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Raanger lean

My truck might be leaning (lower on drivers side) I measured it today in my driveway and the rear left sits an inch lower than the right. I'll have to measure it on a flatter surface to be sure.

I have the stiffest springs; 1C code and the 2" factory block. If I replace my leafs can I replace them with some 2" lift springs (If they exist) to get rid of my block and would my Duff traction bars still be able to work?
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yes you can replace them with lift springs and not use the block and the duff bars will still work

will it still lean? yes

fuel tank, battery, tcase, driveshaft, and driver all sit on the drivers side.
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stack phonebooks on the passenger side
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cinderblocks in the bed
How about replacing the driver's side block with a brick?

But anyway what about puting on some air bags, My dad had some on his F350 for when we towed the camper in the bed. If I increase the pressure in the drivers side should it level out?
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will it still lean? yes
so if you put in new t-bars and springs, it will still lean? not initially though right?

an idea i had would be to maybe rotate the t-bars and leafs, that way they wear evenly...
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crap nevermind, they won't work with the traction bars.
I wish it was four-linked.
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crap nevermind, they won't work with the traction bars.
I wish it was four-linked.
why not? im putting traction bars on 4" lifted leafs with the factory blocks and they fit perfect. Gatorblue92 on here put the duff bars on his truck with 6" lifted springs and they work perfect!
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why not? im putting traction bars on 4" lifted leafs with the factory blocks and they fit perfect. Gatorblue92 on here put the duff bars on his truck with 6" lifted springs and they work perfect!
I meant the Air bag idea. The bags go ontop of the leafs and attatch to the frame. They increase the payload and decrase rear sag. It won't work because the traction bars are mounted to the top of the leaf spings.
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Even if you did even it out it would still lean to the drivers side with a full tank of gas, and if you got it even with a full tank of gas, then once you got low on gas the truck would lean to the pass. side.
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make it even with a half tank of gas that way it wont be too bad when its full or empty :P
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What about cranking the drivers side T-bar up more than the passenger side?
Will that cause any problems?
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^^They roll off the assembly line with the driver side cranked more than the passenger side.
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^^They roll off the assembly line with the driver side cranked more than the passenger side.
Yes they do. AND, when I had my truck up on a lift when i was installing my lift, the left rear wheel sits lower then the right by about a half inch (same as the front wheel with t-bar cranked a little more). At that point my truck only had 3500 miles of nice street driving so im sure that it was supposed to be that way. It sat level on the ground though.
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