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Will it be needed?

I have a 2008 Ranger sport 4x2. I am looking to up the T-bars to get as close to 2 inches as I can. I also plan on buying the chevy 2 inch shackles from Summit. Will I be ok with the stock shocks or is an upgrade needed? If so please would someone link me to a decent, cheapish replacement option. I will not be offroading just far enough up a trail to drop off my bike.
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Stock shocks will be fine
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I wouldn't buy the chevy shackles, with those the truck still won't be level.
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See, I like the way the truck sits as of right now, just wish it was a little higher. That is why I want to raise it in the same increments.
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You won't be able to level the truck w/ those shackles. My truck was level w/ the stock 2.5" block, and cranked almost all the way bars.

But I understand.
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I think he's saying he doesn't want too. The stock shocks will be fine.
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Tires do alot too......crank them bars, put on your shackle or AAL, throw on some 32's or even 33x10.50's...tires really do help the look alot! Just a suggestion.


OH WAIT! You have a '08 2wd Sport? I have no confirmation...but I've heard those are coil-sprung in the front??


Stock shocks....your fine. But I suggest the yellow/blue bilsteins the used to come on the Fx4's....on ebay they are usually $245 shipped.....and GREAT shocks.
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Just an F.Y.I. negative on the coil springs.
Cheers for all of the replies. And yes, I have no problem with the stance/levelling of the truck as it is right now just want to be like any other man and add 2 inches! :)
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