Help with my four link

Discussion in '1983 - 1988 Ford Ranger' started by 84kincaid, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. 84kincaid

    84kincaid New Member

    Hey im starting a rebuild project on a 84 short bed ranger. Im not very familiar with a suspension swap but i was wondering if anyone could give me some pointers on where to begin?
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  3. Tonya Gilmore

    Tonya Gilmore New Member

    Is the Ranger a 2wd or 4wd?
  4. OP

    84kincaid New Member

    its a 2wd
  5. snooderlowrider

    snooderlowrider Wreck Choppin Customs

    well its all depending on how low you wanna go. you can just do a flip kit in the rear and it will drop it 4-5 inches. in the front you have to use lowering i beams . which will drop it 3-4 inches in the front. .

    now for a more major drop i would just swap out the lief springs in the back with a triangulated 4 link. thats what i did on my 88 . now you will have to have some kind of coil springs or air bags or hyraulics on ther to hold the truck up. i got my 4 link from fender bender interational. it comes with everything you need. except a monster knotch kit. which i just made mine out of some box steel. i can take some pics if needed to see how i have installed mine. hopefully this will help you out i would also recommend to replace the transmission crossmemeber and the i beam crossmemeber to give you more crearance
  6. mattbyerly

    mattbyerly New Member

    theres two things you can do for the front you can do 3in drop beams the best is (dream beams) aslo u can cut the front off of an old mustang and weld in on to your truck. for the back you would have to get a knotch kit or you could build ur own the four link do parrel air bags on the bars or hydros over the axle. for the cross member u can order 1 from or u can build it your self if ur on a tight budget. but if u have any questions i would be happy to help

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