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hi i'am simply here looking for some advise and to get my knowledge up a lil... So im hoping that someone here could help, i would apreciated a lot... so i own a 2001 ford ranger and i recently put some twenty inch rims on it with low pro tires... and now i want to lower it... im wondering whats a good brand to buy (lowering kit) and once i've have chosen the brand then i would like to kno about how much money am i looking at, that i have to spend??? with the job done if possible... oh and by the way... only drop it like 3" to 5"...
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The DJM brand kits are very nice. They make a 2/3 kit(2" front, 3" rear) and a 4/5 kit. I suggest the 4/5 kit. But......you need like a 26" tire or smaller to run the DJM 4/5. So unless your running 35 series tires, I'd do a 2/3.

DJM 2/3 kit consists of: Lowering Coils, Rear flip kit(roughly $400)
DJM 4/5 kit consists of: Lowering Coils, Upper and Lower control arms, Rear Flip Kit(Roughly $700)

Self install is pretty simple. Piece of cake if your mechanically inclined. My brother and I pulled it out overnight(6hrs?) takin' our time.

Here's my brother's '01 XL w/ the DJM 4/5 and 17" stang wheels(that push bar is long gone)....
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thankz

you mean 26" tires, like the heigth of the rims and the tire put together? cause i believe i do have right about that.. and the truck looks very nice... shocks run about 200 to 300 right???
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Tire height at proper inflation. If any bigger than 26", you'll rub inner front fender. Little brother has a weird rub on the rear when pulling over a speedbump sideways.

shock prices depends.....i got the prices from summitracing.com....and they sell theirs with shocks.
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Shane, you beat me to the punch!

DJM all the way. they are by far the best brand if you want to do it the right and the safe way.

Go check out RangerPowerSports.com
They have a really good section in their forum for us lower-rider guys.
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Welcome to RF! also do you have torsion bar or coil sprung suspension?? (EDGE or XLT?)
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welcome to R-F, Jorge!
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haha for sure lowrider trucks are much better,, nah jk everybody.. its just my opinion... and to the guy with the black lowered ford ranger, ur truck looks way sick... hopefully mine ends up like that if it does ill post some pixs, thankz again to those that helped me...
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welcome Jorge.
Give Stylintrucks a call: 800-478-9546. I'm in the process of lowering my 05' and ordered the DJM 4/5 kit. Paid under 700 with shocks included. Have not gotten to install yet, but all the parts are very well constructed. Also ordered 18" wheels. My build is scheduled to begin in August (if I'm done with all my honeydo list). Pictures will be comming at that time .
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Welcome!
DJM 4/5 FTW!
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Howdy! Dropped Rangers are sweet!
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Alrite So Im Getting Alotof Good Responses On My Lil Ad And Since I Still Dont Really Know How To Respond To You Guys Then Im Hoping Somebody Reads This... Soooooooo I've Being Hearing That Djm Brands Are Definitely The Way To Go And That Most Of You Guys That Already Own A Lowered Ford Ranger, Are Only Using 17" To 18" Rims So Whats Gonig To Be The Difference With My Truck Compare To You If I Get The 4/5 Kit From Djm But I Have Twenty Inch Rims And I Believe 245/40zr20 95y Tires Or Some Like That???? Would My Truck Look Better Or Worse And Taller Or Lowered Then Yours...
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Here is a truck i found on RPS with 4/5 drop 255/35/20 :





What is your offset on your 20s? Cause that will affect clearance issues with the control arms once you lower it.
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DUDE I REALLY WOULDNT WANT TO SOUND STUPID BUT IGUESS IM GOING TO HAVE TO, BECASUE TO BE HONEST I BARELY GOT INTO THIS TRUCK STUFF AND I DONT KNO THE NAMES FOR MANY THINGS LIKE THE OFFSET?? AND STUFF BUT AS FAR AS THAT BAD *** PICTURE YOU POSTED THEN IT LOOKS LIKE IM NOT VERY FAR FROM LOOKING LIKE THAT... I TINTED ALL WINDOWS, PLACED EXTRA TWEETERS, TWO AMPS, TWO L7 SOLOBARIC KICKERS, PUT NEW 20"S ON MY RIDE SO all i maY have left is that kit and maybe a snugtop and ill be set... by the way is there any locals to the 805 area code located rigth on the west coast of california... if there was mAYBE I CAN USE SOME HELP INSTALLING THE KIT...
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never lowered a truck but i am always down to try...


gah just saw im on the opposite side of the 805...
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