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Here's a few pics from tonight before I left:

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So for the ranger lean, I have a fix. Did some research after Evan suggested it to me, since I'm leafs, I have no adjustment for ride height like a coil-over or air shock setup. So the plan is to run a 1" block on the drivers side front axle under the spring on top of the perch, to compensate for the lean. Also thinking about throwing in a spare toyota leaf in my drivers side rear leaf pack to bring the rear up to ride height, then both springs up front will settle the same. It's not going to be unsafe, because only one side is getting blocked, while the other remains on the axle perch. Only thing that it will change other than ride height, is the angle on my drag link, which is adjustable with my steering setup.
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Looks great! Too bad your truck is too nice to test it out. I'd hate to scratch and dent it up.
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I want to park next to it haha
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you mean under it lmao
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wait.. did you just say your gona put a block in the front??.... trevor.. NO!! BAD TREVOR!! NO!!

btw, truck looks really good how it is!! loving the front leafs.. youll never be able to beat the lean, especially with front leafs, they will always sag to the sides and lean a bit, i woulndt be too worried about it.. but dont even think about blocking the front...
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another question, why did you invert (aka toyota style) the front shocks?
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That\'s how you\'re supposed to run Bilstein shocks. Many people think they\'re opposite, but that\'s how they\'re intended to be used.



I\'m not blocking the whole fronn end. Just one side and it\'s only 1\"... it\'s nothing major like a 2.5\" block I have in the rear. With it being so small, and only on the one side, it\'s not unsafe.

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Here's a few pics from tonight before I left:

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its still has the ranger lean
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Yeah cuz I haven't fixed this issue yet..
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Be more creative. Fuel cell. Move the tank, shift weight around. Change the perch height. Something before using a block. If you do use a block becareful and keep an eye on it.
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Oh and you will need more than an inch. I wouldn't do anything in the rear that isn't where the problem is.
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yeah Tre -- the block is the easy way out...I would do it for temp use. buy a cell, maybe move the battery to the other side put the fluids on that side..

also will you need to run a sway bar?
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Easy fix; get you a big boned girl for passenger seat, and if that isn't enough get one to ride in the bed on the passenger side also.
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I think what I'll do in a few weeks is take my drivers side spring in and either have a new leaf put in it, or but a taller lift spring
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adding a leaf or a taller spring might mess with your spring rates though. might get goofy over bumps at higher speeds. Since both sides will act a bit different, but I could be wrong.
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Very true.... I mean we're only talkin a max of about 1-1.5" difference... Which is where a 1" block would come into play.
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yeah its not a great idea, but if it can get you by till you do some weight management it'll be fine. As long as you respect the fact that its in there and watch it closely.
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Trimming actually is the word. I wont need much with the amount of lift I have. Trimming where the spring hangar hits the valence, and the sides of the valence where tire could potentially rub. But because my axle is designed to pivot up and back, I wont have to trim much.
oooooohhh ok. Thats cool I didnt know that was possible.

Exactly how far will it pivot back?
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Im going to start calling you Brenton until I see a bumper on the truck...
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Here's what you all wanted...

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Nice! I see now how it pivots back. neato.
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Nice! 37's are perfect as far as clearance!

But I wanted a flex pic on the mercedes.... :D lol
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hey Brenton -- looks good!
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looks good.

its a job well done no doubt but kinda too blingy for me.....and i wont judge the rest cuz i know its not finished.
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