Bad Rake after new spring install
Hey guys/gals, I recently replaced all four of the rear leaf hangers/shackes because all four were about completely rusted off the frame. The truck sat almost dead level before I began this project. I ended up buying new rear leafs for the truck because of some issues with the stock springs which only have 2 main leafs and one overload leaf in them. The new leafs which i bought from jcwhitney have 3 main leafs and 1 overload leaf. I didn't think that these would be much taller if any than the original leafs, but boy was I wrong. The truck runs downhill very badly now. I bet the rear is nearly 3 to 4 inches higher than the front. So my question is, do i remove the stock block from under the new springs and add some washers to the front, or is there a taper on the stock block that the rear axle needs for correct driveshaft alignment?
1997 Ranger Extended Cab 4x4
5 speed manual