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post #1 of 7 Old 09-07-2013, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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Front end crooked???

I got a perplexing problem. I was installing mud flaps on my 2012 f-350 and completed the passenger side when I went to install the drivers side the tire was a full inch back (closer to the cab) than the passenger side. This made it impossible for a mud flap to go there without rubbing. I have bushwacker fender flares so thought maybe something was wrong there but I measured center of axle to a point on the frame and the drivers side was a full inch closer.

Is his normal??? I have never hit anything or been in a accident. So not sure what to do.
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my 2000 is the same way, i noticed the difference yesterday on the driver side

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A bud found his '04 truck was like that as his would pull to the right under heavy breaking from the day he bought it new. He had alignment after alignment done before he noticed that the drivers side axle was working its way to the rear because that side tire started to rub in turns. He started taking things apart and found that the spring pack bolt head that centers it with the axle had sheared off and the axle was slowly working its way down the spring pack.


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A bud found his '04 truck was like that as his would pull to the right under heavy breaking from the day he bought it new. He had alignment after alignment done before he noticed that the drivers side axle was working its way to the rear because that side tire started to rub in turns. He started taking things apart and found that the spring pack bolt head that centers it with the axle had sheared off and the axle was slowly working its way down the spring pack.


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X2 I've seen this before on a rear axe in my old ranger after installing lift springs and using an impact on the centre bolt.

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The OP is talking about the front end and 05 and up have coil springs, not leaf springs.

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Lol well.... Shows how well I read.

I guess in that case he needs to be looking at the links and their mounts to see if anything is not right. You wouldn't expect anything to be worn on a such a new truck but who knows

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LOL. Me too. Most of my buds have leaf springs hard to think about there's actually coil fronts out there sometimes. I'd think a bushing has split or got oil on it enough to soften would be my guess if nothing got bent. Could put in some polyurethane bushings that will not flex as much.


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