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do Coilovers if you have the money

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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.
Ok...so sticker says axle- R7
I know I have 4.10 limited slip axle
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Ok...so sticker says axle- R7
I know I have 4.10 limited slip axle
Oh sweet you're good then, lift it and put on 33's. I bet you can find 3" lift spindles all over for cheap too since you're in SoCal.
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BTW... Super Clean truck
Your truck was one of the first pics I saw when I joined...
And since than its been screwing with my head... I love it.
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casper seems to have that effect on people. after he photoshoped mine slammed i knew i had to do it. even tho its at 2/2 right meow it will be 5/7
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Keys are crap. She can just uncrank the bars and get eh same effect.
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Oh sweet you're good then, lift it and put on 33's. I bet you can find 3" lift spindles all over for cheap too since you're in SoCal.
But...but...I don't think I wanna lift it

Really though...I'm already gettin 14-16 mpg I can't imagine that gettin any worse. I don't know if I want to jump to get into my truck everyday.
And...once I lift it than what?....
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Keys are crap. She can just uncrank the bars and get eh same effect.
Here's torsion bars all the way un-cranked



And now with lowering keys



I'd say there is a difference

and a comparison between stock keys and lowering keys
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They are still crap. They will eventually wear your ball joints out just like lifting keys.
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eh so will cranking your bars to get lift!

Another lowered edge with keys and its white lol


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eh so will cranking your bars to get lift!
Yes I know that.
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eh so will cranking your bars to get lift!

Another lowered edge with keys and its white lol



I'd like to go lower than that...something more like this one...
Where can I find more pics of your truck

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Alan you'll get pics later but for now..... here's my favorite ranger





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lol your going to go as low as a stock height xlt with coil springs maybe an inch lower?

I wouldnt waste the time save your money sell the truck and buy one with coil sprung suspension and do it the right way.

I wouldnt want a static drop with a edge/torsion bar truck frame with how huge the engine crossmember is..

Youll never get this low with an edge unless you spend a fortune, even with air bags you wont go as low as a 5/7 on a coil sprung truck..

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^^^ I wish the primer green one was my truck lol!!

here's mine

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^^^ I wish the primer green one was my truck lol!!

here's mine

Damn....I LOVE IT
I found some other ones of your truck too.

I don't know about my fender flares though... I think their gonna have to go.
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I dunno I kinda dig the flares on you photoshop
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Damn....I LOVE IT
I found some other ones of your truck too.

I don't know about my fender flares though... I think their gonna have to go.
do you have any idea how many holes are behind them?
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do you have any idea how many holes are behind them?
she wants a project truck, maybe shell enjoy all that bondo work haha
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I'd say DD your truck and get something else to work on.
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I dunno I kinda dig the flares on you photoshop
Kinda...
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do you have any idea how many holes are behind them?
I looked and I'm probably wrong but... it looks like their bolted from underneath not screwed in from behind. I know the Ranger badge on the front fender has a huge hole behind it and their on both sides.
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she wants a project truck, maybe shell enjoy all that bondo work haha
lol thats not bondo work thats welding every single hole grinding down then a thin layer of bondo to smooth..
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she wants a project truck, maybe shell enjoy all that bondo work haha
I think I would enjoy myself
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I'd say DD your truck and get something else to work on.
I don't really want to pay for something else to than go and work on.
And my pops buys and sells a lil bit from the auctions... so my truck was out of commission I could just drive whatever he's trying to sell.
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1st lowered pic looks good... that's my vote
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I vote lowered, but again not that truck. You would be better off trading that one in for a 3rd gen (dream beams! ) or 4th gen (god damn control arms! )

Can't wait to see pics either way!!
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