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Old 07-07-2008
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T-bar crank 08 :( let down

Soooo apparently my 08 ranger got the shaft when it comes to lift! they made them sit lower for a "smoother" ride! sooo when i did my T-bar's I only got an inch! anyone easle notice this with there 08's ... Oh and also the right passanger side is sitting higher by .5" only in the front.. and its stock 5 turns lower then the left! anyone ealse notice this?
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Yep, all 08 torsion bar trucks sit lower from the factory. The lift block in the back is smaller as well I believe. The bolt on the passanger side is always different, its like that on purpose.
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ok thanks mate i figured just thought i would check! Ya the back too its a 1 1/4" instead of the old 2 1/2" sooo ya ****ty deal!! but appartently the suspension is better sooo i haven't had a problem yet and myn rides better then my buddys 03... although i will probly replace that next year or 2...
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The suspension isn't any better, just a little lower.
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Left side always has more crank from the factory due to the "Ranger lean". Gas tank, driver, battery, etc....it's the heavy side of the truck.
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Go get your alignment checked before you wear out your tires.
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well that blows I wonder why they changed that for the 08s
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^^Rides better.
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^^Rides better.
whats that mean? lol
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my truck rides better than yer... i mean..



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Luke which bars do you have? Ford is weird, here's why.

I have B bars, theres a white 08 FX4 auto in the lot that has B as well. Well just today an 08 Sport 4X4 came in and it has 1 bars (still sits same height as mine) I don't get it lol.

I think theres another member here who maxed his bars out and only got 1 1/4" on his 08.
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yeah my 08 has only a 1" block in the back! Im taking both the superlift 3" block and the factor block out this week though when i put my skyjacker leafs in (that should net me another inch or so)

i have the #1 bars (which i havent cranked yet though) i hope I can get at least an inch and a half more in the front...

My truck does however sit level (no lean)
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I noticed yesterday, an 08 pulled up behind me at a traffic light. Looking in my side mirror I could see how much lower it sat than my 07. Looked to be A little better than an inch. As for my truck, well it rides like a truck...
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Old 07-10-2008
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Ya..... well it still rides like a truck :P

I don't mind the difference between the 07-08 change sence i will be doing alot of changes to it!
I take it out on the trails alot and its fine! I don't need a wheel alignment, I did the same amount of turns on each side and there is nothing wrong with the steering or alignment.

I think I will start with a simple 3" Bod Lift... with some 33's on 15's and then look into changing the suspension. I also wanna swap the front bumber out for one of those 1"1/2 tube ones with the aluminum skid plate droping down to cover the rad and varios parts.

And ya..... I still Love my 08
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