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Rear Axle Alignment

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by 06BLUEDBLSPORT, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. Aug 12, 2010 at 1:00 PM
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    06BLUEDBLSPORT

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    How easy is it to knock the rear axle out of alignment? Cause like everyone else i sometimes turn to sharp and drive my rear axle over a curb, and yesterday i did that and i know its never good to do that but this time i seem to hit the curb hard and came off the curb hard so im worried that my rear axle has shifted or been knocked out of alignment and before i spend money on checking my alignment i just want to get some reassurance.
     
  2. Aug 12, 2010 at 1:02 PM
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    You have to bend your springs for the rear to be out of alignment. How hard did you hit the curb? If not hard, it may just be your imagination.
     
  3. Aug 12, 2010 at 1:03 PM
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    Your probably fine but you can check the alignment with a tape measure and a reference point like the hitch or something.
     
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    If the frame isn't bent, the leafs are attached, and the u-blots are properly torqued; it's not out of alignment. Measure from wheel to wheel with a tape measure and see what you get. It's pretty hard to knock a solid rear out of alignment.
     
  5. Aug 12, 2010 at 1:06 PM
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    Gave that up years ago.
     
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    Thanks guys for the quick replys! I know it was a hard hit, i was at a dead stop and turing right, i had to accelerate quick cause a car was coming, so i hit the gas and right rear tire just jumped the curb tossing me and friend around in the truck. my friends said its fine but i care for my truck like its my child.

    So should i just measure the space between the tire and the fender?
     
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