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Old 01-18-2010, 07:17 PM
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On a 2003 ford ranger XL 2wd could you use blocks to lower the rear?
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Old 01-18-2010, 07:18 PM
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Old 01-18-2010, 07:24 PM
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How would blocks lower it?
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Old 01-18-2010, 07:27 PM
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If the spring was on the other side of the axle, it would lower it.

Rangers have what is simply called a "spring over rear"...meaning...the spring is ontop of the axle. If you put in a block, it'll RAISE the truck. Most other compact trucks are what is simple called "spring under rear" meaning the spring is under the axle and if a block was put between, it would lower it.

Options for lowering the rear of a Ranger: Shackle flip for 1.5" or so drop. Flip kit which puts the spring below the axle(good for 5" drop). Flip kit w/ chevy 2" drop shackle(will actually LIFT a ranger) is good for 3" rear drop. I think there may even be lowering springs, but they are quite expensive and nobody runs 'em and I'm not too knowledgeable on them.
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Umm... what about an '08+ block? Or is that only on 4wd??
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Old 01-18-2010, 07:51 PM
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Umm... what about an '08+ block? Or is that only on 4wd??
Simply put, yeah. lol. Putting 08+ blocks in to lower the truck would only work on a 07 and older 4wd.

All 4x4s, at least definately 98+, have blocks back there. 98-07 = 2.5" blocks. 08+ = 1.5" blocks. 2wd's have them too...but only if they had the 4x4 front suspension(torsion bars). 00-07 2wd torsion bar = 2.0" blocks. 08+ = 1.5" blocks. 98+ 2wd coilsprings don't have any blocks back there. Putting a block on the OP's coilspring truck would just lift it.
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