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Old 05-17-2015, 05:08 PM
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Default Nose high 99

I have a 99 extended cab "Sport." It has always been a bit nose high and I have noticed many from that year are the same. I put a camper shell on it and it dropped it a bit more in the back and I want to get the nose down. There are some 2" drop Roush springs on ePay and I was wondering if anyone here had used those? If not what brand would you recommend?

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Old 05-17-2015, 05:21 PM
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I would be looking at the rear suspension first, seeing if the leaf springs were worn out.
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Old 05-17-2015, 05:43 PM
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Its never hauled anything heavier than a dog and a pair of 03 Mustang bucket seats in the bed. Fiberglass shell and age is reason it dropped about an inch in the rear. I like the level the rear is at and just want to pull the nose down. Every 99 Sport model I know of around here (5 different)sit a bit nose high. I am second owner of mine and know the original owner. Bought it with 82,000 miles and it has 144,000 on it now. Ride is good and there is no sway to it.

So, back to the original question. Has anyone tried the Roush lowering springs?
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Old 05-28-2015, 07:09 AM
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Default Re: Nose high 99

I have a 98 XLT with a front end that sat very high, some people at work thought it was a 4wd. I had 7.5" clearence between the top of the front tire and the wheel lip. I used the Roush 2" drop spring in front. I have had them in for 3 years now. These worked fine.
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Old 05-29-2015, 07:43 PM
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Thank you!

First hand knowledge was what I was looking for.

Did you use drop shocks as well are was there still enough travel left in the standard shocks?

Again, thank you for responding.
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Old 06-02-2015, 09:15 AM
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My front end sat so high, it pulled the front shocks apart at the tops. I currently have HD Bilsteins. These work great.
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Old 06-02-2015, 09:25 AM
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If your suspension in the rear isnt worn out (since you said you dont haul stuff) I would throw some blocks under them or lift shackles
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Old 06-03-2015, 05:58 PM
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Default Re: Nose high 99

I have no rear suspension issue. Don't know how we got there.
The truck has always been nose high from birth. Several other local "Sport" Rangers from that era are the same.

I added a fiberglass camper and it dropped a touch more in the rear. I don't want to raise the rear. I want to drop the nose


The question was about Roush 2" front drop springs. I was wondering if anyone had used them and what they thought about them.
Also added question should I add drop shocks or will the stock type be ok? I just bought new ones a few months back.

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I have no rear suspension issue. Don't know how we got there.
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.........Yep!
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