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Hello, I'm a newbie. I have a 2003 GMC Sonoma ZQ8. My question is: my truck sits lower on the driver's side than the passenger's side. Does anyone know why? Fuel level doesn't seem to matter either. Thanks.
 

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all s-10s come from the factory 1/2 to 1 inch lower on the drivers side. i believe its due to sterring components, gas tank, and other crap. anyway, its no big deal. if it bothers you enough or if you drop it, belltech makes a coil spacer to fix the lean or you can cut approx 1/4 of a coil off to fix it. so basically, welcome to the world of s10s. you will like it on this forum.
 

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jhorton said:
all s-10s come from the factory 1/2 to 1 inch lower on the drivers side. i believe its due to sterring components, gas tank, and other crap. anyway, its no big deal. if it bothers you enough or if you drop it, belltech makes a coil spacer to fix the lean or you can cut approx 1/4 of a coil off to fix it. so basically, welcome to the world of s10s. you will like it on this forum.
How can you make such a blanket statement like that?? I have yet to see even 1 stock s-10 with the so-called chevy lean. Perhaps the lean is caused by in-attention to reassembly when lowering?? That would put the blame on the person lowering the truck and not chevrolet...
 

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How can you make such a blanket statement like that?? I have yet to see even 1 stock s-10 with the so-called chevy lean. Perhaps the lean is caused by in-attention to reassembly when lowering?? That would put the blame on the person lowering the truck and not chevrolet...
ok you really are new here (not insulting you)
The chevy lean is cause because of a factory defect found in most S10s. It is not due to lack of attention during installation of a drop kit or anything like that. The reason you don't see any stock s10s with the chevy lean is cause of how high the stock suspension sits. Take a measurement on both sides of a stock S10 and see for yourself. The reason it's easier to spot on a dropped truck is cause now you have a closer reference point from the fender to the tire to see the big gap whereas before the gap was very big on both sides.
Trust me he didn't pull that statement out of his azz, we've all experienced the chevy lean.
 

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ok you really are new here (not insulting you)
The chevy lean is cause because of a factory defect found in most S10s. It is not due to lack of attention during installation of a drop kit or anything like that. The reason you don't see any stock s10s with the chevy lean is cause of how high the stock suspension sits. Take a measurement on both sides of a stock S10 and see for yourself. The reason it's easier to spot on a dropped truck is cause now you have a closer reference point from the fender to the tire to see the big gap whereas before the gap was very big on both sides.
Trust me he didn't pull that statement out of his azz, we've all experienced the chevy lean.

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I have yet to see even 1 stock s-10 with the so-called chevy lean. Perhaps the lean is caused by in-attention to reassembly when lowering??
inattention to reassembly when lowering on a stock s10? thats wierd, if its stock wouldnt it imply that its not lowered(unless its a zq8 or xtreme)
 

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anotherblacks10 said:
ok you really are new here (not insulting you)
The chevy lean is cause because of a factory defect found in most S10s. It is not due to lack of attention during installation of a drop kit or anything like that. The reason you don't see any stock s10s with the chevy lean is cause of how high the stock suspension sits. Take a measurement on both sides of a stock S10 and see for yourself. The reason it's easier to spot on a dropped truck is cause now you have a closer reference point from the fender to the tire to see the big gap whereas before the gap was very big on both sides.
Trust me he didn't pull that statement out of his azz, we've all experienced the chevy lean.
:stupid: Just as south said. Also here are just some of the links on this forum alone covering the chevy lean that most s-10 owners experience.

http://www.s10forum.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=76684&highlight=chevy+lean

http://www.s10forum.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=76019&highlight=chevy+lean

http://www.s10forum.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=72992&highlight=chevy+lean

http://www.s10forum.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=61088&highlight=chevy+lean

http://www.s10forum.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=60502&highlight=chevy+lean

http://www.s10forum.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=58699&highlight=chevy+lean

http://www.s10forum.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=57024&highlight=chevy+lean

And a quote from the FAQ sticky at the top of this forum.

Q: I just lowered my truck in the front with coil springs and it sits a little lower on the driver’s side than the passenger side, why?

A: A little known fact to newbie dime owner’s is that the driver’s side of some trucks are built to lean about ½ – 1” lower. To correct this issue, BellTech makes a spring spacer that you stick up between the coil and the upper spring mount. Any BellTech distributor should sell them. The part number at Summit is BEL-4930.
 

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but like some have said, would you really wanna lift up one side, if you are buying lowering coils seems stupid
 

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rhotopursuit thought i didn't know what i was talking about and got TOLDDDDDDDDDDD. next time please be a little nicer if you don't know what the hell you are talking about.:moon:
 

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thanks miniburples10

Thanks for the pics on the spring install dude. I think thats how I'l fix my lean. Belltech 2" springs and their spacer. If I have too much rake, I'll just install 1" blocks. Can I get pinion angle correcting blocks that small?
 

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My truck is stock as possible and it leans : \.

What all goes into putting that 12 dollar spring spacer in? Jack the truck up and it just goes in or what? I'm not very familiar with my suspension, it's too hard to get under there :)

Brad
 
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