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Old 08-01-2009, 03:47 PM
timothy_moore timothy_moore is offline
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Default Hello guys . ranger fanboy here WITH IMPORTANT QUESTION

hello to all!!!!! im glad to be apart of the for ranger forum now. that is all ive owned since ive started driving. i do have a really important question pertaining to my ranger though

I currently drive a 2002 ranger 4x4 extended cab



I wrecked the truck a while back, went through a ditch , up a small hill and through the ditch again back on to the road. this was due to a tire blowing out. well i took the truck to my mechanic, and ended up having all 4 leaf spring mounts replaced, upper and lower balljoints and control arms as well as the stabilizer bar and tie-rod end on the passenger side replaced, had the front end alligned. so now the truck drives super straight, with the exception of the passenger wheel bearing being about destroyed in it. got that part ready to go in though. Heres my question

i had the allignment done and like i said the truck feels to me like its driving strait even when i let go of the wheel, but ive had a couple friends behind me say that when im driving that my truck looks like its drives crooked. could this actually be the frame bent? my mechanic looked at it, as well as 2 allignment centers and not any of the 3 saw anything to support that the frame was bent. so what else could it be?

1. the frame is actually bent?
2. maybe the cab or bed mounts ( rubber i assume ) were damaged?
3. leaf springs wore out or damaged? truck has practically 100k on it. 99,702 to be exact
4. other

thank you for taking the time to look at this and thank you for helping me , i look forward to helping who i can help on these forums.
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Old 08-02-2009, 07:10 AM
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thanks for all the help guys!!!!!!!!!!!! i really appreciate it!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-03-2009, 05:58 AM
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You never really gave anybody a chance to answer. Sometimes answers take time, especially on a relatively new forum.

I'm kind of stumped on this one, though. If you're sure your frame is straight and your alignment is good, I would guess it has something to do with the body mounts....
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Old 08-03-2009, 12:01 PM
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only reason i acted a little sour was because my thread had no replies while other ones right under mine were getting replies out the wazoo.
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Old 08-03-2009, 12:08 PM
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welcome from the uk timothy calm down mate, people are willing to help you just need to give them a chance as you posted just before midnight :P be patient
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Old 08-03-2009, 06:39 PM
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I'm gonna guess something with the leaf spring mounts. Take a tape measure and check the distance from the rear of the bed to the wheels centerline on both sides. They should be the same.
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Old 08-03-2009, 07:27 PM
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have the front end alined to the rear end, that is the only way to have a alinement done. then everything will be in line
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