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Leveled up my 2001 ?

I took my 2001 excab 4x4 To Les Schwab's today and had them try to level it out some .It was lower in the front ,and I wanted a little more ground clearance ,My Question is will this cause more wear ie, CV joints in the front axle, or ball joints , or other things I might want to look out for , Yes they did an, alignment, Mech says the T bars are at max,
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wow man that sounds like an awesome mod idea!! nice job!!! how much did that run you?
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LMAO.
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They did it with the alignment at the same time ,plus I had them install new shocks , all 4 ,,,, alignment was 59.00 ,Pickup drives very nice ,
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so long as you dont abuse it, everything should be fine..
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Thank you , I will be using it mostly for Hunting & Steelhead fishing, Might tow the 4 wheeler trailer sometimes ,but we have a 06 - f 150 4x4 for that , I drive the Ranger ,Wife drives the F150 , ,,, Thanks again 4door
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robert, you do know you can "level" your truck by cranking your torsion bars.
takes about 10 minutes and it's free
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A. According t o your pictures you have a 2WD. The grille on your truck is a 2WD grille.

B. Cranking your torsion bars is very easy and can be done with a socket set and a jack. In a half hour.

C. $59 for an alignment isn't bad and if he aligned it won't wear tires or any parts out.

D. If you were charged extra for the T-bar cranking you got dupped. It is free and easy.
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^it looks 4wd, he just probably swapped out for the chrome 2wd grill, some people like them better
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The grill has had me questioning the truck too,,, as its a 4x4 xlt ,, someone had to changed it out ,,, For the whole story on leveing it out ,Last week they [ Les Schawb ] put new rotors and brakes on the front,, rears were go [ 75%],,at that time they did an alignment after driving it for a week ,I wanted to level it out as at my old age I forgot to as them the first time around ,They said bring it in would do it under my warranty,from fist alignment , So he raised the front and realigned it ,,,no charge,,, So what about that grill I am starting to like it ,might just leave it as I have put quite a bit of money in this used truck already ,,Its had from dealer before I bought it and new clutch & rebuilt tranny , I paid 7000.00 for it 120k ,,motor so quiet no ticks , Robert
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The grill has had me questioning the truck too,,, as its a 4x4 xlt ,, someone had to changed it out ,,, For the whole story on leveing it out ,Last week they [ Les Schawb ] put new rotors and brakes on the front,, rears were go [ 75%],,at that time they did an alignment after driving it for a week ,I wanted to level it out as at my old age I forgot to as them the first time around ,They said bring it in would do it under my warranty,from fist alignment , So he raised the front and realigned it ,,,no charge,,, So what about that grill I am starting to like it ,might just leave it as I have put quite a bit of money in this used truck already ,,Its had from dealer before I bought it and new clutch & rebuilt tranny , I paid 7000.00 for it 120k ,,motor so quiet no ticks , Robert
Gotcha. Makes sense now.

The way your first post looked I thought you had took it up for just torsion cranking and was charged for it specifically.
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Sorry just saving,, ink,,, didnt want to do long post ,,,,,So far its doing really good for the miles on it ,This is the fourth ranger we have owned ,,,should have kept the 04 fx4 we had but traded it in on the new F 150 back in 06,, Lost money on fx4 - 04 thats for sure ,,,, We have owned 1999, 2001 ,2002 , 2004 ,, The 06, F150 XLT 4X4 sure is a nice truck too,
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C. $59 for an alignment isn't bad and if he aligned it won't wear tires or any parts out.
if you lift the front of the truck with the torsion bar crank you will get accelerated wear. PERIOD. you are putting more stress on all the front end components and changing operating angles. it all creates wear issues
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if you lift the front of the truck with the torsion bar crank you will get accelerated wear. PERIOD. you are putting more stress on all the front end components and changing operating angles. it all creates wear issues
but most of us with torsion suspensions on this sight do it anyway, including myself lol
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but most of us with torsion suspensions on this sight do it anyway, including myself lol
yup i did it too. as long as your aware that there is the potential for problems
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I kinda thought it might ,,,But the 04 FX4 4X4 that we had seemed more level the others or was I just thinking it was ,,,,,,, IT had 20k on it when we traded it in for the F 150 XLT 4X4 , Thanks Robert
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ya the fx4 models are built higher from the factory. i think they have the bars carnked a little more and different blocks in the rear
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I sure miss the limited slip rear end [ locker ] the FX4 has ,There is a difference in getting around on mountain roads , Here in Eastern Oregon we have some great roads to go crusin on some very nice some sh_t holes , Got to get after noon Archery Hunt Wife still needs to fill a buck tag ,, yep gonna use the Ranger been getting about 19 mpg
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