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how bad is everyones "lean"

so i cranked my bars 2inchs today to lvl her out but now i can really see the lean in the truck its 35" in the rear on one side and 36" on the other is this a normal ranger lean i have no got an alignment yet im scheduled for one 2day is it going to help even it out a little bit more im just wondering if the 1" difference is the so called "ranger Lean"

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ive never had a lean
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I have owned 3 rangers and only one of them had the ranger lean. It was around 1 1/2" lower than the passenger side.
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mine is pretty bad. have not measured it yet but i would guess i have a 3" difference from one side to the other
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only one out of the 4 rangers ive owned have had it, it was my 86 and it was noticable but wasnt terrible. even my 93 with 240,000 miles on it doesnt lean. i do notice it on other rangers on the road though
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How would I fix my lean I have a full tank and it still sits an inch higher on the driver side
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How would I fix my lean I have a full tank and it still sits an inch higher on the driver side
I thought the Ranger lean was when it's lower on the driver's side, not higher... Is it an inch higher on the driver's side with you sitting in it, or is that with the vehicle unoccupied? If it's an inch higher with the vehicle unoccupied, try sitting in the driver's seat and have somebody else measure/tell you if it's level (or have the other person sit in the driver's seat and you measure if you don't trust the other person with a tape measure ).
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My leans really good. I had some last night with a sprite and it was intence.
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mine is pretty bad. have not measured it yet but i would guess i have a 3" difference from one side to the other
That's not a lean.... that's something ****ed up. lol

That would be like putting 3" BL spacers down one side and leaving it stock down the other....

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My leans really good. I had some last night with a sprite and it was intence.
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If I could read half of what you just posted, I would either laugh because it's funny.... or cry because it's so stupid.

and yes.... I'm cereal.
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Ok now on the bars do I just make the sides even because if I turn both bolts the same it will sit. Way higher on the passenger my driver side bolt is mixed at 9 turns my passenger side is 7 turn and front sits even
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No you turn them the exact same, one will stick out more than the other but thats normal.
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Ok so I did that now the back passenger is at 35 half and the driver is 36 is this normal?
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Yeah you'll always have a little lean, Ford did it to take account the gas tank, driver and battery all being on the one side.
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If I could read half of what you just posted, I would either laugh because it's funny.... or cry because it's so stupid.

and yes.... I'm cereal.
HAHA it was a joke. Dont want to die of a self induced heart attack.
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Mine leans
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Mines about a half an inch.... no biggie
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No lean on mine. It just has a saggy rear end. Time for AAL and shackles.
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mine is pretty bad. have not measured it yet but i would guess i have a 3" difference from one side to the other
Sounds like you might have a broken leaf spring .
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My lean is 3/4". Driver's side HIGHER than passenger side. There was a garage fire right across the alley from where I park. Most of the heat was carried right by the passenger side. I am assuming that is my problem. Perhaps the shock was overheated and leaked. I can't remember if the truck leaned before the fire. Even with a full tank and when I am sitting in it, it leans by 1/4". Do bad shocks add to the lean?
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No lean on my truck.
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No lean for me. Although this reminds me that I need to quit being lazy and level out the truck.
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The lean means it's Gangsta!!!
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