fordtrucks80up-digest Wednesday, October 22 1997 Volume 01 : Number 182
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Date: Wed, 22 Oct 1997 01:03:11 -0500
Subject: Re: Lowering to level
> Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 17:33:31 -0400
> From: Luke Wells
> Subject: Lowering to level
> I have a 96 Ranger Splash and was wanting to lower the back >level to
the front but have no clue on how many inches to do it to. >I also
would like to know what would be the most cost efficient >method(no
spring cutting or anything like that)
> to do so that would keep the smoothness of my ride the same.
I used a set of altered shackle hangers from the AIMGroup on my 92
Ranger and was happy with the quality and results. I think they were
about $70 or so. Take note though, after getting my truck to set level
I decided to replace the rear bumper, which is quite heavy, with a role
pan and I gained about an inch in height.
> Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 23:53:06 -0400
> From: "Mark J. Salvetti"
> Subject: F-150 Front Tire Wear
> I have a 1986 F-150, 2WD, 5.0L. I've had it about 3 years, and it has
> always chewed up the outer edge of the right front tire. I've had
> alignment done by several different shops, and each time they said
> got it within spec.
> My tire shop is not surprised by this. They tell me that with the =
> I-beam suspension, the right will wear faster than the left because
> the way the roads are crowned, and most turns are to the right.
I was told by a Ford Alignment Tech, that this wear *is* because you
front end is in spec! The twin I beam has what is called cross camber
(more on one side than the other) to compensate for the crown in the
road. After lowering my Ranger, I had it aligned without cross camber
for use in autocross, and it now pulls left when you let go of the
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