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Old 07-07-2011, 02:01 PM
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Default Tires are bowed in?!?!?

Hey guys. I put 2 inch leveling blocks and 2 inch blocks in the rear on ranger...so its basically a 2 inch body lift. I got the new tires and now they are towed in at the bottom and I'm not sure what I should change to fix this. I thought pitman arm at first so i called a shop and they said I need axle pivot brackets...does this sound right or should I look into something else? Thanks.

P.S- I need to fix this quick because I don't want to ruin my new tires so any thoughts help!
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:42 PM
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pictures? a 2 inch body lift wouldn't change your suspension, so i have no clue what you're talking about
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:02 PM
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You need balljoint cam bushings...by the sound of it probably a 3 degree one. If you dont know what I mean, google it
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Old 07-07-2011, 04:04 PM
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Hey guys I think i made a mistake. My tires aren't straight up and down they are pushed in on the bottom...people call it positive camber. Its not towed in like i said. My ball joints are shot, could that be a problem?
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Old 07-07-2011, 04:07 PM
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give us more details about the truck (year, 2wd or 4x4 ect)
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Old 07-07-2011, 06:46 PM
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pictures too please!
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Old 07-07-2011, 06:48 PM
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Its an 89 custom, 2WD and all i did was a 2 inch body lift

and sorry i cant get any pictures...the tires are just bowed in on the bottom
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Old 07-07-2011, 06:50 PM
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you say you did 2" leveling blocks and 2" blocks in the rear which is totally different than a body lift. by leveling blocks do you mean you used spacers under the coil springs in the front suspension?
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-SCT X-Cal2 and some small exterior mods

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Old 07-07-2011, 06:50 PM
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sounds like you must have a 97 - . Ball joints generally will not push the tops out. The tops would be inward. If you were good before the lift, then yes that is the problem and you need the camber bushings. They can be bought here https://napaonline.com/Catalog/Resul...+50028+2028044.
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Old 07-07-2011, 07:07 PM
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Yes i did spacers under the coils in the front...

and what exactly do camber bushings do? allow you to adjust the camber?
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Old 07-07-2011, 07:09 PM
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Yes i did spacers under the coils in the front...

and what exactly do camber bushings do? allow you to adjust the camber?
ahh ok, that makes sense. yes, you need the camber bushing, they do exactly as you guessed. They will allow you to adjust the camber to account for the spacers.
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-Flowmaster duals
-SCT X-Cal2 and some small exterior mods

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Old 07-07-2011, 07:26 PM
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Hey thanks for all you help and patience...im a bit new to lifting. But one last thing, theres alot of different camber bushings on the internet. Which one am I looking for, degree wise and all?
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:23 PM
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prolly like a +,- 3*. Or, you may just be able to move your stock bushing. Most are offset from the factory. With the skinny side toward the road, so you could turn those to bring the tops back in
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