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Old 11-05-2006
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Worth it to lower?

I'm thinking about lowering my Ranger but I don't know if it would be worth it. I'd like better handling and looks but just don't know if I should spend about $400 to lower it. It's got 160xxx miles and I plan on keeping it for at least a year. The only thing wrong really is there's a slight oil leak somewhere. Also the transmission whines when in 5th. Other than that there really isn't anything wrong. What do you guys think? Oh, and it'd probably be a 3-4 drop.
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no do not lower ur ranger... deff. not worth it... yea it will handle better around turns but when it comes to bumpy roads, rangers feel like go carts!

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if done properly, a 3/4 drop on an ibeam ranger will ride like stock, handle, and look much better.
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personally fix the stuff that needs fixing first, you sayed 5th gear whines well fix that..and the oil leak.

then buy the fun stuff. run some dream beams and a flip kit.

find some nice like bullitt wheels and your good to go the 2nd gen trucks do look good lowered... here...





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the 2nd gen trucks do look good lowered... here...
damn straight they do!

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/...7/fb7806ae.jpg
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no lift a gen 2
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Dang, those pics make me miss my 88 that middle one looks like mine did.
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no lift a gen 2

Dude if you have nothing good to say or contribute in these lowered threads seriously stfu
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What mirrors are on the Red Ranger? anyone know they look PERFECT!!!

the M3 mirrors on that first white one look retartated lol.
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What mirrors are on the Red Ranger? anyone know they look PERFECT!!!

the M3 mirrors on that first white one look retartated lol.
no clue but they arnt for the newer rangers thats for sure..
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Those are nice, I shaved mine, But I woulda put something like that on if I could have found them.
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they are the same as the mirrors on the black one in my post. escort GT or mustang vert mirrors.

on the red truck they are in the stock location, and cover the stock holes, jus barely. on the black truck the stockers were shaved and the escort mirrors are placed further forward for looks and functionality.
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ya man, just like the last one one zachs pics that would be sweet!
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Yeah, planned of fixin the stuff first. I think eventually I'll lower it, maybe next summer cause I'd have all the time to work on it. I have no idea why the tranny whines in 5th like it does. But yeah, I just wasn't sure if it would be worth it since it has so many miles.
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depends if you plan to keep it for longer then a year

if it wont be around in a year, id say no
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