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Old 08-15-2008
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4/5 Drop Kit ordered

Well I dropped the money on the table and bought the 4/5 drop kit from Summit. Was cheaper than the one from Stylin and it includes shocks with it. I also picked up some camber bolts.

DJM-KS3098-4-5 Lowering Kit, 4 in. Front, 5 in. Rear, Ford, Ranger, 2WD, Kit $709.95 1 $709.95


IEC-29000 Wheel Alignment Kit, Eccentric Bolts, Ford, Explorer/Explorer Sport Trac/Ranger, Front, Each $24.39 1 $24.39


Not too bad.... Just sucks it won't be in till late next week and I get underway on next Friday for a week.... Now to just find some 17" wheels....
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nice choice getting the 4/5 insted of the 2/3
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yeah i think so too... now to just get some 17" rims... maybe thinking xmas time due to money....
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Dude nice choice I am not to big on dropping a truck but your doing it right so that is a good start
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what rims are you going to run?
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Nice man I have the stuff at my house to do my 3/4 drop but just haven't had the time but man when you get it droped I def want to see it.
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Will I need to notch the rear axel??????
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I am looking at some different ones. I'll let ya'll take a peek when i get things moving.... Anyone up for a Saturday of suspension work along with cold beer...???
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No you shouldn't need a notch but I do believe you need to do something with the bump stops. Good thing you went with the 4/5
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you dont notch the axle....you notch the frame. and no, you dont have to do it.


glad u went 4/5 vs. 2/3.
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Yeah I meant to say do I need to notch for the rear axel... Glad I don't need to do that... Anyone know what TORX size I need to remove the bed so i can work easily and also clean the frame and spray it....
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Anyone know what TORX size I need to remove the bed so i can work easily and also clean the frame and spray it....
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Remove the 3 screws on the gas cap, disconnect the light harness under the tailgate, unbolt the 6 torx screws and remove the tailgate. The bed is heavy as hell, removing the tailgate will eliminate some weight.

If I remember correctly, there's a grounding strap or two also.
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Roger....
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any pics? of the truck, im post any pics of the instalation process, im saving to buy the same kit,
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any pics? of the truck, im post any pics of the instalation process, im saving to buy the same kit,
do some searching....TONS if not 90% of the lowered 98+'s have the 4/5 kit.


Here's his sorta build thread... https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=69902
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I am in the middle of the build still trying to break the lower ball joints....
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i did the 4/5 on my 95 and i only had an inch of clearence with my rear axle and the frame notching it would be a good choice u can get a bolt on notch but id just go with a weld on notch very easy to do i bag trucks so i have a little bit of knowledge when it comes to lowering a ranger
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