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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-14-2002, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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Think mY SMack is WhacK!

noticed recently that my truck bed is considerably lower on the passenger side (about 2 inches)..I havent owned the truck long, and I'm still giong over details to make sure its road worthy. Any guesses? I replaced shocks all around. Maybe leaf springs? I know leafs can get weak..but how the hell does one loose life and the other not? Nobody around here even carries new leaf springs. oh yeah..this is a 78chev.short, 1/2ton/350/350/np203/12boltR. I have a set of springs off of a 79 (identical truck)Would puttin used springs on be worth the effort? I dont mind the ride..but it looks like [censored]. Also, shackle bushings, spring bushings seem OK..visably.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 08-14-2002, 03:45 PM
 
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<font face="Comic Sans MS">Park truck on flat, level surface and bust out a tape measure. Measure from hub flange to ground (both sides), from a couple of arbitrary points (pick your own point, but make sure you use the same point on both sides) on the frame to ground (both sides), and from a couple arbitrary points from the bed to the ground... This will tell you where the discrepancy is located... [img]images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]

Report back with results and just where the discrepancy from one side to another starts...

Basic question, does it have the same size, brand and style tires on both sides?

Replacing shocks should have no affect what so ever no matter what, since shocks don't support any of the weight of the vehicle...

That's the best way to troubleshoot any problem by the way... Just step back, take a look at what factors could potentially contribute and run a test...

And by the way, please in the future try and use subject lines that *MAKE SENSE* and pertain to what the subject of the post really is... i.e. "Why is one corner of the truck sitting low" and so forth... [img]images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] Makes it easy for people who know to find it if they don't read all posts but know they can answer that one so look, and makes it easier for when somebody wants to search for it...</font>
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I have measured some already..(but not alot)

From bottom of fender well, to center of hub is 24 inches on driver side, 22 1/2 inches on the passenger side.

yes the tires are the same size and brand, tread wear, etc.. Also, the bed is very straight, no dents, rust ....so i dont "think" that the bed is throwing me off.
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<font face="Comic Sans MS">We'll see just what the issue is after all those other things are measured too... I don't honestly care about the numbers you get for it, what I do care about is what measurement the discrepancy between the sides starts at... [img]images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] The only time I'd care about the numbers is if you don't find just one big difference, but each measurement has a little difference and it adds up to pretty near the whole difference... </font>
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both of my front ones are shot, one of my back ones is...enter 2 inch full spring lift
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Do a four inch or I'm driving to your goat humping town ramming my truck into the telamarketing place and smacking you really hard. Or do whatever you want its up to you.
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that makes almost as much sense as my subject line
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Check the leafs for a broken one. I'm willing to bet if you crawl under there with a wire brush you'll find a broken one.
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My vote's a broken leaf. Happened to me too. Look for the crack between or just outside the u-bolts.
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anyone suggest that I install the set from the 79 truck? (its a parts truck anyway)
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