Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts!

Go Back   Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts! > > >
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Welcome to Ford Ranger Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread

  #1  
Old 10-11-2010, 07:10 PM
power ranger 25 power ranger 25 is offline
Learning to use the forums
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 14
Default 98 ranger front suspension?

i am looking to lower my 98 soon, but i only want to drop the front 2 or three inchs. i want to use the uper and lower djm control arms but don't want to go the full four inchs, i think i read some where that i could use the control arms and stock springs for a 2" drop. has any one heard of this? would the front end be 2 stiff? and does any one make a 1" drop coil for a 98? i know what i am doing in the back(3" drop belltech leafs) any help would be great.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-11-2010, 08:13 PM
power ranger 25 power ranger 25 is offline
Learning to use the forums
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 14
Default Re: 98 ranger front suspension?

oh, i just found these 1" drop coils, not sure if there any good or not. the companys name is "AIM"(never heard of them before) heres the link
http://www.airbagit.com/product-p/coi-fr98xx-1.htm
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-28-2010, 12:02 PM
Solo V8 4G Solo V8 4G is offline
Life is like skid marks
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 139
Default Re: 98 ranger front suspension?

if i were you, i would go with some drop spindles that way you keep the factory ride. I have a fully bagged 98... check my pictures.
__________________
98 Ranger, Bagged 2600's in the front, 2500's in the rear. 3 Gal tank. DJM Upper and Lower control arms. 2 Thomas Compressors (garbage). 4 linked rear with C-notch. All (except cab) fiberglass. Custom Tribal Paint (soon to be Sunburst/burnt Orange).
Coming soon - 405HP 4.6L (SOHC), 4R70W
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-28-2010, 12:42 PM
Casper Casper is offline
Adam's > Everything else
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,636
Default Re: 98 ranger front suspension?

First off, they don't drop spindles for Rangers. Next, you can run DJM arm's with stock springs for 2" drop. If you want a 3" drop you can cut a coil. I would not get the 1" drop springs from AIM (stay away from all AIM products). If I were you I would just buy the DJM 4/5 kit because trust me you'll want to be that low eventually.
__________________
98 Ranger some stuff done

PNW Crew
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-31-2010, 12:15 PM
rollinglowrange rollinglowrange is offline
Ford Truck Driver
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 83
Default Re: 98 ranger front suspension?

yea 2inch aint going to be enuf i started with 3 inch then went to 5 then bagged my front all in like 2 mnth slam that bitch
__________________
2002 std cab 2.3l auto
on it
xenon front bumper, roll pan, 8000k hids shaved door handles


djm 2" drop arms, and bags in the font, 5 flip kit in the rear
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-01-2010, 11:17 AM
slammedxonair slammedxonair is offline
Illusive Fab
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 358
Send a message via AIM to slammedxonair
Default Re: 98 ranger front suspension?

Running the DJM arms with stock coils would ride like stock. THe control arms raise the placement of the balljoints and re-angles them. Check out the vendor section, I have a list of links to all the different ranger drop parts I sell. I will say though the DJM 4/5 kit is my most popular selling kit and I have different shock options available as well.
__________________
91 explorer
00 ranger

www.illusivefabrications.com

In House Custom Metal Shop, processes include; CNC Plasma Cutting, Plate Bending, Tube Bending, MIG & TIG welding, Bulk Vinyl Decals & Banners also available.

4-Link Kits, Bag Brackets, C-notches

DJM Lowering Kits, Doetsch Shocks, Autoloc, Viair, SMC, Slam Specialties, Contitech, Firestone, Air Lift, & many others

Grant Kustoms Authorized Dealer

Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-03-2010, 01:34 PM
Solo V8 4G Solo V8 4G is offline
Life is like skid marks
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 139
Default Re: 98 ranger front suspension?

Sorry about that spindle remark, Casper is right. However if you got the skills do this...

http://www.minitruckinweb.com/tech/s.../photo_13.html
__________________
98 Ranger, Bagged 2600's in the front, 2500's in the rear. 3 Gal tank. DJM Upper and Lower control arms. 2 Thomas Compressors (garbage). 4 linked rear with C-notch. All (except cab) fiberglass. Custom Tribal Paint (soon to be Sunburst/burnt Orange).
Coming soon - 405HP 4.6L (SOHC), 4R70W
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
noisy front suspension hogvibrator Suspension Tech 2 09-02-2010 04:35 PM
Front Suspension Advice 96Ranger40 Suspension Tech 4 08-20-2010 11:57 PM
Rattling Sound From Front Suspension RangerHunter66 Suspension Tech 7 06-16-2010 04:39 PM
ranger front suspension cowboy Suspension Tech 1 01-04-2010 08:47 PM
front suspension conv. Boondogger Lifted Suspension 18 12-07-2009 08:38 PM