06 Ranger leans on PASSENGER side???


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Although I'm new to TRS, I'm not new to Rangers. I recently purchased a 2006 XLT 4x4 extra cab 4.0 and specifically wanted a manual.

The entire passenger side of the truck front and rear sits 3/4 to an inch lower than the driver side. i've found tons of postings about the driver side but not the passenger site. All of the bushings look good, the shocks are new. I measured from the center of the wheel wells and both front and rear on passenger side are lower. I even swapped the tires front and rear and side to side and it didn't make a difference. I'm stumped!!!
 
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Someone big and heavy could have driven the truck and they cranked the torsion bar up on the driver side to compensate for the sag of the truck from the weight. I know this has been done before.
 

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For the next year only take right turns it will eventually wear out the left springs equally?
 

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For the next year only take right turns it will eventually wear out the left springs equally?
That's it!!!! The first owner was a NASCAR driver! He only made high speed left turns. Right side suspension is "wore slap out".
 

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Well, to add something useful here, :) I would suggest check for any broken leaves within the passengerside rear leaf spring.
Finding none, I would agree with comments above, you probably just need to crank up the passengerside torsion bar key a couple turns (or alternately lower the driverside one).
Check that the front axle half-shafts slope downward toward the wheels at no more than approx 10° or so on both sides (more angle than this can potentially shorten the life of the CV joints and other components).

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That's it!!!! The first owner was a NASCAR driver! He only made high speed left turns. Right side suspension is "wore slap out".
Gotta calerbrate that brake fluid.
 

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Gotta calerbrate that brake fluid.
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Hey, @turbozeke418
Don't take the ribbing to hard, there are some people on this site that will help....








Take a look at the body mount bushings.







best I could do....
 

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Have you measured from the frame to the ground to see how much difference is there? If frame is level and body is not, then it's body mounts. Make sure tire pressures are equal, too. My truck leans a bit to the driver side without anyone in it. But I decided not to pursue that issue.

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