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best way to lower 97 on low bugit

i have a 97 2x4 ext cab, and i dont have alot of money, so anyone have some ideas or know of a cheep kit.
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i'm sure other guys will chime in soon, but you can do the shackle flip....search on it and you can find tons. and as far as the front goes, you could either heat or cut the coils
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yea me and my friend were thinkin about cutting the front springs and flipping the leafs, but he said it will be a really ruff ride. and i have searched a bunch of ****. but its all wicked expencive so i just want to come up with something i can do for cheap and get used to it while im saving up.
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Do it right the first time don't be cheap when it come to suspension, Get a DJM 3/4 kit with New drop beams and a flip kit.
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yea thats what i want to end up getting only a 5/5 drop ot 6/6 ........whats yours drop
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Date a Hefty chick!
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thats just dumb.
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+ that would only lower one side.
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mines 4/4
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and you may spend more money on food for dates than a drop
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Do it right the first time don't be cheap when it come to suspension, Get a DJM 3/4 kit with New drop beams and a flip kit.
x2, If your going to cut costs there are some places just not to do it and suspension is one of those. Just save for a good drop kit and keep your eyes open on the forums, you will find used ones going for a reasonable price.
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+ that would only lower one side.
no, think about the ranger lean. go for it.

seriously, wait and do it right. don't cheap out on something like suspension. it's not worth it.

i wanna go the other route and lift it and i'm not cranking my bars. i'll wait til i get new keys and shackles and do it right.
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key lifting isnt really right too... still all the same negatives as cranking the t bars
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keep your eye on ebay, craigslist, kijiji
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i meant pre key. not those "leveling kits"
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key lifting isnt really right too... still all the same negatives as cranking the t bars
Legit info right here! Keys can be worse!
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^^^^^^

see above response.
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Real cheap way that my friend did on his subaru baja was pretty ghetto. heat up the coil spings with a oxy/ace torch get the fork lift press it down on the tailgate and spray the hose at the spings and bamm its lowered. rides terrible tho and probly will crack
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