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hey guys i dont have pics rite now im sry but im stumped. i have a 04 XLT 4x4 and my bed is leaning on the pass side. the 2 way i can tell is the top body line on the driver side on the bed is like 1/2 and inch or so above the cab body line. and on the passenger side the bed body line is about a 1/2 inch or so below the cab body line. 2. if you stand from behind you can see that on the driver side below the back window you cant see any white from the cab but on the pass side you can.... any idea what it could be other than a blown shock or something suspension wise.... i have had myself and a buddy life together and see if the bed was loose or anything and when we both lift really hard it almost goes back to even.... im stumped. pls help
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mines is the same..i haven't really looked into it but its defiantly off
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fat chicks roll to that side. stop picking them up.
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i dont think a shock would do that my truck only had one shock for to long and it never sat like that. i would say check the bushing on your cab mounts but your truck is only an 04 idk man hopefully someone else can help but i really dont think its your shocks.

but get some pics up that might help
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yea i my buddy and i both lifted to truck together and way more than a shock would lift... so that kinda ruleed that out
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did you look at your leaf springs?
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i looked at them and nothing seemed overly wrong. i mean its ony an inch so to much would look wonrg
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fat chicks roll to that side. stop picking them up.
haha , that would be my guess
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i looked at them and nothing seemed overly wrong. i mean its ony an inch so to much would look wonrg
well look close because i didnt know i had a broken spring till it started making noise and worked its way out of the leaf pack glad i was only 100 yards from my house
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ok ill go look tm once its light out again... its prob nothing but it buggs the s*** out of me... lol
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shim it. It's even in the factory repair manual in the body section. Even seen shimmed beds at junkyards.
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is shimming it difficult or no??? i wouldnt think so
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Basically thin washers between the bed and the frame....not that hard to do at all. Pull the bolts out, add thin washers, lay bed back down, add or take away washers as nesessary.
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