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Old 06-03-2014, 02:29 AM   #1
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Question Rancho Quicklift AND Spacer??

Can i have both? Spacer and Rancho Quicklift? My 06 5.4 XLT 4x4 had a spacer on the strut. Looks to be about 2". I installed Rancho Quicklifts with the spacers on top as well but now the control arm looks to be almost touching the coil at the ball joint. Rancho says the struts will settle a bit. Do I need to go back in and take the spacers out or just be patient and trust? I really like the higher stance but dont wanna ruin anything. I also put new upper control arms and lower ball joints. Doing Rancho RS9000s on rear tomorrow hopefully. Next up - Alignment! But I can't afford two alignments if the Ranchos dont settle much! What do I do?? Btw, im running Dick Cepek Mud Countrys 33x12.5/17 if it matters.
Any help is GREATLY appreciated! I can't find anything about having both this strut and a spacer!?!?!?
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Can i have both? Spacer and Rancho Quicklift? My 06 5.4 XLT 4x4 had a spacer on the strut. Looks to be about 2". I installed Rancho Quicklifts with the spacers on top as well but now the control arm looks to be almost touching the coil at the ball joint. Rancho says the struts will settle a bit. Do I need to go back in and take the spacers out or just be patient and trust? I really like the higher stance but dont wanna ruin anything. I also put new upper control arms and lower ball joints. Doing Rancho RS9000s on rear tomorrow hopefully. Next up - Alignment! But I can't afford two alignments if the Ranchos dont settle much! What do I do?? Btw, im running Dick Cepek Mud Countrys 33x12.5/17 if it matters.
Any help is GREATLY appreciated! I can't find anything about having both this strut and a spacer!?!?!?
How much total lift you trying to get? 2" spacer and those at 0" lift should be fine
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I'm running only Racho Quicklift's on my 2005... I'm currently running a 35x12.50 R18 on stock FX4 wheels... I get a slight rub on the wheel wells if i'm make u-turns too fast, other than that, it rides like a champ...
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Ive got them turned all the way down. I had originally only wanted to keep her level so I ordered the Quicklifts, but I figured a lil more height couldnt hurt and thru on the spacers too. Is there a way to raise that control arm up and out a bit? When the factory sturts were in, it sat about an inch/inch n a half out from coil. Now its right on it. Im a lil worried that if the truck bounces up and extends it'll go into the coil.
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Yes, you need to remove the spacer. Rancho quicklifts are preloaded. Only way to raise your upper CA and get it away from the strut is to get longer knuckles. The lower will still be at a 'non factory angle' causing the bottom of your stock knuckle to be closer to the strut also.
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Thanks everyone for the quick and informative answers! Guess I'm back in the wheel well tonight... ��
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