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Old 04-20-2013, 11:55 PM
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Default NEWBIE need help lowering

Ok so I had big plans to build a silverado but do to the tuff market I could not go true with those plans...
Long story short, I came across a ranger and just couldn't pass it up!
I would like to lower the truck from its stock height but I have a few concerns.
Looking at doing the DJM 2/3 kit
The truck is a 2004 v6 4.0L xlt 4x4

I was wondering,
1. How practical is the 2/3 on the AWD? (never use the AWD)
2. How bad is the camber after doing the 2inch drop in front? Would I need to do/ buy anything to get the camber back to normal?
3. Do you guys ever bottom out?
4. Anything you guys recommend I do so the ride isn't harsh or anything else I should be getting that I am not aware of?

Sorry for the newbie questions I am new to the ford world and could not find anything i need after hours of searching.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:56 PM
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Welcome! Lowering a 4x4?? :-(
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:56 PM
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Welcome! Lowering a 4x4?? :-(
^^^^^ this
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:58 PM
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Id just airbag it, then you can still use the 4x4 you paid extra for
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Old 04-21-2013, 12:03 AM
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Do they have bag kits?
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Old 04-21-2013, 12:05 AM
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Do they have bag kits?
For the most part I think they're universal
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Old 04-21-2013, 12:06 AM
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For the most part I think they're universal
With custom fabbing most likely
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Old 04-21-2013, 12:11 AM
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I want to at least lower the back an inch or two so it levels out but I really like the way 2/3 looks.
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Old 04-21-2013, 12:13 AM
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If your truck has t-bar front suspension you can level out your truck by cranking them up a little
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Old 04-21-2013, 12:24 AM
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I do no want to go up with it, I am not a fan of 'lifted' truck. I love the way lowered trucks are.

Is the only thing about the 2/3 on a 4x4 that you can't use the 4x4? Or is there something else? I have no idea about the AWD trucks and lowering
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:31 AM
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You cannot use the 2/3 kit on a 4wd ranger. You have torsion bars, not coil springs. Your best bet to lower it is to un crank the torsion bars and pull the factory lift block from the rear.
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Old 04-21-2013, 08:48 AM
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You cannot use the 2/3 kit on a 4wd ranger. You have torsion bars, not coil springs. Your best bet to lower it is to un crank the torsion bars and pull the factory lift block from the rear.
Ok, thank you!
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:12 PM
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I do no want to go up with it, I am not a fan of 'lifted' truck. I love the way lowered trucks are.

Is the only thing about the 2/3 on a 4x4 that you can't use the 4x4? Or is there something else? I have no idea about the AWD trucks and lowering
If you don't want to lower ill trade my 2wd with you haha Id love a 4wd to play with
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