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Looks damn good with those torque thrusters! Almost like it coulda came with them, they flow so good with the lines of the truck. This ones my favorite so far!
thanks! i really appreciate it,ive got a grant roll pan for it that my wife bought me for my birthday. ill post pics up when i get it on,should make a HUGE difference!
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Guess Ill post pics of my 98 went from 4/5 to 5/7 on 17's in various pics
....I like lowered single cab step sides the most.

But this one looks badass

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why would you want a caliber?
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idk say what you want but when we went to the race at darlington for the first mothers day race they had there i saw a caliber there and immediately fell in love with it....but other than that idk
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Man love how some people have to be really gay about things like 02rangerfx4 good job being a jackass no one has to like what you like so don't say anything.
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Man love how some people have to be really gay about things like 02rangerfx4 good job being a jackass no one has to like what you like so don't say anything.
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if you ask me lowering a truck is like finding the perfect woman, and giving her a sex change, so what im saying is ******s lower their trucks
That was really educated considering about 75% of all the lifted trucks on this site are ' Mall Queens ' and never see ' off road ' duty.
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very tru and I am one of them haha
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Man love how some people have to be really gay about things like 02rangerfx4 good job being a jackass no one has to like what you like so don't say anything.
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Man, you are from Ohio, Mansfield is 4 1/2 hours from me. I plan on doing a 5/7 in January and then murdering out all the chrome next summer to have an all black and red theme. We should find a common meeting place and get pictures of the trucks since they look so alike now, they would make cool pictures.
holy crap...a member within a hour of califonia, ky...its a miracle
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Man, you are from Ohio, Mansfield is 4 1/2 hours from me. I plan on doing a 5/7 in January and then murdering out all the chrome next summer to have an all black and red theme. We should find a common meeting place and get pictures of the trucks since they look so alike now, they would make cool pictures.
If you both go to the meet next week you can get pics then!
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If you both go to the meet next week you can get pics then!
I wish I could go.
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i cannot condone lowering a ranger :P
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i cannot condone lowering a ranger :P
i am still hoping that my parents will help me get a 4wd but if they dont i have had my fun wheeling a 2wd now i want to take corners again lol
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i am still hoping that my parents will help me get a 4wd but if they dont i have had my fun wheeling a 2wd now i want to take corners again lol
just dont rush into a purchase. lowered trucks are so limited. They suck for camping, they suck for speed bumps, they suck in the snow, they suck unless you are really into that type of vehicle and you dont plan on doing anything practical with it, like hauling gear or a boat. a buddy of mine lowered his 97 ranger, he wish he never did.

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just dont rush into a purchase. lowered trucks are so limited. They suck for camping, they suck for speed bumps, they suck in the snow, they suck unless you are really into that type of vehicle and you dont plan on doing anything practical with it, like hauling gear or a boat. a buddy of mine lowered his 97 ranger, he wish he never did.
lifted trucks suck gas.. suck at cornering.. and flip!

having a lifted truck is like having a blunt, when a j does the job

My truck was lifted 3" with 31"s.. now lowered 2".. the 4banger/auto/open diff combo was a big factor..
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lifted trucks suck gas.. suck at cornering.. and flip!

having a lifted truck is like having a blunt, when a j does the job

My truck was lifted 3" with 31"s.. now lowered 2".. the 4banger/auto/open diff combo was a big factor..
i dont think ive ever flipped a lifted truck lol, you would have to be going very fast to flip a truck, and a 3inch lift isnt going to make it that much easier. also my gas mileage hasnt changed much since lifting 2 inches and putting 32's on it. There are things you can do to counter the change.
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lifted trucks suck gas.. suck at cornering.. and flip!

having a lifted truck is like having a blunt, when a j does the job

My truck was lifted 3" with 31"s.. now lowered 2".. the 4banger/auto/open diff combo was a big factor..
i dont think ive ever flipped a lifted truck lol, you would have to be going very fast to flip a truck, and a 3inch lift isnt going to make it that much easier. also my gas mileage hasnt changed much since lifting 2 inches and putting 32's on it. There are things you can do to counter the change. Plus they look more manly
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just dont rush into a purchase. lowered trucks are so limited. They suck for camping, they suck for speed bumps, they suck in the snow, they suck unless you are really into that type of vehicle and you dont plan on doing anything practical with it, like hauling gear or a boat. a buddy of mine lowered his 97 ranger, he wish he never did.
This is obviously written by someone who has never owned a lowered truck. It is both prejudice and ignorance. I lowered my truck 4/5, and I routinely carry gear, pull a trailer, and corner like a sports car. I have lost no load carrying capability, nor have I lost any practicality on pavement. I don't bottom out on speed bumps, I can drive down dirt roads to go camping, and it rides just as comfortably as stock. If your buddy wishes he never lowered his Ranger, why didn't he just put it back stock. It's not that hard to do.
There are compromises to lowering your truck. you loose some suspension travel, and you can't run over curbs as well, not that thats a good idea anyway. There are compromises to lifting a truck as well. You have to slow down more for corners because of a higher center of gravity, and you have more trouble getting in and out of them, depending on how high you go. Not to mention the loss of stability at higher speeds.
We all do what we like with our trucks, and we all understand, and are willing to accept the consequences of modifying our vehicles for the purposes intended. The more purpose built the rig, the less practical.
Since we all accept the consequences of our actions, why would you enter a thread about lowered trucks, and spout mis-information and bad opinions about something you do not know. We don't dis on lifted trucks, because thats what you like to do, and we appreciate a job well done. Please give us the same respect with our lowered trucks.

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This is obviously written by someone who has never owned a lowered truck. It is both prejudice and ignorance. I lowered my truck 4/5, and I routinely carry gear, pull a trailer, and corner like a sports car. I have lost no load carrying capability, nor have I lost any practicality on pavement. I don't bottom out on speed bumps, I can drive down dirt roads to go camping, and it rides just as comfortably as stock. If your buddy wishes he never lowered his Ranger, why didn't he just put it back stock. It's not that hard to do.
There are compromises to lowering your truck. you loose some suspension travel, and you can't run over curbs as well, not that thats a good idea anyway. There are compromises to lifting a truck as well. You have to slow down more for corners because of a higher center of gravity, and you have more trouble getting in and out of them, depending on how high you go. Not to mention the loss of stability at higher speeds.
We all do what we like with our trucks, and we all understand, and are willing to accept the consequences of modifying our vehicles for the purposes intended. The more purpose built the rig, the less practical.
Since we all accept the consequences of our actions, why would you enter a thread about lowered trucks, and spout mis-information and bad opinions about something you do not know. We don't dis on lifted trucks, because thats what you like to do, and we appreciate a job well done. Please give us the same respect with our lowered trucks.

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the speedbump thing depends on how much you lower it and how big the bump is, im sure you have seen or at least heard someone bottoming out on one .. are you denying that a lowered truck is less practical? It is just something to think about. It really comes down to looks vs ability. Yes a lifted truck will not go as fast and will not take corners as well. It is up to him what he is going for. There are downsides to both. I am also entitled to my own opinion :)
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[QUOTE=Cooke15;1021422]It is up to him what he is going for...QUOTE]


Exactly! I know people with lowered trucks and they do more work with their trucks than I do my 4x4
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It is up to him what he is going for...QUOTE]


Exactly! I know people with lowered trucks and they do more work with their trucks than I do my 4x4
i dont think it really matters how much work you put into it.. it really comes down to the end result imo lowered trucks lose their 'truck' status, they become more of a car with a bed.. but again thats my opinion
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just dont rush into a purchase. lowered trucks are so limited.
How are they limited?

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They suck for camping, they suck for speed bumps,
I have taken speed bumps at over 100mph.

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they suck in the snow,
You might be in a socialist country west of me, but NY still has plenty of snow. I have no problems at all in it.

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they suck unless you are really into that type of vehicle and you dont plan on doing anything practical with it, like hauling gear or a boat.
How about a 700lb Honda Rancher ATV, snowmobile, Washer/dryer, fridge.. I used to pull a trailor as well till I took off the bumper and went with a roll pan.

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a buddy of mine lowered his 97 ranger, he wish he never did.
Theres this guy in Canada that makes a fool of himself when he opens his mouth. I bet he wishes he never did.

BTW: Kyle had a FX4 Ranger with a 3 inch body lift. I have his steering wheel as it ROLLED. He wasn't doing much more then like 30 mph. Physics dictates when a load is moved against gravity, the pull becomes greater as well as lateral forces.
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A service tech at the Ford dealer I bought my FX4 from bought my 97. The 97 had a DJM 3/4 drop. I liked my 97 (owned it for 9 years), but the 4x4 has come in very handy around the house for work and will be much better when the snow falls. It also hauls stuff much easier with the 4.0L vs 2.3L...lol

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