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Old 03-20-2011, 12:08 PM   #1
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hello, im wondering if i put coil spacers under my ranger if i need to do anything besides align it. then if i want original stance, put 2 inch shackles in back?? thanks in advance butch.
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Old 03-20-2011, 12:27 PM   #2
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No all you'll need is an alignment afterwards.

For the rear, a set of Beltech shackles will perk it up about 1.5". If you need more than that get a AAL or another block.
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hello, im wondering if i put coil spacers under my ranger if i need to do anything besides align it. then if i want original stance, put 2 inch shackles in back?? thanks in advance butch.
What are you planning on using for coil spacers? About everyone on here will steer you away from anything but washer stacks. I have a set ready to go into mine right now. I'm into them about 20 bucks with the can of spray paint. Here's a pic:



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Just make sure you buy washers that are big enough. 1 3/8" inside diameter is what you want I think...
I bought smaller than that, and now have to use a drill and grinding stone to make the holes a bit bigger, because they dont clear the bolt head on the bottom of the bolt that screws into the axle beam and holds the spings. I could have just bought more washers, but that was more expensive then a $4 grinding stone. for 14 washers, total cost was about $15, although Im only planning on using 6 per side (the extra two are to level it out if needed)
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how safe is that? and reliable? long story i bent my 3in lift couls and i have stock back on front. and i want to levil it back out.
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Washers as spacers are completely safe, even un-welded. Don't let anyone tell you that they are not.

Everyone and their brother here on TRS has run them at one time or another for the last 10 years with no problems.
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Washers as spacers are completely safe, even un-welded. Don't let anyone tell you that they are not.
I only welded them because I saw a video that had them welded on youtube. I agree though, they would be fine without welding them.
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safe enough.....ive been running them for a few years now...havent budged.
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oh well its not worth buying the 50 dollar ones off ebay??? and how much higher is the back than the front?? 2 in?
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1-3/8" nominal size washers actually have a ID of about 1-5/8".
1-1/4" nominal size washers actually have a ID of about 1-3/8".

I'm going to use fastenal's website to make sure I get the exact size I need based on ID and OD measurements.

Can someone confirm they are 1-3/8" ID that we need, and not 1-3/8" nominal size washers?
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