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Old 02-07-2007
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no, but i been talkin to wade about this one...
http://www.mautofied.com/listing-100040055.htm
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no, but i been talkin to wade about this one...
http://www.mautofied.com/listing-100040055.htm
Looks good, but if you do get it, as soon as you can I would add upper link bars and lower ends for FBSS since he is running 8 valves and 2 380s anyways, and it wouldnt really require all that much to do it. some wires, and 2 bars ($50) and then the new ends are only like $20 for adjustable polyeurethane for the lowers.
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man i ran a 2-link and a panhard for 6 years and put over 70k on my old dime and never had issues. dont see them here either. most rps guys are ages behind other minitruck enthusiasts.
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who cares what who drives.....quit all the HATING on each other sheeeeot!!!.....we are supposed to be a brotherhood of TRUCK owners.....so be it if such and such's truck is bagged, or so and so's truck is lifted.....parked next to each other the still have the same thing in common dont they.....that blue badge on the front.....i live, breathe and die FORD....sh!tty or not......I BLEED BLUE!!! Ford Blue....so what if my truck is still mostly stock....hate my **** i dont care......i will still tell you youre number one with that middle finger. so enough with the lifted/slammed war.....we should all be here as friends. QUIT TRYIN TO D!CK EACH OTHER AROUND......ive got enough friggin drama at work...why the [email protected]*K should we have to come here and read it too.
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maybe you need to reread this thread and see that i am sticking up for the lowered guys and Smorrison and i have a little history but he is cool now. i think you got the thread all wrong homie, but maybe you should change your "equal opportunity hater" status before you preach to the choir. just a tip
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I used to take crap for lowering an ' Edge '. Then people at meets started driving my truck. Attitudes changed. Sk0t made a video when he and an old friend ( Tony / 6th Ranger ) ' Borrowed ' my truck and tony launched it.. ' I wish mine was like this.. '. He had an FX4 model ranger at the time.

I don't believe this site is just geared towards ' Monster trucks ', but the appearence of liftkits, big tires and a handful of cosmoleene ' gettin it done ' is quite prominnent. Its a representation of the majority of trucks out there.

Any drop kits on the market for an ' Edge ' model? Theres TONS of lift kits. Why is this? The market for minitrucks is swayed in the ' most purchased items ' bias.

The 3.0L had a whipple supercharger developed for it. Why the 3.0 and not the SOHC? More 3.0's sold ( like a 6:1 ratio ) since 2000. They went for the bigger market.. and failed. EE developed a Kit using an MP62.. and its overpriced ( 2000$ more then whipples 3.0 setup ) and isn't selling to well from what I have seen ( theres how many 4.0's on this site and how many with said blower? Its not because people here dont mod their vehical or want power ).

People are ( more or less ) steered into a general direction. The ' view ' of most people when they hear the term ' truck ' associate it with the term ' redneck ' or ' countryboy ' or ' work vehical '. They don't understand or fail to remember trucks have been put on airbags, draggin, bouncing.. their a VERY versitile vehical that can be made to do more then most cars.

It takes a LOT to make a lowered truck look ' presentable '. You cant drop a truck and run stock wheels with lower profile tires. It will get raked on by EVERYONE. Lifted trucks with bigger tires and stock wheels.. There all over the place.

I'm under the personal impression that it takes more creativity to ' lower ' a truck then to lift it. Theres no calling summit race equipment or rcd and bolting on a drop kit. It takes a mig, fabrication and a lot of time. I would compare it to doing an SAS swap.

Superlift, RCD.. Not to point out anyone.. But there were 3 trucks in detroit.. they all looked the same except color. Boring. A lot of lifted trucks all ' look the same ', can the same be said for mini-trucks.. Yep. But its not as dominent.

Lowered and lifted trucks face a culture divide as well. It has been expressed in stickers, comments and attitudes all over the place. Outside of Shawna and Myself, in the NY ( Buff/Rochester ) crew, were the only ' not lifted ' trucks here. Most are 4x4 with bigger tires or 2x4's that ' appear to be ' lifted. Why?

I won't ever bag my truck. I won't ever lift it either. Neither appeals to what *I* want to do. I like to drift and cars bore me. I like being ' different ', and not a ' common ' thing.

Everyone thinks the term ' Quarter horse ' refers to a pony-car like a Mustang, Camaro or Cuda.. Its nice when a truck shows up and whoops up on them. Versatility? You betcha .

Weather lifting or lowering a truck, both takes work and effert on the owners part. The amount of effort is different on every individuals part. Jey took a while but made a MASSIVE impression on everyone! I think his was the first SAS swap I ever followed. I'm no fan of monster trucks, But I can sure as hell appreciate the fenominal job he did. Then Brenton decided to go the same route.. we all watched his buildup. Now lifted97 and ZABeard are going for it. Sure as hell is intresting, unlike another boring ' Hey, I put on an rcd/superlift... ' So you bolted something on.. Big deal.. right? ' Can I fit 33inch tires.. ' I want to sometimes put a sarcastic remark saying ' No, not without 10 feet of bodylift and 5 rcd kits welded together and dont forget the wheel spacers too! ' as a responce. I don't however because it wouldn't be appreciated.

Its a perception of ' skill ' and what it takes to do something. I had no clue as to what it took to ' bag ' a truck. I figured a compressor to hold air and a few switches.. Not constructing a notch, all the valves, a stronger electrical system, re-doing the engine bay annd relocating everything so the wheels could ' tuck ' without hitting anything inside the engine bay.. Its an Engeneering marvel, same as an SAS swap to make everything ' work ' and not fall apart on the first pothole it hits.

I was SHOCKED to see Zach win TOTY on RPS. A LIFTED truck?!?! I figured something bagged/body dropped or one of the trailor queen's for the dragway would top it all out. At the same time, I would be surprised just the same if a bagged truck won such an award on this site.

When opinions are asked for, don't be surprised when someone says ' it looks gay '. Be happy someone gave you their HONEST opinion and weren't ' catering to the crowd '.
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I really dont even know what to say to d's response lol.
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man i ran a 2-link and a panhard for 6 years and put over 70k on my old dime and never had issues. dont see them here either. most rps guys are ages behind other minitruck enthusiasts.
there is a panhard bar on it???

I dont see a panhard bar, or a wattslink, or anything other than shocks to keep the axle where it should be.

I've seen 2 link setups like that one twist some frames, and ruin a show truck. Just my opinion bro. And for the same price as a panhard bar that youd have to add to that one, you could have FBSS vs. FB and a simple, stable tri 4 link.
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I really dont even know what to say to d's response lol.
Pretty simple. Everyone has their own idea what they are going to do with their ride. Doesn't matter what it is, its THEIRS.
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Pretty simple. Everyone has their own idea what they are going to do with their ride. Doesn't matter what it is, its THEIRS.
Exactly I just thought your response was pretty much perfect so I had nothing else to say lol
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Old 02-08-2007
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there is a panhard bar on it???

I dont see a panhard bar, or a wattslink, or anything other than shocks to keep the axle where it should be.

I've seen 2 link setups like that one twist some frames, and ruin a show truck. Just my opinion bro. And for the same price as a panhard bar that youd have to add to that one, you could have FBSS vs. FB and a simple, stable tri 4 link.
that is an "inprogress" pic it wasnt close to being done at that point.
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I used to take crap for lowering an ' Edge '. Then people at meets started driving my truck. Attitudes changed. Sk0t made a video when he and an old friend ( Tony / 6th Ranger ) ' Borrowed ' my truck and tony launched it.. ' I wish mine was like this.. '. He had an FX4 model ranger at the time.

I don't believe this site is just geared towards ' Monster trucks ', but the appearence of liftkits, big tires and a handful of cosmoleene ' gettin it done ' is quite prominnent. Its a representation of the majority of trucks out there.

Any drop kits on the market for an ' Edge ' model? Theres TONS of lift kits. Why is this? The market for minitrucks is swayed in the ' most purchased items ' bias.

The 3.0L had a whipple supercharger developed for it. Why the 3.0 and not the SOHC? More 3.0's sold ( like a 6:1 ratio ) since 2000. They went for the bigger market.. and failed. EE developed a Kit using an MP62.. and its overpriced ( 2000$ more then whipples 3.0 setup ) and isn't selling to well from what I have seen ( theres how many 4.0's on this site and how many with said blower? Its not because people here dont mod their vehical or want power ).

People are ( more or less ) steered into a general direction. The ' view ' of most people when they hear the term ' truck ' associate it with the term ' redneck ' or ' countryboy ' or ' work vehical '. They don't understand or fail to remember trucks have been put on airbags, draggin, bouncing.. their a VERY versitile vehical that can be made to do more then most cars.

It takes a LOT to make a lowered truck look ' presentable '. You cant drop a truck and run stock wheels with lower profile tires. It will get raked on by EVERYONE. Lifted trucks with bigger tires and stock wheels.. There all over the place.

I'm under the personal impression that it takes more creativity to ' lower ' a truck then to lift it. Theres no calling summit race equipment or rcd and bolting on a drop kit. It takes a mig, fabrication and a lot of time. I would compare it to doing an SAS swap.

Superlift, RCD.. Not to point out anyone.. But there were 3 trucks in detroit.. they all looked the same except color. Boring. A lot of lifted trucks all ' look the same ', can the same be said for mini-trucks.. Yep. But its not as dominent.

Lowered and lifted trucks face a culture divide as well. It has been expressed in stickers, comments and attitudes all over the place. Outside of Shawna and Myself, in the NY ( Buff/Rochester ) crew, were the only ' not lifted ' trucks here. Most are 4x4 with bigger tires or 2x4's that ' appear to be ' lifted. Why?

I won't ever bag my truck. I won't ever lift it either. Neither appeals to what *I* want to do. I like to drift and cars bore me. I like being ' different ', and not a ' common ' thing.

Everyone thinks the term ' Quarter horse ' refers to a pony-car like a Mustang, Camaro or Cuda.. Its nice when a truck shows up and whoops up on them. Versatility? You betcha .

Weather lifting or lowering a truck, both takes work and effert on the owners part. The amount of effort is different on every individuals part. Jey took a while but made a MASSIVE impression on everyone! I think his was the first SAS swap I ever followed. I'm no fan of monster trucks, But I can sure as hell appreciate the fenominal job he did. Then Brenton decided to go the same route.. we all watched his buildup. Now lifted97 and ZABeard are going for it. Sure as hell is intresting, unlike another boring ' Hey, I put on an rcd/superlift... ' So you bolted something on.. Big deal.. right? ' Can I fit 33inch tires.. ' I want to sometimes put a sarcastic remark saying ' No, not without 10 feet of bodylift and 5 rcd kits welded together and dont forget the wheel spacers too! ' as a responce. I don't however because it wouldn't be appreciated.

Its a perception of ' skill ' and what it takes to do something. I had no clue as to what it took to ' bag ' a truck. I figured a compressor to hold air and a few switches.. Not constructing a notch, all the valves, a stronger electrical system, re-doing the engine bay annd relocating everything so the wheels could ' tuck ' without hitting anything inside the engine bay.. Its an Engeneering marvel, same as an SAS swap to make everything ' work ' and not fall apart on the first pothole it hits.

I was SHOCKED to see Zach win TOTY on RPS. A LIFTED truck?!?! I figured something bagged/body dropped or one of the trailor queen's for the dragway would top it all out. At the same time, I would be surprised just the same if a bagged truck won such an award on this site.

When opinions are asked for, don't be surprised when someone says ' it looks gay '. Be happy someone gave you their HONEST opinion and weren't ' catering to the crowd '.
How long did it take you to type that?

RF's is defiantly biased as to what truck(s) they're more accepting of. I've seen it in the short amount of time that I've been here.
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there is a panhard bar on it???

I dont see a panhard bar, or a wattslink, or anything other than shocks to keep the axle where it should be.

I've seen 2 link setups like that one twist some frames, and ruin a show truck. Just my opinion bro. And for the same price as a panhard bar that youd have to add to that one, you could have FBSS vs. FB and a simple, stable tri 4 link.
I know you know what your talking about but before you critisize the truck hes looking at, look at its rear compared to yours now, airshocked.. I know your fixing it soon though so its all good.
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I think that is one of the most badass Rangers I have ever seen lifted or lowered!!! I have loved that truck ever since he posted it along time ago!!!

I wanna drop mine and make it look exactly like that since I have a regular cab stepside!
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How long did it take you to type that?
5 minutes for the draft.. 2 hours of editing to try and correct most of the grammerical mistakes...

Actually/truthfully.. all of 5 minutes. Its best to look at something as a whole, then pick it apart and address it.

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RF's is defiantly biased as to what truck(s) they're more accepting of. I've seen it in the short amount of time that I've been here.
I don't believe its a biasment, its a ' popular ' dwelling. Most people on here ( including myself ) would shun the idea of bagging/dropping a 4x4 vehical. I personally believe 2wd vehicals should be dropped and built for performance. Others would beg to differ.

Its a ' smorgash board '. Theres lowered 4x4's, Lifted 2x4's, 22 inch wheels, tires ranging in nall sorts of sizes..

I wouldn't say its so much as a ' biased ', but what I believe you are seeing is a lot of people whom ' lift ' their trailor queens.

I watched ScottyG ( Gay-Briel ) take his 5/6 dropped truck through a swamp! He muddies it and then laid-frame trying to get out of this ditch! I would bet a lot of 4x4's on this site havent seen ' offroading ' like that. Then again, theres a bunch of hardcore folks whom have ' rigged ' their rides to go just about anywhere.. and they DO go all over the place.

Every truck is different in its use. Its also modded different.

An example is myself. I bought an ' Edge ', has torsion bars and a slight lift from the factory. I'm a ' street truck ' guy. Why the hell did I buy an ' edge '. Well.. in 2003, the only way I could get sonic blue was to buy a Lightning, A Mustang Cobra, an SVT Focus.. or an ' Edge ' ranger. Surely a GOOD paintjob equal to factory cost's more then it did to fab up a set of keys and yank the blocks out the back. ( actually, had I known this thing had torsion bars, I would have picked a different color and built an xlt instead ). But things are ' what they are ' and we mod the hell out of them to make things ' what we like ', not nessecarily ' what we need '.
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I know you know what your talking about but before you critisize the truck hes looking at, look at its rear compared to yours now, airshocked.. I know your fixing it soon though so its all good.
lol.

yeah... but you know... mines bought, not built. And FYI, I ditched the orange hose and set it up at a permanent ride hide, about a 10in drop in the rear.
and i was lower static dropped then most were anyways. 5/13 baby.

its all good, i wasnt criticizing, just trying to help him, by keeping him from buying something that would have similar problems to what I am having now. A 2 link WITHOUT a panhard or watts just wont cut it for a DD. My point is, if your gunna buy it, make sure its right first.

but like he said I havent seen the truck other than pics, and not even recent ones, so idk what it looks like or has done to it now.

and before anyone argues that race suspensions are 2 links, those are on springs, and they dont require high amounts of articulation like you would need on a bumpy road.
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what the hell....hes not lifted so why the hell is he going through that??
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what the hell....hes not lifted so why the hell is he going through that??
its called low-roading...duh



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i like mini trucks.. hell i plan on building one once i get paint and the 5.0 in the 99.. i'll build about a 95 w/ 4 link in the rear on a 9" housing.. then do the proper to the front.. but i plan on a prostreet ranger
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After I pay off my truck now, $15,000.00 still remaining, according to how my life is going at the time Im gonna get another ranger and lay frame. I used to not like lowered trucks but now i want one so bad I can practically feel my *** inches from the ground!
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[QUOTE=smorrison1]its called low-roading...duh
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hahaha....never heard of but i guess itll be cool...
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i will be bagging my ranger as soon as i get the extra money,
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andy...that was probably me, i'm usually all around town...going out to northern or harbor freight, and i work on the beltway.
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I too will be bagging my ranger within the next year sometime
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