Noob Pre runner Suspension question

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Hey guys I'm trying to build a 06 ranger pre runner I'm planning on having 18 inches of travel in the front but when it comes to the rear I have no idea what to do. I'm not going to be racing it I'm just building it for fun so with that being said would a 4 link kit be over kill or what I'm not sure what I should do I just want to be able to take deep ruts at good speeds and be able to jump stuff what do you guys think?
 

Travisfab

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Giant 64's is the next leaf pack I am getting. I would highly recommend them for you.

4 Link will snow ball on you real quick. To do it right you will need a new axle housing and fuel cell beyond the cage work required for shocks. If you're ready all that ($/down time), then go for it!
 
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Thankyou for the info do you think the giant 64 kit will make my truck sit level with the long travel kit I will be installing and another question do you think it will handle jumps like a 4 link would? I feel like shocks and or coilovers would handle landings better but once again I am a noob at this
 

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I would not get too hung up on ride height. 64's are spring under, so you get a lot of arch without a ton of height increase. You will have some adjustability in height with your shackle/hanger, and pre load up front.

This pack with the right tuned shocks is as close as you can get to linking it. You will have a lot more to worry about before it's time to jump the truck!

 
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I would not get too hung up on ride height. 64's are spring under, so you get a lot of arch without a ton of height increase. You will have some adjustability in height with your shackle/hanger, and pre load up front.

This pack with the right tuned shocks is as close as you can get to linking it. You will have a lot more to worry about before it's time to jump the truck!

Your right and thankyou again for the info
 

fordboi415

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Thankyou for the info do you think the giant 64 kit will make my truck sit level with the long travel kit I will be installing and another question do you think it will handle jumps like a 4 link would? I feel like shocks and or coilovers would handle landings better but once again I am a noob at this
You can adjust the ride height by adjusting the preload on the coilovers. The Giant 64s will increase the ride height but they work very well and offer the most uptravel you can possibly get with a bolt on leaf pack. For reference heres my ranger (BTF kit up front and Giant 64s in the rear.




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Leaf springs are definitely the way to go. Easy bolt on fix for more travel. There's a lot of Fab involved in linking a truck.
I think giant sells shocks that are tuned for the leafs perfectly.


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Giant 64” for sure. Had them on my ranger with a BMS kit up front and they handle great



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