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So I bought a max trac supsension for my 2WD 05 Ranger to give it more of an aggressive look. I have 2 4 inch lift spindles for the front and 2 2 inch lift shackles for the back. I took it to my guy and he said I needed new shocks and a sway bar. What size shocks would I need? What are good shocks to get? What size sway bar and where can I get a quality one? I never realized how difficult it would be to lift a 2WD truck but I’m determined to get it done any help is greatly appreciated.
 


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Changing the spindles from stock to lifted doesn’t change shock length or sway bar. so The front should be a non-issue. Not sure about your year truck but when I put heavier suspension in my 2000 2wd that lifted the back around 2” I used shocks from a 4x4 because they came factory with 2” lift blocks that mine didn’t have. When I lifted my choptop, I cycled the suspension when I was done and got measurements for compressed and extended length on the shocks and had an auto parts store break out the books and find me what I needed
 

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You don't need front shocks, or sway bar.

For the rear, bilstiens are highly regarded shocks. Go on their website and buy a pair for your truck advertised to work with a 2" lift.
 

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You don't need front shocks, or sway bar.

For the rear, bilstiens are highly regarded shocks. Go on their website and buy a pair for your truck advertised to work with a 2" lift.
I do like my Billsteins. did all 4 corners of my truck last year. about 300 bucks for all four tho..

AJ
 

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bilstein makes a great shock. well worth the money.
you might want to find another shop to do the work. Maybe one who knows what theyre doing...
 

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I do like my Billsteins. did all 4 corners of my truck last year. about 300 bucks for all four tho..

AJ
Im starting to think I must be the only person who thinks bilstiens are reasonably priced lol 🤷‍♀️ sure... they are usually twice as expensive as most shocks but.. i think most shocks are pretty damn cheap for what they do and how many miles they last. Fox shocks though... thems pricey.
 

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Im starting to think I must be the only person who thinks bilstiens are reasonably priced lol 🤷‍♀️ sure... they are usually twice as expensive as most shocks but.. i think most shocks are pretty damn cheap for what they do and how many miles they last. Fox shocks though... thems pricey.
I put Skyjacker shocks on 10 years ago. IIRC about half the price of Bilistien.

10k miles/10 years later they are whooped and I am slowly swapping to Bilistien. Rear is done, I need to do the fronts yet. $150 an end does hurt but dang do they make a difference.
 

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Im starting to think I must be the only person who thinks bilstiens are reasonably priced lol 🤷‍♀️ sure... they are usually twice as expensive as most shocks but.. i think most shocks are pretty damn cheap for what they do and how many miles they last. Fox shocks though... thems pricey.
i know right. shoot 300 bucks to make your 30 year old truck ride nice? i feel like thats the LEAST you can give it
 

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kinda late but have you checked FOA? i have 2x8 remote resi on my front with no promlems...
 


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