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does this look right? *PICS*

my right side tire sticks out farther than my left side tire. i measured between the shackles and the backplate of the drum and it was equal. everything looks straight, nothing seens bent. is there something u can see in these pics that doesnt look right?

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hmm doesnot look to off in the pics dude. hmm id have to see it in person first to be able to really tell
 
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its like 1/2 an inch, at least
 
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Could it be the infamous "ranger lean"?
 
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it almost looks like your back left rim has a different backspacing then the rest.
 
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it seems like alot for the ranger lean. its an 1.25 inches off. my bed is straight, everything looks straight, drives fine, tracks straight. should i even bother with it?
 
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no it doesn't right you should have a silver "EDGE" decal. but seriously do you have a rather empty tank of gas? if you do then it is just the "ranger lean"
 
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gas tank is full to the brim
 
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Park it on a level surface and measure each wheel opening from the ground to see if it is leaning.
 
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it leans but it still seems like alot
 
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is that a tennis ball?
 
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is that a tennis ball?
I think its a sticker
 
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do you have a body lift? i can remember? if you do it might of shifted to the right.... i just cant tell in the pics
 
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Maybe I'm loosing marbles but on my 07 the front of the box is wider than the rear of the box. I think there is like 3/4" difference.
 
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i dont know thats wierd
 
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Alot of miles on it? Maybe overloaded it a bit? Your overload spring looks bent over backwards in one of the pics, maybe something along the lines of a bent leaf maybe? Just a guess, but who knows, good luck man
 
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haha. I thought you were talking about the rear sticking out less than the front. I didn't see the pass. side pic. Wow I am loosing marbles
 
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Even brand new Rangers are not perfectly symmetrical from the assembly line. Since a body lift has been installed, it increases the chances of misalignment, box to frame and cab to frame. I'd loosen the box and move it over as much as possible to the passenger side to get the box to tire relationship closer to equal. If that sets the box out of line with the cab, then rotate the front of the box over and/or see if you can move the rear of the cab. When all is said and done, it will probably be a compromise.
 
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body is out of alignment
 
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i do have a BL, it has 58k on it, the bl is only 10k old. i have done a little offroading, but nothing crazy, ill check the BL, it sounds like a possibility
 
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Dude your truck is just screwed your best bet is to take all the lift parts off and give them to me ASAP. I'll take the tires to for safety precautions. This is very urgent so do this now.
 
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mine is the same way, i think its from when i wrecked it.
 
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Dude your truck is just screwed your best bet is to take all the lift parts off and give them to me ASAP. I'll take the tires to for safety precautions. This is very urgent so do this now.
lol! i want to take the BL off but i dont think my tires will clear
 
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Heck ya they'll clear 33s and a spindle lift. Where'd you get the 2" BL from?
 
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Looks fine to me man.. If it aint broke don't fix it!

Do you have pics of your front end? I'm curious what the Fox's look like up front!
 
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