I'm trying to figure out why my truck sits about an 1 1/4" lower on the driver's side. I went around with a tape measure and checked and both the front and back of the truck sit lower than the passenger side. I actually can feel it when driving, feels like it wants to tip over when I'm turning right. Could it just be worn shocks? What else should I look for?
All four tires have the same pressure in them also.
How would one go about getting to sit even again? And why does it feel like the body rolls so much taking a right hand turn? Shocks I would assume.
its 4wd, the shocks support no weight.
that dosent make sense. if the truck rolls when making a RIGHT hand turn, but is sitting lower on the LEFT hand side, then it should emulate a nascar suspension setup and take the corner better. to me it sounds like you got more then 1 problem. check your sway bar links.
It makes perfect sense if the suspension on the left side is weaker. When shifting weight from the right side during a right hand turn it loads the left side suspension more causing it to compress which equals more body roll. And yes I have checked the swaybar end links, they are fine.
Not really. When I say check the alignment , I mean make sure they are
adjusted evenly. On the back side of the tortion bar is an adjustment bolt
that moves the adjuster arm up and down creating torque on the bar. Make sure you have the same number of threads showing through the bolt. If it's off you will see it . You can raise and lower that arm to put more torque on the bar thus raising and lowering one side or the other. If that's not the problem then something could be bent.
Thanks for the reply. I new about the TB bolts as I have adjusted them on my old Chevy and the Explorer but wasn't sure if they actually had a way of determining if the load was equal on both sides or not.
I will do the shocks here soon and see if that makes a difference.
I know this is an old thread, but I just adjusted the torsion bar on my 2000 Ford F150 ext cab 4WD. It was also riding about 1.25" low on the drivers side and was noticeable. Looking under at the adjuster bolt it was clear it wasn't matching the passenger side bolt. The drivers side bolt had about .25" more threads exposed on the bottom.
I jacked up the front by placing the floor jack on the frame just behind the front wheel to get it off the ground and take most of the preload off the torsion bar. This made the bolt much easier to turn. I lubed up the bolt with a little PB blaster and used a 1/2" breaker bar and an 18mm socket. It actually moved pretty easy. The bolt had to be tightened a little more than the passenger side to get the sides to even out (about 1/8"-3/16 more). That took a couple of trys at getting the height close. It's still about .25" low, but I'm going to drive it a little to and check it again in a few days. It looks much better now.