Lowering splash - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Suspension Tech General discussion of suspension for the Ford Ranger.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 11-27-2005
Level III Supporter
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: usa
Posts: 24,936
Lowering splash

ok boys and girls I am having an interesting time just trying to find a good set of 2" lowering coils for my splash all i want is like 1-2" lower in the front and about 2-3" in the back thats all no more no less.

now i have seen the DJM lowering kit for the 89-97 rangers here http://www.djmsuspension.com/Product...angerParts.htm

but that has new I-beams and all this crap and its a 3-4 drop that is WAY to much drop then i want I live in mich and that would be horrible around here.

now if any one knows of a GOOD place to find this stuff i am trying to locate please let me know thanks
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-27-2005
2004edge's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Oswego, IL
Posts: 387
well if you get 2" drop coils for the front then it will only drop you 1" because your truck is already 1" lower than a regular ranger in the front and i belive 1 or 2" lower in the back. So 2" drop coils in the front. Then in the rear you could either do a hanger flip (2-3") or a flip kit(6") and then lifting shackles(3" total drop). The hanger flip is real cheap, but the flip kit isnt much more and the trucks seem to handle better when the axle is above the spring pack in my experince. Plus doing a hanger flip is a pita in my experinces. ask away with your questions i researched lowering ALOT when i had my first truck and when i was being stupid and lowered my truck.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-27-2005
ScottG's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Lewiston, Maine
Posts: 4,926
ok

2inch drop coils will drop you 2inchs, but it will only look like 1 more inch

you already have 1inch drop coils and 1inch drop leafs on the splash
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-27-2005
2004edge's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Oswego, IL
Posts: 387
thanks scott for clearin that up because thats exactly what i ment.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-27-2005
Level III Supporter
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: usa
Posts: 24,936
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2004edge
well if you get 2" drop coils for the front then it will only drop you 1" because your truck is already 1" lower than a regular ranger in
the front and i belive 1 or 2" lower in the back.
I am well aware of this...I am LOOKING for a good place to buy 2" drop coils...

Quote:
So 2" drop coils in the front. Then in the rear you could either do a hanger flip (2-3") or a flip kit(6") and then lifting shackles(3" total drop). The hanger flip is real cheap, but the flip kit isnt much more and the trucks seem to handle better when the axle is above the spring pack in my experince. Plus doing a hanger flip is a pita in my experinces. ask away with your questions i researched lowering ALOT when i had my first truck and when i was being stupid and lowered my truck.
so where do i get the hanger flip? i do not want the hanger kit they sell in DJM thats just WAYYYY to much drop then what i want. let me get this straight...do i just flip the rear hangers and then add the 2" chevy shackels?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-27-2005
2004edge's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Oswego, IL
Posts: 387
no buying the hanger flip. the hanger flip consists of griding off and punching out the rivits that hold your current rear leaf hangers on and then bolting them back on upside down (with the stock shackles any other ones wont work) with grade 8 bolts. This will give you 2-3" of rear drop (closer to 2). The flip kit flips your axle so its above the leaf pack instead of below it and then that will give you 5-6" of drop. then using the chevy shackles it will lift you up 2" giving you about 3-4" of drop.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-27-2005
Level III Supporter
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: usa
Posts: 24,936
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2004edge
no buying the hanger flip. the hanger flip consists of griding off and punching out the rivits that hold your current rear leaf hangers on and then bolting them back on upside down (with the stock shackles any other ones wont work) with grade 8 bolts. This will give you 2-3" of rear drop (closer to 2). The flip kit flips your axle so its above the leaf pack instead of below it and then that will give you 5-6" of drop. then using the chevy shackles it will lift you up 2" giving you about 3-4" of drop.
oh hell so just flip the stockers and rebolt them up not a freaking problem because i need to replace a hanger because its cracked LOL. that will take all of like 3 hours sweetness.


now i just need the front coils. i cant find a good place to buy them
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-27-2005
2004edge's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Oswego, IL
Posts: 387
http://store.summitracing.com/defaul...=egnsearch.asp summit racing has them the belltech ones fit your app and lower 2 inches
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-27-2005
Level III Supporter
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: usa
Posts: 24,936
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2004edge
http://store.summitracing.com/defaul...=egnsearch.asp summit racing has them the belltech ones fit your app and lower 2 inches
HOLY crap now i feel like a moron i didnt even think to check summit LOLOLOLOL..............
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-27-2005
D.
Unregistered User
 
Posts: n/a
Hey Zach.. Maybe we could have a ' summit ' meet.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 11-27-2005
2004edge's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Oswego, IL
Posts: 387
np zach i gotcha. i spent many a days searching for lowering stuff. i need to do what you did and get a lil cheapo to lower because i cant stand having only a lowered truck.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 11-27-2005
Level III Supporter
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: usa
Posts: 24,936
Quote:
Originally Posted by D.
Hey Zach.. Maybe we could have a ' summit ' meet.
oh dear i wonder what this means lol
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 11-27-2005
Level III Supporter
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: usa
Posts: 24,936
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2004edge
np zach i gotcha. i spent many a days searching for lowering stuff. i need to do what you did and get a lil cheapo to lower because i cant stand having only a lowered truck.
thanks alot man
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 11-27-2005
jtslmn720's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Kent State, Kent Ohio
Posts: 7,367
Quote:
Originally Posted by D.
Hey Zach.. Maybe we could have a ' summit ' meet.
LETS DO IT!!
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 11-27-2005
Level III Supporter
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: usa
Posts: 24,936
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2x4XLT
LETS DO IT!!
lol...
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 11-27-2005
Swoop1156's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Hanover, Maryland
Posts: 1,965
Zach, I told you what to do man...to do it right. It's more work, but I believe it'll be a higher quality and better ride and even possibly more dependable using what I am doing.

Stock XLT Coils
Stock XLT Leafs
DJM 3" Beams
DJM Flip-Kit
Lifting Shackles

That will drop my Splash about 3" in the front, and 4" in the rear -- just what you are looking for. The reason is that I am lifting my truck 1" before dropping, getting rid of that 1" drop from Ford so I don't get a 4/5.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 11-27-2005
Level III Supporter
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: usa
Posts: 24,936
Quote:
Originally Posted by Swoop1156
Zach, I told you what to do man...to do it right. It's more work, but I believe it'll be a higher quality and better ride and even possibly more dependable using what I am doing.

Stock XLT Coils
Stock XLT Leafs
DJM 3" Beams
DJM Flip-Kit
Lifting Shackles

That will drop my Splash about 3" in the front, and 4" in the rear -- just what you are looking for. The reason is that I am lifting my truck 1" before dropping, getting rid of that 1" drop from Ford so I don't get a 4/5.
i just talked to D...the DJM flip kit is a BADDDD idea with a 5.0L he has personally experiance....i did read what you wrote adam. but i am not looking for a WONDERFUL ride i am looking for cheap. this is a toy not a DD...its made to go fast thats it. if anything i might get stock XLT leafs because i have a feeling with the flip of the hanger it will drop it more then i want
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 11-27-2005
92 Ranger's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Raleigh NC
Posts: 1,229
im with stupid ^
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 11-28-2005
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Havre De Grace,Md
Posts: 3,262
Hey Zach that aught to look sweet!!!! good luck on droping that thing!
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 11-29-2005
D.
Unregistered User
 
Posts: n/a
I dont trust this equasion -- >

Rear Flip Kit + good amounts of torque.

It equals ' lotsa warped leafs and possibly a broken shackle. Been there, had the axle come out from under the vehicle ( was My 84 with a 408 windsor ) .
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
getting rid of splash decal 96splash Auto Detailing 101 17 03-08-2006 10:55 PM
STX -XLT - Edge/sport/splash differences? Achped General Ford Ranger Discussion 23 08-15-2005 09:35 PM
I found out something neat about my Splash Swoop1156 General Ford Ranger Discussion 6 07-30-2005 10:59 PM
93 splash axle swap? airpowersplash Drivetrain Tech 4 06-01-2005 08:56 PM
Inner fender splash guards SonicRanger001 Exterior Semi-Tech 15 04-13-2005 02:50 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:30 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.