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Bought another Ranger, looking for lowering advice...

Hey guys I have been away from the forums for a while, between traveling back and forth to Fort Bragg, and then the elections I had been super busy. I picked up a 1994 2wd Ranger last month as my new project, looking for some advice and options for a lowering suspension. I looked into airride, but I don't think that will be financially feasible for me. Any help is greatly appreciated, so thanks in advance!
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How Low?

Static dropping a 94 is not to bad. Deambeams and the axel flip kit should bring it down about 3 inches. Lower than that can be accomplished with front lowering springs and flipping the rear leaf spring mounting brackets upside down, about another 2 inches of drop. This 2 inches may require notching the frame to keep the rear axel from hitting.
Another way to go is to lower the front and install an 8.8 rear end from a Ford Explorer this gives the rear about 5 inches of drop, and can be done with the Disc brakes.

Ranger Power Sports has a section with lots of info on Static dropping the Rangers.
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Static dropping a 94 is not to bad. Deambeams and the axel flip kit should bring it down about 3 inches. Lower than that can be accomplished with front lowering springs and flipping the rear leaf spring mounting brackets upside down, about another 2 inches of drop. This 2 inches may require notching the frame to keep the rear axel from hitting.
Another way to go is to lower the front and install an 8.8 rear end from a Ford Explorer this gives the rear about 5 inches of drop, and can be done with the Disc brakes.

Ranger Power Sports has a section with lots of info on Static dropping the Rangers.
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