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Old 08-19-2011
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Shackle lift problem

I installed the shackles on the rear of my ranger, i got the 2 inch rear lift and looks great, but the drivers side rear is now .5 inch higher then the passenger, will it settle evenly or always be like this? or anyone know why?
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Normally the driver side is lower due to "ranger lean". The gas tank, battery and driver are all on the same side.

Give it time and see what happens?
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Well, normally the suspension is tuned to be level with the weight of the driver and the gas tank.

Did you notice the lean before installing the shackles?

Also, go to your User CP at the top left of your screen. There you can add your truck's info into your signature so we can know what type of suspension you have.
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there was no lean before installing the shackles, i measured, and you can also actually see the drivers side shackle hangs down about 3/4 an inch lower then the right side...any ideas?
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"Ranger lean" is typically only in the front, not the rear too. Sure both shackles were the same length and set on the same height?
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Did you tighten everything up before or after the weight of the truck was on the wheels?
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take some pictures and let us look lol
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i tightened while in the air, then tightened further whehn truck was lowered on its wheels...
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i tightened while in the air, then tightened further when truck was lowered on its wheels...
That could be why. If one side was tightened slightly more then the other while the truck was in the air. Just a thought. Wouldn't hurt to jack it back up and loosen the bolts then re-tighten when the weight of the vehicle is on the suspension.
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ok il try that, you guys think thats why?
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with full tank of fuel now, there even in measurements, is that normal? or should i still lossen them off and then tighten when on the ground?
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That should be normal because now, with a full system and sitting in the driver's seat, the truck should be set level.
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