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bmxstreet15 12-24-2006 04:56 PM

Leaning TJ
 
Ok so i got home today from a trip into town and notice that my jeep was leaning to the drivers side. I did some measuring and it is sitting about 1/2-3/4 of an inch higher on the passenger side rear wheel. the front is only 1/4 inch high on the passenger side. I am stumped. Should I try driving it around a little to see if it levels off? I have no Idea what would cause this. I need some help here.

amerijeep 12-24-2006 05:06 PM

My first guess would be a possible broken shock.

chucky cheese 12-24-2006 05:14 PM

I have found with chrysler products if the ground is not level you will not measure evenly around vehicle

bluvikng 12-24-2006 05:18 PM

Your springs do not have retainer clips on them, to hold them in place on the seating plates. Make sure the ends of your springs, are sitting in the proper place, on the plates. I have had to adjust ours, a time, or two. You can buy the clips, to hold them in position, but they do not come with them. Go figure.

This usually happens after flexing to the max.

bmxstreet15 12-24-2006 07:18 PM

Well, this gives me an excuse to get new/better shocks. Where can I get those retainer clips?

bluvikng 12-24-2006 07:20 PM

You can get them through your dealership.

bmxstreet15 12-24-2006 10:00 PM

Ok thanks, Well I drove it around a bit and it still leans but now it is only 1/2". It is still noticeable though. The springs are all in thier pocket and the shocks are old but still working. Could it be that my front sway bar is out of adjustment?

mrbigjeep 12-25-2006 10:34 AM

maybe its cause your sittin in the drivers seat all the time making it sag :D

bmxstreet15 12-25-2006 11:19 AM

Is that really possible? The jeep only has 20K miles and i only weigh 150!

bluvikng 12-25-2006 11:31 AM

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Originally Posted by bmxstreet15 (Post 40706)
Is that really possible? The jeep only has 20K miles and i only weigh 150!

Not possible, bigjeep, is full of poop, on this one. Tell us more about what happened before you noticed the sag. Did you go wheeling, or do a jump, or extended your suspension completely out, in any way? Or did this happen, after just driving to work, and back?

mrbigjeep 12-25-2006 01:58 PM

it was a joke, hence the big smiley

sheesh!

mr4x4 12-25-2006 03:42 PM

is your jeep lifted or stock

activelydying 12-25-2006 03:47 PM

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Originally Posted by bigjeep (Post 40722)
it was a joke, hence the big smiley

sheesh!

people are coming down hard on ya bigjeep. i think they got some coal in their stocking

tiny terror 12-25-2006 03:53 PM

Naw, BigJeep's just lousy at teasing cuz he's always so serious :D, no switching gears.

bmxstreet15 12-25-2006 04:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bluvikng (Post 40708)
Not possible, bigjeep, is full of poop, on this one. Tell us more about what happened before you noticed the sag. Did you go wheeling, or do a jump, or extended your suspension completely out, in any way? Or did this happen, after just driving to work, and back?

I ran to wal mart and came back home..thats all. That is why its got me stumped. It is also a 4 inch short arm lift.

mrbigjeep 12-25-2006 05:18 PM

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Originally Posted by tiny terror (Post 40744)
Naw, BigJeep's just lousy at teasing cuz he's always so serious :D, no switching gears.

:D

i didn't get coal! :D

bluvikng 12-25-2006 05:23 PM

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Originally Posted by bmxstreet15 (Post 40755)
I ran to wal mart and came back home..thats all. That is why its got me stumped. It is also a 4 inch short arm lift.

Did your lift come with new short arms? It would take a lot of slop, in the short arms to create that kind of drop. Just thinking out loud here, I still would have to go with either the springs aren't sitting correctly, or you got a bad spring, in the bunch. With the few miles that you have on your Jeep, I can't think of anything else it could be. Just make sure that each spring is in the perch, correctly. Meaning that the end of the coil, fits into the divot in the metal seat. There is only one correct way for it too sit. Make sure that all of your bolts are tight on your s/a's and the rest of your lift. Keep us posted to what you find out on this.

mrbigjeep 12-25-2006 07:03 PM

if its just a half inch then i don't think its anything to worry about.

a while back a guy was doing before and after measurements and his leaned also. if i recall correctly then it was at least an inch.

mr4x4 12-25-2006 08:24 PM

did you instaal the lift. Did this just start to happen.

bluvikng 12-25-2006 09:23 PM

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Originally Posted by bigjeep (Post 40796)
if its just a half inch then i don't think its anything to worry about.

a while back a guy was doing before and after measurements and his leaned also. if i recall correctly then it was at least an inch.

This is one time, that I would politely ask you, to shut the f**k up...........this is not normal, and your comments are not helping any.

hardy1531 12-25-2006 09:27 PM

I am not smart or anything but have you checked air pressure in the tire? I like to think it is always something easy...( but I know the truth, it never is)

bluvikng 12-25-2006 09:33 PM

Damn, now I feel bad about my comment to bigjeep. It is all good bro, and I am just doing the best I can to help someone that isn't sitting right. Forgive my impatience, in trying to help someone out.

bmxstreet15 12-26-2006 01:27 AM

Tire pressure is good, I bought the jeep with the lift on it already. I am planning on going to a fabtech long arm 6 inch though. 4 inches isnt enough clearance. Springs are seated properly. all bolts are tight. I cant figure this out. Maybe its because I never have anyone in the passenger seat? I am going to swap the rear springs just to see if it leans the opposite way when I do this. If it does than it is most likely a spring, right?

18derrick 12-26-2006 01:44 AM

Get a bigger copilot !

mr4x4 12-26-2006 02:21 AM

well my tj leaned to the right and I was doing three wheel left turns with the rear sway bar connected. Never did it till I did the axle swap.
Turns out I had the right rear coil in wrong turned it around and it feels more stable and I cant do three wheel left turns any more.

ChilliRed 12-26-2006 06:03 PM

My jeep is a little cocked as well, cant tell if your driving it, but its a little noticable after you know its weird. Since it doesnt seem to be messing anything up i havent looked into it much. Its just one of those dumb things that never seem to get fixed haha.

mrbigjeep 12-26-2006 07:18 PM

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Originally Posted by bluvikng (Post 40834)
Damn, now I feel bad about my comment to bigjeep. It is all good bro, and I am just doing the best I can to help someone that isn't sitting right. Forgive my impatience, in trying to help someone out.

no problem. but i didn't think my comment was that bad. i've heard of this "problem" a lot. and like i said, their was a guy that did was doing measurements so he could see how much lift he was gonna get and his was "leaning" also so he posted up a thread and tons of people had the same situation.

they said it was "a Jeep thing" :D

bluvikng 12-26-2006 07:25 PM

I did not know that it was a standard thing, unless they put the right springs, on the left side. I know my lift had passenger side, written on two of the springs. Anyway, sorry about my comment, it was totally uncalled for. I will bow out of this conversation, cause my two Jeeps sit very level, and I thought they all did.

mrbigjeep 12-26-2006 07:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bluvikng (Post 40951)
I did not know that it was a standard thing, unless they put the right springs, on the left side. I know my lift had passenger side, written on two of the springs. Anyway, sorry about my comment, it was totally uncalled for. I will bow out of this conversation, cause my two Jeeps sit very level, and I thought they all did.

mine sits level also :)

i hope my springs are in right because they weren't marked! :D


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