Rubber spacers never again - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Suspension Tech General discussion of suspension for the Ford Ranger.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 05-13-2007
vindex1963's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: phoenix AZ
Posts: 3,026
Rubber spacers never again

I pulled my front coils and put in 1" rubber spacers thinking this was a good way to do it. The spacers gave it a 1" lift and were fine for a while. I put them on the top of the spring and I guess because the spacer was tall it stopped the spring from going into the pocket it rests in. It looks like the spring was moving around up there by the rub marks on the spring. I would be driving along and it would start making noise and then go away. Trouble shoot that one!! The noise got severe yesterday so I pulled them out.
Really think about it before putting these %$#@&%$ things in.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-13-2007
Fx4wannabe01's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (23)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Boring, Oregon
Posts: 21,721
You talking about coil spacers? I had 'em on my cherokee for the 3" lift...worst mod I could have done.

Get spindles.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-13-2007
got-dirty's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Sliding in the skreets
Posts: 3,829
what kind of spacers where they? sounds like some crappy universal ones. ones made for rangers go under the spring, and I dont think they even make a kit for 07s do they?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-13-2007
Fx4wannabe01's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (23)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Boring, Oregon
Posts: 21,721
would be the same kit for 98+ 2wd coil sprung trucks.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-13-2007
vindex1963's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: phoenix AZ
Posts: 3,026
Yea they were the crappy universal ones. Here I am thinking I'm doing it the "right way" by not trying to force spacers between the springs and it still wasn't any good. I can find 2" springs all over the place but I will start looking at spindles.
What a pain in the butt job and having to do it twice was to much.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale: 98+ 3" coil spring spacers, 30$ or trade for 93-97 spacers - PA Awilliams357m Suspension, Tires, & Wheels 5 11-20-2010 04:13 PM
wheel spacers again, 1" Johnny Mac Wheels & Tires Semi-Tech 4 08-03-2010 09:32 PM
Want to Trade: My 2, 1.5" Wheel Spacers(2) for your 2, 1" wheel spacers. Upstate SC GI_JO_NATHAN Suspension, Tires, & Wheels 9 05-03-2010 09:28 AM
Never have to wax your truck again?? l2en Auto Detailing 101 9 04-20-2007 03:51 PM


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 10:28 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.