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Truck bed lean

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If you really want to get it repaired, you can get a shop to look into it, different shops have different prices, it can range from $600 and up. As long as it's not hurting anything, might as well leave it like it is. It adds "character".
 


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yea, but it doesn't make the truck look good.
 

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my bed sits level, but one side is closer than the other to the cab (not top and bottom separated like people do to Raptors), almost like one frame rail is 1/2 inch shorter than the other. it still drives in a straight line, and the $350 the frame shop wanted wasn't worth it (and i had to take off the bumpers myself).
 

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I worked at a Ford dealership for 17 years and new Ranger had more complaints of bed or truck lean than any other Ford. The first few Rangers I worked on, I followed the book to fix the problem. I did the left to right spring swap = that didn't work. Installed new springs = that didn't fix the problem. Then I added a leaf spring shim to the low side. And shims between the bed and the frame on the low side. Then I would adjust the rear bumper to make it level. Every Ranger after the first few I did, I fixed with leaf shims, bed shims and bumper adjustments. The Rangers all turned out looking good and level with shims that are cheap and very easy to install.
 

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Your bent frame very well may make it impossible to align the tires and could be putting undue stress on drive train members. Might also cause horrible tire wear.

If it was my truck I would determine the cost to straighten the frame then decide if it's economically worth the cost. A decent used Ranger will cost you around 5K; fixing the existing problem will probably cost far less. Leaving it as is is not an option in my book.

And you're right, it looks terrible.
 

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I worked at a Ford dealership for 17 years and new Ranger had more complaints of bed or truck lean than any other Ford. The first few Rangers I worked on, I followed the book to fix the problem. I did the left to right spring swap = that didn't work. Installed new springs = that didn't fix the problem. Then I added a leaf spring shim to the low side. And shims between the bed and the frame on the low side. Then I would adjust the rear bumper to make it level. Every Ranger after the first few I did, I fixed with leaf shims, bed shims and bumper adjustments. The Rangers all turned out looking good and level with shims that are cheap and very easy to install.
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That was one of the first things we did for my sons rig. The spring swap made a little difference, but we got it right-on with a little spring spacer (we cut a center section out of a junk yard leaf and bolted it on the bottom of the pack) in combination with bed spacers (Big washers) on the low side.

Cheap fix, more labor and time than anything.
 

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