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Old April 3rd, 2006, 09:01 PM   #1
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what have u all ran for coil spacers on your ranger or bronco II? i cant find washers that are the right size at the hardware stores.
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Old April 4th, 2006, 09:33 AM   #2
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I have no idea you might want to try http://www.therangerstation.com/
if they make them they would know.. good luck
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What do you need washers for?

Daystar makes 2" poly spacers to go under the spring. You may need stud extenders to reach up through the coil spacer and put the nut on to hold the spring.
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You can use washers welded together, with the center hole hogged out. Or, what I did was find some steel stock the diameter of the lower coil, cut it, drill a hole and drill another hole to fit over the nut that is on the stud that will go through it. Mine is roughly 3/4" tall, and I gained roughly 1 & 1/2" lift...but I did it more for alignment purposes than anything (makes camber go more positive)...

If you've got a 2WD then you more than likely will need a stud extender, I didn't for my ranger which is 4wd
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Old April 14th, 2006, 06:42 PM   #5
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watch out putting spacers on a ttb front end. i heard those things cause massive alignment issues. i want to put them on my trucks too so when you figure out something let me know how it worked
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When ever you do anything to a TTB front end that changes ride height, you're going to need to at least adjust camber and toe (although caster also changes, but it's not a tire wearing angle).

The issue with spacers on a TTB truck arise when the spacers are too big, which make the camber adjustment impossible to get back in spec (camber will be way positive - this can only be adjusted with pivot drop brackets for the individual beams)

On my ranger, I've got roughly a 3/4" spacer under the coils, and it's alignable, but then again I've got a lift on it as well that's been tweaked with...I've heard of people putting up to 1 1/4" spacer on and still being able to align it....you'd have to check on a f150 site to see how thick those spacers are

Whether or not the spacer is too big depends on the truck. For example, a single cab short bed 4 banger ranger will need a smaller spacer than an extended cab 4.0 v6 ranger to stay with in the "alignable" area. This is because a spacer of equal height will have a greater effect on a lighter vehicle (the rangers have the same rate coils across the board, I'd assume f-150's are the same way....if they had different rate coils for different configurations, this wouldn't hold true).
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Are these spacers for lift or spacers for leveling?

I've read about a bunch of people using the good ol' hockey puck with a hole drilled through it.

You can go as high as you want so long as there's complete thread engagement on the nut and stud.
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you can go as high as you like, but as I stated, the higher you go, the more positive your camber goes...there becomes a point where the only what to get camber back into spec is to drop the pivot point for that beam....
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ive got a tuff country lift on the f-150 and the axle pivot brackets allow for more adjustment than i need so i think il slap some spacers under there and see how she looks. thanks.
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