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Are these parts designed for air bags?

Submitted on 2011/09/12 at 2:13 pm

I have a 99 Ford Ranger Extended Cab bagged on 20′s. I am running slam specialties SS6′s at all 4 corners. I bought the DJM Calmax 4″ dropped upper n lower control arms to replace my stock ones. I removed the plastic inner fender wells. My problem is clearance issues. the upper control arm is less then a half inch away from my tire. Im also gonna hafta cut my frame for my rack n pinion so it doesnt bend the hell outta it. when I let all the air out of the front bags my upper arm comes so far up its almost into my brake fluid resivor, My question is are these upper n lower arms ONLY MENT TO BE USED WITH SPRINGS???


Submitted on 2011/09/13 at 2:06 pm | In reply to Roy Steves.


When we design kits it’s always around a static drop with factory wheels and tires. We know then our parts will lower and align with the truck they were designed for. When you add air bags to the mix it creates more ride height options than we can cover. So to answer your question, yes we were designed to be used with springs, having said that the Ranger parts have become very popular with air bag installers and a lot of guys are using them on their bagged trucks!

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