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Twin I-beams

I've got twin I-beams on my 96 ranger that already has a 4" suspension lift on the front. What I'm wondering is if there is any way to get 2 more inches out of the front w/out having to screw with the already new drop brackets in place.
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no sir i dont think so the geometry in the front will be all wrong and just about hard as crap to fix...
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actually i think there is a kit you can buy that just is a spacer between your axle and the spring .... i think its only a 1 inch ....

maybe a 2 inch ....

u could do what i did with my 88 b2 ..... it was a 4 inch lift and they gave me the 6 inch springs hahaha that was their fault but worked better in my part ...
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You know where I could find that kit? like a wbsite? How well did that 6" springs work?
Thanks!
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Here are some links to ideas... i do not know where to get the actual 'kit' but here are some ideas u could try maybe ...
www.therangerstation.com has TONS of info for ttb rangers/b2s

http://www.therangerstation.com/tech...toryspacer.htm

http://www.therangerstation.com/Maga..._or_Ranger.htm
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Thanks, that sure is a big help. 15 dollars for a spacer? What a deal for 1-2 inches of lift!
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If the drop down brackets are not enough to handle 6" springs your camber will be fubar...
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If the drop down brackets are not enough to handle 6" springs your camber will be fubar...
definitally.... you will need to get camber/caster shims.... i ended up having to do that .... keep that in mind ... plus the TTB is a pain to keep aligned ...
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camber/caster shims won't correct his camber with a 4" lift and 6" springs...it'll be way off especially ttb.
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what about 4" drop brackets, 4" srpings and 2" coil spacers, what would that do to the ability to re-align? or would you have to find someone to make 6" drop brackets?
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Thats the exact same thing as the 4" brackets and 6" springs...dur.
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mine aligned fine with the shims with 6 inch springs 4 inch drop brackets, and the camber/caster shims .....
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Well hell, my old f-150 had a 6" lift and it could barely hold an alignment and it didn't have 2" bigger springs on it.
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I've heard of LOTS of people running 4" drop brackets and 6" springs on a supercab, the extra weight does make a difference, especially on the softer skyjacker springs and it's still alignable
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