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Lowered or Lifted

Alright guys...
For so long I've wanted to lift my truck, being in So Cal that's all I've really been getting ideas from...
But now being on the Forum there's a whole new world of Rangers that I thought I wouldn't like.
My truck is either going low or going high, I've always liked both.
But I'm definitely loving the lowered look.
My truck now:
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2wd or 4wd?
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I vote you lower it! that first pic of it lowered looks sweet!
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I vote you lower it! that first pic of it lowered looks sweet!
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Then I think it would look good lowered. But it's all in what you want. Do you want to look good on just the street or do you want to look good on and off the street?
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Since you have T-bars you can't go too low. I don't think there are even lowing kits for Rangers with bars. I vote lift.
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if you lower it, try and find an STX bumper and valance!
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Since you have T-bars you can't go too low. I vote lift.
coilover swap! duhhhh
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coilover swap! duhhhh
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
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yea what keith said. if you want to go low your gonna need to drop some money on a coilover swap to get that low


the 2nd pic is bagged tho to be tuckin that much. wich would still be more than i coilover conversion i think
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You guys are quick.
And I'm thinkin about airbaggin it?
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You would still have to convert to coilovers up front.

First check if you have T bars. I'm sure you do though. Just look under your truck and see if you have bars mounted about under your seat that go to the front suspension.
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i go with lowered
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yea. youll need coils nomatter what to go down. toobad you dont have an ibeam truck where slamming it is easy as HELLL
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im probably going to bag my truck now that i got my 20s! so id go with bag but make sure you convert coilovers if you have tbars!! you have to
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Then I think it would look good lowered. But it's all in what you want. Do you want to look good on just the street or do you want to look good on and off the street?
For sure...I want the clean look on the streets.
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Lowered looks great, but you'll spend a lot more lowering it than lifting it because of the above mentioned reasons.
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well if you lower it u wont have door handles so i vote lift haha
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Lowered looks great, but you'll spend a lot more lowering it than lifting it because of the above mentioned reasons.
I totally understand that...and I'm def down for having a lil project going. I feel like I'd get tired of my truck being lifted.
There's gonna be a lot more to play around with if I lower it.
If I was to lift my truck I wouldn't be going pre-runner or making it all off-road ready.
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should just go with a static drop!
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Bagging it would be $$$ and lots of time, especially since you've got torsion bars like most of us instead of coils. Pretty much the only somewhat cheap option you have is gonna be lifting it. Fabtech makes 3" lift spindles and an add a leaf for the back, they are whats on my truck. The only ****ty thing is you're obviously gonna be slower and MPG will drop. Inside the drivers door jam theres a sticker with info about the truck, theres one that says "axle" and its got two numbers or one letter and a number code saying what it is. Go look at your truck and see what it says, then we can see what gears you have in your rear end.
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should just go with a static drop!
What static drop exists for torsion bars? None that I know of
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static drop after a coil over swap trent. i wasnt talking about a kit

well the front wont be static because the coilovers are adjustable but the back will be static
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