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Suspension lean

I just had my truck aligned after I installed all 4 ball joints and now i notice that the pass. side is sitting a good half inch lower than the drivers the whole length of the truck. I can't remember if it was like this before the alignment, i dont think it was. I think my pass. side rear spring is starting to sag, it noticeably less arch than the driver side, and the overload spring is closer to the stops. Would a sagging rear spring make the front sag too? i know its usually the driver side but this time its not. i wanted to get new rear springs anyway, just wondering if this would possibly correct this? Also I had the shop add a couple degrees of caster to the front to get rid of the wander, they had less on one than the other to compensate for road crown. Would having a different caster adjustment side to side cause the front to sag? I know on my early Bronco if the radius arms aren't clamped to the axle at the same angle it can cause a similar lean (pretty common). Could this be a similar issue? Sorry for the long post just trying to describe it the best I can. If any more info would help let me know and i'll see what I can do.

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Anybody have any ideas?

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I have read many topics on here that seem to suggest that is just the way they sit; high on the driver's side.

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I haven't seen anybody with a truck thats high on the driver side. All the ones I have read about are low on the driver side. I found that if i jack up the rear of the truck on the pass. side (low side) until the rear sits level it levels out the front. Unfortunately I have to jack up the rear pretty far to get it level, but it does level out. The only thing left to do is try swapping springs. I know the truck wasn't always sitting like this. It has sat level in the past. I'm out of ideas and its really frustrating me. When I had the alignment done, I had the shop add a couple degrees of caster to the front end to help the wander. Is it possible that in doing this it caused the truck to lean, whether its forcing it down or binding?

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