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Help with Alginment.

First off the story, about a month ago I went wheeling. I attempted to climb a large hill of sand, little did I know that under the sand was a rock hard clay. I'm not sure if it bottomed out but the front end hit really hard at the top of the hill. After I got home I noticed that the front end had dropped about 2 in and the camber was off bad ( / \ ). I thought I just knocked it out of alignment. I went to get it aligned and the guy told me that the camber could not be adjusted do to the truck not having eccentric rings. Is that true? How do you adjust the camber in my truck? Could it be just the camber that made the front drop 2 in or did I **** something else up? Maybe the torsion bars? I do not see anything bent or broken in the front. Any input will be appreciated. Oh and just in case I have the t bars cranked about 5 turns.

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you can buy camber kits for our trucks, this allows it to be adjusted more than the factory allows from my understanding.
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Do you know where I can get one?
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Any lift shop should have them or be able to get them or just google ford ranger camber kit.

If something else was wrong with the suspension and if that tire show was even half-*** they would have noticed what you broke when they checked the alignment.
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I the reason I was asking is because I'm stationed in Europe and these guys here are not used to working on US vehicles. Not to mention they like to scam Americans out of there money.
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What else could I have done to the truck that would drop the front 2in other than knock the camber out? Can the camber be adjusted with the factory bolts? Im worried I messed something up that I cant see.
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No one has any ideas?
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I would check your torsion bars, make sure that the rear drop bracket's aren't bent, and make sure the keys are positioned where they are supposed to be. It might help if you jack the front of the truck off the ground, and start touching everything to make sure everything is tight. I had a buddy of mine with an explorer who smacked a rock with the LCA and ended up bending the rear torsion bar bracket to where you could pull the torsion bar out by hand with the truck on the ground. Just get ender there and check everything out. Something is not right if you LOST 2in and knocked your camber out. Check your upper control arms too. You might have tweaked something.
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