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Old 06-09-2010, 04:45 PM
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Default Lowering an 06 2wd

I'm gonna get straight to the point...
1. since there are no drop spindles for the ranger how would i lower the front 5 inches w/o cutting the springs?
2. what would be the most cost efficient way to do a triangulated 5 link w/ coilovers in the rear?
3. does anyone have a fuel cell they would be willing to part w/ and if so how much? (preferably 16 gallons)

sorry for the rudeness but i don't want anyone posting questions to my questions... any help would be greatly appreciated...
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Old 06-09-2010, 04:57 PM
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Default Re: Lowering an 06 2wd

1. DJM upper and lower control arms with 3" belltech drop coils
2. Why a 5 link and coilovers? why not just do a flip kit and have the same ride.
3. No I dont have one
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Old 06-10-2010, 07:33 AM
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Default Re: Lowering an 06 2wd

because i like the idea of the axle staying in place when cornering and keep it planted to the ground specially when i put the 3.3l sc motor in it.

thanks about the front

its cool man i wasn't sure if anyone had one lying around they would be willing to sell, just don't want to have to deal w/ jegs or summit for the tank
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Old 06-10-2010, 12:43 PM
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Default Re: Lowering an 06 2wd

well for one theres no such thing as a triangulated 5 link, and if there was one it would work best for air ride and not coilovers, (wishbone 5 link) triangulated 4 link +2 bars = a 6 link.

DJM upper and lower control arms with Belltech 3" drop coils available through illusivefabrications.com
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Old 06-10-2010, 08:32 PM
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Default Re: Lowering an 06 2wd

ok gotcha but i was counting the panhard bar as the 5th link sorry for the confusion... and thanks for the info this was very helpful guys
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Old 06-17-2010, 09:02 PM
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Default Re: Lowering an 06 2wd

yea usually the panhard bar is not counted as a link since it has its own name kinda like a watts link would not be counted as 2 extra links.
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Old 07-02-2010, 09:00 AM
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Default Re: Lowering an 06 2wd

hey slammedxonair how much do you guys charge for a djm 4/5 drop w/ shipping to charleston, sc?
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Old 07-12-2010, 01:28 PM
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Default Re: Lowering an 06 2wd

I have a couple different options available here https://www.illusivefabrications.com...ex&cPath=21_83 the web store will also calculate your exact shipping depending on which kit you chose. Thanks and if you have any other questions please feel free to email me brian@illusivefabrications.com for the fastest replys.
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Old 07-12-2010, 08:08 PM
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Default Re: Lowering an 06 2wd

thanks man and i think when i get the money together i will get the djm kit you have for the 4/5 drop w/ shocks...
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Old 07-15-2010, 02:22 PM
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Default Re: Lowering an 06 2wd

cool just shoot me an email if you have any questions
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Old 07-15-2010, 02:47 PM
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Default Re: Lowering an 06 2wd

Yeah, I would recommend and axle flip and panhard on the back, maybe some slappers to control wheel hop. I went with the Explorer rear axle and sway bar, and it worked pretty well for me, though I did have a slight issue with wheel hop when powering hard out of turns.
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