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Comparing apples to hammers but I put longer shackles in my '85 to lift it, the rear shackle arrangement is the same as a '19+.

My '02 F-150 is like what @cbxer55 refers to with his Lightning, the shackle is below the spring.
 
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My truck wasn't that clean by the time I had it home from the dealer.

So, like an Explorer with the rear shackle across the frame rail. No opportunity of shackle flip there.
 

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Here is a photo of a 2019 Ranger rear suspension.
  • Longer shackles will raise the back of the truck.
A reputable spring shop could re-arch the mono-leaf and that would lower the truck. However that will put the mono-leaf very close to the helper spring. You'll likely lose hauling capacity, towing capacity and ride quality.

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Aaaaaaaaah........now that I see the mono leaf, that's a somewhat heavy leaf. how much weight can one throw into the box?
 

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Aaaaaaaaah........now that I see the mono leaf, that's a somewhat heavy leaf. how much weight can one throw into the box?
Max payload is like 1800 pounds or something crazy like that.
 

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Aaaaaaaaah........now that I see the mono leaf, that's a somewhat heavy leaf. how much weight can one throw into the box?
Depends on driveline and cab type. Here is the data per Ford.

Capacities.jpg
 

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A kit for lowering is supposedly in the works by Belltech with a due date of sometime this summer.
 

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I dont tow trailers, I dont haul much of anything,
What are my options?
Remove the "helper" leaf Looks like there is a small (1/4"?) plate under the helper leaf. ( highlighted in yellow) That plus the helper leaf might give 1"- 1.5" of drop.
60203
 
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Remove the "helper" leaf Looks like there is a small (1/4"?) plate under the helper leaf. ( highlighted in yellow) That plus the helper leaf might give 1"- 1.5" of drop.
View attachment 60203
Every Ranger has nearly a 3" rake from the factory.

So you are suggesting ruining the rated load carrying capacity for a 1" drop?
 

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Every Ranger has nearly a 3" rake from the factory.

So you are suggesting ruining the rated load carrying capacity for a 1" drop?
Yes. He said he doesn't tow or haul that much. Which means he is willing to sacrifice load capacity.
 


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