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Old 12-06-2011, 07:52 PM
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96' Bronco Suspension upgrade?

Was thinking about upgrading the front suspension in my Bronco from spring/dual shock in the front to leaf springs in the front. Wanted to get your guys opinion on it. What ya think?
 
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:16 PM
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That isn't an upgrade... lol Grey will be mad when he sees your question, he thinks the setup you want is stupid (no offense meant). The leaf springs work against the radius arms in the TTB and things get pretty messed up, you'll loose a lot of flex, that is no upgrade. Get fresh progressive coils if you want an upgrade.
 
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:23 PM
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A long arm kit is an upgrade also......or a tie rod flip.........are you lifting it ?
 
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Whats your end goal?

I agree that leaf springs are NOT the way to go. As mentioned, if you are lifting it and don't plan on using it for the Baja 1000 a decent kit from the Graveyard with extended arms is the way to go. If you purely want a lift for looks, then you could go Rough Country, which is ~450-500 a kit.
 
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If you doing a lift Id do what Edge said get a rough country kit...Or do extended coil springs like 2" or 2.5" and bring the front end up if it sags...mine is badly so thats my goal for now...
 
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1) Was jus thinking about it because I was thinking of going bigger motor (changed my mind)

2) Been told that like Dune buggy shocks? or something is really good for off roading because it absorbs the bumps a lot easier (Don't know if its true.)

3) I got a 4in Lift kit on back order until I fix my other issues with the truck (EGR, Axle seals, 300k mile motor/trans )
 
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If it's stock bigger springs will get you2 inches but trash you camber were the biggest cams won't fix unless you get drop bracket. My advise go st8 axle keep coils if you use Dana 44out of a late70s f100 all you have to do is shorten drag link and custom track bar.it eAsier than it sounds
 
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If it's stock bigger springs will get you2 inches but trash you camber were the biggest cams won't fix unless you get drop bracket. My advise go st8 axle keep coils if you use Dana 44out of a late70s f100 all you have to do is shorten drag link and custom track bar.it eAsier than it sounds
and SAS is a $2000 lift minimum and that is doing the install yourself including the fab of your track bar brackets etc...


Get your rig in good operation first. once you are there and happy with that come back and lets talk lifts and such. There are many options out there, nothing should run you more then $1000 unless you have someone else do the install. Your year will run 33's stock height with just having the front bumper shimmed out a bit. then you have to think about gearing front/rear to compensate for the larger tires. this is a must regardless of motor size.
 
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I was thinking about a straight axle conversion but that is ALOT of money I don't have for a conversion kit sadly.

I have most the issues resolved right now kemical BUT a new issue has come up. My output shaft seal has now broken but its leaking VERY slowly. keeping an eye on it until I can get time to fix it which should be in the next week or so. I have brand new 4.10 gears for the front and rear. I can get me a 4in lift kit for $450 (without the leaf springs) and then get leaf springs for a 4in lift off another buddy for $100.

Plus I haven't had to do any trimming to my bumper to accompany my 33s although I might have to a little since the left side rubs on the tire because my bumper is slightly tweaked that way.
 
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nice sounds like you are on track
 
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Thanks. You guys on FTE have been really helpful with working on my bronco. I'm really excited to get my next one because I messed up some things on this bronco that will cost a lot to UNDO but if i get another bronco it'll be much less costly (i.e. The exhaust)
 
 
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