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Old 08-23-2013, 03:25 PM
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Are your rear wheels centered in the well?

My rear tires are almost half the distance to the rear of the quarter panel as they are to the front. I estimate about 3" from rear and 5" or so to front.

Is this normal? If not, how do I fix this. I have the ProComp traction bars in my garage ready to go on... will they pull the axle forward some?

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John
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Old 08-23-2013, 03:33 PM
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Old 08-23-2013, 04:42 PM
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I know when I put a 6" Pro Comp lift kit on my F150 my rear tires were only like an inch from my rear mud flaps and about 3 inches from the front. I'm at work right now so I cant check my F350
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Old 08-23-2013, 07:39 PM
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I'm not trying to complain, but a lot of people viewed this and it is a simple question that could be answered by anybody with a similar truck... Especially a lifted one... There should be more than one responce...
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Old 08-24-2013, 08:13 PM
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Whats the angle look like on the shackle? The way that leaf pack is sitting looks goofy, look at the one up offroad traction bars that center the axle.
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Old 08-24-2013, 08:44 PM
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I did some more research for you, head over to ouo site and look at their block system along with their top plate. That should get your axle back in there.
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Old 08-25-2013, 06:11 AM
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Looks to me like when u put the rear blocks on. since the spring pack is higher in the back cause of the shackles. The blocks moved the axle centerline towards the rear. That's why my PMF traction blocks have several holes in them to move the axle forward or back as needed


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Old 08-30-2013, 04:51 PM
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You guys were totally on the right track. I'm having a fitment issue with the procomp traction bars fitting and they said to check my blocks. I took it to the guy who installed the lift and sure enough we discovered the left and right blocks were swapped. The wheels aren't perfectly centered, but they don't look like they are about to tear into the rear fender anymore. I am also very happy that by swapping the block I not only go the wheel moved forward, but it also lifted the rear about 3/4" which is just what I needed.

It may look close to the same but the difference is about an inch more forward.

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Old 08-30-2013, 07:52 PM
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You guys were totally on the right track. I'm having a fitment issue with the procomp traction bars fitting and they said to check my blocks. I took it to the guy who installed the lift and sure enough we discovered the left and right blocks were swapped. The wheels aren't perfectly centered, but they don't look like they are about to tear into the rear fender anymore. I am also very happy that by swapping the block I not only go the wheel moved forward, but it also lifted the rear about 3/4" which is just what I needed.

It may look close to the same but the difference is about an inch more forward.

This had to really distort ur pinion angle... Glad u caught it early before losing u-joints, or even worse, ur rear pinion.
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