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yeah,their very limited! heres mine with the riding mower in the back and unloading it with out ramps,lets see the lifted ones doing that into a drive way! lol!


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oh yeah,lowered 4 in the front and 7 in the back!
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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.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

STFU, you obviously have never driven a lowered truck and don't act like you know it all about the pros and cons about driving one.

and your speak about a stock truck is more manly, sorry buddy but your driving a ranger how manly is that? If you want manly you would be driving a f250 or bigger.

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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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my wifes old 99 lowered 2/3 (last about a month before lifting it)


my old 01 lowered 2/3 on 17s


and then 4/5




and some "newer" pics of it lowered





Later that got lifted and then stripped and sold as well


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Scott I really miss seeing that truck! We never did get a pic of our trucks dropped together.
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heres some pics of my past trucks

97 2.3/M5 dropped 5.5/8
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86 2.3 turbo'd, dropped 2/2
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same truck w/SFBD, IRS, and chop top





my current DD, 93 2.3 dropped 3/4....just gettin started on this one
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Dang, that '89 is killer, I like how you did the IRS so you could lay it out and not chop the bed up completely.
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... unloading it with out ramps,....
I love being able to do that!
The guy at the motorcycle shop was stunned when we dropped off my friends Katana and didn't need a ramp.
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U all have made some good points but i dont condone lowering a 4wd ranger. I have 33's and didnt loose much mpg or come anywhere close to flipping it. I do however feel that if u wanta tear up the street get a car unless u really really like the way a lowered ranger looks. I hate lowered rangers. just my opinion
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if u wanta tear up the street get a car
i have one! and a lowered ranger,couldnt fit the mower in the mustang.

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just for the record though,i love lifted trucks too. alot of guys on here have some nice rides.
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^sweet paint job.
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I do however feel that if u wanta tear up the street get a car unless u really really like the way a lowered ranger looks. I hate lowered rangers. just my opinion
Heres a thought to ponder :

Your sitting in a Mustang or some ' sportscar ' with a babe in the passengers seat. Some idiot in a ranger truck pulls up next to you at a light and starts revving.

Light turns green and that little truck whoops up on your ' sports car ' with your lady witnessing the whole thing.

You gonna run and tell your friends?

Cars have been done, anyone can go and buy one. Having fun making your own with a truck is much more satisfying.
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Heres a thought to ponder :

Your sitting in a Mustang or some ' sportscar ' with a babe in the passengers seat. Some idiot in a ranger truck pulls up next to you at a light and starts revving.

Light turns green and that little truck whoops up on your ' sports car ' with your lady witnessing the whole thing.
ive been that guy in the ranger

it went sumthin like this:
roll up to the light next to a mustang, look over to see guy and girl in car. didnt even rev, but the guy rolls down the chicks window and leans over for the smartass comment; "why do you have mustang wheels on that POS ranger?" referring to the mach1's on my 89....
i looked over, eyeballed his chick and replied, "cause this POS ranger makes more power than most mustangs come with from ford."

light turns green and i rolled out sideways thru the intersection while his ***** reverted into his abdomen like a second belly button.

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light turns green and i rolled out sideways thru the intersection while his ***** reverted into his abdomen like a second belly button.
that is freaking hilarious!
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HAHA D. your the man, that sumed up everything...very good point
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i have a lowered 4x4 and i love it... it probably see more trails then most trucks on this site, i hauled 2 gsxr600, and this thing is a beast at handling, i dont really think lowering took the "truckness" away

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Heres a thought to ponder :

Your sitting in a Mustang or some ' sportscar ' with a babe in the passengers seat. Some idiot in a ranger truck pulls up next to you at a light and starts revving.

Light turns green and that little truck whoops up on your ' sports car ' with your lady witnessing the whole thing.

You gonna run and tell your friends?

Cars have been done, anyone can go and buy one. Having fun making your own with a truck is much more satisfying.
I would... Hell, I told my friends when I got beat out by a minivan in my old car.
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whos truck is this????????


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....I like lowered single cab step sides the most.

But this one looks badass

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i have a lowered 4x4 and i love it... it probably see more trails then most trucks on this site, i hauled 2 gsxr600, and this thing is a beast at handling, i dont really think lowering took the "truckness" away
I didnt know stock 2wd height was considered lowered??
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I didnt know stock 2wd height was considered lowered??
last time i checked, a 2wd sat closer to the ground than a 4wd; therefore he would hafta lower his 4wd in order to get there, no?

i guess my mountaineer isnt lowered either.

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last time i checked, a 2wd sat closer to the ground than a 4wd; therefore he would hafta lower his 4wd in order to get there, no?

i guess my mountaineer isnt lowered either.
Chris you also did alot more work to your suspension than just take the blocks out in the back and uncranking the torsion bars.
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I guess yall are right. but it really depends on the car and who's driving as with every race. I was just saying that cars tend to handle better for street use.
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I guess yall are right. but it really depends on the car and who's driving as with every race. I was just saying that cars tend to handle better for street use.
If the truck is set up properly and a nice set of tires it can handle better than a car. My 98 dropped 5/6 rode like it was on rails and compared to other cars it handled even better.
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Chris you also did alot more work to your suspension than just take the blocks out in the back and uncranking the torsion bars.
yup, but the only work done that changed the ride height was blocks and bars.

guess all the guys with torsion bar minitrucks(mazdas, toyotas) arent really lowered either....
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