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Angry Truck is Leaning...

Hey guys, the right side of my truck is about an inch taller than the other side, and it is very evident. Even my buddies at school noticed it. I checked the leaf springs, and I didn't see any cracks. So how can I go about fixing this? It's got brand new shocks too.

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It looks to be mostly on the rear, but I measured on the front and it too is about .5" taller than the drivers side. I also noticed that when looking straight on from about 20 feet away, the tailgate seems to be crooked from the front of the bed.


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It's not so much that any of them are "cracked", but fatigued..
The metal starts to bend over time. We just banged out the leafs on our 7.3l.
Sledge hammer and 2 rail road ties are what you need.. lol. (Not the best way, but deff the cheapest)
Or you can use this as an excuse to get some new ones and add a bit of a lift to the front end. That's what I wanted to do but the dad wouldn't pay for it.. lol

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It's not so much that any of them are "cracked", but fatigued..
The metal starts to bend over time. We just banged out the leafs on our 7.3l.
Sledge hammer and 2 rail road ties are what you need.. lol. (Not the best way, but deff the cheapest)
Or you can use this as an excuse to get some new ones and add a bit of a lift to the front end. That's what I wanted to do but the dad wouldn't pay for it.. lol
That's what I did
Funny how you mentioned only 2 RR ties? I used 4
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Maybe a stupid question but did you check tire pressure?

Mine was sitting like that because I was to lazy to check the back left when I thought it was low. Mine was an 1.5" low on one side
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It's not so much that any of them are "cracked", but fatigued..
The metal starts to bend over time. We just banged out the leafs on our 7.3l.
Sledge hammer and 2 rail road ties are what you need.. lol. (Not the best way, but deff the cheapest)
Or you can use this as an excuse to get some new ones and add a bit of a lift to the front end. That's what I wanted to do but the dad wouldn't pay for it.. lol
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That's what I did
Funny how you mentioned only 2 RR ties? I used 4
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Explain. I'm a little confused. Would buying some Firestone AirBags work? I could just air up one side a tad higher, right?

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Maybe a stupid question but did you check tire pressure?

Mine was sitting like that because I was to lazy to check the back left when I thought it was low. Mine was an 1.5" low on one side
I checked it, they seem to read all about 50 PSI, but my tire gauge was acting up a bit. i'm gonna run it by the truck shop tomorrow and hook it up the the automatic tire inflater. I can set it at 50 PSI and it will fill it up to 50, so all tires will be equal.

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I checked it, they seem to read all about 50 PSI, but my tire gauge was acting up a bit. i'm gonna run it by the truck shop tomorrow and hook it up the the automatic tire inflater. I can set it at 50 PSI and it will fill it up to 50, so all tires will be equal.
Sounds like a plan. I was walking out of the house and said holy **** my truck is crooked. I measured both sides and searched for a problem and then realized hey stupid check the tires.
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