Rear axle shifted back. check out the. i also measured from the leaf spring to the tire and the measurement is not the same from left to … Hey so I did the eibach lift and upon doing my rear measurement I’m noticing the lean and that the axle is shifted to the passenger side. Really, the only word that comes to mind is WOW. People like him make me believe that birth control needs to be put in the public water supply, Provide us some pictures and maybe we can see something...how about some measurements from fixed points that members can verify (I suggest eliminating the wheels from the equation - measure fixed suspension components)'. In an effort to preserve the history of the Early Fox Era, FEP covers the following vehicles: 79-86 Mustang and Capri, 84-86 Mustang SVO, 78-83 Fairmont & Zephyr, 83-86 LTD & Marquis, 80-88 Thunderbird & Cougar, 82-87 Continental, 84-92 Mark VII, 81-82 Granada. Raptor is one month old with 2,000 miles. After reading your replies I measured my rear end to the bed and it was only out of center by 3/32" so I would call that almost perfect based on everyone else's experience. URGENT: Rear axle shifted?! Until the late 20th century, rear-wheel drive was the most common configuration for cars. OT The rear end on my 1965 Ford Custom is shifted to one side... OT The rear end on my 1965 Ford Custom is shifted to one side... FalconStng. The front wheels are aligned to vehicle specifications but the vehicle pulls to one side. On a vehicle with an independent front suspension and a rear live-axle, the shifted rails will cause the front suspension to have an increased setback and thrust angle. I've measured the difference cut the perches and shifted them 1/2 the measured distance towards the driver side. lol. Could have been gently T-boned in the tire in a past life. The measurements and shifting are changing! Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts! Stopped the truck and noticed my rear axle is now crooked, slightly but more than enough. It would be much less sketchy than putting you wheel out farther than the other side, Better break out the tape measure and measure the axle itself. http://www.ranger forums .com/drivetr...-center-56654/. It seems from research that this is not unheard of. My truck hasn't even been off-road yet. From the pics it looks like the rear end is shifted to the pass. ... 1991 Ranger - 38" TSL's, 3 link, One tons, 5.38s on King air shocks....under construction. Measure the axle itself and not the wheel and tire. Measure distance from frame to the diff. Then you would need 4 wheel alignment capability. On a vehicle with an independent front suspension and a rear live-axle, the shifted rails will cause the front suspension to have an increased setback and thrust angle. If you don't believe cars...ANY cars (Ford, Chevy, Honda, whatever) are better put together today then in 1982 you are either totally blind or totally blind. Check gaps in the bed and how in line the bed is with the cab. Better yet just move your bed off center if it bugs you that much. Gets noticable when putting large rims on the car and especially with solid bushings. Most rear-wheel drive vehicles feature a longitudinally-mounted engine at … Noticeable when looking down the sides of the truck. This occurs when one side rail shifts in relationship to the other side rail. I will get pictures from the rear of the truck tomorrow, but in these you can clearly see the difference: You need to take measurements from the frame to the drums and see if they are the same. ^I will report back once measurements are taken. Causes: Directional tire pull (shifted belt in tire), a possible bent rear axle and/or rear axle misalignment. Thanks for the help! My issue was that I checked the overall alignment and found that the front and rear both had 1.5mm of toe-in which seems good, but the problem was the rear end is pointed towards the passenger side by 1.5mm. Rear toe is the angle of the tires on the rear axle, and this is used to adjust the rear grip of your truck. Will it throw off the driveshaft and cause more problems. I get the axle jacked back up and to my horror the axle shifted and therefore will not line back up with the leaf spring pin. The rear axle positioning on these trucks already places it slightly back in the wheel well. This allows the rear axle to shift fore or aft a little on the leaf spring with acceleration and deceleration. It is driving me insane but I don't see a way to fix it because of how the axle bolts up to the leaf spring. Measure from one side of the frame at the front and rear using the half measurements and place a mark on the floor at each end of the car at centerline. 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