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I have a 1983 ford ranger which I lifted 6in, and now I have lots of positive camber any suggestions on how I can fix that. I’ve seen camber bushings, if that’s the solution which ones do I need and what’s steps do I take
 


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rangeradrian,

You will benefit from using an extended drop pitman arm.
 

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rangeradrian,

You will benefit from using an extended drop pitman arm.
But that won't fix camber.

The bushings are the way to go for camber issues. Get bushings with the biggest range if adjustment that you can find.

What kind if lift did you do? If you did not replace your axle beam pivot brackets with brackets that lower the pivot points, you may never get the camber right unless you cut and resend the beams for proper camber.

There are some articles in the tech library that you should read. I'm having trouble pasting a link right now.
 
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Did you try to have the front end aligned? Are using adjustable ecentrics? So many questions
 

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Maybe try the greatest degree adjustable camber bushings you can find...I've seen 4 degree ones for rangers. If that don't get it in the ballpark, you gotta change geometry elsewhere, the easiest but not best solution would be brackets. If you bought a lift kit, it probably included them.

Once in the ballpark, you can drive it a little to break in and settle the new springs. Both my trucks had a little extra camber when the springs were new, and both settled nicely after break in, requiring minimal camber adjustment.
 
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So I actually got the rough country kit which the I beam brackets and the radius arm brackets, but the kit I bought was a 4 in lift but the front I got 2 inch adapters to be 6in
 

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You could remove the adaptors until your springs break in. Or probably need bigger drop brackets. Otherwise go as much as you can on camber alignment bushings and live with it.
 

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rangeradrian,

I would use the 4" lift without the extra spacers. I have a 4" lift on my BII, expecting to need the extra adjustment bushings, I bought them and never needed them. On my Ranger I have a 2" lift, same/same; though both the 2" and the 4" did benefit from the extended drop pitman arms.)
 

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You probably will not find a camber bushing to correct for those coil spring spacers. I recommend getting rid of them and use the 4" lift kit as intended.

A dropped pitman arm, as mentioned, is a good idea to correct the problem with the steering geometry coming off the steering box. But it has nothing to do with camber.

These are dropped pitman arms. They come in various sizes and are a bit pricey.

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Yeah, I might pull the coil spacers until the springs settle a bit... I don't think there's alignment bushings for the D28 as fancy as the D35 bushings...

You're not kidding on the pitman arm prices, that bottom one was $200 when I got it 12 years ago but it was designed for a F350 so it weighs like 10 pounds... beefy mofo... but I have no complaints on how it drives steering wise since everyone convinced me to get one, it was worth it...
 

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