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 Posted: Sun Jul 15th, 2018 08:12 pm
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Is there a way to adjust the camber on a 2008 ford ranger 2wd, coil spring front suspension?



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Yes and no.

SOME of the coil spring models didn't have cam screws, they adjusted it by putting in shims with the hole in an appropriate spot after checking it.

There are several vids on doing this, it involves a special tool with a level and a level garage floor to begin with.

If you have cammed adjusters instead of the solid square shims with holes then you can adjust it.

I have dreamed about owning the tool and doing it myself since I have had one extremely failed alignment by a professional shop. I would say if you can find a reputable shop have them do it but from experience the "shops" don't always do a good job.

If your front end is way out of alignment to the point you notice it there is probably something wearing out in your front end. The lower ball joints go first in a rangers life, the uppers follow, and a combination of them tear up the rest of the front end and tires. Then the owner decides to have it all replaced LOL.

Having done 2 this year already I would not hesitate to do another front end. If you replace the top arm make sure to use cammed adjuster bolts on all 4 so the alignment shop or yourself can adjust it.



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Yeah, I want to get the aftermarket bolts for the upper control arm, and when I lower I'm only going 2/3 and getting djm upper and lower control arms with the aftermarket bolts. I was just wondering if there was a way to do it without getting the bolts. I've looked on mine and the bolts are square, so I can't adjust them except maybe from a hole and shims like you pointed out.



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