"Year, Make, and Model:
2002 Ranger xlt 2wd "
Andy, if your looking to get lower, Mark gave you all the info you need. If your looking for performance, his advice will still work for the most part.
My troubles are 3 fold, 2 of which you won't have to deal with.
1.) Torsion bars. Its a CHEAP way to do a suspension setup. Cheaper then coils. Ford used it, I hate it.
2.) XLT's lower control arms are 1.25 inches smaller in mounting then the stock ' edge ' lower control arms. ( ask me how I know :) I have Scotty G's factory ones here and have been using them as a template
). The lower XLT arms are NOT a direct bolt-in. The Uppers are though :) .
Those 2 items make life lovely in your regards. Heres my dilema and the 3rd issue..
3.) I need adjustability as I'm going to be changing the weight of the front end of my truck. Drop kits for XLT's already have teh math done.. I have NO CLUE where my front end will be when I have it all put together.. I dunno if I will ' lay frame ' and have to have a custom set of coils bent up locally or if I'll be higher then Jeys truck with his solid axle and 40inch tires ( or however huge those monsters are ) .
The final reason I'm using a M2 front conversion.. Motor mounting. :)