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question.. did you mess with the t-bars when you installed the kit..?
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Ahhhh.. lol sy of relief. Yeah, i got the driveshaft when i ordered it.. the axle wrap, what exactly is that?>
It almost feels like a shimmy coming from the rear - when you accelerate hard, the rear end, being as far away from the springs as it is, causes the spring to "wrap up" and bounce! It's a common problem with really big lifting blocks - traction bars help eliminate it too, but they reduce flexibilty and suspension travel on a 4X4!
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this is what im talking about

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your blocks are backwords

its (from the top down) lift block then the stock block



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Sounds to me like the rear lift blocks they send with the Ranger kit. I had mine installed but then pulled them out and got 4" lift leafs. I was getting too much axle wrap with the blocks in - they go between the stock 2" blocks and the leaf spring mounts.

Do they look like this?


IMO - Don't use them!
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My blocks are long gone! I now have 4" lift Skyjacker Softride Leaf Springs!
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yeah had to why?

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question.. did you mess with the t-bars when you installed the kit..?
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How's your ball joints>???
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you know never thought of that after 15000 they might need to be replaced, any idea how much they'll cost??

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My blocks are long gone! I now have 4" lift Skyjacker Softride Leaf Springs!
how much did those run you? did you loose any lift?
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how much did those run you? did you loose any lift?
They were $198.00 each for the 4" and I actually gained an inch of lift over the blocks! They ride nice and soft, corner smoothly and no more axle wrap - they were well worth it to me! They also come in 6" lift for $211.00 each - I got them from Summit Racing:

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They were $198.00 each for the 4" and I actually gained an inch of lift over the blocks! They ride nice and soft, corner smoothly and no more axle wrap - they were well worth it to me! They also come in 6" lift for $211.00 each - I got them from Summit Racing:

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awsome!! are the 6" compatable with the 4"SL?
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is your balljoint in the upper knuckle right? the angle of the tire looks fine to me...

did you get the caster kit?
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no way man the tops of the tires are kick in the need to come out or the bottems need to come in about a 1/4 in.

i did have a caster kit put in and aligned, its still off by the computer at the shop.

what do you mean about does my upper knuckle right?

im gonna change the lower and uppen ball joint and get it aligned see what that does, what ya'll think.

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is your balljoint in the upper knuckle right? the angle of the tire looks fine to me...

did you get the caster kit?
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go to another shop, they must not know whats going on if they cannot figure it out. maybe its a ball joint, if it was they would know it and they would tell you
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stand back and take a pic of both front tires and the whole front end of the truck i cant tell a problem eithor. we need better pics and did you call superlift yet?
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stand back and take a pic of both front tires and the whole front end of the truck i cant tell a problem eithor. we need better pics and did you call superlift yet?
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Lowr balljoint what ya'll think, need new ones.

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Icon6 Rubbing?

I am a little concerned with the stripes identified by the arrow here:



I can't tell much from the picture but is that A-frame rubbing on your rotor?
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that or he needs new brakes.
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that or he needs new brakes.
Yeah, I zoomed in on the picture and still couldn't tell if that was "Bare Metal" scrapes or "black paint" from the A-Frame!
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i need a brake job. plenty off room there
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you cant tell if a ball joint is bad just from looking at it.

if there were a problem with the control arm drop brackets they you would see problems on both sides.

whoever put your camber/caster kit in and aligned it does not know what there doing. take it back to them and make them have someone else who knows how to align a truck re do the job!
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I am a little concerned with the stripes identified by the arrow here:



I can't tell much from the picture but is that A-frame rubbing on your rotor?
he needs new rotors, there heavily rusted and are garbage
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I know i need new ball joints.....and my tires up front are angled just like yours....and my truck is stock.
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in guessing lower on mine, but which ones you need???


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I know i need new ball joints.....and my tires up front are angled just like yours....and my truck is stock.
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