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Question on Skyjacker 2" Leveling Springs

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Truck's a 1993 4.0l 4x4 Ranger XLT. Just a quick (after the fact) question about alignments with Skyjacker 132x springs (the 2" leveling set) - I've got mine in, but the camber is, as expected, all kinds of goobed up. Originally, when I put the springs in, I wasn't paying close enough attention and mounted the driver side spring about 180 degrees out from the little spring stop hump on the upper end - the alignment shop called it out, and I've got it rotated now so that the spring is butted up against that stop.

Took it back today, and they still think there's something wrong, because the camber is all goofy (as expected). Are there any special considerations for how I should have that spring rotated in there? I'm wondering if this is just a situation of the alignment guy having never seen extended springs on a solid axle before (and I've got 3 degree Moog camber eccentrics in there, so there should be some room for adjustment).

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I think you need to find a different alignment shop. They'll replace that upper camber bushing with a new one to get it back where it needs to be.
 

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There should be no need to replace those bushings, they appear to be the two-piece fully-adjustable type.

But agreed, your alignment shop is the problem. I can tell just by looking at your 2nd & 3rd pics the bushing is adjusted wrong (in your particular case it should be tilting the ball joint stud inward toward the diff, not outward as is visible in your pic).

Another option is here (I got fed up trying to find alignment shops competent enough to align a Ford Twin-Beam suspension):
(alignment details about halfway down)
 

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Great observation!
 

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I had a suspicion... I haven't done anything with the eccentrics since putting them in, despite their well-loved appearance, so it's no wonder they're cambered out the wrong way ?this alignment (and subsequently new tires) are well overdue. Will take it a better alignment shop and report back, thank you guys!
 

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There should be no need to replace those bushings, they appear to be the two-piece fully-adjustable type.

What is, how do I aquire? Was looking at these to go with the new D35 - moog only has variable rate springs, and I really do not like them. Want to go back to a constant rate, and these seem like they'll work the best for my needs.
 

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