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Old 07-18-2011, 02:17 PM
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Default Lowering an '02 Ranger...

Okay, so I finally got my Ranger. It's a 2002 XLT 3.0V6 (not sure the motor matters to the question)

Anyways..I want to eventually see about doing maybe a 2/3 or 3/3 drop. Something to get a better stance, but still be able to go over speed bumps and whatnot.

So, I know there's a hundred other threads about it, but none of them make sense just trying to read in on them...therefore, I just need someone to tell me what it would take to do the above mentioned drop. Basically I need to know what to do, what to buy, how much it would cost.

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Old 07-18-2011, 08:58 PM
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Guess nobody wants to help out on this subject. Thanks anyways!!
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:34 PM
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Sorry you have to remember there are not too many people here that lower trucks on here lol so, You can get a 2/3 kit from Stylin'trucks or even Illusive design. But trust me when I say that you will want to go lower. I have daily driven mine 4/5 for 4 years and have never had and issue getting over speed bumps. I would go 4/5 from the get go and get a raised transmission x-member and call it a day!
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:17 AM
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Sorry you have to remember there are not too many people here that lower trucks on here lol so, You can get a 2/3 kit from Stylin'trucks or even Illusive design. But trust me when I say that you will want to go lower. I have daily driven mine 4/5 for 4 years and have never had and issue getting over speed bumps. I would go 4/5 from the get go and get a raised transmission x-member and call it a day!
True lol, I forgot about that. How much more work is in a 4/5 as compared to a 2/3?
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:47 AM
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2/3 with shocks is right around 400 I think and a 4/5 with shock is right around 900 I think I haven't priced them in a while
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Old 07-20-2011, 05:10 PM
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Default Re: Lowering an '02 Ranger...

your best bet may be to look for a good used 4/5 every now and then you see some with very low miles go for like 3-400
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Old 07-20-2011, 05:43 PM
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Default Re: Lowering an '02 Ranger...

If you want a 2/3 drop to hold you over till you can afford a 4/5 drop I can show you how I did a 2/3 drop on my 2001 2.5L for $10 (yes $10 not $100) and a little elbow grease.
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Old 07-20-2011, 07:51 PM
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If you want a 2/3 drop to hold you over till you can afford a 4/5 drop I can show you how I did a 2/3 drop on my 2001 2.5L for $10 (yes $10 not $100) and a little elbow grease.
Yes I'd love to know!!
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Old 07-20-2011, 07:56 PM
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im waiting to get the DJM 4/5 kit
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Old 07-20-2011, 08:13 PM
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i went with (what was supposed to be a) 3/3 drop. i still need moar lowar
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:07 PM
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ahhh so many options, haha. i'm not sure what i want to do!!
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:34 PM
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4/5! you'll thank me later
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Old 07-21-2011, 09:37 PM
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Yes I'd love to know!!
Heres's how.

#1 Flip the rear spring shackles upside down. You want the spring to be ABOVE the shackle. You'll only spend about $10 on 3/8"x1" grade 8 bolts, nuts, and lock washers to do the.

#2 Cut a full coil out of your driver side front coil spring. Don't cut any more than one full coil out of the driver side, because Rangers have much more weight on that side and already sag a little lowers because of this. Step 3 will fix this sagging problem.

#3 Cut a coil and a half out of your passenger side coil spring. Don't cut any more than that because any more and you won't be able to get you front end aligned properly any more!

You'll have to unhook you're upper (they're much easier than the lowers, trust me) balljoints to get the coils free. To get the coils out all you have to do is push down on the lower control arm with your foot and pull the spring out. That's all there is to it lol.

Here's a couple of pics, maybe they'll help.

How your rear shackles should look after you flip them upside down.




How much to cut off of your driver side front coil.



How much to cut off of your passenger side front coil.



And how it looks after all is said and done, and the springs have settled down.

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Old 07-22-2011, 01:01 PM
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Wow that looks simple enough!! I'll look into that. Thank you!!
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Old 07-22-2011, 01:05 PM
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Default Re: Lowering an '02 Ranger...

when you say 2/3 and 4/5 what does that mean? 2inches in front and 3 in the back? why do you do more in the back?
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