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Old 04-30-2013, 06:36 PM
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Dog Tracking?

Someone I work with said my truck was "dog tracking". Now I'm guessing it's something to do with the suspension and drive line angles but where should I start looking?

2 8" Icon leaf springs
2 vs icon shock
Icon track bar
Dual steering stabilizer.
Drop pitman arm
Drop track bar bracket

2 8" Icon springs
2 vs icon shock
Drive line shim kit.

One thing which could cause issue might be that I still have the stock sway bars in the rear?
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:31 PM
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Never heard of it called "Dog Tracking" but dog walking yes. Most vehicles do it. some worse than others. First off check all hardware under the truck, (u bolts,leaf springs/packs and centerbolts,mounts,frame,coils,track bar,etc) The cheap/simple way to find out is a tape measure. Go under the truck and start taking measurements. Distance from the same points on the frame to the front and rear axles, then triangulate/cross measurements from opposite sides to the axles. If you are not sure or comfortable with that take it to a reputable shop for alignment and a good once over.
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go get a 4 wheel alignment. problem solved
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The front end is wider than the rear. If you get a little bit of angle on your pick up when following it will look like its "walking"

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