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Old 02-13-2011, 05:48 PM   #1
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Is my Jeep slanted left?

On Friday I noticed that my Jeep kind of looked slanted left from behind.

My Dad agreed, but we thought it could have been the uneven driveway it was sitting on.

I need some opinions because I don't want to seem like a total clown taking it to a dealer to be looked at if nothings wrong with it.

Here is a pic from when I first bought it almost 3 months ago:

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Here are some pics from today. Am I crazy or is my jeep slanted left? What would cause it to do this b/c I haven't done any real roading since I've bought it. Sorry for the crappy cell phone quality

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Old 02-13-2011, 05:54 PM   #2
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First time I ever heard that asked about a jeep! Park on level slab and measure to the frame or bumper mounts on both sides front and rear. In the pic it shur looks (slanted left).

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Old 02-13-2011, 05:54 PM   #3
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the only time it looks slanted is in the third pic. have you taken out the tape measure yet?
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Old 02-13-2011, 06:00 PM   #4
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get your level out & do some compares on bumpers front & rear, hood, roof, on level ground.
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Old 02-13-2011, 06:01 PM   #5
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It's a question as overasked as "My top leaks"--

I've seen it for over 3 years and it's because of the jeep construction-time of the month/different size coil springs (L/R)/ full/empty gas tank/ light duty driver/ misplaced cargo load/ uneven ground-on & on & on-

lotsa variables--

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Old 02-13-2011, 06:03 PM   #6
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It could also be that the torque on you drive shaft wasn't released... my friends jeep has a 6 inch lift on it so its more noticeable but thats why his does it....
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Old 02-13-2011, 06:34 PM   #7
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Put a level on the ground and then put it on the Jeep. See if it reads the same.
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Old 02-13-2011, 07:14 PM   #8
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Put a level on the ground and then put it on the Jeep. See if it reads the same.
yup. thats what i would do.
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Old 02-13-2011, 07:17 PM   #9
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if it is slanted left, is it something i should take it to the dealer for?

better yet, if it was your jeep would you take it in?
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Old 02-13-2011, 07:22 PM   #10
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Am I crazy or is my jeep slanted left?
yup, I'd say your Jeep is definitely a democrat. lol
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Old 02-13-2011, 07:32 PM   #11
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if it is slanted left, is it something i should take it to the dealer for?
I'd break out the tape measure as suggested first to see IF there is even an issue.

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Old 02-13-2011, 07:36 PM   #12
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No....The Jeep is not slanted at all. Looks perfectly level to me. However......the problem you are perceiving is actually there. It's your liscense plate. THAT is slanted, though I'm not sure why. Maybe it's the bracket, maybe just the plate. Fix that, and you'll be a happy man.

PS....I feel your pain. That sort of thing bothers the hell out of me, too.
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Old 02-13-2011, 09:41 PM   #13
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well the thing about the tape measure is, if its not level ground that your car is sitting on all your tape measure is going to tell you is that your car is slanted which ever way the ground is the lowest.

so i went and took a level (a crappy one using an android app on my phone since i don't have one with me right now) and placed it on the ground and then my back bumper and the reading came out exactly the same.

i did the exact same thing with the front of the car and the front bumper and it came out the same. even if the level is not 100% accurate it should still show consistency between the ground and the bumpers, which it does.

maybe i'm crazy, but i just want to make sure there's no problem
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Old 02-13-2011, 10:00 PM   #14
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Hey BlackMountain, is there any chance that maybe the driver weighs like 300+ pounds and has put some extra weight on that side of the vehicle for an extended period of time? Not trying to be funny, just the first thought that popped in my head because sometimes you see a car driving down the road with the driver side dragging cause of the xtra large person behind the wheel.
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Get a real level and check, the one on your phone is a start but get a real one and go from there.
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First time I ever heard that asked about a jeep! Park on level slab and measure to the frame or bumper mounts on both sides front and rear. In the pic it shur looks (slanted left).
That what I told him i the first reply. PARK ON LEVEL SLAB. Then tape measurement will be closer then the eye can see.
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Hey BlackMountain, is there any chance that maybe the driver weighs like 300+ pounds and has put some extra weight on that side of the vehicle for an extended period of time? Not trying to be funny, just the first thought that popped in my head because sometimes you see a car driving down the road with the driver side dragging cause of the xtra large person behind the wheel.
Haha no, I weigh 190 lbs and am the only one who drives it. No one was sitting in the car when I took the pics
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Old 02-14-2011, 08:15 AM   #18
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That what I told him i the first reply. PARK ON LEVEL SLAB. Then tape measurement will be closer then the eye can see.
I'm not even sure where i can find a 100% level slab. The lot I'm parked in looks level, but according to my level its not
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Two things:
1) I don't see a left slant, but I do see one to the right/passenger side
2) I have a dodge ram 2500 that I managed to twist the suspension on so that it did lean to the right... noticably. That was when I decided it was time to start spinning the other direction when doing doughnuts...
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Old 02-14-2011, 08:42 AM   #20
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Does this Jeep make my butt look big?
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Two things:
1) I don't see a left slant, but I do see one to the right/passenger side
2) I have a dodge ram 2500 that I managed to twist the suspension on so that it did lean to the right... noticably. That was when I decided it was time to start spinning the other direction when doing doughnuts...
there is no way its slanted right. i don't see that at all.

i don't know how my suspension wouldn't be twisted. i haven't done anything crazy in it
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Maybe it has something to do with the mud flaps?
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there is no way its slanted right. i don't see that at all.

i don't know how my suspension wouldn't be twisted. i haven't done anything crazy in it
Must just be the angle of that 3rd pic...
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Maybe it has something to do with the mud flaps?
They came with the car and i don't mind the way they look
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Old 02-14-2011, 10:46 AM   #25
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Must just be the angle of that 3rd pic...
If anything, i think the 3rd pic (3rd pic from the pics i took yesterday) makes it look slanted left
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My rubicon did that, slanted to the driver's side and it wasn't really noticed until we had it on a friend's driveway that knew his tar was level. He looked under it and realized that the spring 'clip' had snapped off, so a front coil spring had 'rotated' during an offroad flex and spun around...so that the end of the coil spring wasn't in the 'socket'. This was just enough to 'lift' one side of the Tj. So we jacked up the front end to get the stress off the spring, rotated it, and snagged a new heavier clip off a spare axle he had sitting around and bolted it in. Let the jeep down, 'slant' was gone. Another time, on cement pad-there was a definite tilt and the mechanics adjusted my JKS disconnects-with them hooked up one was out of whack and pulling that side down.
All is good now....LOL....
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Old 02-14-2011, 10:53 AM   #27
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^^if i had a problem like that (don't know what would have caused it) would it be covered under my 3 year warranty?
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Straighten your license tag and the perception of your problem will go away.
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Straighten your license tag and the perception of your problem will go away.
you think so? i didn't notice the license plate until you mentioned it.

i keep looking at the top of the hard top and it seems to slant
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Old 02-14-2011, 03:46 PM   #30
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I really think that if you get that plate straightened, you'll be satisfied.

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