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Old 01-13-2014, 06:40 PM   #1
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Help, my 2013 has developed a big jeep lean

I've had the lift for about 4 months now, started to notice a slight lean about 2 months ago and then just tonight, I noticed it looks like this now.



Lift is the Rock Krawler 2.5" X-Factor and Rancho 9000 shocks. It did not have a lean when it was first installed, this is something that has slowly developed. Its about a .5" difference in height from left to right. I've also noticed the rear passenger corner will bottom out on small bumps too. I have 2" rear bumpstops.

What do you think could be wrong, bad spring or shock? Jeep drives just fine, no pull to either direction.

This is what it looked like right after the lift.


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Old 01-13-2014, 06:46 PM   #2
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shock should not have anything to do with it. I would think coil is sagged.

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Old 01-13-2014, 07:27 PM   #4
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I saw your post on JKO.

Def not the shocks. I've never seen a coil or side just drop like that. Hmmmm ?

RK is good people. Hopefully they have a answer.
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I wonder if RK has any kind of warranty for their springs, hopefully something can get worked out.
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Old 01-13-2014, 10:21 PM   #6
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I wonder if RK has any kind of warranty for their springs, hopefully something can get worked out.
They will ask some questions I'm sure. Do you have control arms ?
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Yea, the x-factor came with all 8 arms.
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I've see people install arms all out of whack which bow the coils. Not saying that's the case here. Just throwing it out there. Seems to be a lot of shady shops these days who don't know their ass front their elbow
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I'm not a pro here, but that's pretty dramatic.
Do the coils look out of whack from each other? Is the right one bowed? Are the arms all equal length side to side, etc?

I would start with a notepad and a flashlight and start measuring and taking notes.

Since I'm not a guru, I always start by trying to find out which thing is different from the rest, lol.
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Step one is to call Rock Krawler. Then seek help form the interwebs.
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Yes, shady shops do exist but that may indeed be a spring settling too much. If the lean did not exist right after the lift, that is probably the issue.
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I had a similar problem with my 2" Mopar lift. After a few months I noticed that the front passenger side sagged and was about 1/2-3/4 lower than the driver's side. I took it to the dealer, who installed my lift. They had to call Jeep (or Mopar?), who said that it was actually a problem with a defective rear spring causing one side to push one rear corner up more than the other. I'm not sure if it was a coil pushing too hard or one not pushing up enough, but they replaced both rear coils (took some time for parts), which fixed the problem. After the fix, the service manager put it on the alignment rack so I can measure for myself. Dead level!

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Have you been under it yet? How do the springs look in comparison to each pair?

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Isn't that the side of the gas tank? Is the problem better or worse on empty vs. full?
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Do you know if the control arm bolts were torqued while the Jeep was on the jack/lift or with all the weight on the tires? I too am no pro, but I remember posts from a while back where a similar issue was caused because the bolts were not torqued down with all of the vehicle weight on the tires alone.
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Have you been under it yet? How do the springs look in comparison to each pair?

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The springs look fine to me, they are not bowing or anything.

Whether the gas tank is full or not doesnt effect it.

I had a shop install the lift, they are a reputable shop in Phoenix so I'm sure they installed it correctly.
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The springs look fine to me, they are not bowing or anything. Whether the gas tank is full or not doesnt effect it. I had a shop install the lift, they are a reputable shop in Phoenix so I'm sure they installed it correctly.
Ha.... I've seen this before.
Like the reputable shop that installed this guys CA's on backwards rofl
Or recently 2nd alignment (diff shop) over 30* total toe

Good point mentioned, what if they torqued the bolts with the suspension flexed ? that could bind up the bushings and cause issues.
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The springs look fine to me, they are not bowing or anything.

Whether the gas tank is full or not doesnt effect it.

I had a shop install the lift, they are a reputable shop in Phoenix so I'm sure they installed it correctly.
Take it back to the reputable shop in Phoenix and have them look at it.
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Crazy thought but check your rear track bar. If the double-adjustable nuts, or just one nut, came loos then a track bar end may have walked itself further out. This could explain why your rear appears to be shifted to the right. A rear shifted to the right can also get pulled down by the track bar on the right side as well. (right = passenger side in this case). I'm sure it could do something with the control arms too. I dunno.

I'm completely just thinking outside my head right now.
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Ha.... I've seen this before.
Like the reputable shop that installed this guys CA's on backwards rofl
Or recently 2nd alignment (diff shop) over 30* total toe

Good point mentioned, what if they torqued the bolts with the suspension flexed ? that could bind up the bushings and cause issues.
Wouldn't an install issue be apparent right away and not several months later though?
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Wouldn't an install issue be apparent right away and not several months later though?
If the joints haven't had that much load or flex, the issue may have hid itself until they did. A significant change in temperature may come into play there as well (total guess, tryng to think out of the box as well). You could (or ask the shop) to loosen up and re-torque the bolts, nothing to loose but time. My guess is that RK may ask you to do that anyway.

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