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Old 03-16-2017, 05:38 PM
brennancody0 brennancody0 is offline
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Default First time truck owner, looking to go low for cheap.

I have a 2000 Ford ranger rwd 3.0 v6 5 speed manual, looking to lower it with the 5" flip kit in rear, and cut my springs up front... Also wondering if the current 235/75r15 tires will be an issue. Thanks every one.

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Old 03-16-2017, 05:55 PM
Undrstm8ed Undrstm8ed is offline
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Default Re: First time truck owner, looking to go low for cheap.

Cheap? Easy.. let the air out of the tires. It be safer than your cut spring theory.

Dont cut the springs, to do so not only reduces the payload capacity of the vehicle in general to keep it safe while moving down the street and not putting someone else and their family at risk for your "cool factor", buy an appropriate set of lowering springs that maintain or improve ride comfort, control of the vehicle in YOUR favor, and maintain capacity of the vehicles weight as it corners, moves through uneven pavement etc.. that FIT your needs or demands aesthetically.

As for your tires, just like tires lift a vehicle they can later ride height. Id use this to find your vehicle, and put your current tire configuration into it and then see what a 225/50/15 does and play with it.

My suggestion would be to find the right wheel offset/size & tire combo that works for you and then lower the vehicle based upon those parameters.

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Old 03-16-2017, 06:45 PM
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Default Re: First time truck owner, looking to go low for cheap.

For springs they are pretty cheap but a bunch of people out there running cut coils on rangers. Some vehicles they don't seat properly, making them unsafe.

You're not going to get very low at all & maintain a good ride for cheap.

Those tires are pretty big for over 2 " up front.


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