My YJ was lifted about an inch in the rear when I first got it. Looked hideous. 8got the shackles to put on the rear of the rear leaf springs to lower it a bit but noticed that lowering it seems to have twisted my front axle forward. To Illustrate, imagine the differential turned forward to the point it would be difficult to add oil to it. Its It's enough to affect the steering. The steering became touchy in turns. What can be done to correct this?
Think it's twisted beside the leaf springs are flat. The springs relax and everything attached to them has no code but to roll forward, at least in my mind. Needs new springs anyway. What would be there biggest lift springs I could use without modifying anything else?
...stock springs are flat. I would definitely check for shims. The pinion does look a little on the high side for stock. Also make sure the shackles are correct up front. I have insulators like that on my springs...but they ain't stock!
I know the tire pressure is a bit low. I checked for shims and found none. The springs are definitely flat and I am thinking that's the whole problem. Am looking for a now set now but don't want to mod anything else if I were to put on a set that lifted a bit over factory. However simply replacing with oem springs should get me a bit higher than I am now. What spring weight capacity do I need? They are available from 680 up to1080 lbs that I have seen.
actually judging by your pic they aren't 100 percent flat. but to answer your question the tilt comes from the mount or shim, not the spring or flatness there of. get me a pic of it from the front dead on and let me have a look at it.
The shackles looking bent as Ibuildem said brings another question to mind. What do the bushings look like? There are bushing in the spring eyes and in the frame where the shackle connects. They very well could have been eaten away by that awesome shackle lift attempt/fail.