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curing the taco lean

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by malander, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. Nov 10, 2010 at 5:27 PM
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    malander

    malander [OP] That's some tight butthole

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    I've searched around and can't seem to find any threads on this but heres the deal, I lifted my truck with billys set at 0 and ome 883 coils after about 2 weeks i noticed about 3/4" lean to the driver side so i got a .5" top plate spacer to fix it, it looked good for a while but about a month later it still has about .5" of lean. What I'm asking since i dont have adjustables is can you switch the sides of the coilovers to even out their wear on the coils with the uneven distribution of weight and possibly cure the lean?
     
  2. Nov 10, 2010 at 5:29 PM
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    I believe so.
     
  3. Nov 10, 2010 at 5:37 PM
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    malander [OP] That's some tight butthole

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    i may have to end up trying it then if no one already has
     
  4. Nov 10, 2010 at 5:40 PM
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    Go on a diet, that may help.

    Coils are not side specific
     
  5. Nov 10, 2010 at 5:42 PM
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    Same here I cranked my coils and now it settled back down
     
  6. Nov 10, 2010 at 5:51 PM
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    malander [OP] That's some tight butthole

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    lol i eat 6-8000 calories a day and weigh 165
    oh and i know they arent side specific just wonderin if itll cure the lean
     
  7. Nov 10, 2010 at 5:54 PM
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    It should help to fix the problem if the springs are the same rate
     
  8. Nov 10, 2010 at 5:57 PM
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    malander [OP] That's some tight butthole

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    Thanks for the advice, I'll talk to my shop about it
     
  9. Dec 18, 2012 at 11:03 AM
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    I didn't want to start a new thread, but I didn't see anyone discuss the idea of adding a piece or two of 1/4" flat stock on top of the rear driver side leaf spring perch (actually attached to the bottom of the spring pack) in order to help correct the Taco lean. I have a piece of 2" x 1/4" flat stock cut into a 5" length with a 3/8" hole drilled in it (for the leaf spring centering pin) to act as a mini block spacer for the rear. I'll be under the truck removing the axle shims from each leaf pack, so I thought why not add the flat stock to the low side while I'm in there. Would this be a viable option, or is this a stupid and/or dangerous idea that will cause other issues?
     
  10. Dec 19, 2012 at 4:58 PM
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    I used 1/2" flat stock aluminum in the same manner (on both sides) and it worked out fine. If you look @ HD dodges and Med-HD trucks (peterbuilts ect) they do it all the time.
     
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    fat chicks in the passenger seat. Might get some strange looks but it works to cure the taco lean.
     
  12. Dec 19, 2012 at 5:13 PM
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    ae111black,
    Thanks for the feedback! I'm looking to use the flat stock on only one side (not both) in order to compensate for the lean. Do you think that will pose a problem since both leaf packs won't be the same?

    On a side note, I like your sig! Some friends of mine came back from a trip to Hawaii with HE>I shirts. Merry Christmas!
     
  13. Dec 19, 2012 at 5:44 PM
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    So you speak from experience? :spy:
     
  14. Dec 19, 2012 at 6:55 PM
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    Nope. No fat chicks.
     
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    I think it will work. Referring to he>i U a follower too?
     
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    Thanks, and yes, sir! As a husband, father, and individual living in this day & age I can't imagine trying to live without Him. ". . . The old has gone, the new is here!"
     
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    I noticed alot of people use the 1/4 top plate on driver side for their lean.

    I don't have a lean, so why not use 1/4 oon each side for 3/4 more lift in the front :)
     
  18. Dec 20, 2012 at 7:18 PM
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    Sweet dude! Merry CHRISTmas!
     
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