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Old 03-19-2012, 06:06 PM
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Truck is a leanin' (Without the fat chicks)

My 2003 leans a little on the drivers side, more towards the front. Well actually its more than a little, almost 2 inch difference. Checked all the springs, bushings, blocks, u bolts, shackles, ect. Everything appears to be ok. Nothing looks unusual from side to side.

Has anyone had just one spring pack get weak? I don't hot rod the thing and haven't hit anything.

And NOOOO, its not the driver either. I'm barely a buck fifty!
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Thats funny. Without fat chick
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I thought mine looked like that a bit. Then I checked...aaaaaaaand both rear leaf springs are broken. So I'm buying new rear leafs and throwing on some new Bilstein 5100's all around. I'm sure that'll help.
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:21 PM
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I thought mine looked like that a bit. Then I checked...aaaaaaaand both rear leaf springs are broken. So I'm buying new rear leafs and throwing on some new Bilstein 5100's all around. I'm sure that'll help.
My first thought, but I looked at them and had a few others do the same, still nothing......
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Got a leveling kit? Mine leans too on account of the previous owner putting on front add-a-leafs and not getting an adjustable track-bar. Can't remember which way it leans though so I may be off here.

And because of the extreme arch on the lower add-a-leafs they're digging into my bottom stock springs a good bit so now I'm having to replace those....argghhh, just gonna go with x-codes.
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Got a leveling kit? Mine leans too on account of the previous owner putting on front add-a-leafs and not getting an adjustable track-bar. Can't remember which way it leans though so I may be off here.

And because of the extreme arch on the lower add-a-leafs they're digging into my bottom stock springs a good bit so now I'm having to replace those....argghhh, just gonna go with x-codes.
I just installed a leveling kit. Still has 2 inches of "lean". I know it sounds funny but I think its getting more noticable. Im going to take the weight off of them and inspect them again.

What are they "x-codes" that you are talking about?
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Think you misunderstood what I was saying.....By adding a leveling kit or changing the front geometry at all while still using the factory trac-bar, it'll pull down on the drivers side of the frame(or rather lift the pass side higher) and mess with your steering.

The x-code fronts are simply the heaviest duty factory front leafs, for snow plow packages & whatnot. It should put it a bit higher than stock, but not quite as high as the level kit. Which suites me, I'm a firm believer that rake is there for a reason.
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Well maybe I do notice it more after the level kit because of the trac bar. Never crossed my mind!
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Unhooked my trac bar and drove it locally a little. Re-checked height, it helped about half a inch but it's still not right.....will have to look into springs I guess.
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