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Old 03-29-2009, 04:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Wanted: Ford Ranger/Bronco/Explorer Springs

Hi folks,

I am looking for FRONT COIL SPRINGS from a Ford Ranger or equivelant.

These will be used on the back of the Electro-Metro to boost it up to hold hundreds of pounds of batteries.

If you have some, please let me know!

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Old 03-29-2009, 09:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Is there a year limitation? I might be able to get them from my wife's dad LOL. He's got a Ranger and a Bronco II (the model you'd be looking for, by the way... you probably don't want stuff from a Bronco, they're closer to an F-150)

Lemme know what Year, I'll talk to a few people and give you a price to get them to you.
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Old 03-29-2009, 09:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I don't think that there is a year limitation.

The springs CoyoteX used on his Metro was from a '93.

I know that there is some variation on the springs depending on the engine size and 4x4 vs 2x4, but I don't think the exact specifics matter in my case.

As long as the top and bottom of the springs are the right size, I am not overly concerned about the exact length or weight.
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Alrighty, I'll talk to my neighbor, and see what they're doing w/ the Ranger they just finished taking parts from... it still has the front springs on it.
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I think you need to use the Bronco II stuff.
Those and the Rangers were on the same chassis.
As Christ said, the Bronco is a full size pickup with a closed bed.

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