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Old 08-27-2008
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I feel a lil shaky

Umm well i looked at my side mirrors this morning on the way to work and my bed was shaking purty good...I guess this is apparant from the BL, anyboady experience this?
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I'd be retorquing those bed bolts.
Shouldn't shake any more than it did before.

Tire out of balance?
Bad shock?
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+1 on all that. Just after a body lift, i'd snug those bolts back down for sure
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check your torque. Mine are torqued a little more than reccomended....and the bed shakes. Myself and three other local Ranger owners that have the 3" bl also have the slight bed shake. It isn't that much...but i've been told it's normal. Just check your bolts, tighten as need be, and keep on truckin'.
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Uh mine doesn't shake. Crank those babies back down. I just zipped mine down with the impact, didn't loosen up at all. Did you use lock-tite on the bolts?
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Hell i cant remember all the bolts i used lock tight on, prob some of them, they have the Nylock nuts....UM i drove em home with an impact gun too there tight enough that the washers kinda bent into the hole, there tight though?? It vibrates enough for me to take intrest...Guess i can always check stuff??

I dont know about my shocks, never replaced them..I figured since the bed is kinda free floating 3" above the frame the wind would make it shake, thats what i told myself
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I personally dont have any bed shake on my own bodylift.. although, my bed is rather out of alignment right now from a nasty jarring I took during one of several offroading sessions.. but I am pretty sure its my cab that did it and not the bed... sucks to be me hehe
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I personally dont have any bed shake on my own bodylift.. although, my bed is rather out of alignment right now from a nasty jarring I took during one of several offroading sessions.. but I am pretty sure its my cab that did it and not the bed... sucks to be me hehe
Mine is too, its my bed though.
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Mine didn't shake after I did mine. Maybe just try shaking it by hand to see if you can see anything loose.

Maybe you tightened one too much and it's not really holding the bed anymore? (Just guessing at this point).
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Mine didn't shake after I did mine. Maybe just try shaking it by hand to see if you can see anything loose.

Maybe you tightened one too much and it's not really holding the bed anymore? (Just guessing at this point).
Maybe i did?? Ill check in a lil when the sun comes up...Like i said do you think maybe since the bed is 3" above the frame the air might kinda shake it some...Well i mean its not THAT bad but i can see it visiably<<spell....shaking?? I wasnt as bad driving home yesterday....I guess ill just keep an eye on it....thatd suck if it flew off!!!, i know its not but...

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