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96 2.3 flareside suspension tune 2wd

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Old 10-27-2011
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96 2.3 flareside suspension tune 2wd

This is my DD and my third ranger, one was rolled and the other rear ended and totaled by a drunk driver. I love subarus and ford trucks, I am looking to get my ranger to handle to its full potential, low cost (all my money is going to my subaru build).
Suggestions appreciated

As of now I am running,
- KYB GR2s,
- Rousch Rear Sway Bar /washers added for better movement
- 1 inch wheel spacer on the rear,
- stock tires,
- hawk pads up front

Parts from my other trucks I want to add:
- Rousch front sway bar from my 02 2wd, looks different than my current front sway
might have to make endlinks to get it to work.
- 8.8 disc assembly with hawk pads

Thinking about:
polyurethane leaf spring bushings
leaf spring shackles lower less than an inch,
maybe front springs lower than inch, low cost though
tires eventually
Ma

thoughts suggestions thanks wes
 
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Old 11-03-2011
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nobody likes a daily driver that handles alright? lol

my the two rangers before were lifted, one had the 2wd fabtech, the other 4wd was torsion key and add a leaf
 
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Old 11-03-2011
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Its a ranger not a race car.

If you want the best ride get good tires, coilovers, lower it and then drive it. Or buy a sports car.
 
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i like to tinker with suspensions be it trucks, cars, motorcycles mainly supermoto bikes

I have a rally car. 94 legacy 2.2turbo with 4.44forester xt drivetrain, sti springs and struts, 4 pistons front calipers, ap racing pedal box with titlon dual piston manual brakes, no brake booster, abs/a/c, delete, sti bell downpipe, straight three inch pipe to a magnaflow race muffler, interior is gutted, no radio. sparco seat with 5 point harness, srt4 msd coil pack with magnacore ignition wires. 02 wrx rack and steering column
 
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Tires. Nice wide tires.

Who says a truck cant handle like a sports car?
 
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yeah man i agree, a little toe in adjustment on the front, there was a truck in the grassroots racing issue this month that threw down a badass lap time hahah.

I am going to stay away from wider tires for the winter for now
 
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little update, put two inch wheel spacers on the back, and big metal washers on the rear sway to help it move around only did this because i was already had the tank down for the front leaf mount i was replacing. moved the skinny snow tires to the front.


 
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Old 06-08-2012
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my rear shackles are shot, doing to get the bell tech lowering shackles
 
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