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Unread 08-01-2013, 11:41 AM   #1
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2000 TJ leaning to the right?

My new TJ(history since new) im 2nd owner, never wrecked never wheeled..... The Jeep was 3/4" lower in the right front than left so I assumed weak spring on that side (95 k miles).... But yesterday I installed a RC 2.50 lift kit , and when done remeasured all corners ( all went up 3")... So yes , now the right front is still 3/4" lower than the left... Any ideas what to look for. Its pretty obvious when looking at it ....

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Unread 08-01-2013, 12:34 PM   #2
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look at your sway bar it might be bent or something, I know when I take my swaybar links off when I off road the jeep sinks about an inch or lower
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Unread 08-01-2013, 12:39 PM   #3
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It is probably your sway bar.
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Unread 08-01-2013, 12:53 PM   #4
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It is probably your sway bar.
Bent??? One end lower than other?? I guess i could disconnect it and see if it levels up ...?
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Unread 08-01-2013, 12:53 PM   #5
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I doubt the sway bar is bent enough to cause a problem but anything is possible.
You need to make sure you are parked on perfectly level ground. If it is not level and the slab it tilted to drain as most are it will weight that side of the jeep.

Look at the rubber fender to frame snubbers. Are they both touching the frame? Is one not touching or preloaded? Thats where my jeep is bent, one fender is a little higher and the grill sits crooked from a accident.

Iirc some rc lifts use left and right coil springs to fight settling after time.

Then measure to several diferent spots on both sides of the jeep. You are trying to find out where the difference is. Measure from the ground to each spring pad, if they are the same to the top spring pad. Keep doing this until you find the difference.
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Unread 08-01-2013, 12:57 PM   #6
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Did you replace the shocks as well?
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Unread 08-01-2013, 12:59 PM   #7
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Shop floor is perfectly level, so no issue there, nothing bent from any kind of wreck, RC says both springs identical ( and it was the same with factory shocks) , so I will check sway bar as well as fender itself , might have dropped or raised on one side for some reason ,
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Unread 08-01-2013, 01:00 PM   #8
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Yes new springs and shocks, as well as sway bar links... Radiator support snubbers identical to frame
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Have an adult sit in the driver seat and then measure it again.
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Question, did you measure the coils, or ground to fender?
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If someone replaced one sway bar link with a after market one it could be a different length then factory causing a problem.
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Unread 08-01-2013, 01:03 PM   #12
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Ground to fender with new stuff as well as old... I wonder if a spring mount is 1/2" off from the frame somewhere?
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If someone replaced one sway bar link with a after market one it could be a different length then factory causing a problem.
See above " same with new sway bar links as well as old ones"
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Psi all even? Seems odd, but you could have a flat...
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Unread 08-01-2013, 01:17 PM   #15
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Psi all even? Seems odd, but you could have a flat...
New tires/ wheels yesterday as well. , all at 25 lbs
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