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Old 01-15-2006
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Air Bag Set-Ups

Well, I was going to lift my truck but since my father has recently bought a lifted Jeep I can now go back to 'bagging my truck. Since bagging is catching on here, lets see them bag set ups and specs. I'm still debating on whether to bag the front first and then the back or just bag it all at once. So lets compile all the bag set ups in one thread so everyone can see what kinda options, custom fabbing, etc that you've done....
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The only one I can think of is Mr Mufakka who's got bags right now. His truck is badass but he never posts over here! From what I know though... most people start with their bags in the rear and a drop in the front and then bag the front also.

Oh and Skyjacker44 has bagged his truck also. You might want to talk to him and see what he's up to with that.
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I'm bagging the front of my truck this month & I'm ordering all my stuff from a guy over @ RPS. He's a very informative guy & helps me out a lot on this!

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i believe most bag the front first because its more difficult, and sometimes more expensive, so most want to get it out of the way first. also the rear can be dropped hella low withou having to fully bag so it will look ok with the front bagged and the rear dropped until the funds are availible to bag the rear.

if i were to bag, id go the front first, and flip the shackles and get a flip kit in the rear, also get a bolt in c-notch. then 4 link the rear when you get the rest of the money and time.
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hey man I'll try to help you out best I can, do you know what kind of set up you want to run? how far you want to lay? Will you body drop it in the future etc etc
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I don't know that they make a bolt-in C-notch for Rangers.... do they?
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I don't know that they make a bolt-in C-notch for Rangers.... do they?
A c-notch is a pretty universal part, if you have a welder you could make your own, if not suicidedoors.com offers a pretty nice bolt in c-notch, KP components, aim also offer bolt in c-notches
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Well I talked to some of my local club guys (Thank god for Vaperz) and it seems most of the guys around me are into mini's so I'm pretty well set on people to help. I'm thinking 2 VIAir 450's, 2 5 gallon 8 port tanks for the compressor set up. Bags are more than likely gonna be Contitech. I live veeery close to SuicideDoors.com's shop so more than likely I'll just drive up there in person one weekend and buy my stuff. I'm planning on it laying frame right now and then this summer when I have more time and will be making more money, tearing it down and stock-flooring it.....then its time to tackle the interior..
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I agree doing the front first would be your best bet. It definitely takes more time and money to do. That way you can spend whatever you need to for the front and work towards the rear. I wouldn't trust many people to do that kind of setup for you though. I had an F-150 bagged by a shop and all it led me to was problems. After about 5 months and 4 problems, I decided to redo the entire setup myself. Take your time with the front, that's what will give you the most problems. Don't buy cheap bags either, you would be suprised how easily they blow in your first year. You are going to want to play with it and abuse it constantly when you first get the airride done. Let me know if you have any problems. I have numbers of friends that do suspension and I have done a few, so I know well enough what to do. Keep posted.
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what year is the truck? b/c the 93 to 97 have i beams and you really to to have those first if you don't already. to have a 93-97 lay frame you gotta get the tranny cross member and the radius arm crossmember (suicicdedoors.com), you have to relocate you gas tank, and your battery and a/c fan depending on the wheels. i put 18's on mine and had the hardest time laying my truck out, then draggin my truck one night i layed it out to hard and caught the a/c fan...ripped it right out. i have a 96 splash bagged, if you have any questions or need anything let me know :)
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Man I didn't know I'd get this much help....haha. I'll have more than enough help now that you guys offered and my local club guys are helping. The way its looking now, I'll bag the front (I-Beams are on their way) and then flip the back. Then after I graduate HS and Slammin and Jammin is over and I get my new job, I'll completely strip it down, notch and bag the back and then stock-floor it and relocate the A/C and the gas tank. I'm gonna set it up to where I can run 20's all around but I'll probably end up running 18 or 19 in the front and 20 in the back.
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sounds like a good plan man, you might as well ditch the windshield washer resevoir, and get a smaller & relocate the radiator over flow resevoir before you start

you shouldn't need to relocate the battery, or the a/c fan though, but it would look alot cleaner in your engine bay if the battery was somewhere else

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