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Old March 4th, 2009, 06:08 PM   #1
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i have a 88 ford f150 with a six inch super lift suspernsion already and i want my truk\ck to sit level,does any one know if i could put a 2 inch coil spacer in the front to make it sit level with out have to get all new tierods or drop brakets

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thats what me and cameron did to our trucks. You can lift a ttb ford 2" without having to do any modifications. You already have the drop brackets for your radius arms for your 6" lift so you can get 2 more inches out of your suspension. You can get polyurethane spacers for $50 off ebay and i have an extra set of stud extenders if you need them.
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thats what i thought
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Check on your lift and make sure you have 6" brackets that dropped your axle and radius arms down. If you have 4" brackets with 6" springs, it won't work, but if you have 6" brackets and springs, you can get away with an extra 1.5" worth of spacer.

The reason I say 1.5" thick spacers is because of the "leverage" effect of the TTB. If you lift the axle where the coil is, since the tire is further out, than where the spring mount is and the other end of the axle is attatched to the frame, it will actually lift the tire about 2" out by the hub.

So essentially...

.5" thick spacer = 1" of lift
1" thick spacer = 1.5" of lift
1.5" thick spacer = 2" of lift

1.5" is about the max you want to go in reality on the thickness of the spacer

You will probably want to get an alignment as well. The tires love to get chewed up on improperly aligned TTB frontends. Trust me, I know allllll about this perogative you're stuck in right now.
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i have spacers that might work ... $30 shipped. brand new, pm if interested
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He doesn't need spacers anymore, we found out that his lift on the front is on the 6" lift setting but he only has 4" lift springs. He is going to order new 6" lift springs
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You could still throw some 1.5" spacers in there, if you wanted....although it would be kind of overkill....
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i have soem skyjacker shocks for 6"lift on 80-96 ford trucks, $10 bucks, used, got soem rust from when they were run last winter, but still hardly any miles on them.
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