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Lowering question??

I have a 2004 ranger XLT 2.3...i heard taht you can lower it for free by cutting the stock springs 1 1/2 coil to lower the front 2 inchs and i could flip the rear schakle in the rear to lower it 2 inchs also..my question is if i flip the factory rear schackle does that move the leaf springs under the axle or just moves the shackle?
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It just flips the shackle you don't even have to un-do the axle from the springs
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its not the safest way to lower but it sounds like it would work. i would be a little worried about hitting the bump stops though because lowering springs usually have a stiffer spring rate to help compensate for the height change
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oh, never........... ever cut the coil springs, when it comes to lowering, just do it right the first time
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ok...thanks guys! Anyone know where i could find a cheap 2/3 drop kit for my 2004 ranger? I know everyone says go 4/5 but i like the 2/3 stance....not to low but enough for my taste....know anyone with a kit used? AS long as it has everythning included to do the job.
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I've done this but only cut 1 coil out of the front. I dropped about 1 inch in front and about 2 in the rear. I used air shocks in the rear so I can go up and down as needed. It "seems" to handle a little better now with less body roll even with the added weight of the 302.
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