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Old 11-25-2006
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I Beams And Dropped Spindles

Yeah i lowered a 93 ford ranger i lowered the front by Heating the Coil Springs About 3 Inches well now my front tires or Bowled out and i can't get it alined up Because of that. the question i have is Some say i need Dropped Spindles and that will solve the Problem and i also heard i can get Dropped I Beams which will do the same..... So would dropped I Beams be fine to use rather than the spindles? Thnx Alot any help would be very nice.
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I'd get new springs while you were at it, lol. That's not a great way to handle springs from what I've heard.

Both lifting and dropping i-beam or TTB Rangers causes problems with camber. There are some special correction kits for that, but I don't know if they have enough range to fix that much camber.
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Yeah i'am Replaceing The Coil Sprins i just wanted to make sure i would get the same effect with dropped i beams then dropped spindles
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Dropped spindles will move the truck down without changing the i-beam angle I do believe. But you get more drop yet with bent i-beams and shorter springs.

Now, prior to a certain year, when they changed to cast i-beams, you can heat and bend the stock i-beams to get the correct camber. But I don't remember what years so you'll have to research that. That's the alternative to getting dropped i-beams since you're into heating, lol.

That's been done a lot and if done carefully doesn't weaken things too much.
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I'am gonna buy 3inch dropped i beams And buy me some replacement Coil Springs right the front of the truck is about 4inch or 3 1/2 drop so 3 inch i beam should do me well.. our should i buy the 3 in beam and like a 1 or 2 inch dropped spring?
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Now you're out of my league. I don't drop trucks, I've just read about them here and elsewhere because it interests me. I'm an offroader and mine is lifted.
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there is not drop spindle for ibeam trucks. if you want 4" drop you need 3" beams plus a 1" coil.
i used to roll 3" beam plus a 2" coil and alignment was fine. as you have experienced, you cant align a 3" spring only drop.
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Heating the spring is such hack job I sure hope your not still driving that truck with the heated springs...

Just get some 3 inch dropped DJM dream beams..

Also they dont make drop spindles for ANY ranger
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