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Unread 02-23-2011, 07:01 PM   #91
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Recently I noticed some rubbing of the rear tires on the fenders, I took a look and the passenger side is about an inch or two closer to the fender than the drivers side is. I took everything apart and didn't find anything wrong. Any idea on how to fix this or what's wrong?

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Unread 02-24-2011, 09:03 AM   #92
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Ken89YJ, an inch or two is a big difference from the driver's side. It has to be in either the suspension or body.

1. When you say you took everything apart, can you give more specifics?
2. Did you disassemble the entire spring pack?
3. Front or rear?
4. Have you looked at the body mounts to be sure they are ok, no rusted through mounts or body damage to mount areas?
5. Any recent hard knocks to the suspension that could have caused the springs to get bent?
6. Does your girlfriend need to loose more than a few pounds? LOL, sorry, I couldn't resist...
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Unread 02-24-2011, 10:00 AM   #93
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I took the ubolts off to see if the center bolts on the springs were broken but they were fine. I was thinking that maybe when I tightened everything down I didn't do it evenly and that was why it was off but when I did it again I made sure to do it as evenly as possible but I got the same result. I'll look at the mounts when I get home but my Jeep is pretty solid so I'm thinking they're fine. It just seems like the axle is crooked but there was nothing in could do to get it any straighter. How did everyone else make sure their axle was straight when they put it back together? I figured that since the perch has to fit the center bolt that it would be straight on its own. My girlfriend is only 120 lbs and she hasn't been in my Jeep yet so I don't think she had anything to do with it. Lol.
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Unread 02-24-2011, 10:04 AM   #94
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Oh and it's the rear and no hard knocks.
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Unread 02-26-2011, 09:06 AM   #95
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Remove the track bar. It's pulling the axel to one side.
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Unread 02-26-2011, 11:12 AM   #96
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Thanks Joe, that makes sense I'm going to try that later.
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Unread 02-26-2011, 01:05 PM   #97
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Ken, did you already install bastard packs?
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Unread 02-27-2011, 11:20 AM   #98
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Ken, did you already install bastard packs?
Yea, they've been in for almost two months now.
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Unread 02-28-2011, 08:02 AM   #99
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Re-reading your original post, you didn't actually say the body was leaning, did you? My bad.

I agree with Joe. My front axle did the same thing, shifting sideways as shown in the build thread, due to the track bar.
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Unread 03-02-2011, 10:17 AM   #100
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I did what you guys recommended but it doesn't seem to have made a difference. Here are some pics to show you what it's like. I made this post on my phone so I'm not sure if the pics will be there.
forumrunner_20110302_121251.jpg   forumrunner_20110302_121353.jpg   forumrunner_20110302_121328.jpg  
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Unread 03-02-2011, 10:56 AM   #101
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Almost looks like something is bent. The shackles are not sitting anywhere near the same angle: The drivers side shackle is sitting at about 90 degrees and the pass side shackle is at about 110 degrees (pointed in quite a bit).

Just my observation... Did the s-10 springs have the same arch to them both when they were installed? Did you mark them front and back before putting them in to make sure they were both put in the same way?
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Unread 03-02-2011, 12:33 PM   #102
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I think that's just the angle of the picture. I'll check the springs but I'm almost positive that I put them in the same way. I took it for about a 5 mile ride and this is what it looks like now on the passenger side, it shifted but I tightened the hell out of the u bolts so I don't know why or how.
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Unread 03-02-2011, 12:59 PM   #103
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Something is certainly not lined up right. Check the center pin for tightness and make sure it is in the locating hole? Wish I could be more help but you have me at a loss, but something sure aint right.
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Unread 03-02-2011, 06:06 PM   #104
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Measure from center pin to each end of each spring pack and compare the two sides. Is it possible one side is reversed?
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Unread 03-03-2011, 11:06 PM   #105
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I lost the link for the specs on s10 springs. Does anyone have it, I can't find it anywhere????

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