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Old 01-19-2010, 12:18 AM   #1
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I just bought another TJ (ive owned about 10 of them!) It had previously been damaged by it driving into a ditch on the passenger side front. I took it to a body shop to have the slight frame damaged pulled out(shock mount pushed against oil filter and radiator moved a bit. After going to pick it up I noticed it sat a little lower on the right rear. The body man said he thought the right rear spring was bad. I just replaced the rear springs with almost new Rubicon coils. It still sits about an "1 1/2 Lower on the passenger side. Are the springs different left to right? They appeared to be the same length. And the old ones were similar as well. It doesnt appear to have any damage to the rear(frame or otherwise that I can see) at all. Could the axle tube be bent? And if so can they be straightened by pulling them back into place? If its bent it isnt visible to the naked eye. Hate to replace the rear axle if thats not it. Rear end is quiet so I dont think the gear alignment is off. Appreciate some ideas..Thanks Ricky

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Old 01-19-2010, 12:28 AM   #2
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Sounds like the frame is sprung.

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Old 01-19-2010, 01:08 AM   #3
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First off, how much is the right rear corner off from the left?

I'd have them put it up on a frame machine and see if it's off by the factory specs. There are a lot of times when there's just enough damage for things to be off without it being visible to the naked eye. Also, check the gaps all the way around the rig. Everywhere that a moveable panel or bolted/screwed on part meets and should be in a straight line. If anything doesn't quite line up, then you might have a frame issue.

If you don't get anything there, then start looking at the rear axle. Everywhere there's a connection to the vehicle should be suspect. Control arm brackets, spring perch, trackbar and shock mounts, etc., etc.

If you don't find anything there, the last place I can think of to check would be tub mounts.

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Old 01-19-2010, 07:57 AM   #4
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Thanks for advice, Ill look into it.
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