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ever heard the term dogwalk?

well you've ever heard the term dogwalk you might understand my thread. was just going to say for the longest time now maybe a year or so ive been told by a couple friends that my trucks dogwalking. dogwalking is basically the truck looks like its driving almost crooked. well ive put it off for a while but i think ive figured it out. by using my greek measuring stick i placed my hand between the front of my rear tire and fender and balled up a fist... the left side there was like 5 inches of space. then i went to the right tire and did the same thing. there was about 7 inches of space. so basically, and il get pics for anyone interested to look at them but the trucks axle needs to be smacked backwards on the left side. if this is making any sense to anyone that would be nice. anyways ill get pics later but i have a feeling that might be the problem and reason why people say my ****s dogwalking

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could be one of your leaf springs is on backwards?



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could be one of your leaf springs is on backwards?
i dont think so that would be pretty noticeable

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Did you buy the truck new?

Dog walking is generally caused by accident related damage

Or an incorrectly installed or badly designed lift kit

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2 inches is prety noticable. only other thing i can come up with is maybe the centeing pin has sheared off alowing the axle to slide back on the leaf?



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it may be that your frame is bent too. most places will check the straightness of your frame for about 50 bucks

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one way to check is to measure the distance of the leaf spring from the frame at each end on both leafs

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Did you buy the truck new?

Dog walking is generally caused by accident related damage

Or an incorrectly installed or badly designed lift kit
no it had 235000 on it when i got it. know what the problem is though im uploading pics. the truck had a clear carfax?, the third one is the one im leaning towards.
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2 inches is prety noticable. only other thing i can come up with is maybe the centeing pin has sheared off alowing the axle to slide back on the leaf?
ehhhhh, idk if it sheared but it is definately off though im uploading pics and i will show yall everything. im pretty sure it can be an easy fix. im guessing the fricker didnt torque the rear ubolts down tight enough when he did it
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it may be that your frame is bent too. most places will check the straightness of your frame for about 50 bucks
na frames fine, it had a clear carfax when i bought it so i figure its probly ok
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one way to check is to measure the distance of the leaf spring from the frame at each end on both leafs
already did some measuring bro check this ish out

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pics coming soon yall. the messed up side is the drivers side. the problem is the ubolts are allowing the spring pack to have moved forwards which is causing the truck to look weird from the left side. im uploading pics and will do the best to show how this has been going on. then if any of you peckerheads have this problem you can look for these symptoms

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na frames fine, it had a clear carfax when i bought it so i figure its probly ok
just because it has a clean carfax doesnt mean anything. a few of my trucks had clean carfaxs but they had serious issues. a lot of people nowadays dont report things. the frame could be bent from a wreck or something else that was never reported

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