2018 1500 4x4 with Lean

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  1. AMDman13

    AMDman13 Junior Member

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    I recently bought a 1500 certified used (dealer demo) and it has a substantial driver lean. I have measured from the top of the fender to the top of the rim. The driver rear is 1/2" lower then the passenger side. There is a 1/4" difference in the front two sides. I know the fuel tank is on the driver side, but this is unaffected even with less then quarter tank. The truck has 7000 miles on it and its been sitting at the dealer since Friday. I called the service manager today and he is trying to tell me that he has 4 other Ram 4x4's with the same issue. He claims it is simply a "characteristic" of the vehicle and that nothing is wrong. I told him that answer is not acceptable and that if he can't correct then I would be filing a claim with FCA and NCDS. Now he is saying that he will contact FCA to try and resolve.

    This can't be true? I can understand a small lean due to a full tank of gas, but this truck is literally sitting or driving down the road looking crooked as hell. It is an obvious difference that anyone can see with the naked eye. Am I suppose to believe that the number 2 selling truck in America is simply crooked?

    Anyone else notice this? I'm guessing faulty leaf springs?
     
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    JohnnyMac Hold my beer and watch this..... Military

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    How big a boy are you? Maybe it's not the truck.... :)
     
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    AMDman13 Junior Member

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    LOL. 192 lbs last I checked.
     
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    If I am not mistaken, the driver’s rear coil is a tad taller than passenger to compensate for the weight of the fuel tank/driver. Do you think they couldve had a lift on it and removed it, mismatched the coils? Or worse had a little crunch?
    Brother in law bought a zero miles accord years ago...it had “fallen” off the carrier and the suspension ended up being so out of whack, the dealer took it back. What happens at the dealer, stays at the dealer....
     
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    Every Ram I have seen has a drivers side lean including my old 2007 and my current 2017. Its due to more weight being on the drivers side. Its unavoidable but not easily noticeable unless your really looking for it. I had Chevy and GMC trucks for years and every one of them had the same lean to.
     
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    Yep. My 2018 leans, as well as the '15 JK that I had previously. The JK lean is so prevalent that forums are abuzz with fixing and leveling the lean. I had measured the JK as well, and it was pretty far off too. Seems to be a trait with these vehicles for some reason.
     
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    Just an FYI ... No leaf ... Coils on all 4 corners


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    22hemi13 Senior Member Military

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    Sorry. Lean is pretty common. My 2500 leans too especially when full of fuel
     
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    Coils in these trucks are pretty soft and sensitive to the added weight. Even with my bilstein coils being side specific, and longer to account for the lean, I still had it. I used a 1/2 spacer to level it out

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    Here is a pic of the trunk. I have been checking every 1500 I see on the road. I do see a few with a lean, but I see more without it. At least not noticeable with the naked eye. Here is a pic of the trunk as it sits. I will admit it looks more drastic in person.

    I have seen a 1/2" spacer advertised to fix the lean. Would I need one for both the driver's front and one for the driver's rear?

    Truck Lean.jpg
     

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