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6 inch rear Bilsteins

houlimon

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Happy day yall. looking into getting some rear shocks for my 84 its sitting on 2 blocks around 5 inches of lift that im not to fond of. i plan to get some chevy 63's and the belltech 6400's in the next month and ditch the blocks. wondering if anyone sticks with bilstein and has a part number for a rear 4-6 inch. i already have the front taken care of. about to dive into the rear of the truck.

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I don't have the pt# off hand, but for 4-6" rear lift you would be looking for shocks with eye-eye mounting that are approx ~29.5" extended (I have their 5125s that length on my Ranger, though the truck is 800 miles from me at the moment so I can't go look for a # on them). Should be easy to find something in Bilstein's catalog though (.PDF, etc.).

Offtopic, any info on that truck in your avatar pic? :cool:
 

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I don't have the pt# off hand, but for 4-6" rear lift you would be looking for shocks with eye-eye mounting that are approx ~29.5" extended (I have their 5125s that length on my Ranger, though the truck is 800 miles from me at the moment so I can't go look for a # on them). Should be easy to find something in Bilstein's catalog though (.PDF, etc.).

Offtopic, any info on that truck in your avatar pic? :cool:
No worries that truck is the topic, im looking at shocks for her. its a custom cab 84 ranger 4x4 with the 2.8l v6 manual tranny. frame was extended 4 ft. i have very little to no info regarding truck other than it spent some years as a show truck. my buddies dad owned it from 1996-2012, where i picked it up and have been slowly throwing money at it. Now i have the ability and time to work on it.

it has a rancho 4 inch lift up front with 4 inch longer coils (no spacers) 2 steering dampers. in the rear it has 2 blocks one is 2" and i believe the other is 3" with the arm for the stock bump stop.

they also adopted a dual drive shaft setup to the rear end.

truck is TITS just needs some TLC. I plan to build it into light overland, surf truck/ camping.

ill add some more photos.
 

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That's a cool project that should turn some heads. I've once seen a truck like that, and it was a Toyota I recall. Nice to see a Ranger done that way.

Well, you certainly found the right place to find help... :)


Just FYI, Rancho I don't think made a 4" lift (theirs was a 2.5"), so it's likely another brand. Pics of the front suspension & brackets should bring forth answers what kind of lift is on there.


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Or did you mean it is a Rancho 2½" with 4" coils? I could actually see that being the case as it's likely a good bit heavier than a std-cab (or even Supercab) truck and would need taller coils to sit at the right height.
 
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