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Old 02-22-2005
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goin up or down....

i'm at the point where i want to alter my trucks suspension....

i figure i can go either way on this....lower or lift...my trucks at a medium height...

i know by crankin the torsionbars, it increases wear....does this apply to lowering?

i was thinkin of flipping the torsion keys and gettin an axle flip kit for the lowering part....different rims and tires of course...

but what do u think?

heres the mazdaspeed slammed....i dont want it THIS low, but to give u an idea....



you all know the typical methods of lifting so i wont elaborate....
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quite honestly i think you are more of a lowering guy. I also beleive if you lift if you should wheel it hard unless its a one off sema winning show quality truck.



for you i say lower!
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yah...i think i would like my truck lowered better....i'm a big fan of droppd on 20's anyway....

but about the method i described of lowering....is this safe/ok?
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dont know, never lowered a truck.
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i undstand....neither have i...haha

i'll wait for other members to chime in...
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That pic dont look too bad... I say lower it.
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Put the frame to the ground...
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lower it, i always thought ur truck was a 4x4, i guess not
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I think it is 4wd...
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wait, your truck's a 4x4 and you're gonna lower it!? why?
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when i lowered mine i took it to the alignment shop the next day and had them put a camber kit on my ranger along with the alignment. i was fine, i had perfect camber on one wheel and -.1 on the other!!!!
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was urs 4x4?
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You will have increased wear on tires if you dont put a caster/camber adjuster kit on. I loved having mine lowered, I'm a short fella so I dont really like climbing in to my truck
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So, can this be done on a 4x4 with out feeling like a dip ****?

I kinda want to do this to mine because Im going to buy a offroad rig soon....
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You can lower it, but its a PITA. You have the whole front axle in the way
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It would look good lowered but since its a 4x4 with torsin bars it will be a pita. You can achive a few inches here and there for not that much money but once you lower it your going to wanna go lower and its going to be harder to achive. However slamming a mazda 4x4 would be orginal, I havent seen it done before...
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If it were me I would leave it alone but if I had to do something I would lower it.
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yes its a 4x4....and tons of people on here lift 4x2s and put huge tires on them and go rootin all the time...yet noone questions them....hmmmmm.....

basically theres no differenc in the 2wd and 4wd setup...my truck sits lower than a stock EDGE, the only difference between the 2 is that i have a transfer case. other than that, i got the same setup...so yes it can be done to a 4x4....

i already have the cmber caster kit installed..i had a wreck last year and i had to get an alignment, the dudes installed the kit, so i'm straight with that....
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Oh I didnt know it was a 4x4, thought it was a 4x2 just with lucky torsion bars (ugh).

I say lift that mother... buy a second gen Ranger and pimp it out... thats what I wanna do...
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Doesn't even Mazda 4WDs have torsion bars? Cuz if so, big difference buddy. You can't cut springs or w/e

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yah torsion bars

u can un crank the bolts for a little drop, or flip the keys for even more...there was a dude on *gasp* GE with a yellow single cab stepside edge that he did this method too and he got pretty low
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Key flip? Son son I did that yo... Quite a few people did it actually, Bowtiebusta, Black03Edge(orsomething close), me, Screemin Demon, Sychodemeanor(something like that), and a couple others... check my cardomain for pics.
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yah, but u didnt get as low as the other dude...
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and dont call me son...i'm older than u
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I didnt ever see him take measurements. And I wasnt calling you son, I was just saying son son, grow up man dont freak out.
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