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Old 11-24-2004
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Aight...i have a 94 2wd ranger reg cab nothing special !

im interested in lowering it, whats involved?

i dont want to slam the thing to the ground, but i dontlike the factory stance.....i have hear talk of flip kits etc..... and i dont have the foggiest!

i just beed some info, whats cheaper just haing it done or doing it ur self?
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Don't know anything about lowerin.

But Welcome to the site :)
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Raced an 05 v6 Stang....

AWESOME! something I can actually answer! woo hoo

ok I'm lowering my 92 Ranger which has the same suspension as your 94.

Front options:
2" lowering springs (I don't recomend cause of camber issues)
3" drop i beams this is a special made I beam that bascially moves the spindle assembly up

Rear options:
u can flip the axle on TOP of the leaf springs, cheap and easy
this gives you about 4" drop

u can get shackles which move the ends of the leaf springs UP thus moving the truck lower, I tihnk they are good for about 2"

#3, my fav. Find an explorer rearend get the explorer springs and use it. The explorer rear sits on top of the leafsprings giving you a factoy 4" drop in the back and also adding disc brakes and more often than not, Limited Slip and a better gear ratio (3.73, or 4.10).

Also once you drop you will need lowering shocks as well.

You may want to browsw the suspension/lowering forum on www.rangerpowersports.com for more info on this. They slam and jsut do static drops all the time over there and they have TONS I mean TONS of info.

Good luck let us see some pics of your truck right now man.
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Check out www.stylinconcepts.com you can drop it 3" with new beams, 2" with new coils, and 5" using both, then you have some options on the rear as well. Flip the rear axle, and get 4" of drop, flip the rear and add some shackles, and you will get about 2" of drop. Not real hard to install, if you feel comfortable messing with your suspension than you will be fine, nothing major in there, just make sure to get an alinment afterwards.
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If you don't want to slam it then I'd go with the 2" coils in front and shackles in back.
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Haha, me and Q posted at the same time, and almost said the same thing. JINIX
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dam n LOL I jsut said more actually and made it look neater haha :-P
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whats the Cheapest, i dont want to pour money into it...its kinda old and i dont wanto to get burned ?


and with a 2" drop do u notice it?

my truck looks just liek this WITh out this drop, yea i dont knwo how to add a pic! BOOO

anyways
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the 3" drop I beams will run you about $350 plus an alignment.

People are gonna argue with me but buy ChasisTech (AIM industires) and NOT the dream beams.
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there is a shop in toronto you could check out...one of the member one RPS worked there I beleive....but I can't remember the name...



uh...Altered Altitude Customs? (AAC?) i'm pretty sure that it....

but as mentioned earlier, check out RPS...ton of lowering info over there...

personally, If I was lowering my ranger, I'd go lowering beams in front, and explorer rear-end and springs in rear....
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there is a shop in toronto you could check out...one of the member one RPS worked there I beleive....but I can't remember the name...



uh...Altered Altitude Customs? (AAC?) i'm pretty sure that it....

but as mentioned earlier, check out RPS...ton of lowering info over there...

personally, If I was lowering my ranger, I'd go lowering beams in front, and explorer rear-end and springs in rear....
Glad I see someone else thinks like me :D
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tthats kevin that works at aac.
ive talked to him several times about questions i had on my truck.
good guy and knows what he is doing. he is there resident ranger guy. like Q said check out rps lots of info there on this thats where i learned how to do it
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Glad I see someone else thinks like me :D
hahaha....but is that a good or bad thing?

and for the record....foamy kicks ***...

have you seen the last one "amityville toaster?"

rofl...it's a classic...
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That's a good think IMO anyways, instead of wasting money jsut spend the little extra and get the good stuff.

new foamy vid www.illwillpress.com dawn of the zombies, vs the passion of the jesus LOL I heart foamy.
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new foamy vid www.illwillpress.com dawn of the zombies, vs the passion of the jesus LOL I heart foamy.
dammit! a new one? oh...I'm watching that when I go home from school...too bad me don't have sound here....


oh, and I just figured out something....nice name for the thread btw...


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