 06:19 PM
Removing leaf springs ShadowRanger08 Suspension Tech 14 09-03-2010 04:36 PM
Removing side emblems.. NHBubba_Revisited Exterior Semi-Tech 3 06-14-2004 10:38 AM
Removing stock front tow hooks without breaking anything?? FireRanger General Ford Ranger Discussion 22 06-09-2004 10:26 AM


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 10:17 AM.


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.