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I would never lease. You almost end up buying the vehicle twice if you decide to keep it. And if you don't, you are just pissing money away. Sorry to hear about the situation, hope you get it figured out.
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I can't believe you lifted a leased truck............
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I can't believe you lifted a leased truck............
That's what I'm thinking. When you lease YOU DO NOT OWN THE VEHICLE. You are basically paying monthly to rent it from the dealer. Lesson learned I guess.
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I can't believe you lifted a leased truck............
Not only lifted. SAS'd! The worst possible thing. Lifted could be changed back to stock, SAS, not so much.
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I called a local mechanic this morning and they said as Long as its solid and in good shape mechanically then it should be ok. This place goes by the book but for things like factory sway bar removal, I dunno if I will get nailed for not using one..
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Heres the checklist I found for my area, seems fairly open ended throughout.
http://www.ontariolicences.com/ssc2.htm
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i have asked this question at school before i bought my axle. being in the trade i obviously know a **** ton of mechanics and they all say the same thing. as long as the vehicle is safe to drive it does not matter what has been done to it unless the modifications are illegal, like flame thrower exhaust type ****e. everything in your steering is tight and suspension is all good it should pass no problem. the sway bar might be an issue though
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you SAS'd a lease vehicle? no wonder ford is angry at you. in the grand scheme of things, i'm pretty sure you can't do anything to a vehicle that can't be returned to stock if you don't buy the vehicle.


EDIT: i didn't read the second page. it's good to see that more are on par with what i was thinking.

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sway bar and abs concern me. I stopped by a local shop on my lunch today and they said they don't wanna attempt a safety on it. so I'm a little concerned apparently tire size is an issue also..
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I just called off-road addiction and they said they would take care of the safety for me, feels like a ton of pressure off of me. Atleast I have a place to go when the time comes
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they CAN NOT fail your truck for non functioning abs because it is an optional safety feature. as long as your foundation braking system is in proper working order you will have no problems
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I asked Ryan at ORD and he said because I'm keeping the truck he will approve the abs situation but on a selling inspection he wouldn't approve it. Apparently if your vehicle is equipt with abs then it must function. And vehicles that don't have it just get off easier. I'm taking it in on Friday for a first go over, and if anything critical is a problem ill have plenty of time to fix it.
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Good to hear you're getting it worked out. You're right on the abs... if the vehicle came with it, it's supposed to be working for a safety.

I'm actually pretty surprised Offroad Addiction is helping you out like that on it! Maybe they are decent people... lol. If for some reason it doesn't work out down there let me know and I can hook you up with someone up here who will safety it!
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no the abs does not have to be functional. that is a dealership thing. any other shop should not be failing you if the abs light is on. it is a secondary (optional) system. if the abs is not working properly it shuts down to ensure normal braking is acheived
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no the abs does not have to be functional. that is a dealership thing. any other shop should not be failing you if the abs light is on. it is a secondary (optional) system. if the abs is not working properly it shuts down to ensure normal braking is acheived
Here is the window sticker of a Canadian XLT ranger. If you look under STANDARD EQUIPMENT under FUNCTIONAL
you'll find something called ABS 4 wheel.
thats standard equipment, it has to be working.

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So what is the value of the truck new ?? i've seen them listed for $17,000-24,000, so you have the chance to buy it for $8,500 ?? sounds like a good deal to me, maybe you should re-consider and go ahead and buy it...
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i do insp in rhode island if your abs light is on i have to fail
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Yea that shop does a lot of custom trucks and such, they have a taste for the safety of modified vehicles. I just hope I get through it ok, defeniatly good people once you spend some money around there lol..

No other shops want to sign its release as a safe vehicle because if I stupidly turn around and sell it to someone then they would/could turn around and nail the shop who safetied it.

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So what is the value of the truck new ?? i've seen them listed for $17,000-24,000, so you have the chance to buy it for $8,500 ?? sounds like a good deal to me, maybe you should re-consider and go ahead and buy it...
I've already got 20 grand on the $21000 truck in lease payments, I was expecting under 5 thousand as a buyout and its closer to 10 thousand, which I feel is very steep. PLUS I'm over my mileage limit so they might screw me there too. But whatever the cost ill buy it and just be done with it. But if for some goofy reason I cant have it drivable I would feel pretty sick.

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i do insp in rhode island if your abs light is on i have to fail
They're in Canada, different rules there.
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Yup I like living in the legal 'loop-hole' country lol
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That $20 grand you spent on the lease is history, forget about it. Even if you turned it in, you'd have nothing to show for it and no truck. So write that off. Now starting anew, what is the truck worth today ?? My guess is that it's worth waaay more than $8,500. probably closer to $12,000-15,000, so you'd be buying a lets say $12,000 truck for $8,500...... leases are nothing but bad news financially, unless you can write them off as a business deduction. Live and learn....
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Thats what I'm saying, just a huge shock to find this out at the end. I was completely misinformed that I had to buy the whole truck again.
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