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Unread 04-01-2012, 04:10 AM   #1
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My 2000 XJ not leveled

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My 2000 XJ is .60" lower at the LH side than the RH side, I thought I would remove the front shocks and lay'em on the ground and see if they have the same length. I also suspect the front insulation at the upper end of the front coils.
I would appreciate if some one show some can shed some facts on this subject.

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Unread 04-01-2012, 08:00 AM   #2
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Front shocks are identical. Have you checked the rear leaf springs? Those have a much greater tendency to sag, especially after 190k, and may be why the Jeep is sitting low on one side.
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^ What he said. Plus take a look at your coil spring isolators. Check for any deterioration. More often than not its inconsistency in the leaf springs that will cause a "lean".
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Just out of curiosity, how are you measuring? Are you sure the ground you're measuring on is level? Half an inch difference isn't much.
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I tore the front end down today, I removed everything, found the front LH shock is weak and almost 1" shorter than the RH. They are Gabriel Ultra.

Now what is best recommended front shocks for 1/2' lift?. thank you all for your help.
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Shocks provide no lift.

Springs, coil spacers, and shackles give you lift. The simplest and cheapest solution is to add an extra stock coil spring isolator to the low side, or just ignore it.
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Unread 04-29-2012, 10:29 PM   #7
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Would anyone recommend a little over regular shocks front and rear for off road and hauling purposes.
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