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The stock springs are only rated for 700lbs?!?! I had about 1800lbs on my stock springs before I lifted it and the mudflaps would drag the ground on bumps...
Most Rangers are rated for about 1200 pounds.
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Do you have any pics of what it looks like unloaded?
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Do you have any pics of what it looks like unloaded?
I will have the bed completely unloaded later today and I will try to get a comparison picture.
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I always thought it was the axle that determined the Weight Carring Capacity of the truck? I guess these are the same rears that were in my Bronco, and that had a much more substantial WCC to it...

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I always thought it was the axle that determined the Weight Carring Capacity of the truck? I guess these are the same rears that were in my Bronco, and that had a much more substantial WCC to it...
It is the weakest link of all the components that determines the maximum payload capacity or towing capacity. That could mean engine output, cooling, clutch, transmission, brakes, suspension, tires, Gross Axle Weight Rating, etc. It makes good economic sense that a design team would try to optimize all of the components so that they have similar limits.

The Level II rear axle assembly is from the one-ton South American Ranger. The only difference is that the LII's have the Torsen guts. I think that it was upgraded because of the anticipated off-road use/abuse. LII's don't have more payload capacity than most other Rangers. In fact, some other Rangers have a higher payload rating.
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that rake isnt too bad. your torsion bars arent cranked correct?
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that rake isnt too bad. your torsion bars arent cranked correct?
Only about an inch.
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so what do you have planned for the front? or is that suprise?
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so what do you have planned for the front? or is that suprise?
Undecided but it will need to be home made and relatively cheap.
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