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Steering wheel off after rear block install

Ok so I installed a 2.5" leveling kit in the front, has the truck aligned and all was well....ordered 5.5" rear blocks to level the truck out and i just installed them and drove my truck out of the shop....my steering wheel isn't straight anymore???? What's the hell caused that?

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Goes for another adjustment at the alignment shop on Friday, just was wondering what caused it?

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Sounds like the rear blocks shifted the rear axle slightly. Now to compensate so the truck will drive straight, you have to turn the wheel slightly. Lets see what the alignment shop says.

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Yup goes tomorrow for another alignment, the rear axle looks twisted side to side (drivers side closer to front of wheel well while pass is closer to rear wheel well) blocks went in the notches and lined up so I guess there's no adjustment there

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I just ordered 5" blocks w built in bump stops from Icon, should I wait til there installed to do the alignment or is there not gonna be much difference since I have 5.5" in now

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I'm going to double check to make sure the blocks are lined up correctly before taking it for an alignment bc I think the axle might be out a little

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Yeah any time you disturb or change axle mounting hardware it's a good idea to get an alignment. Just make sure the shop knows what there doing, i've seen some pathetic alignment techs.

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Ok the drivers side block wasn't lined up right! I did that one myself yesterday whoops!

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Good observation. That should help matters....lol

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