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Old 05-26-2011, 01:47 PM
Ranger4219 Ranger4219 is offline
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Post Lowering stance and clearences it does not look right.

Primary info:
1999 Ford Ranger Flareside/Splash std cab
Eng and Trans 2.5 with a 5speed and a/c

3/2 djm drop kit with shocks rear installed front not yet.
1996 factory ford cobra 17x8 rim with 245/45/17 tires rears installed not front.
Roush racing rear sway installed front not yet
New Ford Hangers installed
New leaf spring bushings installed and new nuts and bolt for leafs and hangers.

I will include pics this is a two fold question. I am new to this but not to trucks.

I installed the rear set up but it still seems to sit up higher then some of the 3/2 drop i have seen pics of even with stock wheels and tires.

Directions said to put leaf spring bolt in the furthest hole from bushing but it does not seems right

Lastly Clearance issues i currently have the front jack up to start on the front sprrings but when i put the wheel on for test fit it slides on the hub snug but the tire is about pinky finger width from upper control arm. So when i put the 1 inch aluminum spacer on it it pulls it away from the arm but the factory stud stick to far out should i wiz gun them down so that fit? I do not think i will have a problem with the center cap install there is a lot of room in that respect.

Thanks ahead of time for any light shed on this sine I know there is alot of lowriders ahead of me in here.
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1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4cyl. 5speed, 2wd Splash/Flareside body standard cab.

Options: PS/PB A/C

Project list: 4/5 DJM, Sway bars, 17inch rims,Explorer seats, tailgate lip spoiler, Ranger front bumper cover with factory foglight holes for improved night driving. Mild tint.
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Old 05-26-2011, 01:52 PM
HazardousRanger HazardousRanger is offline
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Default Re: Lowering stance and clearences it does not look right.

i dont lower or kknow anything about this stuff

but it appears u have the shackles set to lift and not lower

FLIP ur shackles so that the bolt holding the actual leaf spring is pointed UP not down
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Old 05-26-2011, 02:03 PM
Bwad Bwad is offline
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Default Re: Lowering stance and clearences it does not look right.

You have a flip kit and lifting shackles for a 2" rear drop. It's not going to sit that low.

Here is a pic of my truck with a 0/2 drop:

You can see that my rear tires (215/70/14) are just about at the body line.

But without seeing the front end of the truck and how low it sits, I can't tell you that you should remove the lifting shackle to make it sit level. I have a 3/4 drop on my truck currently, which consists of beams and a flip kit and it sits very level. about 3/4" higher in the back than the front.

But, I also am unsure of what question(s) you are asking us...
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