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Truck leans

Im sure most all rangers lean a little to the drivers side. Well, I want to get rid of it. I've got a 2/3 drop on my truck, and the drivers side looks about the right height, but the pass. side looks too high, even though its only about an inch higher than the drivers side. How should I fix it? I was thinking for the front, cut the coil just enough to drop it an inch more. For the back, I was thinking either modify the DJM shackle and drill a hole farther up the shackle, but i'll have to cut out some of the strength area of the shackle, and weld metal below it (or maybe not).......or, put a 1" block between the axle and leaf (since the axle is on top of the leaf). What should I do?
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It's got that GANGSTA LEAN.
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It's got that GANGSTA LEAN.
No, when a truck leans to one side, its just stupid........when a truck is lower in the rear, then its got a gangsta lean.
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Stupid truck
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Truck been eatin that kibbles and bits lean?

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your truck needs to get on a diet... J/K I never noticed this... take a pic sometime...
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The gas tank needs to go on a diet! its overweight! lol although its only got a quart tank of gas left, and it still leans.
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Its because you got the battery and gastank on the same side.

Just learn to live with it. The truck has always had it its just more noticeable now thats its dropped.
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Its because you got the battery and gastank on the same side.

Just learn to live with it. The truck has always had it its just more noticeable now thats its dropped.
Im going to try to fix it, because i've got nothing better to do.
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Get a bigger girlfriend, that will level it out.
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Get a bigger girlfriend, that will level it out.
well if I was going to do it the redneck way, i'd just put 100-200lbs on the pass. side of the bed! lol
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i think some 4/5 drop arms will level it out nicely ha....

let some air out of your passenger side tires...
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get a fuel cell and move the battery.
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ways i have fixed ranger lean as follows:

1) swap leafs side to side. if it still leans left its not the leafs
2) swap front coils side to side. if it still leans left it aint the coils

if its still leanin left, its time to move weight or shim the springs.
you can move the battery really easily.
if you wanna shim the springs, start in the front. jack up the front left corner a lil bit and see if it helps level the rear. if not then you can shim the rear leaf on the right side since you are flipkit'd. sometimes a combination of shims front left and right rear work on stubborn trucks.

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Where is it leaning, front or rear?
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I sorta fixed it......now it only leans about a 1/4". I swaped out the passenger side DJM leaf shackle for the factory shackle which is about 2" shorter. Now, the truck sits level front to back, but it leans 1/4" to the drivers side with a almost empty gas tank. I want to see if I can drop the pass side a 1/2" more, b/c im sure the drivers side will go down a little more with a full tank of gas. When you have a lowered truck with a little gap between the tire and fender, a difference between the drivers and pass. side is very noticable. (to me) I like the stance on the drivers side, but the pass. side doesn't look as low.
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ways i have fixed ranger lean as follows:

1) swap leafs side to side. if it still leans left its not the leafs
2) swap front coils side to side. if it still leans left it aint the coils

if its still leanin left, its time to move weight or shim the springs.
you can move the battery really easily.
if you wanna shim the springs, start in the front. jack up the front left corner a lil bit and see if it helps level the rear. if not then you can shim the rear leaf on the right side since you are flipkit'd. sometimes a combination of shims front left and right rear work on stubborn trucks.

good luck
thats intresting......I never thought about swaping them side to side.....Although, I shouldn't have to swap the coils, b/c they are only about a year and half old. I might swap the leafs though.
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i think some 4/5 drop arms will level it out nicely ha....

let some air out of your passenger side tires...
look at my truck with basically a 4/5 just with belltech coils it leans like a *****

just learen to deal with it man.
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hah yeah when i first read this i was like err duhh full gas tank
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good luck w/ this
if i was technicly inclined id do the same
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you can try getting a fat gf. that would level it out
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hah yeah when i first read this i was like err duhh full gas tank
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good luck w/ this
if i was technicly inclined id do the same
yea, the tank is practically empty now, and it still leans so thats out. lol

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you can try getting a fat gf. that would level it out
I dont think that would work too well. lol
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I lifted turned the torsion bars up on my truck and the drivers side front sits an inch lower than the passenger side, and they are turned all the way up. But i never thought of the battery and fuel tank being on that side....lol. But sounds like you got it fixed anyway
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Tried layin off the twinkies?
No im jk. I would try swapping the coils AND leaves to opposite sides.
If they are only a year old then they have now had time to "settle in" and with the added weight of a driver, the drivers side springs will usually "settle in" more than the passenger side. swapping them around will break in the other springs moreso than they already are and wil help level it out some.
You could also get a gas tank from an old BroncoII that fits between the frame bars behind the axle. That should transfer some of the "lean". Only thing is, they only hold like 12 gallons of fuel, and you'd have to move the filler cap. (could put it behind the lisence plate )
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I'm not sure what your leaf pack is but i see alot of lowered trucks with no overloads and a weak leaf pack .if this is the case for you i'd definently check the leaf pack .

do your adjustment with 1/2 a tank. my truck leans 1/4 when empty and almost level when full. Also make sure you carefully check the tire pressure before you begin.
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