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Old 04-21-2010, 08:35 AM
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96 powerstroke all spring lift issues

I bought a 96 psd and it had a lift on it when i got it with 35's that where brand new. The longer i drove it the more i noticed the inside of the tires where wearing really bad so i took it for a alignment and was told they couldn't get it aligned properly because the drop brackets for the ttb appeared to be to long. I am trying to figure what the hell the guy that put it on did or if he ordered the wrong brackets accidentally. I need to know the measurment of a stock truck from the center of the hub to the the fender. Can anyone help me with this?
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Old 04-21-2010, 08:41 AM
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that will change depending on how much your springs are sagging, which sounds like that is the case, you may just need to get new springs, or re-arch yours, and might as well replace all the spring bushings while your in there.
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Old 04-21-2010, 08:46 AM
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The springs aren't sagged out I had them looked at by a spring shop. The bushings in the springs where brand new when i bought the truck. The spring shop told me the easiest way to figure this out is i need the measurment from center of hub to fender off of a stock truck because even with sagged out springs they can only sit down so much. The spring shop is very reputable and does great work so I am trying to follow what they told me to do before I go spending a ton of money.
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Old 04-21-2010, 09:05 AM
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Well the measurement from the center of the hub to the fender isn't going to matter much if you have a lift on the truck, because the lift will change that length. I would suggest maybe putting a jack under the frame of the truck, and lifting it (causing the wheels to drop down as the truck gets raised up) until you get the proper caster/camber angle. You may want to check out the pivot bolt on the bracket as well, it should have a cam shaped washer that will allow you to change the pivot angle which may help fix your alignment. Only other thing that could affect your caster/camber is ball joints to, so you may check those out.
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I know the measurement on mine so i need the measurement off a stock truck so i can see a rough difference between the two because there is a pretty good chance that the drop brackets are six inch and should only be four inch. And if a tire shop couldn't align my truck then im probably not going to be able to do much for it myself. The ball joints are fine in it i replaced them a month after i bought it.
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