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Old 06-13-2011, 07:51 PM
fallenangel fallenangel is offline
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Default slipping around curves?

I have a crazy question.this is my first ranger so I don't know if they all do this or not because my mom's 04 ranger does it too. My truck was lowered before I got it( I think two inches?) and when I go around curves with any type of patch or uneven pavement my truck will jerk really bad to the side and I have to hold the wheel tightly just to get it back under control. Is it because it was lowered or do I need an alignment or what? It has almost brand new tires on it, so I know that's not the problem?
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Old 06-13-2011, 07:53 PM
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No its because your truck has no weight in the back.
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Old 06-13-2011, 07:53 PM
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yep lol price we pay for having a truck. (ITS FUN! once you learn how to control it) but yes thats the norm for having a truck especially the compact ones
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Old 06-13-2011, 07:54 PM
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my 97 does it to and its just the lack of weight like diablo said

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Old 06-13-2011, 07:54 PM
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yep lol price we pay for having a truck. (ITS FUN! once you learn how to control it) but yes thats the norm for having a truck especially the compact ones
especially rangers do that
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Old 06-13-2011, 07:58 PM
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its real fun in the snow!
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Old 06-13-2011, 08:03 PM
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especially rangers do that
doesnt being lowered help a little bit tho? i wannna say hinder it but i dont wanan confuse the thread lol ive never ridden ina lowered anything lol
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Old 06-13-2011, 08:04 PM
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Default Re: slipping around curves?

Welcome to one of the features that a solid axle provides. It's called wheel hop. It looks like you might have lower profile tires too from your avatar. They will "enhance" this "feature". I ran into that a lot when I had my 1982 Toyota Celica.

Edit: Stock tires aren't too bad but it's still there. Especially on rough roads. All you can do is slow down to minimize the hop.
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Old 06-13-2011, 08:04 PM
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Ok thanks guys! Good to know its not just me
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Old 06-13-2011, 08:04 PM
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my old dakota with the TINY ass tires did this all the time lol LONG BED ftw
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Old 06-13-2011, 08:06 PM
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doesnt being lowered help a little bit tho? i wannna say hinder it but i dont wanan confuse the thread lol ive never ridden ina lowered anything lol
Unless the spring rate or shocks are stiffer, it's neutral. Wheel hop won't be any better or worse.
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Old 06-13-2011, 08:13 PM
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Unless the spring rate or shocks are stiffer, it's neutral. Wheel hop won't be any better or worse.
i see...never knew that
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Old 06-13-2011, 08:14 PM
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Default Re: slipping around curves?

my 20's were horrible with that, i found best way was to break the ass end loose and smoke em haha

anyway like said low pro tires make it even worse
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Old 06-13-2011, 08:36 PM
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my 20's were horrible with that, i found best way was to break the ass end loose and smoke em haha

anyway like said low pro tires make it even worse
haha i wish i had a locker so i could do it even more often
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Old 06-13-2011, 09:01 PM
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hahah first time i drove my ranger in the rain i was pulling out of a parking lot and slid across two lanes!
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