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Old 04-05-2011, 09:16 AM
Bighomedog11 Bighomedog11 is offline
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Default 97" Lowered

Hey, I lowered my Ranger! It wasn't too hard just too some time though. I am going to post pictures of how it looks now and everything. I notice i need some new shocks because when i go over a bump or something it will bounce..
What are some good shocks to get? Do i need to replace the front shocks also or just the rear?
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Old 04-05-2011, 09:53 AM
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I'm guessing you went 3/4? DJM, belltech, are some good drop shocks to buy. I've also heard of people using nissan hardbody shoccks since they are shorter than ours. Be sure to post up pictures quickly! I want to see!

My truck rides suprisingly sporty for having stock shocks still. I have the drop shocks but haven't put them on yet.
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Old 04-05-2011, 10:23 AM
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wheres the dang pics...lol!

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Old 04-14-2011, 10:32 AM
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Here the pixs!
Here some pictures of my truck 3/4 kit





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Old 04-14-2011, 11:02 AM
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Nice, diggin that color
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Old 04-14-2011, 11:06 AM
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Thanks man! I am about to order some shocks for it and i also need to fix my drive shaft then i will be good
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Old 04-14-2011, 11:09 AM
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not usually a fan of lowered trucks, but you rock it pretty good! id remove the those little window covers though if i were you
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Old 04-14-2011, 11:12 AM
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Thanks! I might remove them, the reason i got them there is because it was a few scratches from the previous ones. But i am thinking about getting darker tint on the back window, once i get everything else fix correctly.
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Old 04-14-2011, 04:08 PM
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that looks good man, too bad you're so far away, we could be twins haha.

I mean, I don't have 20s but oh well haha.

You should de-pinstripe. It takes some work but it'll look killer.
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Old 04-14-2011, 04:15 PM
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i think u should get a color matched tonneau cover and get rid of the weird flappy looking one

other than that it looks good
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Old 04-14-2011, 04:15 PM
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Nice!
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Old 04-14-2011, 04:18 PM
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Default Re: 97" Lowered

Yeah that would look real nice, I am thinking about just getting a whole new paint job but that would be my last thing..

The hard top cover will look good i was thinking about getting one of those but they are a little pricey.

I also want to get some drop shocks maybe 2in for the front and maybe drop the rear alil more so it can tuck under
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Old 04-14-2011, 08:46 PM
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Why would you paint it? Everyone I ask loves the color of my truck...

And drop shocks don't lower your truck. You'd have to get drop springs for the front and lift/lowering blocks for the rear.
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Old 04-15-2011, 12:29 AM
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Default Re: 97" Lowered

Because the paint is kind of scratch in some places but nothing major. I am just talking about i might do that in the future.

I ment to say i order some Drop Shocks for the rear because rite now it is riding kind of ruff with the stock shocks
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Old 04-15-2011, 07:33 AM
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Default Re: 97" Lowered

replace your bump stops out back or cut em down for more travel

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i also went with nitro 2 drop shocks all around awesome ride can fly over tracks and land smooth lol....avoid toxic shocks way to stiff
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