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Old 04-18-2012
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Please Help. Ride Height!

Alright, I am stuck... Here is the back story.

2005 Ford Ranger XLT. Did the DJM 4/5 drop. Surprisingly smooth install. Broke one bolt and was my own fault (over torqued). I have an odd Ranger Lean going on. Truck leans to the passenger side; front and rear. It does not lean much but I am a perfectionist.

Front of the truck leans about .5" to the passenger side and the rear leans about .5-1" to the passenger side. I have pulled this apart and nothing seems out of place. I have heard of Rangers leaning towards the driver side, and only a few post for passenger side lean. Could my leafs be bad? Any input would be great.

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Alright, little update. Put the truck in the shop again. Looked over everything. Leafs look good. mounts, bushings, shackles etc... I was thinking if I were to cut about 1/2 a coil on the driver side it would lower that and in turn bring up the back passenger side. Any input.

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careful you dont cut to much off lol, ive seen so many people mess up when cutting coils.
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after talking with a buddy i am thinking my passenger side leaf spring might be bad so instead of cutting, i am going to replace those first.
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The passenger side looks better. lol My old Splash leaned to the driver a little bit. I think half a coil is too much. That is alot of coil for half an inch lean. Good luck getting it perfect, hopefully the leaf will fix it.

I love the truck BTW, that color is ****.
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I agree pass side is better. Glad you like it. I am obsessed with her. I told my girlfriend our relationship will last as long as she understand my truck comes first.
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Well I feel dumb. Put the truck in the shop today, looked over everything and noticed my driveside spring wasn't seated correctly. Fixed it and now she's level. 27" all around. So happy
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LOL. sometimes the obvious isnt so obvious.
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Don't feel too bad man, I went through that with a lowrider car once, I figured the springs I bought were junk until I saw that they had worked their way around the hat and were seated wrong.
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