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Old 09-10-2007
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Flipping Hangers Install w/ pix

well everyones heard of flipping the shackles to drop the rear end 2''. Well i decided to flip the hangers and get 4'' of drop.. This is what had to be done.













^^^ thats with jack stands still under the truck






^^^ 9'' of drop looks like this!!! Tell me what ya'll think


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aw

Dude you went the wrong way! You'll never get 38s under there.

Looks good, must be nice to have welding skills/tools/knowledge/confidence.
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looks good man, you have a flip kit and you flipped the hangers upside down?
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Looks good, bet it rides like a cadillac... i mean.. a rock..

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looks good, what is the decal in the back window?
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its low, but i dont see any pics of anything to do with flipped hangers....
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its low, but i dont see any pics of anything to do with flipped hangers....
I concur
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its low, but i dont see any pics of anything to do with flipped hangers....


also, what have you done with the inner fenders so the tires will not get cut when the truck hits a bump

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Looks good, bet it rides like a cadillac... i mean.. a rock..
tank more like it.....
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well i didnt feel there was a neeed to take a pic of the flipped hanger... its just the hanger upside down. Also i had to cut my fender wells for the tires to fit the tuck. And the pic on the rear window is this:

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wait i do have one pic of the flipped hangers...



^^^ in this photo u can see the flipped hangers and the really bad pinion angle on my driveshaft... i had to shim the hell outta the axle to get it right.
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better put on some different shocks........those look like they are about at their collapsed limit.......any good bump and you will destroy the shocks......
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****, no wonder its so low, you flipped the front hangers...

i thought you were talking about flipping the rear hangers
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that thing looks like a mess. your gonna go through u joints like crazy. not to metion rear axle problems and worse transmission tailshaft breakage.

good luck with that
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that thing looks like a mess. your gonna go through u joints like crazy. not to metion rear axle problems and worse transmission tailshaft breakage.

good luck with that
What's with all the negative feedback? I left you a nice little note in the tirewheel combo thread...

Have you ever been to a lowrider/car show with similar setups being that low?

If he shimmed it right and corrected his pinion angle, he won't have any problems. And the tailshaft breakage will come with the bad angle with that 1-piece shaft.

Rangeron20's, do you have current pictures of the tranny/axle/driveline setup from the side? Is bagging in the Ranger's future plans?

I think it looks good. Still lots of work left, with the bed and painting the new chassis. Shocks, mounts, leaf choice...did you do the spring-under or get use an explorer rear?
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well they can give all the negativity they want but it drives well. Alot better now that i notched the frame. No more bump stoppers!!! And they can only see pix, i can actaully see the whole thing so i know exactly whats going on with it. The only problem i got is that Im gunna need to hook up a fuel cell. But thanks for the positive, negative comments......... i just wanted to show people that it can be done with a few mods...




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I bet it rides just fine if the shaft angle was corrected.

I'll be notching my frame later this evening ( Hopefully ) as well as putting in a cross-support between the 2 that I already have put in.

Someone asked, and I'm wondering as well, are bags in the future for your ride? I'm not into flare-sides, But I like your truck, its not ' overdone ' at all.
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I bet it rides just fine if the shaft angle was corrected.
agreed.
i'd like to see the "corrected" angle
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yes bags are in the future... im just waiting to find the right daily driver so i can finish up my project, also im in school so it kinda makes it hard to work alot. Well this weekend i gotta weld some cross-memebers to the notches and i will have the bed off so i'll remember to take a couple of pix of the shaft for you. But thanks for the compliments!




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How does one shim the axle?
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How does one shim the axle?
In the case of the RCD lift kit, you place 4 pinion shims on the leafspring plate. This returns the axle to a corrected angle when you tighten up the suspension after install.
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very nice truck...did you just flip the hangers on the front? i am thinking of doing this just to get rid of my lowering blocks...you did an excellent job with the notch too btw
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looks good. i can't wait to lower mines
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very nice truck...did you just flip the hangers on the front? i am thinking of doing this just to get rid of my lowering blocks...you did an excellent job with the notch too btw
he flipped his the wrong way, flip your rear hangers for 2 inches of drop, not the front ones.

also ranger on 20's didnt you break an driveshaft to when u flipped the front hangers?

I dunno how thats drivable my gastank is like 4 inches off the ground with a 7 inch drop and hard to drive around. 9 has to be horrible? The pinion angle looks horrible mine looks nowhere near that also isnt your driveshaft rubbing on the crossmembers by the gastank?
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he flipped his the wrong way, flip your rear hangers for 2 inches of drop, not the front ones.

also ranger on 20's didnt you break an driveshaft to when u flipped the front hangers?

I dunno how thats drivable my gastank is like 4 inches off the ground with a 7 inch drop and hard to drive around. 9 has to be horrible? The pinion angle looks horrible mine looks nowhere near that also isnt your driveshaft rubbing on the crossmembers by the gastank?
Yea i actually did break a drive shaft but that was bc me and my friends forgot to check my pinon angle. Also there is alot of mods involved... and i did want to flip the rear shackles and flipped the front... By flipping the front i came up to 4'' of drop. Now im going to need to hook up a fuel cell blah blah blah. Shimming the axle is also a pain in the ***!! I will have more updates on how it rides once i get back to it.



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honestly I would just flip the rear hangers for the 2 inches of drop until you bag it, instead of trying to find a way to drive it around static'd like that.
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