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Lean on cornering - fix?
#852862 Sun May 20 2012 05:43 PM
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I have a 49 - 1/2 ton that was lowered by removing spring leafs which then made the ride too mushy. I don't plan on carring much wieght and like the stance but hate the lean on cornering. Would sway bars solve the problem or just be more money spent when what I should do is put a leaf back in. I belive there were 2 leafs removed from each corner. THX for your advice. Keep truck'n

Re: Lean on cornering - fix?
ia49 #852865 Sun May 20 2012 05:50 PM
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With 2 leaves removed, its going to lean badly on corners. Sway bars will help, but they are not a cure all. The rear can easily be lowered with original springs and lowering blocks. The only way to do the front and maintain good handling is to use a dropped front axle.

Re: Lean on cornering - fix?
crenwelge #853042 Mon May 21 2012 05:05 PM
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I think we all want to lower our trucks by an inch or two but still have not found the best way. Mono-leaf springs? I think sway bars will help your lean but not cure it.


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Re: Lean on cornering - fix?
Sedgewick #853127 Tue May 22 2012 01:30 AM
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Why do we want to lower our trucks an inch or two?

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Re: Lean on cornering - fix?
Kurt_51carryall #853188 Tue May 22 2012 05:37 AM
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Re: Lean on cornering - fix?
Cletis #853390 Wed May 23 2012 01:49 AM
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Actually it was lowered via spring removal without my input. I'll probably need to put at least one spring back to help cure the this lean issue. Thx for the responses

Re: Lean on cornering - fix?
ia49 #853556 Wed May 23 2012 09:07 PM
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Why do I want to lower my truck an inch or two? Its called a garage door.


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Re: Lean on cornering - fix?
Sedgewick #853620 Thu May 24 2012 01:43 AM
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Raise the door header instead. LOL. Anyway, yes, I see your problem. I had the good fortune to build my own garage, so I made sure both the truck and the tractor would fit through the door.

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Re: Lean on cornering - fix?
Kurt_51carryall #853763 Thu May 24 2012 04:08 PM
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Reminds me of the story about the guy who was cutting two notches above his barn door and his buddy asked why. He replied that his mules ears kept hitting the header so his buddy said "why don't you just shovel some of the dirt away below the barndoor" So the 1st guy said, "Well it's his ears that are too high, not his legs that are too long.


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Re: Lean on cornering - fix?
53moneypit #853769 Thu May 24 2012 04:37 PM
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...could let some air out of the tires smile


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