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Bagging mazda b2300 rear only

Hey guys, im not much of an expert when i get out of my electrical element but in short, i have a 95 mazda xcab and i just want to bag the rear to be able to drag blocks every once and a while for shows and meets and what not, the truck is completely stock right now except for being a few inches higher then normal with 22's mounted.

Can anyone give me any info on what would have to be done and cut for everything to fit, and is it even possible to be able to drop it that low to be able to drag blocks with the stock suspension in the front and drive shaft and wheels and everything, if there is any kind of "cut frame here, bolt this on here" kit please by all means fill me in lol. (excuse my lack of better terms)
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i have seen several owners just use the rear main leaf , and use the firestone bag kit off of ebay

they did have to fabricate a cross brace between the 2 frame rails

more than likely they were warned not to cut and notch their frames
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Eh, personally I'd just bag the whole truck if you're gonna spend the time/money to do the rear. But you'll lose AC unless you put a hotrodair kit in it. Go on RPS and look around, theres tons of info and pictures of peoples setups on there.

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i have seen several owners just use the rear main leaf , and use the firestone bag kit off of ebay

they did have to fabricate a cross brace between the 2 frame rails

more than likely they were warned not to cut and notch their frames
Monoleaf is a hackjob and you have to put notches in. As usual, you have no idea what you're talking about.
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Id absolutely love to bag the whole truck, i just dont have the finances for the beams and what not and cant really afford it to be undrivable for a long period of time, if anything id probably drop the truck on accident turning and drive myself into a ditch or something haha.

I guess the most important thing i want to know if its even possible to be able to drop it low enough to drag with 22s, with the stock front suspension and keeping the gas tank in its stock location and still have a relatively level ride height with the bags filled.

Ill check on RPS and see what i come across though.
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you'll have to get the right size bags to get it to be level with full bags. I just seen a rear air ride suspension kit with bags for a ranger, but I can't seem to find it.
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LOL Why bag it, if it won't Lay. Bagging the rear and keeping the front stock height will look uber Gay! Sorry, but your plan sounds really dumb. If you want to Bag it do it all at once don't half *** it and just do the back. The cheapest "Bolt On" Kit will be 1700 and that's without Air management, valves, switch box, bags and C notch. With 22 expect to cut ALOT not a little here and a little there it takes a lot of work to get 22's to tuck.
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korey go back to kindergarden

you have no idea what you are talking about
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korey go back to kindergarden

you have no idea what you are talking about

do you? monoleaf hasn't been the way to bag since the late 90's, if you have friends that are doing it, they obliviously have no idea how to bag a truck properly.

if you are going to bag the rear, and only the rear, you are going to need at minimum, a 2link with panhard bard, or the best setup would be a 4link, either parallel or a triangulated. You will either need to lower the front with beams/coils, or have hella lift in the rear. If not, your *** will ALWAYS look like its dragging, and never sit level.


There was a bolt on 6link available, that could be used with a bolt in notch, or weld in. There was also a 3link setup made by an airbag company, ask Brian about that one.


You will need some cutting to make this happen, Not as bad if you just bag the rear compared to the whole truck, since the rear will be at an angle, it will be easier to get the bumper to the ground. But with 22's, Id bet that you will still need to cut the bed up, and maybe notch the cab for the drive-shaft. For the most part, it will be trial and error.


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you have no idea what you are talking about
obviously you dont either
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LOL Why bag it, if it won't Lay. Bagging the rear and keeping the front stock height will look uber Gay! Sorry, but your plan sounds really dumb. If you want to Bag it do it all at once don't half *** it and just do the back. The cheapest "Bolt On" Kit will be 1700 and that's without Air management, valves, switch box, bags and C notch. With 22 expect to cut ALOT not a little here and a little there it takes a lot of work to get 22's to tuck.
x22222222!!! no point putting money into half the job
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