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ranger front end lower then rear?

Does anyone know if the ranger is lower in the front end, compared to the rear? My 2001 XLT (stock) seems to look that way, is that normal? I understand that there is a difference in the space between the tire and the body in the front compared to rear, but it does look like it flows downward towards the front. Normal?

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you mean like...say, because maybe putting 500+ pounds of stuff in your bed of the truck would make it sit lower? And Ford decided a work truck looks better with the back riding high than the front riding high?

Ford Ranger isn't much of a heavy lifting work truck, but none the less, it still counts.
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I just want to know if the rear is suppose to look higher, 500 pounds or not
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yes the front end does sit lower
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ok so my truck is suppose to flow downward towards the front, how do i even that out
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Crank your torsion bars (t-bars)

do a search and you'll find 100+ threads on how to do said task
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just for future reference, Raked is what its called when the front is lower
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Crank your torsion bars (t-bars)

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Read my friend, read. He has an xlt lol. Either you will need to lower the rear or get the coil spacer for the front. Just depends on which way you want to go.
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He does state its an XLT, but he doesn't mention if its 4wd or not. If it is then he will still have torsion bars and if its 2wd then he'll have to find another solution.
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mine was 2 inches lower,in front than the rear!
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I cranked my front end up an inch with the torsion bars and the front still sits an inch and a half lower!
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Read my friend, read. He has an xlt lol. Either you will need to lower the rear or get the coil spacer for the front. Just depends on which way you want to go.
hah oops... yeah scratch that then. With a 1995 XLT (from profile)
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Read his original post its a 2001 XLT and he doesn't state 2wd or 4wd. Might have torsion bars.....might not.
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my stock 01 XLT sat 3" lower in the front. T-bars fixed that until the rear went up.
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On mine if you make a line that connects the top of both wheel wells it looks to be raked. But if you fallow the indented line on the body its pretty level. But if you go under the truck the front end seems lower then the rear end.

Its weird, and i dont really want to spend the time to straighten one thing to hve something else look weird.
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I have a quick question about torsion bars. If I crank the bars lets say 4 times, and the tires are out of alignment, and I crank the bars back down, will the tires go back in alignment.
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