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Ranger Edge Lowering? possible?

hey everyone im new to this forum and new to owning a Ranger. i have become in possetion of a 2001 ranger edge. i wanted to know if i could lower it instead of keeping it lifted since its 2wd instead of 4wd i will not wheel it and i have a set of 18's i want to put on it please let me know. thank you.
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D's truck is a 2wd edge, has the 4x4 suspension, and he lowered his.. tho it took him ALOT of work to do
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so he lowered it? i dont think mine has offroad suspension i think its just got the factory like 2inch lift or watever. wat did he have to do?
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lowering an edge

i dont know if its even worth it but i want to know if i can lower a ranger edge with the same 4/5 drop as i could on a non edge let me know if you guess know thanx.
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i'm gonna guess no... but that's exactly what i said it was a guess... i'm sure someone intelligent on the matter will post in the morning
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you can use the lowering kit in the rear of the truck (the flip kit) but it will not work for the front..

do a search on lowering an edge.. there was a topic a few days ago that will help you out
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so he lowered it? i dont think mine has offroad suspension i think its just got the factory like 2inch lift or watever. wat did he have to do?
as i said in your first thread.. do a search..

but anyways, the edge has the same suspention as a 4wd (t-bar based). An easy way to get a quick drop is take out the lift block in the rear and un crank the t-bars in the front. You are going to have to take out the bump stops though
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Nope. 2 different suspension types. You can lower it by other means thought. Do a search and I'm sure you will find the answers you seek.
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so he lowered it? i dont think mine has offroad suspension i think its just got the factory like 2inch lift or watever. wat did he have to do?
Please, do a search.
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thanx you guys

thank you guys for your help. im thinking ill just keep it lifted. its just hard for my girlfriend to get in it hahah
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thank you guys for your help. im thinking ill just keep it lifted. its just hard for my girlfriend to get in it hahah
psh...so what...its your truck...mine has step bars so the lady doesnt complain and she actually likes it lifted, she was kinda bummed when i said i was dropping it back down to stock...
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thank you guys for your help. im thinking ill just keep it lifted. its just hard for my girlfriend to get in it hahah
nope. be different.

Crank the tosion bars down and flip the hangers in the rear, and take out the factory block in the back, and that will be the same as a 3/4 drop or so from stock.
$10 for bolts for the hangers.

you can also flip the keys and get a flip kit for a 5/6 drop. But I have heard rumors of flipping the keys being unsafe.
$50, 40 for the flip kit, $10 for misc. bolts to flip the keys.

the last, and most expensive option is coil-overs. $$$$ for a safe 5/6 or more drop.
could be from $800-1500 depending on how low, and what products.


to give you an idea, for the back of your truck any option for lowering the back of any yr ranger will work, but the front is a 98+ 4x4 style suspension and there really arent any products out there for lowering those.
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psh...so what...its your truck...mine has step bars so the lady doesnt complain and she actually likes it lifted, she was kinda bummed when i said i was dropping it back down to stock...
lol seriously, u shouldnt even got a step bar :P
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yea..i wouldn't even try to bother lowerin an edge. i thought about it for a good 2 months because im in the same boat..2WD baby!!..haha..anyways..from what i've read and heard that its too big of a PITA to even attempt. i would just trade in your edge for a 2wd tacoma or x-runner..lol..
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for all the work it seems like it will take to drop an edge, i wana bag mine so bad, so thats wat i'm gonna do.
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rangerpowersports has ALOOOOT of info on this stuff
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[QUOTE=rangerkidSHSU]rangerpowersports has ALOOOOT of info on this stuff[/QUOTE

yes they do,i would also do an extensive search.
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dont the edge have problems with the body lines matching up after bagging unless it is done 'right'?
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dunno, havnt heard much bout that? but dont know anyone who has bagged an edge either.
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This guy has a bagged Edge with 20's. Mine will be bagged in a few months as well.
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anythings possible with $$$$$$$$
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This guy has a bagged Edge with 20's. Mine will be bagged in a few months as well.
I kinda like it but the purple interior says NO! lol
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I saw one bagged edge when I went to flagstaff a few years back, I remember thinking of how poor of a job it was, I had no idea at the time of how hard it was to drop an edge....
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well they make those air over shocks (air ride technologies shockwaves) that all u have to do is remove the front shocks an replace them with these, but also have to run the compressors an lines an all that stuff, i jus dont know how low they will let u go? thats jus for the front too
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I haven't bothered with mine. Just stick your 18's on it and life goes on. I haven't had any problems with mine.
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