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how to do just 2''

Discussion in 'Seriously Lowered Explorer - Ranger Suspension Tec' started by frj00, September 29, 2002.

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  1. frj00

    frj00 Member

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    Only looking to do 2" on my 99 sport is there a list of what to do, I seen the list for the 3" drop but not sure if going that low would be a good idea..just twist the torsion bars and pull out blocks? I have four small blocks already on what looks to be factory, the back halsh already sits 1'' lower is that the norm or springs sagging..
    contact me direct at fredd00@hotmail.com
    Possibly a list of manufactures for parts and nitro?
     
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  3. Mike

    Mike Moderator Emeritus Moderator Emeritus

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    try a search lots of info there...
     
  4. LudusHatesReese

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    are you saying you want to drop a 4x4? cuz if you are you're gonna run into so many problems and you're gonna get so much crap that it's really not worth it.
     
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    not true. I dropped a 4x4, its fine. Ive been lowered for half a year now, no problems. Don't go past 2 inches. I lowered the front 2" by unscrewing the torsion bolts and checking how far it came down with measuring tape. Then i measured from teh ground to the fender and got around 31" in front and 32" in the back, so i bought 1" blocks for the back, and voila, two inches lowered
     
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    My 4x4 is lowered 2 inches all around. Go to AutoZone or Pepboys, you can get 2 inch blocks. Put the blocks in, then crank the t-bars down so that the screw is only held in by about one turn. That got me to 28 inches from the top of the fender to the ground on all four corners.

    I've had no problems so far. People tend to exagerate the whole "lowering a 4x4" issue. As long as you have a 95+, you should be OK.
     
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    LudusHatesReese U-R-Crazy :confused:, I have my 4x4 lowered 3/1 and it is fine. NO problems what so ever.
     
  9. frj00

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    should keep the factory bump stops or go energy suspension and cut them down a little. I read that in here before
     
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    aldive Elite In Memoriam

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    I am still using factory bump stops with no trouble.
     
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    I thought you went with X-spec? Didn't new stops come with the kit? Howcome you didn't install them?

    Anyway - anyone ever tow with a lowered truck? I'm thinking about dropping about 1" in front / back - but my truck's a worker. I pull crap outta the ground, my boat and full loads all the time.

    Will lowering impede that?
     
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    Al, Is that a saleen rear wing?

    Ryan
     
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    I still have the factory Bumpstops. I sit on them. I think it makes the front suspension stiffer.

    Hey, I have a Saleen Wing. Gotta' Love Um'!
     
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    I did not purchase the "kit", just the componants, and waited till after dropping to see if I needed the bump stopd. I didn't.
     
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    No its a Lund WindJammer. I Painted it to match the truck.
     
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    i have towed with mine. it does just fine. everything from a small utility trailer with 2 ATV's to a large home-made flatbed with my 75 bronco:eek: and it does just fine.
     






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