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whats the best way to go about fixing a mad lean like this?? its pretty low on the drivers front ...


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Old 12-31-2014, 02:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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whats the best way to go about fixing a mad lean like this?? its pretty low on the drivers front end....

and yes the shelf at the front of the garage is level.
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Worn out shock on that side maybe?


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Has it been wrecked before? If not go the shock route first. Then maybe leaf springs???

Don't quote me on the leafs though.

Course it could be that monster 426 hemi with the nitro under the hood twisting the frame. J/K
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I guess i forgot to add in this is a 89 D150 with independent front coil suspension. I will get some shocks ordered up. wanted to get some all around on it so nows a time to order them all than just one.

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an no it has no wrecks on it at all. lol.


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Worn out driver's side springs.
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+1 DD94. Average shocks do not support a vehicle they control jounce and bounce.
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Worn out driver's side springs.
got those on the list too. Thanks.
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shocks and springs should be here this afternoon. will have to do a before and after.


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Late to the party, but I have the same issue and did a lot of research on it. What I've learned is that it is "normal" for the driver's side to be lower than the passenger side. When these trucks were designed, they put all of the heavier components on the driver's side for some strange reason (mostly organization and production costs, but the jury is still out on that one). You've got the steering setup, the fuel tank, the battery, and the driver all lined up in essentially a straight line. Overtime, as you can see, wears on the suspension and causes the driver's side to dip below the passenger side.

Back in the day when these trucks were rolling off the factory floor, it was possible to take them to a dealer and have them install a certain coil spring to essentially level out the imbalance. However, these springs are long forgotten and people have taken to other means of aesthetic balancing. I haven't found a 100% fix for the problem, but I do want to let you know that a few people have cut their passenger side coils in an attempt to balance it out. This has worked for some, but not all of those who did it. I've even read where an individual installed brand new N02 shocks, but it didn't solve the problem.

If I find a permanent fix, I'll report back.


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Moog offers 3 springs for your Dodge. 7170 Oem replacement, 7172 Heavy duty and 7172s severe duty. Here is a link to a page and you could see what the prices are. http://http://www.aftermarketsuspensionparts.com/
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