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Old 12-06-2008
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I want the Baja Look

i want the baja look onmy 97....i want the front to sit hire than the back with maybe a spare tire in the bed...how could i get the suspension set up that way
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bigger springs in the front
smaller shackle in the rear, depending how the rear is setup (looks lifted) you could possibly take out an add a leaf if there's one in there
you could do a shackle flip.
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try removing the rear factory block that will lower it 3 inches in the rear. the rear end is really easy to mess around with i have no worries when it comes to the rear...

or a little money and you can get some poly bushings to add to your coils lift it bout 2 inches or 3. my buddy in high school had em on his ranger... ttb is really easy and much cheaper to lift and do what you want than the newer 98+ rangers... hope that helps.
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The block is only 2", the thing about coil spacers are it makes the ride stiffer, lift coils are the way to go IMO.
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oops...

yeah the coils on my buddys truck were shot which was why he got the spacers he was a cheap ***
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thanks alot im going to try to play around with the rear end, as 00stepside said thanks for the replies!!!!
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if i was to put bigger springs in the front what could i take the of off? i dont think half-ton chevys will work
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You can buy ranger lift COILS (not springs).
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i didnt know there was deserts in ohio
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please don't. baja trucks are for the south and west (in desert regions) i'd say just get the spare tire carier and thats it, seeing as you already have bigger tires.
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im going for the same look to romp on the deserts in louisiana lol its your truck if you want get some lift spindles in the front and shackles in the back its what i did
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Yeah there gunna start running the MS River 1000, you didnt hear about that?
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If you want the baja look, then go get a Long Travel suspension. Dont be just another person with serious gnar in the front, it just looks dumb and throws your steering and alignment geometry out the window.
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You can buy ranger lift COILS (not springs).
a coil SPRING is still a spring.
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Baja "look"? why not get the real thing? Its called long travel suspension

www.dixonbrosracing.com and www.camburg.com makes some nice kits for the Ranger
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if he wants a look, let him get the damn look.

he doesn't HAVE to buy the big buck suspension systems.. and quite frankly i would say DON'T.. maybe there's a place to run a pre runner style truck up in Ohio, but i've never heard of one. if you just want the looks and don't have any plans on actually launching it or running it hard over some rough terrain then there's no need to waste you're money..

the front being up will jack with you're steering like previously mentioned though.

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okay you guys are right THERE ARE NO DESERTS IN OHIO lol but whats wrong with having that set-up on my truck that i want i mean im not actually going to tske my truck to the dunes but you know what i mean.....
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