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Shifted axle from leveling kit.

I've got an '06 F-350 crew cab 4X4 long bed. A buddy and I put 2" leveling spacers on the front and afterward we noticed that my front axle is shifted over to the left, so now my truck looks like it crab walks going down the road. Any idea's how to correct this, aside from removing the spacers?
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I've got an '06 F-350 crew cab 4X4 long bed. A buddy and I put 2" leveling spacers on the front and afterward we noticed that my front axle is shifted over to the left, so now my truck looks like it crab walks going down the road. Any idea's how to correct this, aside from removing the spacers?
Take it in to get an alignment.

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Take it in to get an alignment.

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It's already been aligned, I did that shortly after installing them.
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How much did the alignment cost?

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Track bar adjustment needed. Either a relocation kit/spacer or an adjustable track bar. Tons of info here. Just might take a few minutes of searching

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How much did the alignment cost?

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Around $100 I think. It was done at the dealership.
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Around $100 I think. It was done at the dealership.
They only spent an hour on it. So all they did was a 2 wheel front alignment to get your steering wheel straight again. Either go somewhere else or explain to them they need to verify all values to be in spec. Caster, camber, and toe. :thumbup:

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They only spent an hour on it. So all they did was a 2 wheel front alignment to get your steering wheel straight again. Either go somewhere else or explain to them they need to verify all values to be in spec. Caster, camber, and toe. :thumbup:

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I've having a hard time believing that it can possibly be that simple. LOL. But I will definitely do that. She was stolen from me about a month ago and I got her back Friday, so I think another alignment would be in order anyway. Thanks man!

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Well, the alignment isn't that simple as the as the caster camber bushings are dynamic. My last alignment after i put on my x code springs cost me $600 due to the bushings being seized. They even had another alignment shop owner come over and help out to get it right it was such a pain.

I didn't complain because I knew it was going to give them a hard time.

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Well, the alignment isn't that simple as the as the caster camber bushings are dynamic. My last alignment after i put on my x code springs cost me $600 due to the bushings being seized. They even had another alignment shop owner come over and help out to get it right it was such a pain.

I didn't complain because I knew it was going to give them a hard time.

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Oh wow, that's crazy!

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