Anyone planning to add a leveling kit?


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Anyone here planning to add a leveling kit to their 2019 Ford Ranger?
 


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I just picked mine up this morning but that's definitely number 1 or 2 on the list.
 

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No plans myself. I like the raked look.
 

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Looks awesome.. Does that work on a 2wd as well? I'd actually prefer to lower the rear an inch or 2

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This was on display at SEMA in the SCT / Bully Dog booth. It's has new coil over suspension systems front and rear. Two wheel drive only and is supposed to rival cars in handling.
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I'd like to lower the rear of our FX4.. To much rake. But there's no simple way to do it without buying some de-arched rear springs (or loading it down with some .... ballast :unsure:)

Notice how on the shop.ford website all the trucks are nice and level... yet none that roll out of the factory look that way.

Our Truck Via Shop Ford Site.jpg
 

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I haven't seen the shackle setup on a new truck. In fact I haven't seen a new truck yet....
Can you change the shackle length to affect ride height?
Or is the rear end IRS?
 

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I haven't seen the shackle setup on a new truck. In fact I haven't seen a new truck yet....
Can you change the shackle length to affect ride height?
Or is the rear end IRS?
Just your basic leaf spring solid axle set-up.

Shackle length can't be changed by much, maybe an inch.

No space to change the front spring perch.

Rear Axle to Spring.JPG

Rear Shackle.JPG


Rear Spring Front Perch.JPG
 

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An example of an alternative to shackles that should lower your rear ride height and perhaps enhance performance;

 

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An example of an alternative to shackles that should lower your rear ride height and perhaps enhance performance;

A great idea except there is no space available for that without some significant flame torch tweaking. That and that mount would transmit a lot of noise up into the cab... it's metal on metal. Great for a race car, not so much for a daily driver.
 


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