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Unread 02-27-2010, 08:32 PM   #1
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CJ7 leaning towards driver's side

My "new" '78 CJ7 is almost 1" lower on the driver's side at the leaf spring connection at the front bumper, versus the passenger side. Rear is not nearly as bad, but whole Jeep leans to the driver's side. Guy I bought it from had 4" sus. lift on it, and said "they all do that". Not really true, but I let it slide for the price I paid. Looks like it could be the leaf springs themselves, but not sure how to fix/debug. Any suggestions?

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Unread 02-27-2010, 08:40 PM   #2
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all the "cheap" ones do that. lol

check the frame for damage. if it's straight then get new spring...... good ones
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Unread 02-27-2010, 08:53 PM   #3
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It's called the CJ Lean... My 4.5" RE lifted CJ5 does not lean however!

To correct this.. you put a shim on .. let's see.. if it leans to Left.. then the shim goes on the right (pass side). This is of course if you are still spring under. But yeah.. personally I'd get a more quality lift kit. The cheaper kits WILL sag rather quickly actually.
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Unread 02-27-2010, 09:00 PM   #4
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thanks guys. The frame is in good shape, gotta be the lift. I have heard of the "CJ lean", but didn't think I'd see it with an after-market lift. I suspected it was a cheap lift since the shocks are painted black, and no other markings to identify the make of the kit. Didn't realize it would lean that much due to cheap springs.
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Unread 02-27-2010, 09:07 PM   #5
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was the PO like a 400 pounder? lol I'm a big guy... it happens
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Unread 02-27-2010, 09:18 PM   #6
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mine leans alittle because my front frame on the drivers side is pushed down about a half inch from wheeling the heck out of it
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Unread 02-27-2010, 10:18 PM   #7
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If you do some searches, you'll see a lot of info on the "CJ Lean". People say it comes from everything from bent frames from being tied down on railroad cars to a variety of other causes.
X2 on the shim. Mine pitched forward and to the drivers side, so I shimmed the passenger rear.
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Unread 02-27-2010, 10:50 PM   #8
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My jeep leaned a little, but the passenger front frame rail is about an inch higher then the drivers side. I need to get that straightened before I box the frame, I'm sure the lean will go away then.
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