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Old 10-24-2012, 01:58 PM
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This doesn't look right to me

Hey everyone. I'm concerned with the way my truck sits. I know it got little to no maintenance from its last owner so I ended up having to do upper and lower ball joints just to get the steering to even turn the whole way without popping the power steering cap. while I was in there I did all the u-joints for the front 4wd system. My concern is how the passenger wheel still sits. It looks like the top is canted in towards the engine bay. the truck still tracks straight down the road but im sure im gonna soon eat away my tires. one shop told me that it looks like my leaf springs were worn cuz there was nearly no room for the suspension to move before it hits the bump stops. Another told me the only way they would be worn is if someone had heated them glowing red. Could this simply be kingpins for alignment? I do admit the bump stops look too close and I think the front end of my truck sits too low and makes it look like a 2wd. Any info would be great, especially if you or a friend you know has run into this same problem. I will add the pictures as soon as i figure out how to.
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:02 PM
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:03 PM
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First, you're on unlevel ground. Or else that garage is leaning big-time, or something. Also, when you back up, with a TTB, the wheels tend to camber in some. Try parking on a more level spot, without backing into position, and get another shot.
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:13 PM
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well the garage is about to fall over but yes the ground isnt quite level. Ill try to get one on a more level surface but this one isnt that far off. It just doesnt look the same as others going down the road.
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:31 PM
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do some multiple measurments

fender /ground . front rear

you don't have to heat a spring glowing red to have it sag and a rear suspension issue can pull a front down also ,,

but a 1 inch block or whatever can rectify a sagged spring temporarily until you get a replacement set
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:46 PM
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but what about the passenger one leaning inward so bad?
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:59 PM
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Did you replace tie-rods when you did ball joints? On the TTB they have about the same life span.
Did you take it to a shop and have them put it on the table for an alignment?
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:05 PM
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no tie rods seem fine, no excessive movement or leaks. it was aligned but im sure they just did a toe and go
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:37 PM
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do what I did took the dana 60 from a 89 f350 leaf springs and all never have to worry about ball joints again
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Check your axle pivot bushings. Those always get overlooked.
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