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Uneven Ride Height

Hello, shortly after I purchased my truck in Aug 2017 (12 miles on the odometer) I took ride height measurements in order to setup my weight distribution hitch. I noticed that the passenger side fort was 5/8" lower than the driver side ride height. Now, I measured it after noticing that the right front seems to be sagging more and see that itis now 1 1/8" lower than the drivers side. Whats going on here? Rear ride height is within a 1/4" of each other. Stock suspension.
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I'm assuming you were measuring from the hub? This makes me want to measure my '18. I've had this feeling walking up to the truck that it's leaning front passenger side as well. 7k miles on my truck and my big sits on the other side.

What option package do you have? I have snow plow springs, but there are 652 different springs from what I understand. I'd also recommend contacting the dealer to see if that's a warranty claim. That's a big difference side to side on a low miles truck.
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I'm assuming you were measuring from the hub? This makes me want to measure my '18. I've had this feeling walking up to the truck that it's leaning front passenger side as well. 7k miles on my truck and my big sits on the other side.

What option package do you have? I have snow plow springs, but there are 652 different springs from what I understand. I'd also recommend contacting the dealer to see if that's a warranty claim. That's a big difference side to side on a low miles truck.
I measured from the bottom of the tire to the top of the wheel well. Tire pressures are within 1psi of each other. No suspension options, stock tradesman. I missed this on the warranty claim, currently at 38K miles. I didn't know if others were having a similar issue, maybe a spring issue from the factory???
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Driver side: 40 7/8"
Passenger side: 39 3/4"

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Caster adjustment out of whack? They shouldn't be more than one notch different in adjustment. You might get more responses outside of the C&C section for a 2500.

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Caster adjustment out of whack? They shouldn't be more than one notch different in adjustment. You might get more responses outside of the C&C section for a 2500.
Thanks Lins! Bingo! Apparently when the local Ram dealership performed the alignment last month they left the caster adjustment bolt loose resulting in it rotating and causing the difference in ride height. I took it back in today and they realigned it (free) and everything looks good. After 30+ years of driving, thats a new one on me. Thanks again

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Glad it was an easy fix

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