Hey... so I think I should get down to the bottom of this.. It's making me worry again.
So.. issue is, ever since I removed the superlift block and replaced it with 4" skyjacker's people have been noticing that "the rear axle looks really close to the front" and other similar comments... and it's true, it looks further forward. I've been told it is normal with the lift leafsprings for the axle to get pulled forward a bit.. but I don't know if this is normal or not.
To give you all a better understanding of my setup, to help diagnose the problem, here's a summary of what I have done to my susp front and rear.
Front: standard superlift components + prekey mod.
Rear: stock 1.25" block + shackles + 4" skyjackers.
I've gone through old pictures... when I just had the superlift done and was running only the superlift blocks on the rear, in combination with the 1.25" block the axle appeared to be dead centre. Then when I added the belltech shackles it looks like it pulled it a bit off centre. I think that may be normal because I've noticed other people's axles look similar with the shackles, shane's (FX4wannabe) being one example that comes to mind. Then When I removed the superlift block and put in the 4" skyjackers that's when things went really off.
Any ideas?? I'd love to hear some suggestions or better yet, someone who really knows his **** to say "oh ya, that's normal. Nothin wrong there.".... I'm now considering going back to the stacked blocks just to bring the rear end back down by an inch and get it back over to wear it should be until I resolve the issue. :(
Here's a timeline of side shots of the truck to see the change in axle position based on what's done to the suspension.
Superlift only: factory 1.25" block + superlift block (3.5"?)
Superlift + Prekey and Belltech Shackles (added approx. 1.5 - 2" front and rear)
Current: Superlift + Prekey.Shackles.. Removed Superlift block, replaced with 4" skyjackers.. which added probably about an inch or so to the previous height of the rear end.
The mechanic said it was rather difficult to get in place and that it was pulling the axle forward and thought I should double check on the forums to make sure it was the correct setup etc. I'll give a few shots of the actual suspension if it'll help.. and If need be, I guess I'll have to just go back to the block and stock leafsprings until I can sort it out... :(