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removing leaf....

ok so i was talking to barrman about there truck and i asked him if he had a lowering kit and he said that he just took out one leaf to lower the rear to be even with the front and that was it...

he has the same basic truck as me and the same size tires so my question is what kind of load lose will i experance? i really dont haul alot of stuff, but i jsut want to make sure if i take them out i dont snap the other 2 leafs...


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is there a hanger that i can get jsut to lower my rear end .5 inch to an inch?
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Ive always thought that the '98+ Ranger XLT 4x2's sagged too much in the rear to start with, esp. the 98-00 year models. So I think by doing this you'll need to lower the front as it would look funny. Just my .02 tho
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mines got some rake, about 1.5 inchs or so....

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I did this and then put air shocks on so I could still haul my 4-wheeler and other things
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i was actually looking at a shock support that summit has but its like 150$ and thats not worth it to me...
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The adjustable air shocks I got only cost about 60$, and I can have it sittin on the bump stops or sittin up like a 4x4.
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No, I bout em from autozone or somewhere, They are made by Monroe u might be able to find em cheaper.
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would you recognize which they are?

http://www.monroe.com/products/mp_default.asp
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http://www.monroe.com/products/mp_de...tail=Max%20Air

These are the ones I got, I couldn't find it in the applications part though but they do have them
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I found em it was advance auto parts, they went up a little

http://www.partsamerica.com/ProductD...ype=50&ptset=A
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how do you fill them? you have an onboard tank?
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No its just like a tire valve I keep one of those cheap 10$ 12v pumps in my truck and it will air them up pretty quick I dont adjust them often, but all it is is a schrader valve I had mine in my bumper but you can put it anywhere
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i'd think that would not be safe...but i guess for a street truck..

If it was me, i would go a different route
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it really shouldnt be that much unsafer w/o anything heavy in the bed or without me hitting any big bumps....
im still contemplating if i want to do it or not, id really like to because it would make my new tires completely fill up my wheel wells, but i do drive my brothers motorcycle around every once and a while and thats got some decent weight to it...
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If you look these shocks are made for towing they will go to 150psi, I have pulled a trailer with my friends 67 Fairlaine, and it rode great not sure how heavy the car is but I dont plan on towing anything bigger.
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Oh yeah ignore the half @$$ed air hose routing in my pic we were just checking for leaks after I installed them
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Just flip your rear hangers, will get you 2 inches of drop and you can still haul stuff. It will level out your truck and you wont need new shocks. Its like 10 bucks in bolts.
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yea but then it might make my front end sit way to high... but i have seen some 1" drop coils, dunno how good they are but maybe...


ill let it sit at stock height for a while then over the summer when i work more and have some money to play with ill try some stuff out...
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yea but then it might make my front end sit way to high... but i have seen some 1" drop coils, dunno how good they are but maybe...


ill let it sit at stock height for a while then over the summer when i work more and have some money to play with ill try some stuff out...
They dont make 1" drop coils unless you cut the stock coils. I will gaurantee that if you flip the rear hangers it will make the *** level if not just a tad higher. Redneckstone did the flip on his splash and the back is still higher than the front and he has 2 inch drop coils that only settled .5 inch from stock.

Hell well just have to meet up and once you see my truck youll be wanting to be slammed haha.
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so flipping the hangers will give me 2" of drop?

i jsut measured my truck and wasnt really sure where to measure from but jsut behind my front wheel is 15.5 inches... just infront of my rear is 16.5 and jsut behind is 18.5....would that even it out?....


then what about the pinion angle? would i need shims or is that one of those scenarios that you dont know about till you flip them...

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so flipping the hangers will give me 2" of drop?

i jsut measured my truck and wasnt really sure where to measure from but jsut behind my front wheel is 15.5 inches... just infront of my rear is 16.5 and jsut behind is 18.5....would that even it out?....


then what about the pinion angle? would i need shims or is that one of those scenarios that you dont know about till you flip them...
Yes flipping your rear hangers will give you 2 inches of drop, measure from the ground to to the bottom of your wheel opening.
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correct flipping the shackels/hangers is 100% 2" drop in rear then get some 2" front lowering springs i only got .5" in the front BECAUSE i have a Splash and its lowered from the factory and it was saged .5" over time so i only got like .5" drop you being you have a 3.0L with 2" springs would get like 1-1.25" of a drop if you have a 4.0L you would probly get 2"
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correct flipping the shackels/hangers is 100% 2" drop in rear then get some 2" front lowering springs i only got .5" in the front BECAUSE i have a Splash and its lowered from the factory and it was saged .5" over time so i only got like .5" drop you being you have a 3.0L with 2" springs would get like 1-1.25" of a drop if you have a 4.0L you would probly get 2"
There really isnt a big weight different between the 3.0 and 4.0 well not enough to cause more drop. There is a difference between a 4 banger and a v6 though to cause more drop.
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