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upgrading Edge suspension

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I want to get your guys input on my situation. I drive a 2005 Ranger Edge 2wd extd cab 4.0.
I'm looking to beef up the suspension while not trying to raise the truck. I'm running BFG 30"x9.5" on my 15" wheels and I like the tire size for my needs. Its my daily driver and it sees dirt several times a year and want to beef up the suspension. I was thinking about replacing the leaf springs with deaver f31 but wasn't sure if that'll raise my rear end to much. The edge has blocks that the current leaf pack is sitting on. I'm wondering if I swap the leaf pack and remove the blocks and flip the shackles, it would give me similar rear height.
Also, do the bilstein 5100 fit the stock edge? if not then I'm open to suggestions to replace my OEM shocks with heavier ones.
Does anyone make tubular arms for the front arms without changing the whole front end suspension components. All I see are long travel systems for tubular arms and I dont want to go that route.
I know what my situation sounds like... like a fab-tech setup but I'd like to think I could do better than that. Please chime in and I'd like to hear your suggestions.
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If you flip your hangers it will lower the rear unless you get the kartek hangers. I would re,immense doing BTF uppers with uniballs. Better than fabtech and a great guy to work with
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If you flip your hangers it will lower the rear unless you get the kartek hangers. I would re,immense doing BTF with uniballs. Better than fabtech and a great guy to work with
I just found BTF FAB and thanks for the input. I am probably going to do those uppers. have you heard anything on the camburg heim seering upgrade kit? it looks like a good upgrade I think both Camburg and BTF are within driving distance of me too.

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Id go for it IM considering doing my steering to clevis. Lots stronger just have to keep the clevis clean
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gotcha. Well I think keeping those clevis clean is easier than the pain it can be to keep replacing stock parts.
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Maybe you should do a Camburg 6.0 dual shock kit with bilsteins, lift spindles and BTF uppers with horn steering
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yea. that's a wish list/dream list. I'm not looking to completely overhaul the front end. that's pretty intense. lol
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Just a new upper arm, spindle, shock mount, and clevis. That's easy
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