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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:59 am    Post subject: Driver side front sits lower than passenger Reply with quote

Any ideas why my drivers side front end sits lower than the other side? My frame is straight, meaning I can measure the beam on both ends and it's the same height...
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:26 am    Post subject: Re: Driver side front sits lower than passenger Reply with quote

You may need to adjust your rear spring plate angle.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:41 am    Post subject: Re: Driver side front sits lower than passenger Reply with quote

Its not the rear, that sits perfectly level...My beam up front is level to the ground but the front end of the body sits a little lower on the drivers side.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:03 am    Post subject: Re: Driver side front sits lower than passenger Reply with quote

No expert on body mounting, but there are rubber mounts that sit above the beam that split and fall out. They are only about a 1/2" thick though.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:04 am    Post subject: Re: Driver side front sits lower than passenger Reply with quote

Ok thanks, might be what it is..I wasn't around when my buddy reinstalled my beam.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Driver side front sits lower than passenger Reply with quote

If the beam is level, is the body not in line with it? Could it just be the fender installed off a bit, or the bumper drooping from installation/standing on it?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:09 am    Post subject: Re: Driver side front sits lower than passenger Reply with quote

UPDATE and FIX:
It ended up being my bumper...It was bent down on the drivers side, so a carefully placed jack under the lower side and some patience put it back into place!
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