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Took my truck to an alignment shop. He said my rear end was out 20*. How is this even possible when the rear is non adjustable? I'm not chewing up tires or anything.
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wider tires might throw it off
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20 degrees? no way. probably just trying to get one on u and hope it works.
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thats why im so glad they let me use the align. rack at work haha
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20 degrees? ha no way....

this claims to be 3* my guess is closer to 5*
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Dave , did they check that with or without the three fat chicks in the bed?

Check the rear spring mounts for cracks or if they're rusted out.
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The rear axle has pivoted as in the driver wheel is more forward than the passenger side.

2.0 degrees not 20 dumb phone

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look something like this?

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look something like this?

Whoa.
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Did you do anything to the rear that might affect it? AAL or a block?
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Morris I am AAL on reman leafs but that should have no effect. This is my first time of seeing this. I've only heard of it.
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bad bushings could cause
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I was just thinking that maybe when you put the AAL in, you might not have put the axle where it was. When we did mine we did one side at a time and I think we took off the shock so we get a little more wiggle room.

When I brought mine in for the alignment the guy never mentioned about the back being out. Just the front and asked if I cranked my bars.

If the back was out wouldn't it dog track or you'd feel the vibrations of the axle being off?
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