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Old May 17th, 2009, 12:03 AM
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Does this look normal? Front Springs

I was just looking under my truck for something and I noticed the bottoms of my front springs don't sit flat.
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Old May 17th, 2009, 12:12 AM
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abnormal.

Have you been off-road recently?
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Old May 17th, 2009, 12:21 AM
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Nope I did have new shocks put on about a year ago. Easy fix?
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Old May 17th, 2009, 12:24 AM
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Nope I did have new shocks put on about a year ago. Easy fix?
Springs are 'popped' out of there seats. You should be able to move them back relatively easily by unloading them (put the truck on a lift, or use a high lift to jack it up), then using a crow bar to finagle them back into the seats. The shocks are too short to allow them to unseat normally, so there should be still some tension on them at full droop, but not alot.
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Old May 17th, 2009, 12:46 AM
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Doesn't sound too bad. Annoying though. Great I wanted to buy a crow bar anyway
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Old May 17th, 2009, 01:05 AM
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I really don't understand how this happened or how long it has been like that.
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installer error or your shocks are too long and the spring was able to unseat whilst driving.
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I am pretty sure they are the right bilsteins. I will assume it is installer error. If they unseat again then I guess they could be the wrong size. I will check what is written on them
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If you have articulated for some reason then the springs can fail to reseat properly. I don't see it as a big issue worthy of any fuss at all. Just pop them back into the correct position.
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