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Original Version:

This section replaced the old Tech Library of the original website that can still be found HERE. (No new articles added here after 2018)

2019-Present Ford Ranger Tech:

If your looking for tech specific to the 2019-present Ford Ranger, click HERE.

Other Info:

Lift Laws:

Need to know the Lift Law for your state? CLICK HERE.

Solid Front Axle Swaps (SAS):

NOTE: Dana 44 front axle swaps are in the Axles Section.

Body Lifts:

Body Mount Replacement And Body Lift Installation

P/A #883 1998+ 3-Inch Body Lift Installation

Leveling Your Ranger – Front:

Ford Ranger Leveling Kits

Leveling Coil Installation

Factory Coil Spring Spacers 

Cranking Your Torsion Bars

ProComp Torsion Key Lift

2008-2011 Ford Ranger ‘Pre-Key’ Modification

All About Torsion Key Lifts For Your ’98-’11 Ranger

VW Strut Bearing As A Coil Spring Spacer Seat

Coil Spring Spacers From Steel Washers

Rear Suspension:

Ford Ranger, Bronco II & Explorer Leaf Specs

Replacing Leaf Spring Bushings

Explorer Leaf Spring Swap / Lift

Belltech 6400 Shackle Install

Explorer – Ranger Leaf Spring Comparison

Installing Add-A-Leafs

James Duff Traction Bars

Building Custom Spring Perches

Chevy Leaf Spring Swap

Air-Lift Air Bag Installation

Rear Axle Flip

64-Inch Leafs & Shackle Flip

Rear Spring Hangers & Shackles

Leaf Spring Hanger Bracket Replacement

Spring Shackles & Hangers

Using Front Coils From Other Vehicles:

Maximum Flex For The TTB With Jeep Coils

F-150 Coils For Your V8 Ranger

Various Coil Spring Rates


Shocks For Your Torsion Cranked Ranger

Pick The Right Shocks

F-250 Front Shock Mount

Broken Lower Shock Mount

Shock Dimensions

Manufacturer Instructions:

SkyJacker Class I Lift

SkyJacker Class II Lift W/Radius Arms

Skyjacker Class I Instructions

Skyjacker Class II Instructions

Superlift 98-09 Instructions

TrailMaster Suspension Lift

TrailMaster Body Lift (Page 1)

TrailMaster Body Lift (Page 2)

James Duff Dual Shock Mount

James Duff Add-A-Leaf

Rancho Install Instructions



Suspensions & Lift Kits:

The Ford Ranger Front Suspension

Lifting On A Budget

1983-1997 Ford Ranger 4×4 Lift Kits

1998-2011 Ford Ranger 4×4 Lift Kits

2WD Suspension Lifts

Coil Spring Retainer

Installing Skyjacker 6-Inch Lift

James Duff 5-Inch Stage 3 Lift Install

Installing A Superlift Kit – 2001 Ford Ranger

1998-2011 Ford Ranger Coilover Conversion

Torsion Bar Codes & Part Numbers

Removal & Installation of Torsion Bar & Key

Remove Torsion Bar Without Special Tool

Replacing TTB Axle Pivot Bushings

Suspension Tuning / Wheel Travel:

Optimizing The Skyjacker Lift Kit

Getting The Most From Your TTB Suspension

Swapping From 4″ to 6″ Coils

Get More Wheel Travel

Maximizing Flex With Jeep Coils

Zimmerman Dana 35 TTB Mod For Wheeltravel

Skyjacker Extended Radius Arm Install

Chevy 64-Inch Leafs & Shackle Flip

Ford Wheelbase Chart

Suspension Repair & Fabrication:

Building Custom Spring Perches

Broken Lift Brackets

Superlift Bracket Repair

Dana 35 TTB Cut & Turn

Design Your Own Lift Brackets

Welding Brackets To The Frame

Cutting Designs In To Metal

Convert Fractions To Decimals

How To Read Welding Symbols

Fitting By Back Measuring

Bending Tubing – ProTools Instructions

4-Link Tech – Measurements & Material

Suspension Joints

SAE Bolt Torque Specifications


SAS Front Spring Comparison

Various Coil Spring Rates

Ford Ranger Sway Bars

Monster Suspension Evolution

Ford Wheelbase Chart

SAE Bolt Torque Specifications

Exploded Views:

4X4 Front Suspension

4X4 Front Suspension (Small)

2WD Front Suspension

1998+ Front Assembly


Coil Spring Rate Calculator

RTI Ramp Calculator

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