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post #16 of 24 Old 02-09-2017, 07:08 PM
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post #17 of 24 Old 02-09-2017, 08:27 PM
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I had a similar incident with my cj...jeep had 33s on all corners. Needed to replace the front right so brought to tire store. Picked up and drove home. Noticed lean, check tire size and they put a 35 on. Looked good but didn't want to spend the $$ for the 3 others. Put correct tire on and lean fixed..

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post #18 of 24 Old 02-10-2017, 01:28 AM
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Add some helper air bags and level it out as needed.

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post #19 of 24 Old 02-10-2017, 04:47 AM
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Just put a spacer plate between the spring and spring perch. For example, If you are looking at it from the front and the Jeep is leaning on the left the spacer needs to go in the right rear to help level out the front. There is a lot of articles on this subject. Its an easy fix, you just need to know the measurements for the spacer then fab one up.

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I'll switch the front left and right springs tomorrow and report back. Any tricks to it?
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post #21 of 24 Old 02-10-2017, 08:33 AM
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Just put a spacer plate between the spring and spring perch. For example, If you are looking at it from the front and the Jeep is leaning on the left the spacer needs to go in the right rear to help level out the front. There is a lot of articles on this subject. Its an easy fix, you just need to know the measurements for the spacer then fab one up.
Except that he already reported a difference between frame/ spring measurements, which means his springs are off (to start with)

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I'll switch the front left and right springs tomorrow and report back. Any tricks to it?
1. Use your 2 jack stands to support the frame, just behind the fixed spring hangers, with the front wheels in the air.

2. Remove the front wheels, so the axle is easier to handle.

3. Use the jack to support the axle, while you remove the springs. It helps to jack the axle up to the "neutral" position to take any loading off the springs.

4. Remove the u-bolts, first, then the rear fixed hanger bolts. Let the rear of the springs down to the ground, then disconnect the front shackles from the springs. Try to keep the axle stationary while you do this. Additional blocks or straps may be necessary to keep the axle from rotating off the jack.

5. Re-assemble in the reverse order

Although many of us have done this solo, I encourage you to recruit some help. An extra set of hands will make it go a lot easier.

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Except that he already reported a difference between frame/ spring measurements, which means his springs are off (to start with)

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I had the same problem with one of my CJ5's and the only thing that solved it was to put a shim in the rear. I had to take the lessor of the two evils and do this mod and it looks good. I wish him luck if it is just the swapping of the springs.

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post #24 of 24 Old 02-17-2017, 11:00 AM
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Have you look'd for any broken leaf springs, on the driver side?
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