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Old 05-07-2010, 12:33 PM
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Canted Front Axle fix???

I have an 02 250 with a Sky Man. leveling kit. Everything was fine so I thought with stock wheels. After having some 315/75/r16 installed today the front drivers side tire is rubbing on rear of inner fender and spring when turning left while I have no rubbing while turning right on either tire. After measuring from rear of fender well to tire, I have a difference of about 1 3/4". Is there adjustment on the spring perch to correct this?
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Old 05-07-2010, 02:01 PM
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canted front axle fix

If thats a stock tire rim.NO.
Or at least thats what I was told. American tire.
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Old 05-07-2010, 02:16 PM
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did it come with a lower trac bar bracket? if not an adjustable trac bar would help
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Old 05-07-2010, 07:27 PM
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They are stock rims.

Had ordered adj trac bar has yet to arrive. Should be here in a couple of days. My understanding is that the trac bar will only adjust axle left to right.

My problem is adjusting fore and aft. The front axle is not square to frame. The drivers side wheel is 1"3/4 closer to inside of fender well.
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Old 05-08-2010, 04:15 PM
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SOUNDS LIKE TO ME YOU HAVE SOME FRAME ISSUE.WHEN YOU STATE IT IS NOT SQUARE,SOMETHING IS WRONG!THINK OF THE FRAME AS A LADDER WITH ATTACHMENTS SUCH AS SPRING MOUNTS AND SO FORTH.GET AN ALIGNMENT FROM A REPUTABLE SHOP WITH A PRINT OUT.THE TOE CAN ALWAYS BE SET TO DRIVE THE TRUCK STRAIGHT.iN THE BODY SHOP BUSINESS WE WILL MEASURE THE LOWER BALL JOINT TO A FIXED HOLE IN THE FRAME WITH A SIMPLE TAPE MEASURE
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Old 05-09-2010, 07:44 PM
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Dont Freak, I Have the same exact truck and it does the same thing, In fact every ford I have ever owned has had less clerance on the driver side, dont know why but my oldest truck has 225k and it, and it has never caused a problem. it will always hit the leaf , no big deal, you can but a bolt or peice of wire through the fender liner and pull it back a little by hooking the bold or wire to the frame, you will be the only one that ever knows it is not the same on both sides.
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