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Mustang II suspension??

Anybody ever looked into this at all? Since most of you guys go straight for the lift so probably not, but with Dano ditching his T-bars soon it got me thinking about how you could improve the stock junk up front for performance and handling.

I was reading an article about that PMA Ranger and it is using Stang II front suspension, but that is one hell of a custom truck.

I guess what I'm wondering is, is this a performance suspension, or a drop suspension?
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its a lowering suspension. alot of hot rods use it cause its indipendent front end and makes room for a larger motor
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relative to your stock stuff, MII is both a performance upgrade and a drop.
MII is not the ideal performance upgrade, but it is so widely re-produced nuthin else is discussed.

now gettin it under your truck is a totally different story. get ready for alot of fab work. either clippin your frame, or buildin a completely new one. i jus helped fit a custom MII(complete frame job) under a bodydropped 98.
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i have a mustang II suspension, of course its still under the mustang II that i bought in 1984 and sits in the garage dorment.

wow how the time goes buy
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its a good front end, i looked into it alot when i had my 68 stang, i was thinkin of using the mII front end, plus i wanted to throw my 429 i had in it haha god that was so long ago haha
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If you have the coil springs/ arms on your truck just straight go to the DJM 4/5 with the new Upper and lower arms and coils up front your truck will ride like its on rails compared to stock.
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2002 Ranger xlt 2wd "

Andy, if your looking to get lower, Mark gave you all the info you need. If your looking for performance, his advice will still work for the most part.

My troubles are 3 fold, 2 of which you won't have to deal with.

1.) Torsion bars. Its a CHEAP way to do a suspension setup. Cheaper then coils. Ford used it, I hate it.
2.) XLT's lower control arms are 1.25 inches smaller in mounting then the stock ' edge ' lower control arms. ( ask me how I know :) I have Scotty G's factory ones here and have been using them as a template ). The lower XLT arms are NOT a direct bolt-in. The Uppers are though :) .

Those 2 items make life lovely in your regards. Heres my dilema and the 3rd issue..

Weight.
3.) I need adjustability as I'm going to be changing the weight of the front end of my truck. Drop kits for XLT's already have teh math done.. I have NO CLUE where my front end will be when I have it all put together.. I dunno if I will ' lay frame ' and have to have a custom set of coils bent up locally or if I'll be higher then Jeys truck with his solid axle and 40inch tires ( or however huge those monsters are ) .

The final reason I'm using a M2 front conversion.. Motor mounting. :)

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