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truck sits funny now

ok guys i don't knwo what happend i trans ported my motor and tranny in the bed of my truck for a day and a half and not the *** end sits uip higher on the passanger side.....at first i thought the driver side was sitting lower cause of the gass tank but thats not it.....i think i'v bent something but not sure yet....any body else have this problem?
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same thing happened to me when i transported a 350 in my bed.
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does urs sit funny i'm hopeing it's just a shock
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I have never had a tranny in the bed of the truck and mine slants on the passengers side real bad. I think what did it is when i fell in that hole a while back...but i do need to get it checked out. Maybe some new shocks...body lift....33"s...
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Hope we did not put the BL on wrong....
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Are the BL blocks a solid piece? If not could the driver side have slightly bent or crumpled? Other than that I really dont know, I wouldnt figure it would be enough weight to make the leafs start to sag...
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My truck does that, it leans to the drivers side in the rear, I thought it my have something to do w/ the torsion bars or something?

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thats a common thing for these rangers ...you must have never hauled anything heavy in the back!
thats y my truck sits down in the back...haulin rocks,dirt,motors,trannys,boats,trailers.......all of the heavy stuff!
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sorry doesnt really pertain. TReff, how do you like your t-bar crank? did it lift the front any? do you still have your front sway bar?
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1 things is for sure, shocks wont help your problem. you over exerted your leaf spring. only way to fix it is to have both rear leafs re-arched to even them out.
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sorry doesnt really pertain. TReff, how do you like your t-bar crank? did it lift the front any? do you still have your front sway bar?
love it..it raised the front end up almost 2in ...BUT its alot stiffer ride! that doesnt bother me..
and yes I still have my sway bar..dont go off road much with these thornbirds!(they SUCK every where but DRY pavement..lol)
when i get my 35's i may take it off but i doubt it! you loose alot of frontend stability..not good for highway driving...Which i do alot of some times!
Its really all on how and where you drive the truck the most! you dont want to get to crazy cranking the t-bars all the way and taking the swaybar off if you are on the highway alot...
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I have taken tons of crap in my bed and it never leans at all hmmmm
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cause yours is a 93 ..everything has settled by now
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very true but my buddy's 95 sags so bad to the driver side we have to fix it, looks like crap. I think my truck just loves me to much to **** me off
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mine doesnt sag and my dads doesnt and we hauled a 300 and tranny several times not to mention we loaded em both down before many times...oh wait i gotta fullsize :-p
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i have hauled 1900 pounds in the ranger and not had a problem with it sitting funny.
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i had over 2000lbs of lanscaping stones in the bed once..(thought they were 30lbs each... turned out they were 65... oops)

it doesn't lean, it just sags alot if any weight is put in it...
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very true but my buddy's 95 sags so bad to the driver side we have to fix it, looks like crap. I think my truck just loves me to much to **** me off

"he puts gas and oil and a lot of bright lights on me...I'll be nice"
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1 things is for sure, shocks wont help your problem. you over exerted your leaf spring. only way to fix it is to have both rear leafs re-arched to even them out.


thts not it. i tweaked my bed and then i did a leaf spring swap and its still like that.


the beds just tweaked im sure. dont worry about it unless you want a new bed.
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well ok here the deal........heres what happend.... the other day i was messing around in this place we call the hill and i fell off into a 3 foot hole.....and got stuck.... well i got out of the hole found level ground checked everything out....cause i wanted to make sure i didn't break anything...well i noticed it sitting maybe an inch lower on the driver side... the drivers side was flexed so far that i could have probally sat indian style on top of the tire while it was in the hole.......the day after i went to go get my motor and tranny they were still bolted together... and i took a turn and the chain came un done that was holding it up right and it fell to the drivers side and now it's very noticeable lean to the drivers side
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is the right rear sagging or the whole right side?
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the driver side rear is sagging...tommorow i'm going to tighten down all the bolt on the bed make sure none of them came loose....and i'll go from there..
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I remember why I think mine may be leaning.... I carried 11 railroad ties in the back of my truck, that was pretty cool cuz I could pop a wheelie I had so much weight in the back.... LOL

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i had over 2000lbs of lanscaping stones in the bed once..(thought they were 30lbs each... turned out they were 65... oops)

it doesn't lean, it just sags alot if any weight is put in it...
I've hauled stone and 25 80 pound bags of concrete and a butt load of 10 foot 6x6 lumber and....

Everything is just like new.
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i fell off into a 3 foot hole.....i noticed it sitting maybe an inch lower on the driver side... the day after i went to go get my motor and tranny they were still bolted together... and i took a turn and the chain came un done that was holding it up right and it fell to the drivers side and now it's very noticeable lean to the drivers side
Sounds like you bent/broke something important, don't you think? Springs, mounts, axle housing, box, body lift parts, frame?
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