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Old 04-30-2013, 05:45 PM   #41
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Shoot, just let Daddy take the new truck he bought for you out for a spin, and when he comes home ask him what in the hell he did to your truck.

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Old 04-30-2013, 05:48 PM   #42
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I dont think it is possible to bend the axle tube and not bend the hardenend axle. Correct me if I am wrong but the wheel lugs are in the axle so if the tire is leaning like his is the axle is toast. You can not bend the axle itself being it is hardened steel.
Yes, it is possible to bend the axle shaft. I bought a used Toyota rear axle for my old pickup and the axle shaft was bent. I didn't know at the time but as soon as I drove it I found out.
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I dont think it is possible to bend the axle tube and not bend the hardenend axle. Correct me if I am wrong but the wheel lugs are in the axle so if the tire is leaning like his is the axle is toast. You can not bend the axle itself being it is hardened steel.
You can bend the tube, and not the axle shaft, or vice versa, or both. The joys of a semi float.

OP said the rim/tire is consistently cambered regardless of where he is parked. If the axle shaft was bent, the wheel would go between positive and negative camber.
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:49 PM   #44
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Has James moved to SC??

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Old 04-30-2013, 06:05 PM   #45
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Why listen to me.
I have no idea what I'm talking about when it comes to alignments and bent axles.
Well I didn't want to look stupid because I have no idea what camber is haha
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:07 PM   #47
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I just took the truck out, no vibrations as far as I can tell, and I don't really see the tire wobbling around when driving because its on the passenger side. I did notice that my alignment is off though.
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Time to go talk with dad. Your going to damage more if it's not fixed.
I guarantee your dad did some stupid shit as a kid... And I'm sure he will respect you if you man up. Parents know when they are being bullshitted.
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Well I didn't want to look stupid because I have no idea what camber is haha
Camber:


These wheels are cambered a lot.


These are both negative camber. Positive camber would be if the wheels were tipped in the other way. Basically the top is farther out from the vehicle than the bottom is.
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Time to go talk with dad. Your going to damage more if it's not fixed.
I guarantee your dad did some stupid shit as a kid... And I'm sure he will respect you if you man up. Parents know when they are being bullshitted.
Yeah, you're right. It sure is gonna be tough.
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Camber:


These wheels are cambered a lot.


These are both negative camber. Positive camber would be if the wheels were tipped in the other way. Basically the top is farther out from the vehicle than the bottom is.
Wow this really helps, yes the wheel is negative camber.
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Actually no, I meant positive camber
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So, any thoughts on what's causing this? Bent axle, shaft, tube, rim? I want to prepare myself before I take it to the shop.
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yeah listen to what others say and measure it with a level
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So, any thoughts on what's causing this? Bent axle, shaft, tube, rim? I want to prepare myself before I take it to the shop.
If it stays positive I would guess a bent axle housing (what jberry posted on the other page) which should be somewhat visible to your eye if you look at the housing carefully.

I would think if you bent the wheel or axle shaft then if would vibrate a lot because it would alternate between positive and negative camber when you drive.
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In any case... It's going to be damn hard to diagnose by the pics. When you look at the axle tube does anything look out of sorts? Diff colors showing where the metal stretched or anything?
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Has James moved to SC??

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I was gonna link to the James thread from TOL thread but I'm on my phone and cant
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In any case... It's going to be damn hard to diagnose by the pics. When you look at the axle tube does anything look out of sorts? Diff colors showing where the metal stretched or anything?
I'll have to check tomorrow, its too dark right now. I appreciate the advice.
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Well the mudflap is straight, the tire is crooked. That's why I think it's bent.
I think you are worrying over nothing. Your mudflap, does not, look straight but your axle Does. I think you just hit top of the ditch with mudflap and maybe bended cheap metal holding it to the bed.
I would not worry. I understand after ditch fiasco you are oversensitive. I would just ignore it or get truck for wheel alignment.
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Bent something

Imwarren.
Im a dad.
Trust me, tell your dad.
Since its brand new, take it back to the dealer and have them look at it.
If you ask nicely enough, and because its brand new they may take a look for free. Let us know how u make out. Good luck.
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