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un-even suspension

I just noticed on my fx4 that my right rear side is about an inch and a half lower than the the left. Could this be because the right shock is shot or what could be the problem? Any help would be great!
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Mine is the same way, the newer Rangers are known for that problem. You could even it out with an uneven crank of the torsions, but I wouldn't recommend that. I just deal with it, same with a lot of people I know, it's just something they didn't do right at the factory.
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Mine is a little uneven in the back. Common for Rangers
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Well that sucks. Do you think ford could do anything for me cause it's still on warrenty. Maybe theres a broken leaf or u-bolt?
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no... its called ranger sag... it comes with the ranger!!!
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one side of my ranger is like 1/4" lower when measuring at the front wheel wells.
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if the sag is noticable and you are under warranty I would take it in
my truck sits square - as from the factory higher in the back than front
also shocks really do little if anything to lift your truck
FX4 is held up by the torsion bars in the front and leaf springs in the back
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Ya my bro had a 2001 tacoma and he had the same problem. it comes from towing or from weight which torks harder on the one side and wears the springs unevenly. he took it back to toyota and they replaced the leaf packs from a 4 to a 5 pack I think.
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yea my truck is that same way also....thought it might be normal and is figured to be that way for the ride or something!
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Its called the ' ranger lean '. its usually dur to having teh gasstank and driver on the same side.

Odds are, tightening one of the torsion bars will balance it all out for ya.
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Run it out of gas...
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my cousin says my passanger side looks higher then my driver when he drives behind me.


I say dont look at it.
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well mine is the other way around; the driverside is higher than the passenger side.
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Mine leans to the drivers side. But thats because of the gas tank.
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