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Anyone lower a gen Ii ranger?

I have a 92 ranger and want to lower it.

The previous owner took the helper spring out of the rear and moved his shackle up higher and welded it. Looks good on the rear but the front needs to come down.

Of course I plan on putting the rear suspension back to stock and doing the FLIPKIT on it.

But my question is the following:
I have found 2" lowering springs. If I run them will I have negative camber? Or do I HAVE to get the dropped I beams?
I have a airbag setup for the rear. Mainly as helper bags. (I actually use the truck for sidework and hauling stuff) What is the way to lower. I do not want to slam this to drag frame.

Truck is used as a daily driver and drag vehicle. I do not want something to sacrafice the ride. Of course a dropped shock will be used.

I am not new to lowered vehicles. But a ranger confuses me as lowering causing negative camber and of course I want to avoid that. Sorry for the long post. But more info is better right?
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honistly i did the springs do beams first i was very disapointed with the coils
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Ugh. double post. read below.
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What was your experience with the springs? Any negative camber?

btw, I run 17" mustang wheels. Stepping up to 18's in the future. Heck maybe a 20"s for daily driving. Unsure. But irrelevant.
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with 2" coils any competent shop will be able to fix the alignment. if you only want a lil drop go for it.
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If you do 2 inch coils in the front and a flipkit out the rear your *** is going to be sagging but you said you plan on running helper bags.. Id say do 3 inch dropped beams up front and flipkit out rear and call it a day, get a pair of air shocks for the rear and when you need to haul stuff just hook your compressor up to them and air them up and when your done air them out..
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Thanks Mark. I will do some price shopping.
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https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=25671
^^^^ that thread has a lot of questions about lowering. Not so much about makin it a prerunner, but still talks about lowering. Well, nothin about makin it a prerunner
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