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has anyone here bagged one before? im trying to bag mine but dont know of a good kit. i see ridetech has a kit but to me it moves very slow and i want it bit faster. i found this kit on ebay http://www.ebay.com/...9#ht_500wt_1180 but dont know if it will be good or if it comes with every bracket specific for my truck. any of you have any idea? also to save money i might go with the airoverleaf kit ridetech has but how can i make it go up and down faster anyways any help will be appreciated

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To make it go faster, you need bigger valves and higher psi. I didn't look at the kit you linked yet but depending on what you want to do with the truck (lay frame, lay body, or just rest on bump stops) will determine what you need as far as brackets. If you do want to lay frame you will need to have a step notch welded in the frame for enough clearance for the rear axle. And I think you need to notch the frame up front for the tie rods to clear. Just do a lot of research once you decide what your goals are.
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i want something like this but dont want to lay frame



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To make it go faster, you need bigger valves and higher psi. I didn't look at the kit you linked yet but depending on what you want to do with the truck (lay frame, lay body, or just rest on bump stops) will determine what you need as far as brackets. If you do want to lay frame you will need to have a step notch welded in the frame for enough clearance for the rear axle. And I think you need to notch the frame up front for the tie rods to clear. Just do a lot of research once you decide what your goals are.


my frame is already c notch since it was lowered before but i want it to be able to adjust my ride and plus it looks cool

edit. so i can make the air ride kit go faster just by changing the the lines and valves? that will be cool cause i know thay are bolt ons and no fabbing to be made

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You definitely will need to Super C-notch the rear, C-notch the front of the frame horns to clear the tie-rods as previously stated. You'll also need to channel out the bed, if you don't wanna go extreme, a small section only can be cut for the rear differential to peak through it. Front brackets are easy and pretty much bolt on. The rear is trickier though, I'd have someone custom fab a 4-link four you, so it's right. It's not terribly hard to do that bodystyle though, to lay frame even. Air components are all up to you, depending on budget and what you want as far as speed. They make big bellow bags with HUGE air dumps on them to release quickly and the ability to fill quickly will depend on your tank capacity for what you choose and speed of the on board pump(pumps). My best friend had his 97 Regular cab laying frame on 20s and it was mean. Also one of the best riding trucks I ever sat in, was like riding on a cloud.


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Ok well, that truck looks like it is body dropped. And another thing I forgot to mention is the later the wheels the more notching, relocating, and cutting your gonna have to do.
May I ask why you don't want to lay frame? I just looke at that kit and it has 3/8" valves which is kinda small IMO. I used 5/8 and I was pretty quick when I had my ranger. I was a lot faster than that truck in the video.
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i would not go with that kit imo be best to talk to a shop and get a kit from them since they do it more just tell em what you want to do and they can hook you up.
metal worx in NC you can call them real good people to talk to and they can build a kit like that one but better for a good price as well.
for up front you can notch it for the tie rods or you can get custom ones few places sell em so you dont have to.
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Ok well, that truck looks like it is body dropped. And another thing I forgot to mention is the later the wheels the more notching, relocating, and cutting your gonna have to do.
May I ask why you don't want to lay frame? I just looke at that kit and it has 3/8" valves which is kinda small IMO. I used 5/8 and I was pretty quick when I had my ranger. I was a lot faster than that truck in the video.


my rims are 22 but might jump to 24, i really dont care to lay frame since its to much work plus dont want to cut up my bed due to a blow through box for bass

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Ok well, that truck looks like it is body dropped. And another thing I forgot to mention is the later the wheels the more notching, relocating, and cutting your gonna have to do.
May I ask why you don't want to lay frame? I just looke at that kit and it has 3/8" valves which is kinda small IMO. I used 5/8 and I was pretty quick when I had my ranger. I was a lot faster than that truck in the video.


my rims are 22 but might jump to 24, i really dont care to lay frame since its to much work plus dont want to cut up my bed due to a blow through box for bass

My friend's truck ONLY had a small maybe 3"X12" section cut out from the bed for the pumpkin to poke through, and that was IT. It was a super clean look and didnt hack the bed to get the results.


Im not the one you want to try to troll. Just a fyi for you.


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Ahhh gotcha, well IMO that kit you linked is kinda pricey. As stated above, talk to a shop and see what you need so you aren't wasting money doing it over and over again. And a good reputable shop will make sure the work is done right as well.
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Ok well, that truck looks like it is body dropped. And another thing I forgot to mention is the later the wheels the more notching, relocating, and cutting your gonna have to do.
May I ask why you don't want to lay frame? I just looke at that kit and it has 3/8" valves which is kinda small IMO. I used 5/8 and I was pretty quick when I had my ranger. I was a lot faster than that truck in the video.


my rims are 22 but might jump to 24, i really dont care to lay frame since its to much work plus dont want to cut up my bed due to a blow through box for bass

My friend's truck ONLY had a small maybe 3"X12" section cut out from the bed for the pumpkin to poke through, and that was IT. It was a super clean look and didnt hack the bed to get the results.


any pics?

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Ok well, that truck looks like it is body dropped. And another thing I forgot to mention is the later the wheels the more notching, relocating, and cutting your gonna have to do.
May I ask why you don't want to lay frame? I just looke at that kit and it has 3/8" valves which is kinda small IMO. I used 5/8 and I was pretty quick when I had my ranger. I was a lot faster than that truck in the video.


my rims are 22 but might jump to 24, i really dont care to lay frame since its to much work plus dont want to cut up my bed due to a blow through box for bass

My friend's truck ONLY had a small maybe 3"X12" section cut out from the bed for the pumpkin to poke through, and that was IT. It was a super clean look and didnt hack the bed to get the results.


any pics?


God I wish, it's been.....9-10 years ago? I wish I'd been better about taking pics through those years when I was really into the scene. The guy that did the work on the truck had some of the cleanest metal fab I'd EVER seen too. Imma try seeing if he can email me any pics if he has any.


Im not the one you want to try to troll. Just a fyi for you.


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here is the pic of my frame, had it brake on me because whoever did it did a fucked up job

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God I wish, it's been.....9-10 years ago? I wish I'd been better about taking pics through those years when I was really into the scene. The guy that did the work on the truck had some of the cleanest metal fab I'd EVER seen too. Imma try seeing if he can email me any pics if he has any.

I know exactly what you mean, back when I had my ranger, I was horrible about taking pictures. It was about 8-9 years ago and I really wish I had more pictures of it. I think I only have 2 or 3 pictures left of it.
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i would not go with that kit imo be best to talk to a shop and get a kit from them since they do it more just tell em what you want to do and they can hook you up.
metal worx in NC you can call them real good people to talk to and they can build a kit like that one but better for a good price as well.
for up front you can notch it for the tie rods or you can get custom ones few places sell em so you dont have to.
http://www.facebook.com/MetalWorxInc
thats there facebook page has the number and all on it so give em a ring.


i will give them a call

Ahhh gotcha, well IMO that kit you linked is kinda pricey. As stated above, talk to a shop and see what you need so you aren't wasting money doing it over and over again. And a good reputable shop will make sure the work is done right as well.





Ok well, that truck looks like it is body dropped. And another thing I forgot to mention is the later the wheels the more notching, relocating, and cutting your gonna have to do.
May I ask why you don't want to lay frame? I just looke at that kit and it has 3/8" valves which is kinda small IMO. I used 5/8 and I was pretty quick when I had my ranger. I was a lot faster than that truck in the video.


my rims are 22 but might jump to 24, i really dont care to lay frame since its to much work plus dont want to cut up my bed due to a blow through box for bass

My friend's truck ONLY had a small maybe 3"X12" section cut out from the bed for the pumpkin to poke through, and that was IT. It was a super clean look and didnt hack the bed to get the results.


any pics?


God I wish, it's been.....9-10 years ago? I wish I'd been better about taking pics through those years when I was really into the scene. The guy that did the work on the truck had some of the cleanest metal fab I'd EVER seen too. Imma try seeing if he can email me any pics if he has any.


thanks

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Ahhh gotcha, well IMO that kit you linked is kinda pricey. As stated above, talk to a shop and see what you need so you aren't wasting money doing it over and over again. And a good reputable shop will make sure the work is done right as well.


thanks now i wont be buying them

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here is the pic of my frame, had it brake on me because whoever did it did a fucked up job

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The guys that KNOW what they are doing, create a Super C and don't just take the steel out, they literally box in a NEW C that goes above the frame. Obviously a hole in the bed would have to be cut in those cases, but that pic^^^ is LEGIT unsafe the way it was welded.


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here is the pic of my frame, had it brake on me because whoever did it did a fucked up job

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The guys that KNOW what they are doing, create a Super C and don't just take the steel out, they literally box in a NEW C that goes above the frame. Obviously a hole in the bed would have to be cut in those cases, but that pic^^^ is LEGIT unsafe the way it was welded.


i know but the truck was falling apart so i pulled in a muffler shop and had them do a quick weld. im still not inclined on cutting my bed up though. i dont want too much of a drop

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what about this kit http://shop.metalwor...1-1-2-KIT-1.htm it has 1/2 inch ports

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Wow yea that notch is very unsafe...if you don't want to cut the bed out then I would weld peices back into the frame to make it stock again and then just lower it to the frame.
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