Uneven Lift

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When measured from the ground to the bottom of the flare, my US rear DS is 1/2 inch lower than the other 3 flare heights.

Here are the facts:

1996
OME 861/862 spings w/10mm spacers on all fours
120,000 miles
Rear tire carrier (centered on vehicle)
Even tread wear (BFG AT/KO with about 20k)

Measurement taken while:

32psi all around
full tank of gas
cargo area empty

Yes, I checked and the springs are in stalled on the correct sides.

Any thoughts, I can't seem to figure anything out?
 
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[quote author=Tyler link=board=2;threadid=9407;start=msg82111#msg82111 date=1072812324]
Re-park elsewhere x ? rule out that ...
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Oh yeah, I left that fact out.

Parked on a level, recently poured garage floor.

Is this difference not a big deal? It just didn't seem normal to me.

- Byron
 

cruiserdan

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Three questions:

Can you SEE a lean when looking at the rear of the vehicle?

Have you measured between the frame and the axle to see if there is a difference there?

Also, did you actually confirm that the taller spring was installed on the LH side?

It is possible that the vehicle is level and the flare is not fitting properly, thus throwing you off a bit.
 

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[quote author=DRTDUCK link=board=2;threadid=9407;start=msg82077#msg82077 date=1072806882]
When measured from the ground to the bottom of the flare, my US rear DS is 1/2 inch lower than the other 3 flare heights.



Mine is the same (1/2 lower to flare @ RD). Always figured I need new coils. Maybe not?
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I had kinda the same problem,but my whole truck was off side to side. I installed the DS springs on the drivers side and the PS passenger side not knowing that OME based the 80 series springs on a right hand drive truck...Live and learn.....
 

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