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Old 06-03-2011, 11:54 PM   #1
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TJ Sagging Porblem

3 months ago I had a Rough Country 3-1/4” Lift kit installed (basically a 2-1/2” with 3/4” Coil Spacers with new shocks) on my 99 TJ. Then about three weeks ago, while we were doing some trail climbing up a forest hill, I hit a large tree root a little harder and faster than I prefer. Afterwards, while I was washing the rig, I noticed the right side of the vehicle seemed to sag and after looking closer, there was a about a 3/4” sag on the right front and 1/2" on the right rear. I’m not sure when the sag occurred or what may have caused it either.
I took it to the Rough Country vendor who installed it and he said it looked like the front coil spring had collapsed some. He called Rough Country and they sent a new coil which he installed (installation not warranted, so more $$). After he was finished, I quickly looked at it, in the dark, and both of us thought it was OK. When I got home and put it in the garage, I noticed the new coil didn’t fix the sagging.
So I took a lot of pictures and sent them to Rough Country and they sent me one new front coil (again) and one new rear coil. I installed them myself this time (saved $$$), even rotated the coils that were not being replaced to the right side and put the new coils on the left side. AFTER 6 HRS, IT STILL DIDN’T FIX THE SAG.
Has anyone got any ideas?

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Old 06-04-2011, 10:58 AM   #2
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Try disconnecting your front track bar and push your front end around by hand and bounce it. Or, your front sway bar is tweaked, disconnect it and try to see if that is your problem. Good luck!

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When I read TJ sagging problem... I though that's what happens when they get old.. they sag. It gave me a laugh. You need a metal surgeon to check it out and get some implants.. or new springs. Ok, I'm done.

Now that I read your problem. I agree with "WhiteSandsJeep", diconnect your track bar and sway bars. you might have bent one causing it to pull on the jeep.
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And don't forget to look at the shocks. If you bent a shaft on one, it could hang up and be binding the suspension.
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Have to live with it

Thanks for the replies. I've disconnected the sway bar already, bounced it around and no change. The springs are new as are the shocks and I've even rotated them from side to side .... no change.
Guess its somthing that I just have to live with.
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It could have been possible that you bent your axle tube.
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3 months ago I had a Rough Country 3-1/4” Lift kit installed (basically a 2-1/2” with 3/4” Coil Spacers with new shocks) on my 99 TJ. Then about three weeks ago, while we were doing some trail climbing up a forest hill, I hit a large tree root a little harder and faster than I prefer. Afterwards, while I was washing the rig, I noticed the right side of the vehicle seemed to sag and after looking closer, there was a about a 3/4” sag on the right front and 1/2" on the right rear. I’m not sure when the sag occurred or what may have caused it either.
I took it to the Rough Country vendor who installed it and he said it looked like the front coil spring had collapsed some. He called Rough Country and they sent a new coil which he installed (installation not warranted, so more $$). After he was finished, I quickly looked at it, in the dark, and both of us thought it was OK. When I got home and put it in the garage, I noticed the new coil didn’t fix the sagging.
So I took a lot of pictures and sent them to Rough Country and they sent me one new front coil (again) and one new rear coil. I installed them myself this time (saved $$$), even rotated the coils that were not being replaced to the right side and put the new coils on the left side. AFTER 6 HRS, IT STILL DIDN’T FIX THE SAG.
Has anyone got any ideas?
If you keep replacing low quality parts with identical low quality parts, why do you expect a different result each time?

Ditch the RC junk & buy some OME Heavy Duty springs & shocks. Call DPG Off-Road.

Remember - If you buy cheaper low quality parts you get to cry multiple times as you try to fix the continuing defects. If you buy high quality parts you only cry once. Consider it a lesson learned.

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