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Old 08-19-2009, 04:17 PM
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Rearend randomly got higher?!

A couple days ago I noticed that my rear wheel wells suddenly had enough space between them and my wheels i could practically fit my body in them. In other words what would cause the rear of my truck to be higher randomly? Bad shocks? This does not make since to me but I swear the rear end of my truck is higher. I will take pictures if necessary...

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Old 08-19-2009, 04:34 PM
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That makes no sense. It can't be the shocks. We're going to need before AND after pics, preferably next to a tape measure.
 
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Old 08-19-2009, 04:38 PM
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look close at your leaf springs, shackles, and rear end angle something shifted if it moved
 
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Old 08-19-2009, 04:47 PM
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Someone stole your rear end man and swapped it out!!!!! haha jk, that makes no sense to me...some before and afters please.
 
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Old 08-19-2009, 04:47 PM
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Got air shocks? someone add air to em?

I must agree its kinda a strange thing to think? notice? wonder?, seemingly it got higher?

Have it serviced and all weight was removed, suspension left to sit at full drop for a extended period? Shackles froze up in full forward/straight down position?

Yea before and after shots might show something.
 
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Old 08-19-2009, 04:59 PM
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Are you sure it's not the front end that dropped down, making it look like the rear is raised?
 
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Old 08-19-2009, 05:26 PM
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No the front end isn't sagging or lower. But is there any benefit to having my rear end so much higher than the front? I think its on blocks? or are the called wedges? Maybe I was just being crazy.. After looking at a before picture it looks almost exactly the same. lol

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Call them either or, it's the same difference. Take them out and you should be level. Only benefit i've seen from having the rear higher is while hauling a load back there. Loosen all 4 u-bolts, but remove the blocks one side at a time to keep things simple.
 
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Those blocks are stock. Your front is likely sagging but before we condemn it to the ole sagging front end condition lets see a picture of a full side view of the truck. Then one of the front, get down kinda low and straight on so we can see both front wheels in the shot.
 
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same reason you have shocks on any other vehicle--basically a spring is only good for holding the vehicle up and it will bounce all it can what shocks do is control the spring preventing your car from bouncing like a tennis ball down the road
 
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Shocks do not hold weight, well air shocks do but thats not the point here, shocks control the weight and the dampen against the springs.

With no rear shocks the back of the truck would bounce up and down for miles after hitting a small dip in the road. Bounce uncontrolled and the wheels would leave the road surface on smaller bumps/holes in the road. A gravel road with "washboard" ripples would be impassable for ya in it.
Haul lots of weight? ya need heavy duty shocks to help keep it under control.
 
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Old 08-19-2009, 05:53 PM
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I should not have had to ask a noob question like that but thanks for the information.
 
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The rear of the truck is higher than the front for 2 reasons

1. When you put a lot of weight in the back, the truck will sit level. This is done to keep weight on the steer tires so you can keep control.

2. Air flows over the top of the truck easier than underneith it. With the back higher than the front, more air goes over the truck then under it causing less wind drag in turn better MPG
 
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Originally Posted by gthbryce View Post
A couple days ago I noticed that my rear wheel wells suddenly had enough space between them and my wheels i could practically fit my body in them. In other words what would cause the rear of my truck to be higher randomly? Bad shocks? This does not make since to me but I swear the rear end of my truck is higher. I will take pictures if necessary...

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Is your driveshift one piece?? If so--have your checked the splines at the slip yolk??
 

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