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u mean "woah woah woah"?

1" from ground good if TRUELY bagged
1" from ground static suspension= ***
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i agree
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well... my opinion on lowering a 4x4 ranger is "why"?

but then again, there are tons of luxury suv's that are "awd" and are low to the ground..

so i guess you can justify it if you live up north and need your 4x4 to get around, but want a lowered truck...

otherwise, what a waste of money... i will trade you my 2wd edge for your 4x4(not your mazda, though, brent.. haha)...
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thas fine by me, most people cant handle the MazdaSpeed whip...

i dont offroad...the only offroading i do is on a gravel road to my girlfriends house...so i'd rather trade out height for a cooler stance, and have the optional "All Wheel Drive" selection availible...
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i am just messing anyway, brent...

call it "awd" instead of 4x4, for now on... haha!
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yesssss

i just made a new truck!
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LMAO... we need to look into the exploder slectors... i think they have a "4x4 auto" selection
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haha, or grab some Subaru emblems or something, have like AWD badges...
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Heres a site for almost every bodykit ever made.

CLICK ME!!!

Enjoy!!!

Brent im with you on the lowering thing. Recently I've been thinking of lowering my 4x4 Edge. Here comes the hate O_O!!!

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haha, join the club my friend....
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Wow, wow, wow, i think Rangers are very badass sittin on the ground or about 1 inch away from the ground no offense to anyone who might think otherwise tho.

would i ever lower mine? hell no but i respect that other folks have done it and it looks really good... mine is going in the other direction
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At times i wish my 4x4 was a 2wd so it would wouldn't be shunned upon if i lowered it.

Brent if you plan to go do this thing i would be very interested in know what you done, or had done. FYI there are new 4x4 lowering kits out now, i've only seen three, 1 for the new F-150, 1 for the Ram, and 1 for the Silverado. So we could be seeing another trend in trucks and minis. The owner some audio company thats putting in my speakers ans subs owns a new Durrango, and he hated the 4x4 stance, so he lowered it and it lays low and sits on 20's or 22's.

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well, theres no difference in the 4x4 and 4x2 ranger suspesion as far as torsion bars go...

typically people think that a 4x4's suspension is beefier and more rugged, to handle off roading, but ford gimped out on us for that...its the sme chit....just with a transfer case to engage the front wheels

lowering it is the same as a 4x2. i have 31's so i wont be able to go as low as i could with smaller tires, but new rims mite be on the way, so i mite be able to slam it.

there isnt a kit for our trucks for lowering...theres a technique to the maximum amount of lowering...talk to Zero about it...but thas as low as we can go...then u have to get smaller rims/tires if u wanna go any lower...

ranger02_4x4 has already lowered his, and i will be following the same method, i'll tyr to remember to take pics and do a write up if u'd like
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Lowering a 4x4 you'll run into problem's with your front cv joint's . They are designed to work where they are , 3 inch's either change's the angles and they'll give you problem's down the road , especially if you drive that many miles. If you look at all the newer lift kit's they lower the front diff in the frame to keep the angle's at the stock position because it causes problem's . I can't see how it wouldn't cause problem's by lowering it 3 inch's , your still going to change the angle's because you cannot raise the diff in the frame to keep the angle's true . I'd do alot of research before trying to lower it , due to the amount of miles you drive . It might be fine on a truck that is a weekend driver. Even us 4x2 guys cant lower our Edge's down but so low because of the front and issues with the balljoints.

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....$$$ fixes problems


i have $$$...any problems?
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Well if u decide to do the T-bar flip watch out ull have issues with the truck being uneven the *** is gonna sit lower then the front about an inch i dunno if ur gonna go that far but if so u might just wanna take out the blocks and do the t-bar flip that way the truck will atleast sit even since the rear of ur truck was lower then mine even when u had the blocks in the rear and i didnt.
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i'll just pay to have it perfected

and my *** end sits lower now, big deal
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Yea, I know it sits lower I meant just take the blocks out and dont flip the rear axle then flip the t-bars and u'll be low and ull sit even.
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I sit even and i took out the blocks and uncranked the t-bars as far as they could without the flip...


about the CV's... ive been worried about that also... from what i remember they are almost even with the ground... but ive heard that a few inches is ok but anymore may mess it up
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Oh man flipping those keys is a major pain dude! A buddy and i had no trouble gettin em down and flipping em over, but when it came time to put em back in they didnt wanna stay on the gear puller so we had to ghetto rig it and for the passengers side we even had to drop the whole A-arm down so we could get that key back in place.
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Thats why I love having a friend with a lift. Never had any problems removing or installing my keys.
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Baggededge... Do you know what the limits would be on the CV shafts?
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I have no idea, but the site i looked on said sumthin about not to change the angle by more then 3" from the original factory settings.
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Im not much into lowering anything, just not me, but thats my opinion, I have friends with lowered trucks, its your truck, what ever makes you happy. Heres what you could do with a little money. Find an explorer axle, like us 4x4 guys normally try to find, you wont have to swap any perches, you will then have the sprung over the axle, which will allow you to have the lowered look, and if you want to drop more, just add blocks. OR, like chris said remove the rear block, thats is a 2.5" block, or if you dont want the low, go get a 1" block from autozone, and lower it 1.5", Im going to tell you now, its going to be lowering much with 31"s. I've got a set of 29"s if ya wanna trade, lol, they just have a little rock rash on the tire.
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lol... this thread is over 1 1/2 years old... according to his profile, tippnover hasn't been on the site since april.
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