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Old 02-22-2011, 03:39 PM
michiganboy michiganboy is offline
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Default rear right side wheel almost rubbing

Due to me taking it out to some back country.

Does it have a busted leaf? The otherside has about 3inches of space versus the right side having an inch.

When I got under my tuck I only saw one shock and that was on the good side... should I have 2?

Thanks for the feedback.
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Old 02-22-2011, 03:44 PM
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Default Re: rear right side wheel almost rubbing

yeah you should have 2 shocks and it does sound like your springs or spring mounts could be damaged. can you snap some pics?
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Old 02-22-2011, 03:47 PM
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Default Re: rear right side wheel almost rubbing

yea there should be two shocks on the back.

check ur shackles one could be busted
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Old 02-22-2011, 03:48 PM
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Default Re: rear right side wheel almost rubbing

busted leaf maybe?
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Old 02-22-2011, 05:38 PM
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Default Re: rear right side wheel almost rubbing

there are 2 shocks back there. the one on the right is actually forward of the axle.
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Old 02-22-2011, 06:02 PM
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Default Re: rear right side wheel almost rubbing




I easily could have figured it out and took a more in depth look but its too snowey up here and I'm lazy today. But here's a pic of the wheel I will get some of the underbody tomorrow

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I easily could have figured it out and took a more in depth look but its too snowey up here and I'm lazy today. But here's a pic of the wheel I will get some of the underbody tomorrow
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Old 02-22-2011, 06:07 PM
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well its safe to say youve got something busted there. i hope youre not driving it like that.
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Old 02-22-2011, 06:14 PM
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i say its a shakle mount and u need to get the other shock back there
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Old 02-22-2011, 06:26 PM
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Default Re: rear right side wheel almost rubbing

On my 89 Ranger I busted the looped end off of the front of the leaf spring just driving down the highway. I drove it like that for almost a week because I didn't notice it. It didn't pull either direction or anything. Drove perfectly straight. I only noticed it once I was sitting at a friends house and saw one wheel was almost rubbing the fender like yours.

Looks like your shackle is broken to me.



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Old 02-22-2011, 06:26 PM
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Default Re: rear right side wheel almost rubbing

My truck did the same thing. Here was the problem.

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Old 02-22-2011, 06:28 PM
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my truck did the same thing. Here was the problem.

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Old 02-22-2011, 06:28 PM
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Default Re: rear right side wheel almost rubbing

It looks like a busted shackle mount, they do have rusting problems, and Michigan is known for bad rust. And since you said you only got 1 shock, tit may have busted off after the shackle mount broke. I'd suggest removing the box to help give you room to replace and to also clean and inspect the rear end for rust issues.
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Old 02-22-2011, 06:32 PM
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i say its a shakle mount and u need to get the other shock back there
There ARE two shocks back there.
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Old 02-22-2011, 06:34 PM
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There ARE two shocks back there.
how do you know that? he hasnt posted any pictures of the underside of his truck yet?
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Old 02-22-2011, 06:35 PM
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Default Re: rear right side wheel almost rubbing

Damn. You screwed something up. Can't wait to see the pics.
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