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Old 01-04-2008
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T-Bars, shackle and tires tomorrow

I am going to install my Shackles and tires tomorrow, along with crank the t-bars.

I was lookin at them while i was at work today, up on a lift. My right side bolt is stickin out further then the left side....

One thing i am afraid of doing when crankin them, is getting them uneven. I have maked with paint, so i know what i do one whole rotation with the bolt. Is there any other ways, or ideas, things to look out for when doing this?

Imma goin to make sure the little machine we have at work can do my tires, if that works, then i will do the schakles, once thats good, move to the t-bars, then go in for the alignment on mon or tues.

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Just measure to the bottom of the flair before you crank them. It helps if you have someone their and they can measure as you crank it to where you want it. Then just do the other side.

If you only go an inch or bit more you may not need an aligment but have it checked anyway. My bolts were uneven as well when I started. Most folks do not recommend cranking them all the way(ie max out).
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Just do half a turn each time on the bolts and you should be fine.Thats what I did and it worked.
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UPDATE!!!

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I didnt install my shackles... I want to see how much the front settles before.. Still not sure if i will put them on.
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ya dont install them and sell them to me......how much did oyu end up getting from cranking the bars??? looks like a pretty good amount...
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i got just right under 3 inch's.. does anyone have pictures that have the t-bars and shackles installed...

xp1ik99.. I think i might install the shackle's.. and if i dont like them.. would you still be interested in them?
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It looks level to me
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It is pretty level.. the front was like... 1/2 inch higher... But i am not sure if i am able to go a little higher on the front
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Personally I like it level as possible,I'm not a fan of the prerunner look.
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Im very satisfied with it.. Just if i am able to get more from the front.. i will install the shackles.. if not.. then i will sell them. While i am at work tomorrow, i will throw it up on a lift and see what i can do..

I just wanna get the full lift i can.. before my alignment
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Looks good man. What size tires you go with? I would add a little something to the rear of the truck. I am not a big fan of the front riding higher than the back.
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If your front is higher then your rear just uncrank the t-bars a little. Looks good.

IMO I would have the white letters out on the tires.
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Looks good man. What size tires you go with? I would add a little something to the rear of the truck. I am not a big fan of the front riding higher than the back.
32x11.50R15.... BF Goodrich A/T KO

I like them with all black.. IMO white looks good with dark trucks, black DSG with black rims. Alos, white looks good with yellow.. If i had black rims, white litter would be out
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looks good man nice tires im guessing 265s maybe, im riding on my stock continentals but by the time they wear out i'll have my discount tire card paid enough to get a set what did they run you price wise?
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sorry didn't see your last post
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$556 all four out the door... I install my self.. I got a dealer price.. So i was told
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not a great price/... but nice truck! i would def. add shackles! should have gone bigger i got stocker. with 265 dueler ats and it looks decent. should have waited done body and tbar etc, go with bigger 32-34
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I didnt wanna do a body lift, i just wanted the truck to look more aggressive for not a whole lot of money. I dont plan on keepin this vehicle for that long.--See sig.

Plus, its only 2wd, i dont need big tires and a super high lift.. I dont take it in the mud to much.. No one around here to play in the mud with!
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well if its 2wd, you dont REALLY go for offroading. sow why not just go for style.... either way. its all your style.. and preference
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Yea, i hear ya.. Like i said.. when i get the truck i really want.. then i'll go big.. but for now.. just little looks, anything but stock.
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yeah. it hurts seeing a truck same size as urs knowing ur way more badass and do better things with it.. ts good to look wdown on other rangers even if its 4 inches
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