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Lowering My 06 Ranger Xlt

Im Looking At The Djm 4/5 Drop Kit Does Anyone Have It On Theres. How Does It Ride I Know It Looks Sweet, Does It Sit Level And Does The Alignment Work Out Ok Up Front With The Upper Control Arms They Send You With The Kit. Like I Said Im All New To Ford But Very Mechanially Inclined Are There Any Little Tricks I Need To Be Aware Of Or Do To Make The Job Easier. Got Manaflow Catback Side Exit Exhaust And Airaid Cold Air Just Got The Truck So Im Just Getting Started Thanks Yall
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Don't have it, but I've heard it rides really rough, Especially if your gonna pair it with some large diameter rims and Low Pros
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thanks for the input i can live with the ride i just have to look sweeeeet thanks
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Why don't you bag it like the rest of us are gonna do?
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if you check ebay, i know hillbank motorsports was selling a bunch of Roush lowering kits for pretty damn cheap, that would be the way to go
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hilbanks wont fit on an 06 i dont beleive, its for 98-04 rangers, unless they havent changed the deisng of the suspension...

and make a sig, i was gunna link you to the kit but i dont know a thing about your truck...
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as long as he is coil spring it should work fine on the 06 MY, nothing has changed underneath that i know of
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yeah thats why i ordered the xlt because the 06 sports like the edges have t-bar front suspension and it sits to high its a 2wd not a 4by lots of plans for the truck like all of us though gotta have money
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heres pics of my truck back when i had a 4/5

the rides not too bad with the right shocks

its really the low profile tires that hug the road....

I installed it with some buddies and some air tools in a driveway
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looks nice im going to be doing it in my back yard also what shocks and kit did you go with and size of wheel with what backspacing
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that is with a DJM 4/5 kit and belltech nitro drop shocks

17x8 konig villians with 245/45/17s
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thanks alot looks sweet
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Friend of mine did the 4/5 drop also and it looks cleaner than can be but he did say the ride is pretty crappy but loves the look. I did a 2/3, still run the stock size shocks and the ride quality is still superb. If you do drop it, I have some toxic drop shocks I'd like to part out if your interested. Still brand new. And lots of people use toxic also.
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id like to see pictures of your 2/3 drop the 4/5 would be nice but a 2/3 would be ok also new truck having warrenty might be a problem if i go to low if you have pictures please send or post i would like to see them
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back when i had a 2/3 drop with stock tires and with 17s on 245/45/17s

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