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Old 12-15-2010, 12:19 AM
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i just bought a new ram 2500 crew cab diesel two days ago and thought it looked like it was leaning toward the passenger side in the rear. i measured from the bottom of the tail light on each side and the passenger side is 3/4 inch lower than the driver side. the front seems fine.
my wife brought it back to the dealer and they measured and said it was about 1/2 inch but it could be that the box was not evenly fabricated and said to drive it a couple thousand miles, tow etc and then let them measure again. sounded like dealer double talk.
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Welcome to the Z. Personally, I think things I buy new should be correct. That said, I'm really surprised you could spot that small of a lean. I'd suggest measuring from the frame to the ground since that's really your concern.

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My 2500 is doing the same! Been to dealer once w/2500 miles and dealer & rep. Said to drive couple more k miles and maybe it will settle in!! Now I have 5500 on it, goes in Monday! Did they solve yours yet?
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i'm embarassed to say i never followed up on it. shortly after i posted the question, my wife clipped the front corner of that beautiful machine and i lost interest in making it perfect. will be very interested to know what they say and or do with yours. i was kind of worried they might screw it up more by trying to adjust it.
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i agree with RootBeer

you would need to measure from identical spots on the body & then do the same on the frame

chances are either way, the shop will just add a spacer of the right thickness to the low side, between the frame & the body, then tell you that it is fixed

what would bother me more would be if the bed were cocked left or right at 1 side at the cab, or if the bed was closer to the cab on 1 side more than the other
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Maybe the coil not seated properly from factory? I know when I did the lift on my Rubicon, you had to match coil-end to the rubber spacer properly or this might happen. Easy fix either way, as GTyankee suggested, they may add a thin spacer (whatever it's down) to even it up.
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I did mention to the service manager & Chrys.Rep. That all body lines match so it's not a shim issue. Seems like a suspension issue to me. Looking from rear you can see a bigger gap between top of axle to bottom of bumper on driver side as opposed to pass. Side
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22k miles here and I have the same thing. I can tell b/c the water runs off my tonneau cover and drips down the driver side of the tail gate.
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