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Old 04-26-2013, 01:59 PM   #1
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Jeep does not sit level

Hey, just bought a 2000 Sahara that has no mods done to it. Looking at it from behind the drivers side of the vehicle sits lower than the passenger side. It has 112k miles. Do you think this is caused by the coil springs or will new shocks possibly fix? Thanks! (I have put new 31" tires on all around)

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The PO was a very fat person! Simple. Like with most vehicles, the side with the most action will be worn more than the other.

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Springs are what support the Jeep & set the ride height, shocks only dampen the spring's up & down movement so the Jeep doesn't bounce around. You can either install a short, 3/4" to 1" polyurethane spring spacer on top of the saggy spring, or install a new spring.
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Well the previous owner was actually a normal sized woman. I have had people tell me that those springs are so stiff there is no way they would sag like that. But since I'm broke from the new tires and new tops and roll bar covers I just put on what is the best option for new springs? Do a lot of guys sell the originals off their jeeps when they do lift kits? Junk yards? Etc?
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Well the previous owner was actually a normal sized woman. I have had people tell me that those springs are so stiff there is no way they would sag like that. But since I'm broke from the new tires and new tops and roll bar covers I just put on what is the best option for new springs? Do a lot of guys sell the originals off their jeeps when they do lift kits? Junk yards? Etc?
I just installed a lift and have stock springs sitting in my garage. Been trying to decide what to do with them. Ill send them to you for free if you pay shipping if ya want
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Springs usually have nothing to do with causing a stiff or soft ride, shock absorbers have that role.
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Well the previous owner was actually a normal sized woman. I have had people tell me that those springs are so stiff there is no way they would sag like that. But since I'm broke from the new tires and new tops and roll bar covers I just put on what is the best option for new springs? Do a lot of guys sell the originals off their jeeps when they do lift kits? Junk yards? Etc?
Go to the junk yard and pick up some big block zj springs and swap both of them out 20$ tops
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I just installed a lift and have stock springs sitting in my garage. Been trying to decide what to do with them. Ill send them to you for free if you pay shipping if ya want
Where are you located?
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Alabama, you? And paypal would be easiest and most comfortable for me if you got one
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My 97 sags to the passenger side. I have actually seen a few jeeps around town that sag similarly to mine.
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My 97 sags to the passenger side. I have actually seen a few jeeps around town that sag similarly to mine.
U should also consider the zj swap will give u a little bit of lift too
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I had this same problem. Passenger side was 1 inch lower. Check where your sway bar links connect to the sway bar. The joint was actually broke on mine. Replaced sway bar links and it was all good and level
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U should also consider the zj swap will give u a little bit of lift too
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I had this same problem. Passenger side was 1 inch lower. Check where your sway bar links connect to the sway bar. The joint was actually broke on mine. Replaced sway bar links and it was all good and level
Just replaced both swaybar links 2 weeks ago bc the passenger side ball popped out of the cup and was banging like crazy over bumps or during turns. Found out when diagnosing banging sound i was missing my drivers UCA so i installed one. With the new links and UCA my rig handles much better but still leans.
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I had this same problem. Passenger side was 1 inch lower. Check where your sway bar links connect to the sway bar. The joint was actually broke on mine. Replaced sway bar links and it was all good and level
Look into how the antiswaybars work & you'll quickly discover that a broken link will not affect ride height or cause it to sit crooked. Breaking either link completely/totally/100% disables the antiswaybar & it would be incapable of pulling on or affecting anything. In fact, on level ground, the antiswaybar is doing literally nothing.
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I had this same problem. Passenger side was 1 inch lower. Check where your sway bar links connect to the sway bar. The joint was actually broke on mine. Replaced sway bar links and it was all good and level
x2. my endlink broke and somehow it would catch in my spring and if i knocked the endlink out my jeep would pop up a couple inches. lol

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