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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-29-2010, 10:53 PM Thread Starter
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easy way to lower my truck

i have decided to drop my ranger down a little

how can i get my ranger from this



to this

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i dont want to really spend alot at this moment
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-30-2010, 12:36 AM
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Re: easy way to lower my truck

I'm assuming you have 2wd, I checked your info and you didn't post it. I'm not too familiar with this stuff but till someone with more knowledge posts, here goes; You probably have blocks that you can remove between the springs and rear axle. And you can do a shackle flip, if you take the rear spring shackle mount and reverse the mounting it will lower your ride. I'm not exactly sure how much this will get you but a little time with a tape measure will get you close. For the front, I'm guessing, I think you have coils. Old cheap way is to use a torch and heat the coil till red hot. It'll relax and settle down next to the coil beside it. This is a one way trip so do it half a coil at a time. You also lose some suspension travel so think this through first. Make sure you have all the stock rubber bump stops in place, front and back. I'm sure there are other, better ways, someone else will have to chime in though.
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yea it is 2wd
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Re: easy way to lower my truck

talk to tom or 91cfr or oldford they will know

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Re: easy way to lower my truck

For the rear, a flip kit is your best bet. The shackle flip is also an option, but is a little more work.

For the front, there are lowering springs (2" drop) or something called "dream beams" which replace your stock I-beams with a set of lowered I-beams. If I'm not mistaken, they will lower the front about 3-4".

I hope you decide to lower! We could use a few more lowered rides on the site! LOL

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X2 on Danny...

and yes, another lowered truck would be nice... too many high guys... LOL ;D


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Re: easy way to lower my truck

whats wrong with us lifted guys

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Re: easy way to lower my truck

Go with DJM Dream beams for the front. If you don't want to flip the coin for new ones, decent used ones can be found on craigslist and ebay. For the rear, buy the axle flip brackets. Cheap and easy. I might even have some flip brackets somewhere in my mess. I ran em before I was bagged. I'll check..


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Re: easy way to lower my truck

until you want to drop a lil money into it the first thing you can do is cut a coil or two out of the front i dont recommend you heat them to lower them unless you really know what your doing. cutting them is your best bet for 2" of drop easy. as for the back i would buy the flip kit it cost very little and easy to do and thats good for 5" in back

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Re: easy way to lower my truck

well youlle have one more lowered well bagged but lowered all the same theresa few nice but cheep kits on ebay but i dont trust nething but name brand cheeper is not always better but try airbagit.com they sell cheep lowering kits at a desent price i sell a lot of there stuff for lifts i beams mess with my head.


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