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HELP - Leveling Coils ASAP!!!!!!

Here is the problem I recently put on Skyjacker Leveling COils on my Ranger and took it for alignment to the best slignment shop in the area and they told me I needed to get new bushings for the front end. So I did that and I took it back today and I call up there to see how things are going and they tell me they can't do they job until I get a Drop kit for the Twin I-beam? At this point I'm really lost I have researched all over and never once read anything about adding a drop kit for the twin I-beam to set the camber back the way it should. I'm in trouble now because I'm suppose to drive back to college in NC tomorrow and there is no way I can drive it like it is . Someone please help me out ASAP!?!
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Ya its almost inpossiable to get the wheels straight on a twin i beam once u do an aligment. Some places can do it with out the drop downs but most cant. But if they can it wont stay aligened for very long. The best thing to do is to get the drop down brackets from jc whitney i think there like a 150 bucks but not sure. You will also be ok to drive on it for for a couple thousand mile before u notice a difference in your tire ware or just rotate your tires like every 1000 miles or so.
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Why does everyone I've talked to about putting these springs on just put new caster and camber bushings in and they have not had any problems with them?
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wait, that want you to get drop beams for your lift coils? doesnt that kinda offset?

talk to redneckstone, he either has lift coils or spaces in his 93 and i haevnt heard him mention any problems....
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i have leveling blocks,
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I told them to go ahead and put them on because they didn't know what they were talking about . What do you know I was right. The ranger is driving like new again
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yep after a lift block or spring on a I-beam ranger. it takes roughly a 2 1/4 cam block to adjust the camber. some trucks get dead on after like mine some are just a little off, but close... if those guys are telling you any different they arnt the "best" alignment shop around there freaking morons...

btw buy some skyjacker lift shocks with in 6 months your stock shocks are MAXED in the front right now and after time they will rip themselfs apart and brake...ask me how i know...
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I got adjustable camber bushings when I did mine incase I ever get more lift or whatever, but no problems with the alignment shop when I needed it aligned right after
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yea, they should be able to get it close now, in about 1000 miles teh springs will be sagged to their normal ride height and you will need to have it aligned again.
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i have them on my 93,i have no problems with them
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