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Lately I have noticed that on the passenger side of truck, the rear bumper is about an inch lower than the driver side. Tire gap is also off about an inch from side to side.

I can't say exactly when it happened, but I think I first noticed it after a pretty rough run.

I do plan on replacing the suspension, just not this soon. Is this something I should worry about? What could be causing this? I have never carried more than camping gear, so I KNOW that it is not an over-loaded bed.

The truck is only a few months old, but I still hesitate to take it to the dealer (many bad experiences). Also, if the concensus is to take it to the dealer, anyone know a good one in San Diego?

Thanks a bunch!!
 

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are you sure the bumper itself isnt bent? mine has taken a few good shots and sits a little lower on one side. every dealer i've been to down here sucks...i take mine to the dealer in san luis obispo when i'm up there
 

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check the gap between the cab and the bed, is it uneven at all? (ie: less gap at top then bottom or vice versa) if so your frame could be bent

if not, its prob just your bumper needs to be adjusted
 

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If the rear is off by an inch, you may have sacked a spring pack. See if one looks flattened, with the leafs sitting hard on the overload spring. The shackle may be sitting back further, and closer to the frame. #2. Bent rear axle housing. It's usually visible, it coincides with vibration, and breakage.#3. Bent frame. Ouch. See an alignment guy if you don't see any visible problems. I guess it's prudent to check for busted bolts and the like.
 

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The first thing I checked was the bumper, it is even. Even the top off the bed is off.
The bed fits good with the cab, so I doubt if it was the frame (I haven't done anything THAT wicked)

I will have to go check the springs, and get back.
I also got the suggestion that I may have blown out a shock, is that possible?
 

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yes, the stock shocks blow out very easily if you are hard on them. a blown shock will not make your ride sit any different.

a broken leafspring on the otherhand will make it sit funky, check your leafs to see if any of them have any cracks in them
 

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It may be a weak/sprung leaf spring. My bed was leaning to the passenger side also, but it straightened up when I put on the AAL (short ProComp that came with my Cornfed lift). I'm hoping it stays up and level long enough for me to talk my wife into a whole new leaf setup. Mine wasn't abused, but did have a cap sitting on the truck for about 45,000 miles. With more weight being on the drivers side, you would think that one would have been the saggy one, but mine sagged on the passenger side like yours.
 

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Wondering if the add-a-leafs helped to force the curve. If that is the case, most likely it is a weak spring (I hope). I don't actually want to go outside and look right now (raining). But I suppose the dealer should fix whatever problem it is, the damn thing only has 6K miles on it.
 

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Wondering if the add-a-leafs helped to force the curve. If that is the case, most likely it is a weak spring (I hope). I don't actually want to go outside and look right now (raining). But I suppose the dealer should fix whatever problem it is, the damn thing only has 6K miles on it.
The AAL definitely forced them to curve. Before the install my springs just laid almost flat. Now they look arched like springs are supposed to.

I also think that the dealer should correct your problem. I don't know how long mine leaned, but it was like that when I bought it at 51000 miles. If it only had 6K on it I would definitely take it in.
 
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