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Unread 09-19-2011, 11:21 PM   #1
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how to tell if your leaf springs are bad?

like the title says I am concerend my front drivers side leaf springs are bad becasue my jeep leans to the drivers side front only not the rear I am hearing many people are having this problem, mine is not abused and rarely sees more than a dirt road so could I just need ot shim it or is there a visual cues as to if my spring is shot

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Unread 09-20-2011, 12:19 AM   #2
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Check the mounting points, make sure the frame is still solid. You can also measure the arch, to see if one is flatter than the other. Also look for a broken leaf or two..

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