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Old 02-22-2011, 08:30 PM
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Would look very, very stupid. The back end would sit soooooooooo much lower and look retarded.


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Old 02-22-2011, 08:30 PM
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ANother reason why people put the front higher than the back is because your engine is in the front, and that is where all the weight is and when jumping and going over woops that is where your suspension will be cycling the most, so you want to have a lot of clearance bacause of the weight of your engine

I don't haul ass in the dirt, so this isn't the reason why mine is lifted more in the front

In all honestly, I mainly did it for looks
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:33 PM
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^^ correct bru, it has lots of valid purposes, it keeps the front out of harms way when going through rough terrain at high rates of speed, as well as makes room for more suspension traven in the front while in the back they use more droop and softer suspension because the lack of weight and they gain droop which gives them traction even when driving through whoops and holes where other tires would skip off the ground.
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:36 PM
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^^ correct bru, it has lots of valid purposes, it keeps the front out of harms way when going through rough terrain at high rates of speed, as well as makes room for more suspension traven in the front while in the back they use more droop and softer suspension because the lack of weight and they gain droop which gives them traction even when driving through whoops and holes where other tires would skip off the ground.
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^^ correct bru, it has lots of valid purposes, it keeps the front out of harms way when going through rough terrain at high rates of speed, as well as makes room for more suspension traven in the front while in the back they use more droop and softer suspension because the lack of weight and they gain droop which gives them traction even when driving through whoops and holes where other tires would skip off the ground.
I actually have a couple friends that have bolted on heavy steel plates into their bed just because the back end of all trucks is so light. Makes a world of a difference.

I have 2 friends with pretty much identical trucks (one is an 03 edge and one is an 04 edge) both have the 6.0 camburg kit and both have a 4 link in the back. The truck with the steel plates on it, you can tell and it helps out A LOT
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:37 PM
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but thats why you should pull your fenders then you wont have to worry about messing anything up when rolling through rough terrain. plus i think it looks a lot better with the cali valley lean.
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:41 PM
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but thats why you should pull your fenders then you wont have to worry about messing anything up when rolling through rough terrain. plus i think it looks a lot better with the cali valley lean.
I'm not a fan of flared fenders/ pulled bedsides unless it's actually for clearance if you have suspension. Plus, I like the bushwhacker fenders on Edges
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:42 PM
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even on a stock rig like yours the rear tires will rub.
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:45 PM
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even on a stock rig like yours the rear tires will rub.
Not when you pull out the stupid little plastic wheel well things
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:49 PM
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judging by the pics i bet hitting a bump hard you would rub.
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:55 PM
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judging by the pics i bet hitting a bump hard you would rub.
Gone over woops, burms, speedbumps, curbs, never rubbed once

Only time it rubbed was when I first got it the front rubbed on the wheel well when I turned sharp, I got home and pulled the plastic things out
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:53 PM
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Liar, lol the back of your truck looks like my aunt's 60 year old junk in the trunk ass, I bet that crap hits rock bottom overtime it gets man handled, lol
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:56 PM
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Liar, lol the back of your truck looks like my aunt's 60 year old junk in the trunk ass, I bet that crap hits rock bottom overtime it gets man handled, lol
bru with a quote like that you better be at the next ranger meet or ill cry!
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Old 02-22-2011, 10:52 PM
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Default Re: Even lift, or higher in the front?

I got the cali lean thing going on but Its because of the shell and lumber/ladder rack i had installed after buying my ranger. I also carry a few hundred pounds around in it for work. I plan on repacking and arching my springs in the next week or two. I want to bring it up 3 in from its cali lean and adjust the front up another inch or so.

I dont mind how it looks I just want to see out my back window.
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Old 02-22-2011, 10:59 PM
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Default Re: Even lift, or higher in the front?

I like it when the front sits about 1 incher higher then the back, no higher. But the even look does look very good.
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:07 PM
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Default Re: Even lift, or higher in the front?

"Cali-Lean" is the way to go if thats the style you build you truck to be. Level looks nice as well. However, Dramatic Cali-lean looks retarded. I think there should only be like and 2 inch difference, just real mild.

Your truck looks sick though! It could definately use some lift in the back, just a little toooo low for me.
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