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Unread 11-15-2013, 05:10 PM   #1
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I think that my rear passenger side wheel sits further up than my driver side wheel

my rear passenger side wheel has rubbed against my fender flare but my driver side wheel has not, i think my passenger side wheel sits further up towards the front than the driver side wheel does. i dont drive recklessly, such as dumping the clutch or anything like that. if this is the case how can i for sure find out that the wheel is sitting further up than the other? and how can i find out what is causing this? such as maybe the frame is bent? or the axle isnt straight? if it is one or the other can i fix this on my own or do i have to take it to a mechanic? i know if the frames bent it is considered totaled so theres nothing i can do, but please help!

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Unread 11-15-2013, 05:18 PM   #2
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Is your Jeep sitting level or is one side slightly lower due to bad or sagging springs? Are your flares even? Is the tire pressure the same? Measure from wheel to wheel front to rear and see if there is a difference but I would be surprised if one sits more forward than the other...
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Look carefully for a broken rear main leaf.

Is it sagging?

And a bent frame is not totaled but would mean a trip to a decent body shop with a frame rack.
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Under load, the right rear wheel always lifts due to torque. If measurement of each side on level ground is close, fogettaboutit.
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Unread 11-16-2013, 11:42 AM   #5
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Measure from the axle tube by where the end flange is at, to the center of the rear-most tcase skid bolt. Do this exactly the same on each side & compare the figures you get.

If the axle has shifted forwards, the leaf spring centerpin could either be dislodged from the spring perch, or the head snapped off the centerpin. Either case can cause the axle to shift.

If the ubolts have stretched or are loose, the centerpin can shift as well.

I've seen where an axle tube had spun in the diff housing & caused the axle to shift because the most effected side spring is twisted.
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Measure from the axle tube by where the end flange is at, to the center of the rear-most tcase skid bolt. Do this exactly the same on each side & compare the figures you get.

If the axle has shifted forwards, the leaf spring centerpin could either be dislodged from the spring perch, or the head snapped off the centerpin. Either case can cause the axle to shift.

If the ubolts have stretched or are loose, the centerpin can shift as well.

I've seen where an axle tube had spun in the diff housing & caused the axle to shift because the most effected side spring is twisted.
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I was going to suggest outermost rear tube to outermost front tube on both sides but your method eliminates the front axle being out of wack further confusing the situation... OP, do what Joe said and post your results please.
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Unread 11-16-2013, 10:34 PM   #7
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A picture would be helpful
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