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Old 04-01-2016, 02:47 PM
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Lower on right side

My 98 is about 1/2" lower on the right side (in the rear) than the left side.
I think the suspension is stock (no lift etc.) except for new rear shocks which I installed. What is the likely culprit? Springs?

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Old 04-01-2016, 02:49 PM   #2
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The right-rear spring will fatigue/sag more than the other springs will due to more engine torque making its way back to that corner. That has happened to both of my TJs, I just replaced that spring.

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Old 04-01-2016, 03:43 PM
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Thanks Jerry; I figured it was the spring but glad you agree (confirmed) it.

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Old 04-15-2016, 12:59 PM
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Well, I put new springs in the rear but the right side still sits lower....Any other ideas for a remedy? maybe shim a couple body bolts on that side?

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Maybe your body mounts are squished/worn?
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Maybe your body mounts are squished/worn?
Good point! Is the frame 1/2" lower or just the body?
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Well, I measured from the floor to the rear bumper on both sides and I assume the bumper is attached to the frame,, right? There is no visible damage to the frame, the coil springs are new, the shocks are new... so I am stumped; maybe it came this way from the factory?

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Maybe you have a bad bushing in your rear track bar that is causing it to bind? If you bounce it at both corners do they feel the same or is one side 'stiffer'?
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Maybe the front driver's side spring was replaced with one with too high of a spring rate? Like after an accident etc.?
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Well, both rear corners bounce the same so I guess I can eliminate bushings as a cause..
There is no indication at all of a previous accident to the front so not sure about the front springs; Interestingly, I did some measurements in the front as well, and it also sits lower on the right side there.....I just never noticed it before. So basically the vehicle sits lower on the right side. Double checked tire pressure etc. and its fine. Surely, the body mounts can't cause this, can they?
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Mine does that also but on the right front, once in a while it sits normal, lol.. I adjust for it with my sway bar disconnects and it helps for when I'm on the street.
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How does your front measure out. A worn spring in the front can make it uneven in the back as well.
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Yeah its about 1/2 inch or so lower on the front right side also. Haven't changed the springs up there yet but I did put on new shocks... Guess I'll do some measuring underneath to see if I can determine where the variance is coming from. Its really not that big of deal, but I'm funny that way, lol, I like things just so...

BTW, how many body bolts are on my 98 TJ, I can see some of them underneath, but I'm assuming there are some hidden ones? The service manual doesn't say.

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