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Old 04-01-2010, 10:32 PM
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my 02 did it some b4 we lowered it and we lowered ti exactly the same on each side and now were i took towing package and extra suspension stuff off my 02 does it too, when i bag it itll fix mine tho lol
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I am somewhat relieved that other owners have noticed this. I have spent 3 days trying to convince myself it is just my imagination, lol. The problem is that the measuring tape doesn't lie. My 2010 Laramie sits 5/8" lower on the drivers side rear than the passengers side rear. I am measuring from concrete to bottom of fender. This could only be exaggerated when I am sitting in the truck (200 more pounds)

I found a youtube video () on how to install a spacer lift. Based on this, I think it would be possible to either install a second stock coil spring isolator on top of the existing one to get some lift on that side. It seems like they could just "stack". That should provide about 3/8" lift I would think. Obviously, the other option would be installing the new isolator from a 1" rear lift kit (much more expensive and I have a feeling that it would be too much).

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My 2010 Ram has a bit of this "lean" also. It is annoying but very common.

Almost all GM trucks have this. Its called the "Chevy Lean", lol. Google that and you will see lots of posts about it. I had it on my GMC and did lots of research to try and resolve it... what a waste of time.

Some people try to explain it as a deliberate lean, so that you as the driver sit perfectly balanced while driving: The argument being that the driver side is closest to the middle of the road, where the pavement "crowns" a bit higher for drainage. By having the driver side a few inches lower it compensates for this crown in the road. Personally I call that BS, but that is what you will find if you look into the "Chevy Lean" as much as I have.
That actually makes some sense, not a lot of sense, but a bit
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my '09 QC does the same thing....about a 1/2 inch lower on the drivers side....put some AirLift 1000 helper bags in last weekend, but it didn't change anything.
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I would be very upset if my truck had this problem and the dealer refused to make it right. I am shocked to hear so many people have this and no fix???
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My Camaro Z28 did this also. Take the coil spring off the truck on the lower side. Slide a piece of heater hose over the bottom and the top coil if you need to (lubed of course, and the hose inner diameter should match the diameter of the coil steel). This will raise the truck up a bit on that side. Top or/and bottom, whatever it takes.
My brand new 2011 Quad cab does this too. It is about 1/4" lower on the drivers side. I'll be fixing that though using this method.
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I am somewhat relieved that other owners have noticed this. I have spent 3 days trying to convince myself it is just my imagination, lol. The problem is that the measuring tape doesn't lie. My 2010 Laramie sits 5/8" lower on the drivers side rear than the passengers side rear. I am measuring from concrete to bottom of fender. This could only be exaggerated when I am sitting in the truck (200 more pounds)

I found a youtube video () on how to install a spacer lift. Based on this, I think it would be possible to either install a second stock coil spring isolator on top of the existing one to get some lift on that side. It seems like they could just "stack". That should provide about 3/8" lift I would think. Obviously, the other option would be installing the new isolator from a 1" rear lift kit (much more expensive and I have a feeling that it would be too much).

Any opinions?
I posted a RRT in the recall TSB section it's on page 3 it deals with this exact problem check it out if it leans dodge will fix it with a new spring
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Has anyone taken their lifted or Leveled truck in for this issue? I have the bilstein adjustable shocks installed. I figure they will blame it on that.
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