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Ford Ranger Sport 2006 Slam

I want to slam my 06 ford ranger sport. Problem tho it has front torsion bars and not coils. it will be my first big mod on the truck unless i wait. and i really want this to get done. Can u guys explain to me how to do it or suggest how too. Also can u please point out parts i may need. Tools, time and money are not a problem, i have a full shop to work on it all. Please help me out.

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Bought the WRONG truck to slam....

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Honestly, you can get the truck to about the height of a 2/2 lowered coilspring truck up front. Lowering keys or '08+ keys will get you about a 2" drop up front. Or going coil-over to handle awesome and pinching lower arm and correcting for a good balljoint angle and custom uppers. 2" or so is about it as far as lowering a torsion bar truck. That's it without major work. Major work like Z-ing the frame, running custom engine x-member and custom a-arms and coil-overs.
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I beleive I still have my 08 Keys that would get you a 2" drop
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are them 08 torsion still avialable
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Isn't there an issue with the A/C clearance as well? I've been debating dropping mine as well, but it seems like a huge task.
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ive never heard of ac issues, but to properly slam an edge or sport, you need to ditch the tbars and go coilovers. big $$$
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why the F would you lower a 4x4.
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idk, but my edge
is 2wheel not 4
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why the F would you lower a 4x4.
I can't speak for everyone, but I just like the look. You're right though, it is kinda quirky. I don't think I'd do it for several reasons, but I was toying with the idea.
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Someone with a Yellow 06+ Sport 4x4 lowered it. Looks good.
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Bought the WRONG truck to slam....

Here's the cure.....






Honestly, you can get the truck to about the height of a 2/2 lowered coilspring truck up front. Lowering keys or '08+ keys will get you about a 2" drop up front. Or going coil-over to handle awesome and pinching lower arm and correcting for a good balljoint angle and custom uppers. 2" or so is about it as far as lowering a torsion bar truck. That's it without major work. Major work like Z-ing the frame, running custom engine x-member and custom a-arms and coil-overs.
X2 ... Sell it and get a 2WD Ranger with the 1998 + or 2001 + SLA front suspension or just trade me :-)
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why the F would you lower a 4x4.
I don't think it's a 4X4, I think he just has the torsion bar suspension.
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I don't think it's a 4X4, I think he just has the torsion bar suspension.
He was talking about steelfrog which has an FX4
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are them 08 torsion still avialable
you bumped a year old thread. i might be doing the prekey mod this weekend and if i do i'll sell the older "lower your truck ones to you" if you want them.


mike, steelfrog liked the look, the OP wanted to lower along with the above guy.
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I have some 08 Keys floating around here somewhere
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you bumped a year old thread. i might be doing the prekey mod this weekend and if i do i'll sell the older "lower your truck ones to you" if you want them.


mike, steelfrog liked the look, the OP wanted to lower along with the above guy.
I know that lol I was just informing Brian because he was mixing up the guys.
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