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Help..72 K5 leans toward driver side

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by codagoshi, Mar 31, 2002.

  1. codagoshi

    codagoshi Registered Member

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    I own a 72 K5 4x4 with a four inch spring lift, block rear w/33x12's. The truck has 90,000 original miles. It leans toward the drivers side, is this common, is there a fix for it. Has anyone else experienced this. The springs are from superlift, I bought them used, but it appeared to lean before I put the lift on.I would appreciate any help solving this problem. Thanks
     
  2. BluThndr71JMMY

    BluThndr71JMMY 1/2 ton status

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    Did you check your tire pressure first? I don't mean to be a smart @$$, but I'd start there. If air is OK: Could be body mounts. Could be springs.
     
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    If it actually was leaning to the drivers side before you replaced the springs, they are pretty much ruled out. Could be body mounts. Has your truck ever been in a severe accident? Bent frame maybe?

    Evan
     
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    cleszkie 1/2 ton status

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    How much do you weigh? Just kidding. I agree with the others. Check your body mounts. I recently replaced the front radiator support mounts on my K5 and it leveled it out (the front clip was leaning to the passenger side).
     
  5. codagoshi

    codagoshi Registered Member

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    Thanks for answering my post, guys...the truck may have been in an accident, I purchased it a year ago from the original owner in colorado...The radiator supports are good, no rust, the body cushions do appear to have some bad wear, and I will also take it to a frame shop to see what they think...again, thanks.
     
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    One of my K5 buddies had a problem with his mounts as well. The rear ones were basically non-existant. At first glance I though he was just saggin' really bad. Then I drove it.... OH MY GOD. Ever had one of those near-death driving experences? My advice is to check out the truck and don't take the driver's word for it. Hell I wouldn't even steal my truck because of certain.... steering tricks and post-accident mishaps.
    Matt
     
  7. chulisohombre

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    my body mounts were nonexistant.i changed them and that fixed my problems
     

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