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Old 08-28-2013, 06:21 PM
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New 7" Icon lift sitting 1.5" low on driver side

I just installed a 7" Icon lift and now my driver side is sitting low. There is a 1.5" difference between sides in measuring from the ground to fender. Both front and back are off by 1.5". I ran the truck till the low fuel light came on and took everything heavy out of it before measuring. I just had the truck aligned and everything was in spec. The coils springs ends are all rotated tight against the stops on top and bottom. Are the new coils springs side specific?? Is there any other reason the truck would lean so hard to one side?

Truck: 2009 F-350 SRW 4wd crew cab short bed. 7" icon lift w/ 9" One up Offroad rear blocks w/ built in traction bars on stock leafs. Pure performance adjustable radius arms and adjustable track bar. 37" Nitto trail grappler tires.

Any help or advice would be appreciated, I've been scratching my head and measuring for a few hours now.
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Old 08-29-2013, 07:54 AM
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Double check the axle centering.
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Thanks for the tip Cary. I checked the axle centering again and it was off maybe 1/8". I adjusted the track bar to fix it, but it didn't seem to help much. I took off the sway bar, loosened all the bolts on the radius arms, and drove the truck around a bit. That didn't help either...

Does anybody else have a 7" Icon lift that could tell me how much space they have between the axle and bump stops?

Or any other type of height measurement I can use to compare and tell if the Driver side is low, Passenger side is high, or both.
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Old 08-30-2013, 09:04 AM
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Just about every 05+ Super Duty that I have measured has sat .5-1" low on the drivers side whether it was lifted or stock. I recently went down to my local Ford dealer and measured every F250 and F350 on the lot and with a near empty tank of fuel some of them sat as much as 1" low on the drivers side. My 2011 sit's 3/4" low and it is totally stock at the moment. I remember seeing a single 1" block on the parts screen at the dealer a year ago and I asked the parts guy what that was for. He said that they occasionally ordered them for the service dept when customers complained about their trucks sitting low on the drivers side.
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