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Ranger with superlift

Hey i have a 1999 4.0 with the super lift and 33 inch tires.

my problem- My front tires, the tops of thm are starting to "bow" in. Why? I had a buddy with the same year and lift and he had the same problem. Is this common with the superlift on rangers?

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alignment?
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alignment or you didnt put adjustable cams in to align it.
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no its aligned. I just had it aligned. what are adjustable cams? Has anyone else with a superlift had this problem? Does cranking your torsion bars make them bow in?
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no its aligned. I just had it aligned. what are adjustable cams? Has anyone else with a superlift had this problem? Does cranking your torsion bars make them bow in?
I'm running a superlift 4" suspension and don't have any problems at all. Wait a minute, torsion bars, you mean this is 2wd?
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no no its 4 wheel drive.
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I'm running a superlift 4" suspension and don't have any problems at all. Wait a minute, torsion bars, you mean this is 2wd?
98+'s come with torsion bars on the 4wd also and superlift does not make a 2wd lift for the rangers
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The superlift kit comes with cam washers(i believe). And should be installed if needed. My truck is darn near right on w/o the cam washers. But.....as said in other threads, alignment shops want seriously like $100 for cam bolts....so they'll align it as best as they can w/o telling you about the cam bolt option to get it perfect. That is your issue....your upper control arms are sucked in too much.

Sure....maybe you just got it aligned.....aka aligned as best as they could without doing cam bolts.....

Cranking torsion bars have nothing to do with the UCA being improperly lined up.

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I put Ingalls brand ones on my lil bro's 4/5'd ranger from Summit....and alignment is perfect(took it in and had it done after cam bolt install)
http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

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I'm running a superlift 4" suspension and don't have any problems at all. Wait a minute, torsion bars, you mean this is 2wd?
Totally different set up than yours.
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yeah I think that is my problem becuase me and my buddy both had our rangers lifted at the same shop... and needless to say im not to fond of them anymore. So I get these cam washers and where exactly do they go in? They push out the upper control arms? When I get home from work ill post up a picture to show exactly what I am talking about.
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98+'s come with torsion bars on the 4wd also and superlift does not make a 2wd lift for the rangers
Hmm, didn't know about the torsion bars on the 98+ 4wd. My bad, lesson learned.
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yeah I think that is my problem becuase me and my buddy both had our rangers lifted at the same shop... and needless to say im not to fond of them anymore. So I get these cam washers and where exactly do they go in? They push out the upper control arms? When I get home from work ill post up a picture to show exactly what I am talking about.
What I posted is what you need I do believe....as i'm gonna run them on my superlift as well. You need 2 total sets. They sell in pairs. They replace the upper control arm mounting bolts/washers. There's two bolts per arm...so you'll need 2 pairs.

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ok lol and thats the adjustable cams your talking about?
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so can someone start a thread and explain "cranking the torsion bars"?
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so can someone start a thread and explain "cranking the torsion bars"?
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=66913

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so can someone start a thread and explain "cranking the torsion bars"?
How about that little button at the top right of the page.......says "SEARCH".
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My truck did this same thing and I bought cams from rockauto.com

Now I have perfect alignment and perfect tire wear on my 35's.
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