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Old 06-03-2011, 02:52 PM   #61
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That just made me think of something. Did you check the part numbers on those springs? Some have different numbers for the left and right fronts. The higher number should go on the passenger side.
The tags were missing from the front springs..how convenient eh..lol.
I remember reading that somewhere to.

So, here's my plan.

1. Loosen track bar bolts, jump around on Jeep, re-torque to spec.
2. Swap springs and see if that fixed it.
3. Have a beer.
4. Curse a lot.
5. Order a new adj. track bar if all else fails.

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Was thinking the same thing. Check to see if the part number on the drivers side is lower than the passenger side. My rubi springs I bought end in 17 on the drivers side and 18 on the passenger side. I can post the full part numbers if you think it would help you verify you have the correct springs installed for a jk.

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Old 06-03-2011, 02:54 PM   #63
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Was thinking the same thing. Check to see if the part number on the drivers side is lower than the passenger side. My rubi springs I bought end in 17 on the drivers side and 18 on the passenger side. I can post the full part numbers if you think it would help you verify you have the correct springs installed for a jk.
You posted right aftet I did. Try swapping driver to passenger I guess? Anyone else know how to identify the spring part numbers if the tags are missing?
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Old 06-03-2011, 02:58 PM   #64
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Gotta dissagree with ya-the No.s on the springs wouldn't cause the apparant "Binding" in one spring-if it was a stronger spring--it would just push the body up a little further--not distort !!

This mis-alignment of the spring mounts/axle twist is the more apparent, it only affects the drivers side, could also be a binded shock shaft, on that side-

I guess we'll have to wait till the OP figures it out-

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Old 06-04-2011, 11:55 AM   #65
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Well...dropped the front axle...swapped the springs. Problem still remains on drivers side.
So then, I reinstalled my old spring on the drivers side and that is bowing too.
Something has definitely shifted drivers side..but what??

Any ideas guys/gals? Jeep is still on jack stands.....
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Old 06-04-2011, 11:59 AM   #66
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Well...dropped the front axle...swapped the springs. Problem still remains on drivers side.
So then, I reinstalled my old spring on the drivers side and that is bowing too.
Something has definitely shifted drivers side..but what??

Any ideas guys/gals? Jeep is still on jack stands.....
I suggest you re-lookem over !!

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Old 06-04-2011, 12:01 PM   #67
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I suggest you re-lookem over !!

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Old 06-04-2011, 05:10 PM   #68
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Here's something interesting. I put on 19s a few weeks ago along with 3/4" spacers, and today I noticed they BOTH bow--ever so slightly--inward, just like the OP's but about 80% less. I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me until I put a short level along the outer edge of each spring and, sure enough, there's an arc that peaks at about 1/2" at the center of the spring. Nowhere near the sway bar link like the OP's, but there nonetheless.

Interested to see what the OP discovers . . .
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Old 06-04-2011, 07:00 PM   #69
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OK, only one side is doing it, so I would be comparing the angle on the bottom of the C's on both sides (drivers/passengers) to see if in fact you have somehow twisted the diff tube on the drivers side.

Most mobiles have an angle finder built in these days, or at worst since the angle is low just use a spirit level and note where the bubble sits.

Good luck man, this sucks!
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Old 06-04-2011, 08:11 PM   #70
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Just a thought, hope your jeep is still on the jacks...

Try swaping, not the coils but the teraflex pucks (left to right, right to left) MAYBE the pucks are crooked and the coil isn't able to seat properly ?????
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Old 06-04-2011, 08:32 PM   #71
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Just a thought, hope your jeep is still on the jacks...

Try swaping, not the coils but the teraflex pucks (left to right, right to left) MAYBE the pucks are crooked and the coil isn't able to seat properly ?????
Hey Repo..I did try the puck swap...still bows.
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Old 06-04-2011, 08:33 PM   #72
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Could this be a control arm issue?
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Old 06-12-2011, 02:02 PM   #73
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Any solution to this?
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it may just be the pic, but the coil doesn't look like its centered on the upper retainer. From the pic it looks like theres more coil on the (from pic) left side than the right.
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also, I have a rubicon, and on the top retainer there is, for lack of a better term, a lip the coil sits inside, so the upper 1 turn of the coil is not visible. It almost looks like i can see the whole upper coil top in your pic.
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Old 06-12-2011, 04:08 PM   #76
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if i'm not mistaken: the leveling kit is a 2" front lift which would match the shock extensions, but doesn't adding the rubi springs give even more height, even if it is only an inch or so.
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Old 06-12-2011, 07:55 PM   #77
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Yep..adding the Rubi shocks/springs does add more to the height.

What I did was just install 1 of the spacers per side upfront and none in the rear to keep the "leveling' effect.

I bet I still got close to 2.5 or 3 inch lift out of it all said and done.
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:17 PM   #78
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Found this on the JK forum about bowing passenger side coils.

"Not to say that a bent coil is okay, but just to lean to the passenger side a little is normal. This is caused by the additional weight of fuel on that side. This figure provides a comparison with of an empty versus full fuel tank ..."
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Did you ever find what was causing your sway bar to rub on the coil under the driver's side? I think I might be having the same issue after switching 14/55s for 18/59s and adding a 1" TF puck to both the front and back. My coil has absolutlely no bow in it. Hopefully this pics work.


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Did you ever find what was causing your sway bar to rub on the coil under the driver's side? I think I might be having the same issue after switching 14/55s for 18/59s and adding a 1" TF puck to both the front and back. My coil has absolutlely no bow in it. Hopefully this pics work.
Holy crap your axle is way off center.

Try --if you have not already-- loosening all control arms and Tb bolts, Shake the jeep. You might have some bind going on.

If that does not work. You can either use a rear track bar bracket adj TB or both to center the axle.
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:20 AM   #81
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Looks real nice, what did that setup cost you?
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Thanks for the advice on the axle kjeeper10. I will try to get it taken care of. Am I ok loosenening everything on the ground and shaking it rather than putting it on a lift. iknow, might be a stupid question.
If the setup cost question was for me, I have $250 in it. 4 takeoff springs (18/59), 4 Rubi shocks, and the TF Leveling Kit which I added just 1 puck to both the front and back.
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Thanks for the advice on the axle kjeeper10. I will try to get it taken care of. Am I ok loosenening everything on the ground and shaking it rather than putting it on a lift. iknow, might be a stupid question.
If the setup cost question was for me, I have $250 in it. 4 takeoff springs (18/59), 4 Rubi shocks, and the TF Leveling Kit which I added just 1 puck to both the front and back.
That is actually the correct way to do it.
The vehicle must be on the ground or supported by the axles. Loosen and shake than re torque. This is a must for any lift.
I'm sure you got a good amount of lift with the spacers included.

Teraflex makes a nice solid 2 way axle bracket that will raise the track bar and center the axle. Cost around $100
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May be another dumb question but all I can really find are rear TB brackets. Do I put that on the front or rear to correct this problem? I am not having any rubbing issues in the rear. Have not really noticed a "rub" in the front either, but the driver's side is way closer to the coil than the passenger side. Thanks again.
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May be another dumb question but all I can really find are rear TB brackets. Do I put that on the front or rear to correct this problem? I am not having any rubbing issues in the rear. Have not really noticed a "rub" in the front either, but the driver's side is way closer to the coil than the passenger side. Thanks again.
A drop bracket can used with a drop pitman arm or drag link flip, this is to correct the steering geometry if you have issues like Bumpsteer. A axle bracket along with a drag link flip is the preferred way to do this over a pitman arm.
Recommended at 3"-4" of lift.

All you really need for the front is a adjustable Track bar to bring the axle back to center.
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I would strongly advise you at the minimum to do a front adjustable TB and for the rear a axle side bracket.

http://www.teraflex.biz/jk-wrangler-...inch-lift.html

This one has 3 mounting positions but they make a 2 hole and 1 (I think)
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Installed all this on the weekend. Love the way the Jeep looks now.

Was fairly easy to install, took roughly 5 hours total time. Was not in a rush as this was first time doing this. Damn mosquitos did not help either..lol.

Only issue I have now is the front drivers side sway bar link is touching the coil.
I have read that a few ppl have had this issue as well. I triple checked everything and all looks good, so I have no idea.

Might have to get a mechanic to look at this.
Revival of an OLD post...

Gilly,
Did you ever get this issue fixed? Your last post leads me to believe you didn't...I am about to be installing the exact same setup (TF Leveling + 18/19 Springs, Rubi Shocks).
Or maybe someone else had this same issue and got it fixed...? My plan was to go with the AEV Correction Kit (P/N: NTH20410AD) and an Adjustable Track Bar (Prolly the Rock Krawler). Any help before I start this task would be greatly appreciated.
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I fixed the rubbing on the spring by upgrading to some quick disco's. They were a smaller knuckle near the spring and I had almost 1" gap after installing them.

I actually this week traded in my 2011 Sport 2 door for a 2013 Sahara 4 door automatic.

Gonna have to put the mods on that one now...lol.

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Hate to ask but did you loosen all the control arm bolts and trackbar bolts and only tighten once back on the ground and the Jeep had been bounced around?

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