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what type of a lowering kit

I have a 96 Ranger XLT and i wanna lower it but i don't know what kind of kit is a good one or not. I've heard good /bad things about most but i just don't knwo what to do.
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personally I wouldnt waste my time with just lowering it just go straight to baging it but thats my view on lowering.
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Baging it costs to much money and I heard that the ride sucks. And theres alot of maintance you have to worry about
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DJM makes good lowering suspension products, check with them...theres also Belltech...
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the ride does not suck with bags, it feels liike your riding on.... AIR. it is much more expensive, just ignore zach, he tells everyone to bag it!!
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the ride does not suck with bags, it feels liike your riding on.... AIR. it is much more expensive, just ignore zach, he tells everyone to bag it!!
well a have a few friends that have baged trucks and they have all lowered there rangers first as in a 2/3 then they put a 4/5 because its not low enough...then like 4 months later they end up baggin it to get the drop they want so yes in the long run with lowering people its easier to just go to bags IMO...and i have riddin in them if you get the PSI right it rides like a caddy...
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hey zach would any of your friends happen to have the lowering kits that they would sell me??
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hey zach would any of your friends happen to have the lowering kits that they would sell me??
no there kits are all gone. they have been baged a while. they usaully had them sold right after they droped agian.
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into order to bag an ibeam ranger, an have it lay out in the front, you still need to buy 3inch drop beams, getting new coils is up to you cause if you bag it, you dont have coils anymore
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into order to bag an ibeam ranger, an have it lay out in the front, you still need to buy 3inch drop beams, getting new coils is up to you cause if you bag it, you dont have coils anymore

also to bag an i-beam ranger you NEED the lowered i-beams because the lower bag bracket must be welded to it. that pretty mcuh goes taht if you want to bag your truck you must lower if first. best bet is stylinconcepts.com for a kit
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Go with a 3/4 kit. If you want to bag it later on do that. The 3/4 kit will get you set whether or not you want to bag it in the future.
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hey does anyone know the reason for running "drop shocks"? can i just run good shocks sence i won't be bagging my truck for a while....i can get sensatracs at discount and would rather run those...any ideas?
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