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Suspension Tech General discussion of suspension for the Ford Ranger.

View Poll Results: What to do..
Lift it with 3"BL with 33"s.. 6 37.50%
Lower it 5/7 with 17"s or 18"s.. 0 0%
Leave it alone.. 10 62.50%
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Old 08-15-2007
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Cause I can't leave things alone..

..Iím looking to either add a 3" Body Lift and get 33"s later down the line or drop it down like a 5"/7" after stock height and put some nice 17"s or 18"s on it. The thing is, I know it is an automatic 4 banger so it will never be very fast or a mud slinger. Gas is a problem because I pay for it, but not the biggest. Great handling would be nice, but so is road presence. Iím afraid if I lower it I wonít be seen on the road but every other car on the road is about that low. Iím afraid if I lift it anymore I would have a higher chance of flipping, but in Texas, bigger is better. Though I could leave it alone. It has some dings and scratches so it's not really show worthy, but not yet a trail beater. I rarely go off-road but the streets here aren't the flattest. If I do any of this it would be some time until I'm done with college or get a job soon.. Now I would just like some feedback on this and try to figure out whatís next for my dd...


^3" BL with 31"s..


^Slammed low with like 18"s..
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leave it alone and get some nice rims with mud tires
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Rims sound like a good idea.. the ones on there I got for $100 off a Jeep and show it.. the tires only have about 10k on them so they are staying for awhile.. might do the BL cause its cheaper, i wont have to touch the suspension, but keep the 31"s till I need new tires.. hope it wont look too funny..
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^^^ Whats wrong with the wheels? They look good in the pics....
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Leave it or lower it. I don't think a 4 banger and 33's is a good idea without regearing.
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leave it...maybe get some new wheels...
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Leave the heighth alone and do something esle, maybe get a sway bar to help your handling, or 5.0 for gas mileage
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the flares have to go if you lower it
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just leave the hight... get some better rims those are fugly... get some 32x11.5x15 tires next time. get eather FX4 valance and bumper with fogs or Edge. power dome hood, chrome rear bumper or paint that one white thats good for now
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hmmm.. knew I forgot something.. deff the hood.. current one has hail damage and paint chips.. just bought the front chrome bumper so that will stay.. I'll start looking for rear chrome bumper to match the front.. rims too..

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1. Powerdome Hood
2. Rear Chrome Bumper
3. Power Locks and/or Remote Start
4. New Rims

Thanks for all the imput.. time to shop..
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