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Sittin Crooked

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by TheGeneral, Oct 30, 2001.

  1. TheGeneral

    TheGeneral 1/2 ton status

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    New 6 inch springs up front Tough country, no shocks yet, but sittin crooked. Driver side about 1/2 lower. Could think of why. Measured axle to ground on both sides, and they are equal. Then measured spring plate to frame and there is the difference by about 3/8 - 1/2. Couldn't think of why, given new springs. Then I realized I have my dual batteries over that fenderwell and wondering if that could do it. I wouldn't think so, but otherwise, no idea. No shims and it is a D60. Only thing I can think of to check and fix is switch front springs from side to side. Any ideas or suggestions. Of course it is driving me crazy.

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  2. JoeAngelicchio

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    Mine is doing the same. Probably from the weight being on the driver side all the time, THE DRIVER. Noticed it after about a year after I installed the lift. Plan on switching the front springs so they get even wear. Mine is between 1/4 - 1/2 inches. Oh yeah same with the rear too. Leaning on the left by 1/4 inch. You figure if you always have 260 lbs. on one side all the time which springs will settle more.

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  3. Mikee

    Mikee 1/2 ton status

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    Mine did that except to pass. side. Turned out that i had a cracked rear leaf in the rear of the pass side.

    "Got stuck once, hung up on top of a Jeep!"
     

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