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lowering???

http://www.truckn-store.com/product....t.asp&ID=93391

it says it will lower my truck cus i have the torsion suspention? will it lower it
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I'd stay away from aim or chassis tech products almost everyone that bought their stuff almost always got the wrong things. I also hear that they send you the wrong items on purpose so you have to pay a restocking fee if you wanted to return your product.
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what if you flipped the axle over the suspension and got lowering shocks, then in the front uncrank the torsion bars and put on lowering springs?
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yea that would work....does anyone kno where i can get some stock spindles cus i have lift spindle on now and i think i got rid of mine
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You could flip the keys like I did, I have a little bit of a camber issue but it looks good
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You could flip the keys like I did, I have a little bit of a camber issue but it looks good
Flipping the keys, from what I have heard is a crappy ride, idk.

as far as the rear end (im assuming you are driving an edge) remove the block and its like a stock ranger, a flip kit for the same yr reg ranger will work for yours. drop shocks are a necessity. and as for the front, I dont think drop springs will work but i could be wrong.

here is what i would do, switch to an xlt... or bag it and get it over with! lol. (jp)
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im thinking about droppin the rear and tryin really hard to drop the front as low as i can
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Flipping the keys, from what I have heard is a crappy ride, idk.

as far as the rear end (im assuming you are driving an edge) remove the block and its like a stock ranger, a flip kit for the same yr reg ranger will work for yours. drop shocks are a necessity. and as for the front, I dont think drop springs will work but i could be wrong.

here is what i would do, switch to an xlt... or bag it and get it over with! lol. (jp)
It actually rides pretty good, It rides better than my 88 with beams, plus its free to do, and u could go back to stock if you wanted. Oh yeah drop springs wouldnt work Edge's dont have springs.
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http://www.truckn-store.com/product....t.asp&ID=93391

it says it will lower my truck cus i have the torsion suspention? will it lower it

Those are simular to what I had a local shop fabricate for myself.
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You could flip the keys like I did, I have a little bit of a camber issue but it looks good
Question for ya Tony...

What happens when you lift one wheel and let the pressure off the other? Without the key adjuster having anything to hold into, is it possible for the retainer to come out and thus have one side of the front end lay frame?

Just curious.
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u say you fab those torsion keys at your shop right??? how much would it cost for me to get some and how low would it take it
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I did the torsion bar key flip myself and had it on for like 18 months before changing it out. The only real adverse effect I noticed was the negative camber issue. Even that can be remedied.

Many people will say that there is a possibility of the key falling out if it's hit right. I'm not disputing that, but I do know that I took some long trips (Sacramento to Los Angeles) a couple of times with no problems. The biggest problem I forsee is getting the peper length front shocks.

As for the rear, it's simple. Remove the stock blocks, and replace the leafs with some Belltech 3" drop leafs. A flip kit will make the rear end sit too low, sorry.

Hope that helps.

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I havent had a problem yet, not saying I wont, but I have had it done for about 6 months, I go down dirt roads every day and pretty much give the truck hell, but I am still plannin on gettin some aftermarket keys.
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as far as the flip kit being too low, get lifting shackles after the flip kit and your truck will sit 3" lower on stock springs, most people have agreed that a flip kit is way better than replacing the springs as far as ride is concerned.

I dont have an edge or a 4x4, so for torsion drops, listen to these folks, but for the rear, i say go with flip kit and shackles for a 3", or just flip the hangers for 2"
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this does help thanxs
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u say you fab those torsion keys at your shop right???
No. I had a local shop fab me up a set.. or 3.

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how much would it cost for me to get some and how low would it take it
I recently had 20 sets made. With the cost of shipping and warrenty/liability, you might want to order a set of those keys. One of the sets I had made FAILED. Theres an 02 tremor with a LOT of damage to it.

Somethings to consider that nobody bothers to explain. Everyone says to just flip the keys and be done with it.

Even with changing to these newer keys, the rates and pressure on the stock torsion bars is off. When you hit a pothole or a speedbump, it takes longer for the front suspension in your truck to ' recover ' and have the tires properly applied to the ground below them.

I'm not about a ' pretty truck ' or a fashon statement. I beat the bloody **** out of my truck on a daily basis.

A few suggestions.

NOBODY on here is a design Eng. , Everyone has their own ideas of how things should be done.

If your going to lower your trucks front end, and its on torsion bars, move to a ' higher rated ' bar. Your severely limiting the amount of travel your suspension has and its best to have a higher rated bar to have a greater/faster reaction.

If you check your ' spr ' rating on your door-jam sticker and it says ' F ', buy a new set of bars as code ' F ' bars will bottom out on the smallest potholes. You will need to go to ' pancake ' type bump-stops if you wish to have any suspension travel in the upwards direction. If you take 3 inches out of your front suspension, your lower control arms will be right on the factory rubber-stops.
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As for the rear, it's simple. Remove the stock blocks, and replace the leafs with some Belltech 3" drop leafs. A flip kit will make the rear end sit too low, sorry.

Hope that helps.

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http://www.rangerpowersports.com/for...d.php?t=150489
Flip kit also requires a notch I believe?
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Flip kit also requires a notch I believe?
nope, running 2/6 no notch.

just cut/replace the factory stops in the back to resemble a pancake stop.
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Flip kit also requires a notch I believe?
Flipkit gives you roughly half inch between bumpstop and axle, any lower you will need to have a bolt in notch.

I wouldnt bother lowering a torsion bar ranger you wont get low and you have a bunch of issues to deal with when lowering one. Just buy a xlt with coil spring suspension or leave your truck stock height.
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yea that would work....does anyone kno where i can get some stock spindles cus i have lift spindle on now and i think i got rid of mine
i'll trade ya for some stock edge spindles
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so i take it your takeing your lift off your truck and wanting to lower it....is it a 4x4???? Cause i was thinking of doing the same thing cause it seem to much for me to get a lift to lift as high as i wanted to go.....I really want to lift the front end of my truck....
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