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Old 04-17-2010, 01:24 PM
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how many turns of the adjuster bolt did you do? cuz ive done 2 full turns and havent really noticed much..but its still jacked in the air
2008+ rangers are keyed different then older trucks. The amount of turns it takes you to level out is different then other years
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Old 04-17-2010, 01:30 PM
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ahh damn..unless im not measuring right but im not showing much of a difference and prolly didnt help that i was on ulevel ground. but i did 2 full turns on each side!
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Old 04-17-2010, 03:38 PM
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also did 2 full turns and still have lots of bolt left. added the picture to my albums.
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Old 04-17-2010, 07:40 PM
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i did the same exact thing..i like the look but want more aha..but can totally tell a difference in the height when driving
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Old 04-20-2010, 07:24 PM
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So I kinda did this a while back without marking the factory position and I know I didn't turn them the same amount...(my bad) I was following different instructions from someone else...

To get 'er right can I just measure from ground to fender flare and make both sides the same? Do I need to have a full tank of gas in it? Half tank would prolly be the best right?
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Old 04-21-2010, 09:31 AM
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ive been told different things from the ground to the wheel well..but i think measuring from tire to wheel well would work as well
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Old 04-22-2010, 09:59 PM
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After checking it out tonight I had about 34.5" to highest point of the bottom of my passenger side fender flare. Driver side was 34.25". Also a quarter inch difference when checking from top of tire to highest point of the bottom of the fender flare.

Weird part is the Driver Side torsion bolt is already cranked to the max and the passenger side has about an inch left to be cranked...I guess I'm just gonna leave it at that and get the alignment done.
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Old 05-01-2010, 03:53 PM
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Well, just got done doing mine, Got another 1.25 inches or so. I had to crank the passenger side substantially more to get it to level out. My rear sits at 36.5 inches from the ground and I got the front from 34.25 to 35.5..the bolts started to feel shady so I stopped. It made a world of difference. the extra inch makes me actually have to kind of climb into it.
Worked well, Didn't F the ride up too bad. I would crank more but want to err on the side of caution.
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Old 05-01-2010, 04:29 PM
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Well, just got done doing mine, Got another 1.25 inches or so. I had to crank the passenger side substantially more to get it to level out. My rear sits at 36.5 inches from the ground and I got the front from 34.25 to 35.5..the bolts started to feel shady so I stopped. It made a world of difference. the extra inch makes me actually have to kind of climb into it.
Worked well, Didn't F the ride up too bad. I would crank more but want to err on the side of caution.
The ranger lean is why the passenger side had to be cranked more

Ranger lean is due to the driver side having the fuel tank
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Old 05-04-2010, 04:53 PM
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The ranger lean is why the passenger side had to be cranked more

Ranger lean is due to the driver side having the fuel tank
Sounds like a Soulja boy song..A new dance perhaps?
Do da Ranga Leen, do da ranga leen... Jack it up, Crank it up, let it down one time... showtayyy.
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Old 05-04-2010, 05:12 PM
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now your just getting ahead of yourself
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Old 05-28-2010, 05:37 PM
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Reckon I don't have this option with a 97 Ranger 2WD. Looked under the truck and it's quite a bit different than what I'm seeing?

If this isn't possible on mine how much would you say it would take to put a 3-4" lift kit on the front to level the truck out?

From the ground to bottom of the fender I've got 29 1/8" in the front and 33" in the rear.
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Old 05-28-2010, 06:13 PM
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umm you have coil overs im pretty sure because its not a 4x2..however i have no idea what kind of lifts you could do on a 97..just go to google shopping or w.e. and just type in 97 ford ranger 2wd lift
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Old 05-28-2010, 06:24 PM
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Looks as I may be looking more into this when I get off work tomorrow morning.

http://www.therangerstation.com/tech.../2wdlifts.html

http://www.autofab.com/econo2wd.htm
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Are there any disadvantages, risks, etc to doing this?
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