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why no one uses this lift?

i have been wondering something. i used 1f150 coil spring spacers to lift my truck since summit didnt carry one for my truck and the springs are the same width. why dont i ever hear of anyone else using this to lift their 2wd xlt's? i didnt know about it till a guy at summit thought it was a good idea and went and measures my springs. and it worked great and my truck handles WAY better.
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because it makes your truck ride like a brick because of the high spring rate
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Obviously you haven't looked into it enough.

There may not be a lot of guys on RF running that setup, but there are quite a few over on TRS, and even on ORR.
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because it makes your truck ride like a brick because of the high spring rate
Coil spacers dont change the spring rate, so thats a non issue.
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i used coil spacers on my old XLT and the ride sux, not to mention anything about the susp travel, is like cranking the t-bars way too much, i wouldn't do it again
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How much lift do you get from the f-150 springs and spacers?
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i got probly right a 2 inches from them since i had to but a 2 inch block in the rear. handles way better, but now i think i want cumburg springs and blisten shocks for a better ride.
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i put these on my old 1st gen explorer....i had to get new shocks, and re-align..but it rode fine...
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i have them on my 01 xlt and it rides a little stiff but i need new shocks, has anyone heard of the spacers messing up your ball joints? i just got all new ball joints and the guy at the shop thought the spacers were to blame. personally i think the ball joints were just crap because you can't grease them and they had over 62000 miles on them. either way though i got about 2 and a half inches of lift out of mine. and i have 2 inch shackles in the back
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Cumburg! LMAO!!
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I'm not sure why people are saying you get a worse ride from them. Its like changing your coil bucket to sit 2" lower. The spring rate is for the spring. The spacer does just as the name implies, only spaces those springs down. This rougher ride may been due to shocks being to short or they are just old. I'm not sure but this shouldn't effect your ride at all.
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no my shocks are stock and completely topped out. everything else is fine though,i just need new shocks.
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i have been wondering something. i used 1f150 coil spring spacers to lift my truck since summit didnt carry one for my truck and the springs are the same width. why dont i ever hear of anyone else using this to lift their 2wd xlt's? i didnt know about it till a guy at summit thought it was a good idea and went and measures my springs. and it worked great and my truck handles WAY better.
what F150 spacer did you get from Summit?
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idk about summit but i got my spacers on ebay, and i just oredered fabtech shocks, the only company that apparently makes shocks for an 01 xlt with three inches of lift
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idk about summit but i got my spacers on ebay, and i just oredered fabtech shocks, the only company that apparently makes shocks for an 01 xlt with three inches of lift
i thought you were doing a body lift?
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i thought you were doing a body lift?
I think he means that those are the only shocks that will fit a ranger with 3" of lift. Thus meaning he has already done the BL. But I could be wrong, like I normaly am, lol
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I think he means that those are the only shocks that will fit a ranger with 3" of lift. Thus meaning he has already done the BL. But I could be wrong, like I normaly am, lol
No his other post he is asking about doing a BL im starting to wonder if he thinks he needs new shocks to do a BL lol
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^^ah, that makes sence
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No his other post he is asking about doing a BL im starting to wonder if he thinks he needs new shocks to do a BL lol
I'm thinking he needs new shocks because his stock ones are topped out with the coilspring spacers he has installed.
If I was to get the spacers will I need to get new uppers to fix the camber?Cause if so I'll just go with 3" lift coils that are made for our trucks.
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no i needed new shocks because my coilspacers lifted my truck to the point where the stock shocks wont stretch anymore. you dont need shocks for a bl because a bl does not affect your suspension travel, it just lifts your body off of the frame.
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