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Old 02-19-2010, 10:26 PM
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Does anyone know how difficult it is to perform a coil over conversion on an 03 ranger edge? i want to lower mine quite a bit but i have to do that in order to accomplish my goal
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Old 02-19-2010, 10:46 PM
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IIRC, you can run drop spindles up front with a shorter coil-over than the ORW kits, and ditch the block out back.
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Old 02-19-2010, 11:00 PM
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No drop Spindles Tre, Get the Coilover mounts and run a lighter spring rate.
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Old 02-19-2010, 11:13 PM
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i deff think i like the conversion idea better, sounds a bit more promising. where would i be able to find the mounts for the conversion?
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Old 02-19-2010, 11:19 PM
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Well I was thinkin you could run DJM drop spindles, and run a shorter CO, or like you said, lighter rate CO spring...
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Old 02-19-2010, 11:23 PM
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a lil while ago i was lookin at a full djm 6/4 drop kit for my truck, it was an almost 800 dollar kit for everything. ppl keep telling me tho that since its an edge my torsion bars wont allow it so ima have to do a conversion no matter what.
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Old 02-20-2010, 09:59 PM
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yea i heard about the spindle thing =( i read somewhere that i could flip the torsion bars and it would help the lowering. yea it seems a bit ghetto but good for temp i think
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Old 02-21-2010, 12:09 AM
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Yea nobody makes a drop spindle for any ranger. The edges are limited to about 3" of drop in the front max before they become unalignable with the factory control arms. Your options are to either do the coilover conversion, crank down your torsion bars, or get the reindexed keys http://www.illusivefabrications.com/...roducts_id=437 (the keys have been on backorder from the manufacturer for a while, I have a few people waiting on them). If you go any lower than 3" you will need to have a custom upper control arm made for the truck. The only other otions besides swapping front clips is to do a regular 2wd chassis swap.
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Old 02-21-2010, 09:14 AM
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o damn, those keys would b perfet enough for what im goin for atm. i dont wanna lay it frame so soon, i jus wanna b real low and i could get there with that and a rear flip kit...good find my friend
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Old 05-02-2010, 09:13 PM
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your edge is 4wd?
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