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Want to lower my 07 STX. What do i need to know?

I have been wanting to lower my ranger a bit but am finding it hard to find lowering kits for the front of my 07 STX. I dont have the income for a full fledged auto-leveling air bag system like i'd love to have but would like to put a lowering kit on it. I'm looking for a small drop so i can drop it down a bit without leveling the stance out. I'd rather the truck not sit level because i dont like how it looks with the back end lower than the front when my foot is on the gas like how my old blazer looked w/ the 2/3 drop i had on it. Because of condition of the road i live on, i cant afford to put a big drop on the truck and still make it down the road without ripping my front bumper off. I've lowered a chevy S-10 Blazer before but am curious if there is anything i need to know about rangers that's different about lowering one. What is the minimum drop i would have to put on it when i need to put a flip kit on the rearend and would i need to notch my frame?
This is what i have to work with.
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The front end of my truck has DJM parts. Check out DJM. They are popular for dropping a Ranger.

Here is the link to the 1998- 2010 Ford Ranger parts. They offer a 2/3 drop. I think this is what you are after.

1998 – 2010 Ford Ranger | DJM Suspension | DJM Suspension
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ok i can do that and just replace the shocks with drop shocks. although i may have see if i can swap out the 2in springs for 3in ones so i can keep the lower stance in the front than in the rear since i dont like the leveled look.

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A 2/3 will still leave you with a rake. The back end of your truck sits up pretty good. You do not want to look like a donk. Maybe you do. It is up to you. Your stock shocks will work with the 2 inch springs though. Unless you just want to buy some drop shocks. It should ride just fine and will look 10 times better.

Take a look (this truck is lowered alot more than 2/3 though)

Lowered


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In the weeds.
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lol def not into the donk look
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Haha, I did not think so since you are considering a drop kit. The stock fender gap in the rear is a bit much. Your truck will look like a sport truck after the drop.
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yep and i cant stand the stock look. every time a get a new car i always have to do something to it to get rid of the stock look lol
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Are those thunderbolt side skirts on the blue truck?

Good info "stock shocks will work with the 2" springs. My Thunderbolt needs to be a couple inches lower.
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Yes sir.
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I wouldn't do 3" springs. I hear nothing but "horrible ride" and I hear it is harder to align. What sounds like you should do is go with the DJM kit and use the lift shackle to give you a 4" drop in the rear and front. However if you use the lift shackle you could make it where the rear only sits 3" lower. So you end up with a 4/3 and have the rake you want.
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thanks for the options y'all
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Mike has some 2'' coils for cheap.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/suspen...-98-al-134932/
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FR 500's would look sick on that truck
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FR 500's would look sick on that truck
FR500s?
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here is the stance im wanting to achieve. or at least something close to that. this is one idea i have for modifying my truck. i'll be doing other drawings later on but for now this is the cheaper route. the other ones i have in mind are more or less WHAT IF ideas. as in what if i could afford to do this lol
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eh those are ok but im good with the TSW Jaramas i have on them now
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they look good too
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Nice drawing. Go ahead to order your DJM drop kit. Lets get this project started.
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wish i could but i got other more important things that money has to go too at the moment
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Something is more important than a minitruck build?

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afraid so. being able to pay my bills instead of gettin a head start on my truck is one and havin enough money for my wedding when it comes next year is another
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