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Old 09-18-2005
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Droppin an 02

u know what i'm doin fom the topic.... i'd like a 4/5 in drop and need to know what kind of tire issues, if any, i'll have....right now they r 225/70R15


also, who makes the BEST 4/5 drop kit and who makes the best BUDGET drop kit?
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John just outlined most everything you will need in this topic. I am sure he will chime in for the rest.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ead.php?t=7741
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ya i just read that right after i posted this....sorry ... idunno if i want to do a 4/5 drop....3/4 maybe but it sounds like a 2/3 would be the best for me.....my main problem and what i REALLY need help with is were can i get any of this stuff...i can't seem to find any good sites for lowering kits
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John will be around to help I am sure. If not then send him a PM, as in the other post its John Moorehead for his screen name.
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I am going out on a limb and say you dont have a ranger edge right? i dont know... also please make a Signature with your trucks specs and what not so we can answer questions better later on thanks
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www.stylinconcepts.com

www.godfathercustoms.com

both sell DJM and Belltech lowering kits for 98+ nonEdge Rangers
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yah...i'd say go with DJM for your drop....

and if u got torsion bars, u have no need for a kit...u just need a wrench....
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DJM and Belltech shoult both make a kit for lowering coil sping Rangers.
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FRONT DROP:

2inch: DJM 2inch Drop Coils
3inch: Belltech 3inch Drop Coils
4inch: DJM 2inch drop coils, DJM upper lower control arms (2 more inches)
5inch: DJM upper and lower control arms (2inchs), Belltech 3inch drop coils


REAR DROP:
3-4inch: Belltech monoleafs
2-3inch: DJM flip kit and shackle
5inch: DJM flip kit
5+inches: DJM Flipkit and blocks


any questions?
also, depending if you have a heavy v6 or a lighter 4cyl, or if its extended cab, or regular, the actual drop may vary
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DJM 4/5 is the best way to go with some good 4/5 shocks.

I run 245/45r17 on bullit wheels. I think its the perfect fit. No rubbing on the inside or on the fender. You will need to run a spacer for those wheels.

As for the wheels/tires you have now, it will rub the fender. I put my spare on to look one time and it was close.
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My 02 is also bagged
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but i say go with the 4/5 i'v seen them and they look real nice with a nice set of wheels
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the main thing i've noticed is that the top of the truck is tall (the window) and all the slammed rangers i've seen look very....odd....like they need chopped, so i want to make sure i don't go too low to make it look....uneven....i hope u know what i mean...

Gabriel, for a 5/5 drop yours doesn't look bad...do u have any other pics?
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