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Lowering 99 Ranger

I plan on lowering my truck and was also planning on doing the expo 8.8. Could I get away with just keeping the 8.8 as is and not relocating the perches. If so how much of a drop would that be?
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yes the 8.8 will lower you 4"
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That's some good info... I was wondering that as well for a later project down the road. So that part of the swap is a direct bolt on for a Ranger?
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And I want to drop my front 4 inches as well what kit do you recommend? Will a 4/4 drop look awkward?
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And I want to drop my front 4 inches as well what kit do you recommend? Will a 4/4 drop look awkward?
not at all, get a set of upper and lower djm arms and some 2" drop coils
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4/4 looks just fine that's what I have
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Where is a good place i can get a set of upper and lower arms and some 2" drop coils at? Preferably the cheapest way due to school.
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Email Brian at Illusive
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Ok for now I have decided to get 2" coils and use the expo rear end then add on over time.

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Summit Racing has the DJM suspension parts now too.
My Thunderbolt might be getting them this summer after I build an Exploder 8.8.
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Alright so I finally got around to ordering 3" drop coils and am about to order a 5" flip kit, is there anything I can do for an extra inch in the front?
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Ok so I got 3" belltechs and found a set of upper and lower djm control arms for cheap. If I get the control arms could I run stock tires with the 5" drop or are they to big?
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Ok so I got 3" belltechs and found a set of upper and lower djm control arms for cheap. If I get the control arms could I run stock tires with the 5" drop or are they to big?
You will need to notch the frame to go that low up front. Tires might be to big. What size are they?
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I have a fresh set of P225/70/15 I believe and I don't want to notch so I'll stick with a 3/4 thanks for the help!
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