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Bent front end

Uh, can't seem to figure out what is wrong with the front end of my truck.

If it's anything that cost over 200dollars we might end up trading it in.

Any ideas?
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torsion bars cranked WAYYYY too much!
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How come no one else with cranked t-bars has this problem?
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my buddy had the same problem whe just lowerd it more
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Did you get a alignment after cranking your t-bars?
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how many turns did you do?

did you get it aligned after you cranked them?

imma throw this out here -- are your wheel bearings good? i know what it feels like to have em go out but not by looking
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I bought the truck with cracked t-bars, but we had it aligned after we got new tires and replaced the front end a few months ago.

How many turns? A lot...

The wheel bearings are good.
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How are your control arms, ball joints, spindle etc. Have you had your rack and pinion checked out as well?
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lol.

idk how you managed that and i never did.
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How are your control arms, ball joints, spindle etc. Have you had your rack and pinion checked out as well?
I am not sure about any of them any more.


What is the most money I could get out of it? (selling wise)
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With it messed up like that, not much. You can put it up on CL and see what people offer you.
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its out of alignment. your ball joints are shot as you have stated before..

you need your front end rebuilt and aligned plain and simple


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How are your control arms, ball joints, spindle etc. Have you had your rack and pinion checked out as well?
Rack will not cause camber issues...
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Prerunner-Ranger had the same camber problem and it turned out his rack was busted as well. I was just naming stuff to check.
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Prerunner-Ranger had the same camber problem and it turned out his rack was busted as well. I was just naming stuff to check.
My rack went bad and it never affected alignment other than when i tore it apart to replace it, and that was 3 times on my 98.

Looks like you need new balljoints, some adjustable eccentrics for the alignment and a good alignment.
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When my friend cranked my t-bars all the way I got a camber kit to fix that.
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Prerunner-Ranger had the same camber problem and it turned out his rack was busted as well. I was just naming stuff to check.
it might have been another problem but it wont cause camber issues it can cause toe issues tho..
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Well if anyone wants a 2001 Mazda B3000 with racing seats and etc,

only 3500 cause im sure yall could fix it up real quick and cheap.

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Well if anyone wants a 2001 Mazda B3000 with racing seats and etc,

only 3500 cause im sure yall could fix it up real quick and cheap.

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You can prob have that fixed for pretty cheap and alignment and some adjustable eccetrics will prob run you 150$ after all is done and plus im sure you can have someone install the eccentrics so no labor charge..
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that lower balljoint is shot! same with the uppers. spend 200 and replace them. even after you are done you may not need an alignment but its recommended.
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You can prob have that fixed for pretty cheap and alignment and some adjustable eccetrics will prob run you 150$ after all is done and plus im sure you can have someone install the eccentrics so no labor charge..
Then what? Drive it around and wait to break it again, I dont think so.

Me and Rangers do not mix
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Then what? Drive it around and wait to break it again, I dont think so.

Me and Rangers do not mix
Seriously though here is an idea. Stop beating on your truck. I did and stuff stopped breaking. I bought a quad just so I wouldn't beat on my truck anymore. I doubt you will sell it so just fix it and take it easy.
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Then what? Drive it around and wait to break it again, I dont think so.

Me and Rangers do not mix
All your previous abuse to the truck and how you drive it is what is causing these problems.

If you take care of your vehicle you usually wont have these problems. Dont get me wrong I had my issues with my 98 with parts going bad and what not but i paid and got it fixed not wanting to sell it every time there was an issue, hell I put 3 racks on my truck in like 4 years lol

Plus I dont think you can afford a new vehicle from your previous posts I saw saying you make like $50 a week, Just keep what you have and fix it, no reason to go in debt over something you could easily prevent and fix.
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i have had 40 cars trucks in the last 8 years and i killed them all becouse i do what you do beat the hell out of it and expect it wont brack but it does. now i have two car and i drive then real nice and good and nothing breackes except normal [email protected]@. fix it and drive it nice dont hit holes at 70 and try to make it througt dont ramp crap and you will be fine
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Yeah, but I have been treated my truck very nicely in the past month and look what it does? Shiz's on me.
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