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Old 05-20-2010, 07:33 PM
Loki Loki is offline
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Default Just got the new ranger and need advice. 2002

Just got the a new ranger a 2002. I put the 1990 in the garage and will slowly be working on some engine troubles as money permits.

So on to my new truck and new ?'s

When I first test drove the truck it had a really sloppy front end and was almost undriveable. So I spoke to the sales man and he told me of how there shop will give the truck a good looking over if I desided to buy it and take care of what ever it needed. And they did, almost ever front end part is new also new shocks. Now when I test drove the truck I looked it over really good because I din't want to miss a thing and took notice to the fact that it sat level on a level road. It had no driveside lean or sag or anything. But after buying the truck after all the front end work was done the rear now sit's about 1 1/2 in lower then the front of the truck. I never checked how the truck was sitting after the work till after I payed for it and was at home.

So what should I do ? Shackle ? New rear springs ? helper spring ? bigger Block ? Whats the best way level my truck ? Like I said it's about 1 1/2 lower in the rear. Thats useing a tape from the inside of the wheel well in the front and then in the rear to the ground in a pretty level parking lot. I would not be apposed to the rear sitting about an inch higher then the front but it looks dumb as sin the way it is.

.1990 Ranger XLT 4x4 Ext Cab 2.9L V6 5 Speed.

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Old 05-21-2010, 10:03 PM
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Default Re: Just got the new ranger and need advice. 2002

Since everything in the front is new I'd try driving it a little while until the parts settle in. Might level out then, but remember it's an 02 (correct?) and the rear has had a few miles put on the leafs.
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