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Cutting off just one coil would have given u a 2" drop.
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Cutting off just one coil would have given u a 2" drop.
yeah.... we figured that out the hard way. thanks for the info though!
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looks good alan
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well ive looked all over eibachs site but they dont seem to make 2 inch drop coils for 93-97.
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heres another thing i found, looks like they clamp the coils to make them shorter. youll need new stock coils for this, but its cheaper than the belltech drop coils:

Hellwig Products COIL SPRING LOWERING KIT 3 : JC Whitney: Auto Parts & Accessories
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i think the back needs to be droped some more too but it may just be the pics if not you can pick up shackels/hangers pretty cheap that should get rid of the nose dive i went with the DJM 2/3 and i want either the 4/5 or 5/7 I WANT MOAR!!!!! but i may buy it piece buy piece lol IE control arms then shackels and hangers for the back or acuallty i could just remove the shackels from then back i think hmmmm anyone know?

this is the rear kit i have so could i remove the shackels and get an extra drop? that'll save me some money and i can buy new shocks! yay

http://www.stylintrucks.com/part.asp...9&partid=12941
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the front is nose dived so much because i cut my coils TOO much and it gave me more drop than i need. lastnight i was driving around nad becauase my camber is so off it was forcing my lugs to come undone after driving 2 blocks.
VERY dangerous...so now im not gonna drive it untill i get new coils put it. its too sketchy
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just take it to a shop and have them align it as much as they can its not even that much of a drop to be sketchy you just need an alignment.

This is why you dont do things the cheap way
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i think the back needs to be droped some more too but it may just be the pics if not you can pick up shackels/hangers pretty cheap that should get rid of the nose dive i went with the DJM 2/3 and i want either the 4/5 or 5/7 I WANT MOAR!!!!! but i may buy it piece buy piece lol IE control arms then shackels and hangers for the back or acuallty i could just remove the shackels from then back i think hmmmm anyone know?

this is the rear kit i have so could i remove the shackels and get an extra drop? that'll save me some money and i can buy new shocks! yay

http://www.stylintrucks.com/part.asp...9&partid=12941
put your stock shackles back in to get the full 5 inch drop
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just take it to a shop and have them align it as much as they can its not even that much of a drop to be sketchy you just need an alignment.

This is why you dont do things the cheap way
i did take it to a shop. dude said the wheels were 5 degrees negative and a new camber kit would only correct 3 degrees of it. so i think ill just get new coils and only trim one coil off. forget 140 bux for 3 degrees. i wonder how easy itll be to find new coils at pickapart
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you will need to get it aligned regardless and probably still gonna need a camber kit to correct the 3 degrees or so that it is going to be off after you drop it again, right? Should be pretty easy, dunno about where your going exactly but there's usually a yard that has the newer vehicles in it that you pay another $2 for to get into and it will have more rangers from our gen.
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yea the pick a part in riverside only had like 3 rangers for our gen.. everything else was pre 93
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i did take it to a shop. dude said the wheels were 5 degrees negative and a new camber kit would only correct 3 degrees of it. so i think ill just get new coils and only trim one coil off. forget 140 bux for 3 degrees. i wonder how easy itll be to find new coils at pickapart
I thought your buddy was hooking you up and you were getting all the parts for free like the alignment eccentrics i mentioned earlier you might of wanted to put in while it was all tore apart?
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meh im gonna get it alligned this weekend and the dude im having do it is a friend and he said 80 dollars total, including any parts that i need (such as camber bushings to correct my negative camber)
so how did 80$ turn into 140$

the parts i told you to buy and install?
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hes out of town this weekend i had to take it to a shop
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hes out of town this weekend i had to take it to a shop
you can still buy those bushings install them and take it to the shop and have it aligned much cheaper

just like i originally said.
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im just gonna snag some out of a JY and only cut one off. that should correct the majority of the camber. i didnt have them allign it at the shop because they said all they could do was change the toe angle. wich wouldnt help the camber situation
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just buy some drop coils, or stock ones and dont cut them and get dream beams.

if you cant afford to do it the right way dont do anything at all.
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i jus swapped stock coils out of my 93 for a set of splash(k code) coils.

if you cant find any coils local, hit me up and ill sell ya my stocks.
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thanks for the offer gumby but i went to the local pick a part earlier and SCORED. Set of coils = 35 bux
and the funny thing is i got them off the same truck i got my fender and header panel off last month

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oh yea did i mention that the ranger i got those off of was supported on the pipe/tire things they use to lift the vehicles BY THE SWAY BARS.. WTF... as soon as i unbolted that ***** to drop the ibeam the whole thing shifted and i thought i was gonna get crushed..

also never forget your socket wrench at home and bring all the necessary sockets.. you end up using a c wrench and a non adjustable wrench.. wich causes you to bust knuckles open when they slip
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someones selling coils in my city for $5. That's for both them too. haha
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ohwell i got em and im about to put them in . i need my truck tomarrow so i have no choice but to do it today
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well my neighbor had a floorjack and didnt know it LOL so i got it after i had already done the left wheel with my tire jack .
followed the directions this time and only cut off one coil
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the only pic i took after i was done. its still raked but not nearly as bad. a buddy of mine has some 3 inch drop shocks for the rear i may purchase, but i still need front shocks
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