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Old 07-27-2011
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Want to lower the front end?

So I was thinking of lowering the front end of my 04 about two inches to give it that old school stance or getting it Raked. What do you guys think? Has anyone done this? Where is the best place to get lowering coils?Any input would help! Thanks!

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If you have torsion bars, you can get a set of newer keys and swap them out. When I say newer I mean 08+

Sorry I missed you have coils
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Yeah I have coils lol.
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my truck is lowered 2 inches in the front, and it looks kinda cool. but to tell you the truth i really hate it now. it feels like im driving a car, and alot of the time when i hit a big bump my tire hits the fender. but one good thing about it is, it handles corners really well.
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Rangertamer do you have any pics?
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heres a pic of it when i was painting it, and another of it when i got the final coat of red paint on it. and if you need anymore pics i got one of it somewhere in my pics when it was at a car show and it was painted black and yellow. sorry i dont know how to make them bigger
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Old 09-05-2011
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hey rangertamer what size tires are you running in the front of your truck? I think im finally going to lower my front end this week so im just trying to see how much i will still have after the drop.
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i have 215/60r15
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Alright thank you!
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the newer ones when you have it dropped 2" you don't have to worry about the tires hitting, where the prob comes in is trying to run stock size tires when your 4" lowered
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Im only going to drop the front those two inches to cover up the big gap.I'm running 235/60/15 in the front.

Hey svt01ranger did you swap out your shocks as well when you installed your drop springs?
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Old 09-08-2011
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Finally lowered it today. Came out looking just how i wanted it. Not too low not to high!
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