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Need spring advise

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by SteveR, May 21, 2008.

  1. SteveR

    SteveR Senior Member
    Messages: 252

    I have an 01 SD. Over the winter I broke a front spring and replaced them with the heavy duty pac. I noticed that the truck leaned but was thinking that it was the rear ones weak and was going to replace them with the heavy set anyway. Well 4 new springs still leans, exactgly 1 inch both front and rear to the drivers side. Tires not wearing body lines fine no rotted body mounts, absolutly no explination for lean except weak spring Left front. So I go back to the spring shop and we change the spring out..Still leans. We put a 1inch block under the front spring and truck is level.. I have accomplished the mission of making the truck look better but unlike the spring shop I dont feel the truck was fixed only hid the issue..Any ideas what is wrong or if their fix is really a fix. I am sure the frame and everything is fine it has to be suspension somewhere.

  2. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239


    well good luck man you can chase a lean for ever ,did you have the frame checked for alignment on a frame rack ? :)
  3. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    Never put blocks on the front axle. PERIOD!!! That is suspension 101, very dangerous. Lots of truck have left and right springs. On a Ford the gas tank and driver sit on the left side so that spring might have a bit more arch from the factory to compensate for the weight and sit level. Aftermarket springs may not have this.

    Beyond this I would go to a good body shop and have the frame measured, if a spring broke you might have tweaked the frame somehow.
  4. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    You have looked at the frame where the plow meets it? I have seen a frame bent where the mount meets it.