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raise or lower?

i got a black 2009 ranger and i havent done any mods to it except for the sound system and window tint. in the spring i was thinking about lowering it but i have seen some pretty nice trucks on here that gives me a good idea about raiseing it. id only raise it max 3 inches but i still dont know what to do. Any suggestions?
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I can tell you right now, that if you have Torsion Bars your not going to be lowering it very far lol.
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There are plenty of ways to lift and lower. There's some people that can teach you a thing or two. Depends on what you do, lowering can increase on road performance, whereas lifting is off road. Your best bet is to do what you wanna do. It's YOUR truck.
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yeah that is true i do have torsion bars so its not gonna go too much lower, but im leaning more on the side of rasing it and getting black rims with the chrome cap in the middle and mud tires and throw on some step bars or something. there are just so many rims and tires that i like its hard to choose 1 that i will be completly sastisfied with
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so i don't crush ur dreams of lowering.. there is a way to do so.. Coil Over Swap in the front.. ORW (Off Road Warehouse) the ad on the top of the page sells the kits for the swap.
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Tires are performance, wheels are looks
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yeah i knew that i could do the swap's and such but i dont really wanna lower it because of the snow in the winters, like your from ontario too like it could be pretty harsh sometimes(unlike now it hasnt snowed in a few weeks haha) but maybe i could just get new thick tread tires and some new rims without rasing it? not quite sure if that would look good or not
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u have the new suspension which is a little lower so i think u can only run 31's unless u do a 3" Body Lift or something then u can run 33x12.50xwhat ever size rim u want lol
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salt+rims=eh.. :/
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haha stockers are awesome winter rims.. i have the stx rims for winter then my DSG Alcoa's for the summer .. Canadian Thinkin EH?
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haha right on man im planning on getting some spacers and putting some 2005 stock mustang rims that i got laying around in my garage just till the summer and then and hopefully ill figure out how much money i got and see what i could do for the tires and rims and then use the stock mustang rims for in the winter. It will still look good but i wont be ruining my good rims in the winter haha. BTW are there any ontario meets anywhere? if so where can i check them out id love to go to one. Maybe ill be the youngest one there considering im only 17 haha
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haha damn! and yeah i dunno if u wanna drive this far but we are having one in the Brantford/Hamilton Area lol
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I'd actually be down for that as long as its not flop haha when is this gonna be going down?
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weekend in Feb for sure. I'm gonna see who's coming to see wtf we can do in Hamilton.
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Haha okay well when you figure all the stuff out just let me know ill come forsure
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for sure man!
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Am I the only one who thinks the "lift or lower" threads are completely retarded?

How do you use the truck?
IF you actually plan to use the truck offroad and need clearance and bigger tires, lift it.
If you want the truck to sit lower and maybe handle better, lower it.
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up up up
lift d**n it lift
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but really! it's up to you dude.
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since your in canada, lift it.
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Am I the only one who thinks the "lift or lower" threads are completely retarded?

How do you use the truck?
IF you actually plan to use the truck offroad and need clearance and bigger tires, lift it.
If you want the truck to sit lower and maybe handle better, lower it.
what if i wanted awesome handling like a lower truck but i want it to be awesome offroad too??? haha i think your the only one!


to the OP- lift it
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what if i wanted awesome handling like a lower truck but i want it to be awesome offroad too???
I can't fairly compare a lifted Ranger to a lowered Ranger, but coilover's give you the best handling/ride.
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I can't fairly compare a lifted Ranger to a lowered Ranger, but coilover's give you the best handling/ride.
haha ya i know i was joking!! personally im going UP and will be sitting on some 33" LTB radials.
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Well my opinion on trucks in general is if its 4wd lift, if its 2wd lower it. UNLESS your hauling/towing then dont touch it. But that is mainly for bigger trucks who haul 5th wheels/goosenecks which in your case i HIGHLY doubt you towing a 5th wheel or gooseneck. But ultimately in the end its your choice and you should do what you want to do and what will make your truck look best. If you 4wheel then lift it, if its a pavement pounder then lower it...OR if it stays mainly on pavement but occassionally goes offroad then buy some 31x10.5r? bfg a/t's por something such as that. just my 2cents.:)
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it's my cousin's ranger
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