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Old 03-09-2015, 10:00 AM
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Default 4"/6" lowered ranger..rides rough ..need help

Hey guys ..new to the forum ..im actually having really bad suspension problems...my truck is riding really hard ..i lowered it 4" in the front with drop coil springs and doetsch tech 3-4" drop shocks ..cambered and aligned it and did the flip kit for the rear diff in the back ..everything else in the truck is stock ..but the thing rides like a brick ..i dont wanna throw that much more money at it..but i need to fix it ..any suggestions? ?
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Old 03-10-2015, 05:40 AM
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Default Re: 4"/6" lowered ranger..rides rough ..need help

How are you getting 4/6 drop? Springs come 2 or 3 inches and a flip kit is 5 on 98+ trucks. Did you trim bump stops?
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Old 03-10-2015, 11:06 AM
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Default Re: 4"/6" lowered ranger..rides rough ..need help

No i didn't trim bump stops ..did three inch drop coils in front with drop shocks ..after camber and aligned it was lowered about 3-4" ..and the back 6" flipped the rear diff and modified the shackles attatched to the leaf spring for an extra inch
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Old 03-10-2015, 06:51 PM
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Default Re: 4"/6" lowered ranger..rides rough ..need help

you should mini notch the rear for a little more travel, it'll make it ride better as well
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Old 03-10-2015, 08:04 PM
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Default Re: 4"/6" lowered ranger..rides rough ..need help

Are the control arms supposed to be sitting on the bump stops? ..cuz they are
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Old 03-10-2015, 08:39 PM
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Default Re: 4"/6" lowered ranger..rides rough ..need help

no trim them or get some pancake style ones
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Old 03-11-2015, 04:39 PM
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Default Re: 4"/6" lowered ranger..rides rough ..need help

U think that will fix the rough ride in the front?
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.rear diff flip in back 6" drop in rear
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Old 03-11-2015, 04:53 PM
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U think that will fix the rough ride in the front?
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Old 03-12-2015, 02:19 PM
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Default Re: 4"/6" lowered ranger..rides rough ..need help

it should, it'll allow more travel in the suspension
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Old 03-13-2015, 06:58 PM
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Default Re: 4"/6" lowered ranger..rides rough ..need help

Also be aware that when you take those bump stops out the front will drop even lower. I just put 3" springs on mine and it was riding on bump stops. I put pancake stops in and it dropped around maybe another inch or so. With the camber bolts maxed out I was at -2 degrees camber. Just installed the djm upper arms yesterday and it aligned perfect, but you will more than likely have the same issues as I did.
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Old 07-02-2015, 01:37 PM
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Default Re: 4"/6" lowered ranger..rides rough ..need help

I ended up putting in the pancake bump stops and it sat down right on those too..so then I ordered 1" spacers to go on top of the spring to give it a lil lift and its good now.. sits about an inch above the bump stops
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.rear diff flip in back 6" drop in rear
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