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Rear axle question

Discussion in 'Long Travel Suspension' started by krumble, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. Apr 21, 2011 at 11:58 PM
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    Should the rear axle have about 1-2 inches of play side to side? Is it normal for our trucks to do this? I just noticed it this week when someone said it looked like my truck wasn't centered.
     
  2. Apr 22, 2011 at 12:04 AM
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    HUH ??? Hell no it shouldn't if I understand your question correctly,

    you need to keep that puppy on the ground till you figure out whats up..

    Did your buddy say it looked like it was going down the road sideways maybe ???
     
  3. Apr 22, 2011 at 12:19 AM
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    1"-2" side to side play in the shackle bushing ?? I don't noooooooooooo about that one, maybe I'm not understanding his question..
     
  4. Apr 22, 2011 at 12:54 AM
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    I'm running the engage bed saver cage with the 50T. 1-2" might be an exaggeration but it noticeably moves side to side
     
  5. Apr 22, 2011 at 12:54 AM
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    Will do that in the morning thanks for the advice
     
  6. Apr 22, 2011 at 7:35 AM
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  7. Apr 22, 2011 at 7:52 AM
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    I can see there being some movement but that seams like a lot of movement side to side. Could looks worst though cause 1 spring compressing more then the other would bring the wheel in. Most bushings have a 1/4" flange on them so thats 1/2" per set. I cant see there being more then a 1/4-1/2" of play with all the bushings working together. May consider a harder bushing as well. I know the cheap polybushings most include with suspension setups are pretty soft. I run a harder urathane bushing but its not as hard as delrin.
     
  8. Apr 22, 2011 at 1:56 PM
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  10. Apr 22, 2011 at 3:51 PM
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    Talking to a couple of people you should not have that much movement side to side. With just my leafs and not axle I have about an 1-2 of side to side but the second I add the axle and bolt it all together I have VERY VERY little movement side to side. Like I said before you shouldnt have more then maybe an inch. My friend stated to me that only way you would get enough to pull the axle in articulation would require a high number of suspension travel like rock crawlers.
     
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