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Old 07-15-2015, 07:35 AM
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Tried that, site referenced this thread. So I thought I would use the one this forum recommended. Four years or four days, The questions would be the same and hopefully the answer would appear.
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Old 07-15-2015, 08:36 AM
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Killjoy, nowhere in my post did I badmouth the workmanship of the vehicle. I love my Ranger. I have been a Ford fanatic since I was 17 yrs old, and wouldn't own anything else. I simply stated that since trustmeicare stated early in his post that he used the proper jacking points, why did people post negative things about him using the body, ect to jack the vehicle ? Obviously he had said he used the points that was "right" and recommended in the owners manual. Please read my post again because nowhere have I badmouthed the "workmanship" as you state. I simply can't understand why people was "negative" towards the guy about where he jacked his vehicle up from, when he had stated he used the correct jacking point. Why say something negative at all, if you don't have an answer to his question ? I posted because my Ranger has the same issue ( was like that when I bought it used, so have no idea how it got that way) and I thought if some good ideas for fixing it come up in the forum I would be "notified". I am NOT badmouthing a Ford, never ever. I am a Ford man forever.

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Justincredible, I will try and take a picture of my truck so you can see exactly what mine looks like. I believe mine is just like Trustmeicare's from his description. I will also check my fender mounts. My fender just seems to stick out a little on the bottom, but it is not bubbled. My "line" seems right between the door and fender. My top of the fender is "flush" but gradually comes out as it moves toward the bottom, but the gap or line between the door/fender stays "right" the whole length. And on my truck the drivers side fender is sticking out slightly more than the passengers side, but both do stick out more than normal. I believe that my problem and Trustmeicare's problem seem like the same, and I appreciate any suggestions.
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Tried that, site referenced this thread. So I thought I would use the one this forum recommended. Four years or four days, The questions would be the same and hopefully the answer would appear.
Just might be the fender mounts as suggested or the fender braces.

gl, A picture of the fender and door reveal with the flares off of your FX4 and the jack points you said you used would be most helpful.

I have never tried to use the stock jack and suggested jack points but we have similar trucks so I may be able to verify what you're seeing.
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Old 07-15-2015, 09:18 AM
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Truck has not been on a jack since we purchased from ford. No coverage from ford, was trying to fix on my own. Was ok while under coverage but that ended three months ago. Have had truck for two years.
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Old 07-15-2015, 09:38 AM
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Yea easy fix, step 1 take out the K&N CAI,
step 2 use a BFH to beat on the fender till it is where you want it to be.
gl, I thought you had the same problem with the fenders spreading apart while jacking the truck as per the original discussion.
Then the above dyi fix is a good one.

A pic will still help, but if you just noticed the damage then maybe your truck ran over some debris.
Sorry but I'm confused with your facts, the original posters facts, the years between posts and no pictures.of the body spreading apart.
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Old 07-15-2015, 09:57 AM
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Just for future reference, anybody who bumps this thread from now on, POST PICTURES in order to validate your claim. We can't help you unless we actually see what is going on.
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Old 07-17-2015, 01:11 AM
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Just for future reference, anybody who bumps this thread from now on, POST PICTURES in order to validate your claim. We can't help you unless we actually see what is going on.
Bingo

Now that I'm not "that guy" I would say the OP jacked it up by the body like a *******. It's not a Crown Victoria, probably tweaked his fenders.

And yes, you can jack the truck up by the lower control arm, I do it all the time.
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