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Wheel on driver side further forward after 3" level... Help!!!

Ok so I recently put a 3 inch mini spring pack lift on the front of my 2003 f250 my truck is full leaf springs and I used the bushing type spacers for the track bar bracket. I took the truck to get aligned and they tell me they cannot align it because my pass side wheel is further forward than driver side... Sure enough I measured and the driver side wheel is maybe 3/4 inch further towards the rear of the truck than on the other side when both pointed perfectly strIght forward. My steering wheel is also out of alignment but I assumed that was unrelated. What could cause this? When crawling under the truck the axle looks almost slightly turned toward the drivers side but it could be my imagination. Truck has a clear history with no accidents. I went ahead and ordered an adjustable track bar but idk if that could cause this?
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I'm guessing one of the spring packs are in backwards


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Backwards? There is no backwards they are symmetrical
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Did you measure eyelets to spring pins? Gotta be a dimension that's off ???


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Are you certain the spring pins are in the axle properly? Did you measure your old spring packs?
Strange I agree but something is off. The track bar is not it that will cause a issue only centering axle left to right.


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Backwards? There is no backwards they are symmetrical
I think he meant the leaf spring itself could have been put in backwards.

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The springs do not get removed during installation they were retained in factory locations
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Where is the axle centering pin? I actually had a shop install the kit for me but they are about an hour drive away. There where no spring packs before. This is the donahoe type kit that installs 4-5 shorter leafs under the actual leaf spring and are centered with a center bolt
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I would call up that shop and tell them what the alignment shop said. Tell them that you verified their measurement and when can I take my truck back to them to figure out what is wrong with their install...

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You will get some axle wrap with a heavy trailer, I can feel it when towing my gooseneck with some heavy equipment. My Deavers will wrap enough to make the tires rub the front of the rear fender well if I give it too much throttle on aceleration.
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The springs do not get removed during installation they were retained in factory locations
We removed the front springs when I did an add a leaf years ago. That is why I suggested spring may have been flipped end for end.

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