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Old 10-08-2010, 09:44 AM   #1
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My 99 Sport has a slight lean to the passenger side by roughly a 1/2". When looking at it head on it is def noticble, could this have to do with the spring tension? Any help would be nice. I took a measurement from the tire to the fender on both sides and its defintely off by every bit of a 1/2" or better. Would new shocks and springs help this or is thier by chance an adjustment that could be made. Thanks in advance for your input!

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Old 10-08-2010, 09:53 AM   #2
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Basically your spring, more than likely the right rear is sagging. That is the corner that seems to "squat" the most when you are on the throttle. Mine is the same way and has been getting worse over the past two years, I've ordered new springs as that is the only way to get rid of it. Unfortunately it's just another "Jeep Thing".

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Old 10-08-2010, 10:05 AM   #3
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Thanks Jeepjones!
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Old 10-08-2010, 10:57 AM   #4
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Perhaps the plastic fender flare is not perfect also. You may want to measure from the ground to the body panel each side or front bumper to make sure it is really sagging as much as you may think. Just a thought to double check.
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Old 10-08-2010, 11:26 AM   #5
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10-4 will do. The individual I purchased it from had indicated that it was hit on the front drivers side wheel and that a majority of the suspension was replaced, I am hoping that it's just a spring, the frame looks good, and I'm positive it's not bent.
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Old 10-08-2010, 11:28 AM   #6
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At this point, I would swap the two rear springs if you don't want to spend the $$$ for new springs. Engine torque tends to transfer back to the right-rear spring which causes this.
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Old 10-08-2010, 01:31 PM   #7
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Thanks for the help guys! I'm planning on swapping out everything when I install my BDS lift.
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Old 10-08-2010, 05:20 PM   #8
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10-4 will do. The individual I purchased it from had indicated that it was hit on the front drivers side wheel and that a majority of the suspension was replaced, I am hoping that it's just a spring, the frame looks good, and I'm positive it's not bent.
Just out of curiosity how do you positively know its not bent?
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Old 10-08-2010, 05:35 PM   #9
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Hey I met a guy who had a really nice jeep rig one day and he had alot of money in it and was showing me around all the stuff he put on or fabricated himself. I noticed he had these billet aluminum coil spacers/bumpstops and they looked adjustable, I asked what they were and he told me that every jeep has a slight lean to them and and so he adjusts those things to make the jeep level! He's not the first one I've heard say this. My jeep only has about 38k on it and I bought it with only 10k on it, and it's always had a slight lean to the right, so you might want to check on those cause I will be myself!
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Old 10-08-2010, 06:04 PM   #10
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I have a 3/4" spring spacer mounted on my right rear spring and it is still sagging about 3/4".
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Old 10-08-2010, 06:39 PM   #11
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Solman,

Lol, ok you got me, I'm at least 99% sure but not a full 100% I used to work in the auto body field and have done allot of frame work, I don't see any visual evidence of the frame being tweaked, but I guess if I can't solve the lean w/ new springs, shocks etc, I'll throw it on a rack and check it, the jeep drives great so if it is tweaked then it's not bad, and if so...well it's a jeep, as long as I can keep her 4wd I'm happy!
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I'd definitely be interested in checking that out, let me know if you have any further info / links to it. Thanks!
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I wasnt being a smart ass I was hoping maybe you knew of some points to measure from to be sure. I might take mine to get it checked on a frame machine because I have swapped my springs and there was no change and without the spacer I have over 1" of sag in the RR corner
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Your best and safest bet is to get it on a rack and measure it, that's really the only true way that I know how to do it. Does yours lean down on the passenger side as well?
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Does it drive funny? I.e doggy walk or pull to one side really bad? I'm sure it could boil down to several things, I haven't dug to deep into mine just yet but I will def keep you posted on what I find and hopefully you can benefit from it, please let me know if you run across a solution. Thx!
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Solman,

Mine is sagging in the front right not so much the rear, sorry just re-read your post. Did you swap the left to the right or install new?
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Mine is sagging in the front right not so much the rear, sorry just re-read your post. Did you swap the left to the right or install new?
I put new springs in when I lifted it. I drove for a week or 2 then swapped the rear springs from left to right but I had no change. Im thinking it may have been wrecked before I got it because before it was lifted my rear axel was off center (shifted about 1 1/2" to the left) and when I lifted it 3" the axle went to center, and from everything that I've read I should have needed a rear trac bar bracket to center the axel but I didnt.
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Sorry, I don't know enough about lifts to advise, I'd take it to a shop and see if they can't pull some dimensions on it to see if the frame may be tweaked. Sorry I can't be of much help!
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Hey I found the adjusters for our suspension quadratech sells both front and rear adjustable coil over spacers! http://www.quadratec.com/products/16156_000.htm
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Good thing is there made by JKS, you can also easy adjust for added weight being either adding a winch or bigger spare tire! This is what that guy I met had on his! I'll definately be getting these.
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Thanks for the link! Those are pretty slick, I think I will be getting me a pair
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Old 10-09-2010, 11:03 AM   #22
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No problem bro!! I knew when I found them that those were the same ones I seen on that guys jeep I met! He said they work great and there easy to adjust when u get them on, just walk around make a few clicks and there ya go back level again!!

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