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    Question f150 leaf springs on rear of ranger?

    I wanna know if there are any benefits to this. I will be running a flipped hangar, longer shackle, and a bed cage with some foa resis and dont know what springs to run. cant afford deavers or giant 64. I know some guys run chevy 64" leafs. how do these perform? and how do f150 leafs perform?

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    Chevy 64 junkyard swap will be better than the f-150
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    yeah I have read that before. im looking for travel numbers. and how do they run without the re arch? I have heard that the stock ranger drive shaft can only handle 16" of travel. is that true?
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    Quote Originally Posted by steelballs44 View Post
    yeah I have read that before. im looking for travel numbers. and how do they run without the re arch? I have heard that the stock ranger drive shaft can only handle 16" of travel. is that true?
    it depends. if its the one piece aluminum driveshaft it hits the gas tank cross member if it droops to far. if you have the smaller steel driveshaft you wont have that issue.

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    take the cross member and move it forward. two of the holes match up. drill new holes and bolt it up
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    yeah i got the aluminum... ill move whatevers in the way i was worried about the u joints and whatnot. and do i need to re arch the 64" springs or can i run stock? and how much does it usually cost to have them re arched?
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    2wd F150 leaves have more arc than the explorer springs and hold up better IMO. They pretty much bolt on.
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    yeah hat thread is where i got the idea. im just wondering how much better they are cus he doesnt really go into detail...
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    it says 9.5 inches of travel. i have been researching this alot too. The older f150's have more of an arch on thier leaf springs. He is that setup 64" Chevy Junkyard spring swap dealio. He says it pulls 16.5.

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    but he said that the travel was limited bec of his shocks right? and yeah ive noticed the older ones are more arched. I guess ill probably end up doing the extra work and doing the chevy 64"... I just havnt found much info on the f150 springs.
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