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Lowering my 97 from scratch

hey guys, im looking into lowering my 97, iv looked around where i thought was just about everywhere, but i cant find anything for a 97 2x4 2.3L 5 speed. ext cab step side. my dream is to have 4" front drop, 5" rear drop....with 18's.
i live in new hapshire and gets vary cold winters and hot summers. and i dont a have an inside place i can put it. so i no i cant bag it. but should i use cut spings in the front and a flip kit? or coil overs or what? can someone please help me out. what do i need to look for. what would be better than what. where to look for this or that or anything you can think of, i could use! thank you. i just tried posting some pics but keeps failing. im ganna mess around with it and try in a litle bit. thank you.
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use a photobucket account to upload pics. and smack yourself right now for wanting to run cut springs. they are dangerous and ride like crap.just search on this site and you should be able to ifnd all the answers you need to drop your rig
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Look at the DJM 3/4 kit Start there and if it's not low enough get some Splash springs and a 1" block.
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Look at the DJM 3/4 kit Start there and if it's not low enough get some Splash springs and a 1" block.
That is exactly what I did to my first truck, a 93 Splash. I put 180k miles on that drop kit, and still had no problems out of the DJM kit. I bet you will like the stance. The wheels are 17x8 Centerline Racing Billets with 245/45 BFG comp TA tires.

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sick truck. i just got a set of front 18x9 and rear 18x10's. running 275/35.

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needs a drop. i do hear alot about djm but cant find them anywhere.. looked at the website but only found beams and for 98+ nothing for 97 with arms....can i switch them and install beams. cuz ill look into the dream beams. i REALLY want a 4/5 drop.
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your confused. dream beams are what you want. go to summit.com
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Look here, you'll find the DJM 3/4 kit and everything else you'll need to get it to 4/5 status
http://www.fordranger forum.com/vendor-section/11128-idf-static-drop-component-links.html

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if your on a budget you could flip the shackles and either cut a littlw bit of spring or buy lowering springs and get some lowering shocks thats what I did and it hardly effected ride and greatly reduced body roll
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yea i was told never to do a flip kit. and what do u mean im confuse about the beams. lol.
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There is nothing wrong with a flip kit
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