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  1. Blue_Bunny72

    Complete Front Suspension Rebuild

    Hey guys, I've got a 98 4x4 with ~160k and it's having some major front-end issues. Over every bump it squeaks like a mofo, the front wheels are considerably cambered, and when braking there is a knocking noise and it feels like the wheels are wobbling. I'm gonna blame it on the 32x11.50r15s and...
  2. How to check suspension / order of replacement?

    My 2002 ranger xlt 2wd is making creaking noises from under the wheel well when I turn the wheel, go over bumps, or shake / bounce the vehicle with my hands. When i say "when i turn the wheel" i dont mean its a power stearing issue, its a creaking noise like theres a suspension part going bad...
  3. Leaf springs AND coilovers in the rear?

    I just posted about upgrading the engine in my 2wd 1992 Ranger, 2.3l to make it faster. (here's the thread) But along with making it faster, I want to make the truck a little stiffer to handle corners better, and with less body roll. I've looked into a 4 link rear coilover conversion kit, and...
  4. 4LOW_Mike

    03 4x4 ranger front shock questions

    Hi everyone, so I’ve had my ranger for almost four years. I’ve done a decent chunk of work and add ons. I recently upgraded my rear spring packs to the 43-871HD’s and now am installing my bilstein 5100 series shocks (though they’re meant for a RWD 4in lifted, I did the research and found the...
  5. Este...Van

    2000 Ranger v8 T5 transmission

    so i’m going to start my v8 conversion if anyone has any advice please let me know.. the doner truck is a 1998 explorer 5.0 and a mustang transmission T5
  6. I have basic questions and need some help with answers

    Howdy ya'll! I have driving Rangers my whole life but have never really worked on beefing them up, just repair and maintenance. Can Some one here help with a little guidance in making my new (to me) 4x4 better off road? The first thing on my list is replacing the rear leaf springs, my bushing...
  7. Rear frame dimensions

    I'm about to buy a 2001 ranger supercab 4x4 auto it needs a rear frame replacement I've done one before And thought it was pretty easy. I can get one on craigslist cheap but it's from a 2009 regular cab manual. Will it fit? The guy from Craigslist says it will anyone know for sure?
  8. Ford Bronco II Leaf Swap

    I got an old beater Bronco II. Paid 150 dollars for it and drove it home. Got it running good (High Idle when purchased, Vacuum Leak). This thing was used as a toy and has probably been jumped 2 or 3 times, The leafs are weak and starting to bow negatively at the shackles and mounts. I pulled...
  9. Lowering & Custom offset Help Needed

    I'm a new member her and would like some help with wheel backspacing and offset. Before you say there's an article on backspacing for this, I know. I'm about to buy a 96 2WD XL Ranger after my next paycheck for $300. Sure there's problems, but I couldn't care. It needs tank straps, leaf spring...
  10. Gonchar

    Lowering a 4x4 Bronco 2

    I've got a 1990 Ford Bronco 2 4x4, and I'd like to lower it. As far as I know, no one has done this, so when I google ways to do it, I only get ways to lift it. I was thinking about using lowering springs, but I don't know enough about them to do that. Also, since I'm on a budget, bags aren't an...
  11. 2001 Ranger 4x4 axle, suspension upgrade ???'s

    I hope this is the correct category for this post. If not, my apologies. I have a 2001 4x4 with 4.10 gears. I'm installing a fiberglass kit to widen the front and rear fenders by 4". It also has larger wheel openings that will allow me to install 35" tires with stock suspension. I'm also...
  12. lift kit and leaf swap

    hey guys I'm looking into a couple things atm I want to put a lift in my 2007 ford ranger fx4 almost totally stock besides 1in body lift, what sizes can I get and from who the only one I can find is super lift and it's 4 in. keep in mind im hoping to put 35's on it. the other thing is, is it...
  13. suspension spacers ?

    hello the other day when i took off the tire on my ranger which is an 84 4X4 i saw that there were two spacers in the springs. the spacers cause an odd form to the spring, like an s shape. and a lot of negative camber. the springs look to be stock but are the spacers? is it safe to remove them...
  14. F150 shocks for Ranger?!

    Hows it going everyone? I just received my 2 inch lift coils in the mail for my 1991 Ford Ranger. I want to put newer shocks on my Ranger, and longer ones to make up for the lift. My question is whether or not the F150 shocks (not coil springs) will bolt on correctly? I know I can purchase...
  15. 4wd LT rear suspension upgrade

    I've been doing some research into doing a 4wd LT upgrade from Dixon bros/Vegas desert fab and I pretty much know what I need to do for the front, but I still am a little confused about the rear. Is there such a kit where I don't have to cut the bed? such as just upgrading the leafs and shocks...
  16. suspension questions

    I recently bought a 98 2wd ranger, and I was looking to put a lift kit on it. I was wandering what size lift I would need for 33s. I do not want to do a body lift, so only a suspension lift. Also, I was wandering what I would need to do other than the lift in order to fun 33s. It is a manual...
  17. Need Advice Please!! 1998 Ranger

    I have a 1998 Ford Ranger with 31's on it already. I really want to put a mid travel kit like a fabtech 5.5 or camburg kit. I would like some advice which to go with or any other kits. Also in college so trying to save as much money as possible but my front end needs work so might as well...
  18. Control Arm Replacement

    I have a 99 ranger xlt with 114000 miles on it. I ran off the road and hit a tree stump over the winter and snapped my tie rod end clean from the steering knuckle. I replaced both parts and went in to have a shop allign the truck and they said that the lower ball joints were bad. So i spent a...
  19. strangerthingshavehappnd

    Interesting F-150 suspension question.....

    So, I have acquired a ranger with a 302 in it.. but, the guy who was doing the work has basically grafted the parts of a f150 frame that has the suspension attached to it to the existing frame of the ranger...so now it is all f150 suspension parts. its definitely a custom.... has anybody heard...
  20. My 2.3L with MOOG cc866 coil springs...

    Just installed Moog's cc866 coil springs today on my '93 Longbed 2.3L. These are rated for the 3.0 and 4.0 V6 trucks. I wanted as heavy as I could get to attempt to counter "the lean". (a battery move is next) I had read on this site that the expected ride would be much stiffer, however, it...


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