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So i was outside today, i went to measure the gaps between my tires and fender because this saturday i had coil spacers installed. The measurements used to be around 7" all around. I noticed that the front drivers side was 8" and the front passengers side was 8 3/4", and the rear was about the same just an inch less on front and rear. So i went and looked, and sure enough, its sitting all weird and leaning to the left. wtf? how could this have happened and wtf do i do?

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turn th truck around is same spot and remeasure
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Full gas tank? Infamous Ranger lean if you ask me.
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mine has been leaning for a few weeks now too!

gas tank full or empty..
i cranked the t-bars a few months ago, it was even then.. im hoping the RCD fixes my lean..:-\

anyone?
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If it is just the Ranger lean there isn't much of a way around it but its not a very obviouse thing.
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If you have coil spacers it can't be the t-bars. So make sure it is on level ground like in that car port/garage in the pic and remeasure. If it is still like that then i would say its the full tank or worn springs. And just give everything a good look underneath to make sure everything is ok.
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^^i think we know that one...

i was telling my problem, i have t-bars and apparently he has coils...
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If it is just the Ranger lean there isn't much of a way around it but its not a very obviouse thing.

does it just happen? at a certain mileage/age?
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my gas tank is 1/4 full, and yeah i pulled it into the garage and took the same measurements with the same results. the left side is running about 1/2 inch lower.

i was thinking it might be the springs, but the truck only has 32,000 miles on it.
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It happens right off the showroom floor. My truck has it so I know it's not a age problem, just a Ford problem.
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^^i think we know that one...

i was telling my problem, i have t-bars and apparently he has coils...
I didn't say it to be a smart ***. I don't know how much this person knows and didn't want him to be puzzled.
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It happens right off the showroom floor. My truck has it so I know it's not a age problem, just a Ford problem.
well that might be, but my truck was always level, until about a day ago
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Is it just me or do only 2wd's have this problem?
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Is it just me or do only 2wd's have this problem?
They all do.
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Is it just me or do only 2wd's have this problem?
i don't know but its really starting to make me nervouss

i know i got my coil spacers installed and i think this problem started right after that
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mines a 4x4...

any chance of it goin away with the RCD kit?
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i don't know but its really starting to make me nervouss

i know i got my coil spacers installed and i think this problem started right after that

just take the one off the passenger side

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just take the one off the passenger side

jk
hahahaha
i also find it kind of odd that the rear was lifted at all with the spacers. the measurements say it was raised another 1/2 to 7/8'ths inches
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just let air out of the pass tires






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just let air out of the pass tires






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and take out the spacer.. if that doesnt fix your problem then you have bigger ones..


ill put the 35s on the drive side, and the 33s on the passenger side



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and take out the spacer.. if that doesnt fix your problem then you have bigger ones..


ill put the 35s on the drive side, and the 33s on the passenger side



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hahahahahha
that would be so funny to see
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i WOULD but... it would mess up the L/S :(

maybe ill put em on like that tomorrow just for sh*ts and take a pic
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i WOULD but... it would mess up the L/S :(

maybe ill put em on like that tomorrow just for sh*ts and take a pic
sounds like a plan my friend
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when i get my jack back and exchange it at Sears i will....


ill have to air down the NIttos too.. hella lean
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