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Old 11-23-2006
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yea you could leave the suspension alone... keep the good ride quality...
auctly when lowered it will handle better and if done right the first time there should be no difference if not an improvement
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You could do a Saleen thing with it. IMO, I would say do at least a 2/3 drop, either a billet grill or a color matched grill, toneau(<- I don't think I spelled that right) cover, clear corners, and somce sort of exhaust.
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at 4/5 drop it gets rough from what I've heard... 2/3 still rides good but I heard if your rocking 18"s and a 4/5 its not too great...
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at 4/5 drop it gets rough from what I've heard... 2/3 still rides good but I heard if your rocking 18"s and a 4/5 its not too great...

thats what you have "heard"

Until you own a truck thats dropped 4/5 on rims then you should have no input on it.

Im guessing from what you have "heard" the people prob had toxic shocks on which are ****ty and probably no bolt in notch in the rear hence the horrible ride With a good set of shocks and a notch it rides totally different.
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A 2/3 drop is all I could do......4/5 is too much of a drop.....I dont live in the city where the truck is on the pavement all the time, I dont have the money to get into the control arms and shocks, and you said something about a bolt on frame notch......im not going to get that serious with modifications to the truck.
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A 2/3 drop is all I could do......4/5 is too much of a drop.....I dont live in the city where the truck is on the pavement all the time, I dont have the money to get into the control arms and shocks, and you said something about a bolt on frame notch......im not going to get that serious with modifications to the truck.

If your going to do a 2/3 drop with stock shocks your truck is going to ride like ****, yes you can get away with stock shocks without buying dropped ones but it will end up riding like **** I will guarantee you that.

As for a bolt in notch for the rear with a flipkit thats 5 inches of drop it puts you about a half inch away from the bumpstops, you can trim them for extra clearance or put in a bolt in notch. Before I put on my heavy tonno cover I barely bottomed out on them.

I would just leave your truck stock if your not going to do it right. I am telling you straight up YOU WILL NOT BE HAPPY WITH A 2/3 WHEN YOUR DONE WITH IT AND WILL WANT TO GO LOWER IN LIKE 2 DAYS AFTER ITS COMPLETED.
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yea you could leave the suspension alone... keep the good ride quality...
false my 2/2 drop my ride acully got better...and handling was excilent...
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A 2/3 drop is all I could do......4/5 is too much of a drop.....I dont live in the city where the truck is on the pavement all the time, I dont have the money to get into the control arms and shocks, and you said something about a bolt on frame notch......im not going to get that serious with modifications to the truck.
i would do 2/3 and get toxic shocks
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i would do 2/3 and get toxic shocks
Did you not read what I mentioned earlier toxic shocks ride like ****, They are good for starting off but then you learn they ride like **** and want to change them why do you think they are cheap? I went to belltech's and the ride is so much better.

Also its going to ride like **** in the front if you dont replace the front factory bumpstops with DJM pancake ones because after it coils settle your frame will be resting on them and causing it to ride like ****.
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Did you not read what I mentioned earlier toxic shocks ride like ****, They are good for starting off but then you learn they ride like **** and want to change them why do you think they are cheap? I went to belltech's and the ride is so much better.

Also its going to ride like **** in the front if you dont replace the front factory bumpstops with DJM pancake ones because after it coils settle your frame will be resting on them and causing it to ride like ****.
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Well, I put in DJM 2" front springs, flipped the rear spring hangers (which I wouldn't suggest on a regular cab like yours, I'd put in the 3" flip kit to level it out), added Doestch Tech shocks which really firmed up the ride alot, installed a Bronco II rear sway bar rebuilt with urethane bushings, put in pancake Energy Suspension bump stops, along with 17" Bullits and p255/50/17 Kuhmo tires and it really handles like it's on rails. The Mustang theme can be carried as subtle in my case or if you wanted to go more you could go with anything else mustang you prefer. I like the understated look myself with a little sleeper underneath.
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Well, I put in DJM 2" front springs, flipped the rear spring hangers (which I wouldn't suggest on a regular cab like yours, I'd put in the 3" flip kit to level it out), added Doestch Tech shocks which really firmed up the ride alot, installed a Bronco II rear sway bar rebuilt with urethane bushings, put in pancake Energy Suspension bump stops, along with 17" Bullits and p255/50/17 Kuhmo tires and it really handles like it's on rails. The Mustang theme can be carried as subtle in my case or if you wanted to go more you could go with anything else mustang you prefer. I like the understated look myself with a little sleeper underneath.
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prey tell why in hell it wouldnt be good to "flip the hangers" on a regular cab truck i am dieing to hear this one... i had 2" drop coils and fliped hangers a my reg cab 4.0L splash and it was perfectly fine....

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Nothing wrong with flipping hangers if your looking to level the truck out its a great mod. Only read I can see him suggesting a flipkit on a reg cab is because they have such horrible rake noticeble compared to ext cabs.
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