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Gosh dang crooked truck.


JMF661

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1994 4.0l super cab. Installed a skyjacker 4inch kit with new extended radius arms. Rig had the ranger lean to the driver side. New front springs, New rear leafs.

Just installed 6 inch skyjacker springs on the front. Both front beams are in the upper pivot holes. Drove the truck around the block a few times, needs an alignment after this switch. Gained about an inch and a half of lift.

However, the truck still has the typical lean to the driver side. About an inch difference from driver to passenger.

Should I attempt to shim the driver up with a 0.25" washer? I had played with this before and had a hard time getting decent results.

What have some of your guys done to even out the ranger lean!?!
 


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My truck leans hard to the driver side but I have found its usually when I got gas in my tank, I have just left it for what it is in hopes to get a different fuel tank that's not only on one side of the truck.
 

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How do the body mounts and body mount bushings look?
 

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If the body bushings and everything else checks out, a washer or two under the driverside lower coil spring perch is an acceptable means for leveling it (in fact, Ford often put a shim there from the factory, my '94 I recall had one before I lifted it). The FSM also mentions using a shim (washer) here for correcting a lean as well.
 

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my 93 had a twisted/bent frame, right rear was 2” higher than the left side. steering wheel wasnt centered and I had issues getting the alignment right. By removing the factory lift block from between the right rear spring pack & rear axle it fixed most of those issues. It still wouldnt return to center after a turn anymore but was able to align it & drive it. Maybe yours has a tweaked frame.
 

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