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Old 09-05-2011, 10:40 AM   #1
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coil spring

First time on the forum. I have a 2003 TJ that I lifted with a 4" rough country lift kit. My problem is that the passenger side front coil spring rubs the spring guide. The spring is in the correct spot lock in the bottom notch and at the top. It make a clicking noise going down the road as the spring travels up and down. The guide is straight and not bent. Can I just beat the guide back so it doesnt hit anymore?

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Old 09-05-2011, 01:11 PM   #2
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axle not aligned?

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Old 09-06-2011, 06:01 AM   #3
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I went out and took all kinds of measurments the axle seems to be where it belongs.
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:09 AM   #4
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got apic ?
your ether not seated or like nhwrangler said your axle is off .
did you adj. the track bar or replace it . going 4'' your axle will shift stand in front of the jeep and look where the tires are on fenders
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Old 09-06-2011, 05:42 PM   #5
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Ksweeney,
Your problem seems to be pretty common when a TJ is lifted. I don't know if it has anything to do with what brand of spring you use or not. My TJ, like yours, has Rough Country springs has some spring rub on one side. The axle/suspension/frame are all properly located. I even switched the springs side-to-side and the rubbing did not switch with the spring (I believe it's a manufacturing tolerance issue). You wanna know how I solved the problem? Chain Wax. You could also turn the radio up and achieve the same result. This rubbing won't cause any problems.
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Old 09-06-2011, 06:26 PM   #6
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T2000J what do you mean by not seated? And I did not replace the track bar. Once the wife gets home I will look at the front. What am I looking for to see if it is shifted left or right? Thanks everyone for the replies..
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:28 PM   #7
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look to see if one tire has more tread patterns sticking out than the other basically. take measurements right off the frame to the edge ofb the tire. all four sides. both my axles are shifted left about ahalf inch. o well. screw it. run it to 200,000 and noone will care.
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:41 PM   #8
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The axle side of the spring sits in a grove where the spring retainer clip is ..
You should have had to drill a new hole on the axle for the track bar to center it under the jeep . just look at the driver side tire and see how its lined up with the fender then look at the other side and see how it lines up are they the same ?
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:10 AM   #9
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Ok will look at all that stuff and let you know what i find out. thanks again
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:50 PM   #10
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I looked at the front of the jeep today. It is all lined up, I took measuerments on the fenders. The tires stick out the same on both sides. I did drill a hole for the track bar, and the spring is in its groove. Should i get a adjustable track bar?
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:28 PM   #11
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yea. i mean. i dont really know by not seeing it. but how big of a lift?

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