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I've got a 03 7.3 with a 8in lift and 37s. Ever since I got into a little fender bender my truck has been uneven. The passenger side sits about a inch higher. I measure the exposed part of the shock and the driver side was 7in while the passenger side was about 8in. Could this be a shock problem or something more major say the spring?
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i have seen STUCK ( BENT ) shocks, but usually the problem is elsewhere, most of the time the driver side sags first due to continuaal wieght loads, from driver and fuel.

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i have seen STUCK ( BENT ) shocks, but usually the problem is elsewhere, most of the time the driver side sags first due to continual wieght loads, from driver and fuel.
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Lol I'm 18, only 511 and 160 pounds so I don't think so! Should I just take the shocks off and see it it is still tilted?
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i doubt the shock will make any change....

fat joke ....no....but the driver side always see more weight than the passenger.

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How much of a "fender bender" was it? What actually happened?

Sometimes doesn't take much to knock things around. Also, is it possible that it was always leaned but you never noticed it till you started checking things after your "fender bender"? One inch of sag isn't much.


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I ended up crushing a honda who slammed his brakes on a yellow light. His car was totaled and the only damage to mine was a crack in the grille, and a bent bumper. But now i have just noticed the lean. the lift it self only has 20,000 miles on it so id be pretty disappointed if the spring broke but i was in an accident so not sure. I might just go with some bigger springs and throw some bigger tires under it. what do you guys think?
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Most lifts have warranties call them and tell them its uneven but dont tell them you hit anything. They might be able to steer you in the right direction. Your 18 so your probably not that mechanically inclined so if I were you I would take it to a offroad shop and try and get them to look at it and probably just have them fix it.

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Actually I am pretty mechanically inclined for my age. I've dropped axles, traction bars, pulled turbos etc. if it has a warranty then I'm golden. Thanks for the help
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