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Old 04-30-2007
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My Coilover Suspension Thread

Well it is official. My truck goes into the shop (Hudlow Differential here in Rossville, GA) on May 15th, which happens to be my birthday. I'm not quite sure on all of the details because the mechanic is not sure what is going to be needed until he actually starts the project, but he's looking at a price of about 4K (at the most) and about 1-2 weeks worth of work (depending on how long it may take to get parts in). This will include a custom coilover suspension up front, with some custom arms and what not, and a flip-kit in the back, both which will be done by the same guy.

It's kind of irritating to NOT know what will be needed, because I could be searching around right now looking for what coilovers to buy because the anticipation of finally getting my truck in to get lowered is KILLING me. I've been riding around with 22's with the stock EDGE height (minus the rear blocks) for about two years now.

For reference, does anyone here know of a similar project like this that has been done with a Ranger? I would kind of like to know what some of this work will look like. The shop I'm going to builds competition rock-crawlers and stuff and just recently went into the hot-rod scene. Currently they're working on putting a 4-Link and some other stuff on a 300C (for airbags I think), but I haven't been able to swing by there to check out their work.

I'll be updating as much as I can with pics of the progress.
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i think edgerat converted to coils but im not positive
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anthony84_2004 or sumthin similar. he is workin on it and has lots of info on it. try searchin for him.
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Freakin A! $4000 is really expensive...I suppose it's gonna be top of the line

at least it better be for that much...I want to see pics asap!!!!!!
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woot my birthday is may 15th too...im getting a different type of suspension thoe =/
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http://www.rangerpowersports.com/for...d.php?t=200750 here's a little info on doing the swap, 4000$ dollars is a little high, you could bag it for less than that.
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That truck is exactly what I'm looking for. I had originally saved up about 3K for bags, but changed my mind only when I found out that I couldn't go as low as I wanted to. The thing is with the bags, most of the same work would have to be done up front as the coilover swap. Plus, I don't really like bags unless a body drop was involved, and then you're talking about some serious cash.

The truck you posted is about exactly what I would like mine to look like. The setup is a little different. I'll be having a lot of custom fabbed parts.
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any news or pics yet?
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doesn't go under the knife for another 5 days
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pics? news? anything? Happy Birthday too!
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