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Icon4 Lowering the Ranger, what do you think of this?

So, I've decided I'd like to lower my ranger. Though I don't have much money and I don't know anything in this department.

I found this kit

http://app.infopia.com/Shop/Control/...520/rid/127794

What do you think of this kit, would it even achieve the lowered look?
Would it be ruff on the struts??
and I guess, just what is the best and safest way to lower a truck in a cost efficient manner?

I know I'm a newby and I'm full of questions. I apologize
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Its good for the price, But if you want a low stance you need Ibeams. Check out Craigslist because I have seen them for $125 up and you will get 3" inches in the front and then go buy lowering blocks for the rear for a 4"drop.
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First of all we need to know what year truck you have!
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I was guessing 82-97 based off the link...but ya your right.
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Yeah, sorry about that I didn't think that through very well. I have an 02, ha...I didn't pay much attention to the 82-97 on the site...I just saw the price and such and posted it up really quick. Don't I feel stupid now!
But, I guess that means..just disregard that link.
Also, I've been Googling lowering blocks and Ibeams and can't seem to find anything? It puzzles me

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if your truck is an 02 and your looking at a kit for 82-97 it might not work. that is a coil'd front end and your 02 could be torsion bar'd. we need more info. reg cab/ext cab. please go make a signature so we can help you better.
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Your 02 doesn't have Ibeams, it has A arms. Your two options are a 2/3 drop via drop springs and a rear flip kit.
http://compare.ebay.com/like/2206783...=263602_309572
or a 4/5 kit which is like a 2/3 kit but with new upper and lower A arms to get 4" in the front
http://compare.ebay.com/like/2206783...=263602_304662

yes it's more than Suspension Max but DJM is a lot better quality
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It's a Reg cab
Do you think the 2/3 drop would be enough? Or would stock S10s sit lower than me??

Btw, Thanks guys, your help is much appreciated.
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2/3 is not real low, but still a nice lil drop. You will most likely want more. I would go with a 4/5 if you have the extra funds.
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Go 4/5 trust me 2/3 isn't low enough!
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