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Unread 04-16-2007, 11:07 AM   #1
lukera
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Anyone here know what would cause my jeep to be 3/4" higher on the passenger side than the drivers side?

it looked like it was sitting funny and sure enough the pass side is taller.

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Unread 04-16-2007, 03:11 PM   #2
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I had this problem after i installed my bb and it was due to a broken shock. Might want to look there.
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Unread 04-16-2007, 03:57 PM   #3
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how do i check to see if i have a broken shock?
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Unread 04-16-2007, 04:32 PM   #4
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I bet I have your answer --

With the RE 3.5" springs it's common for them to unseat themselves when you flex out. At full flex with the swaybar disco'd your spring will be basically be hanging there, with the only thing holding in place being the bump stops. You could literally move the spring up and down 2 inches.

Because of this, when your supsension comes back down to level height chances are that the spring will not be sitting correctly in the little notch on your axle. Take a look, if it looks like your spring is sitting on the second coil you should flex out with the swaybar disco'd, rotate the spring until the pigtail is sitting in that little notch, and you should be good.

If you find that indeed your spring isn't sitting properly because of the reason above, then you can get a spring retainer clip at the dealership for $12 (for a set of 2 clips and the bolts to hold them). These clips came stock on some '97/'98 TJ's.

Let me know if you need it and I'll post the part #'s.
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Unread 04-16-2007, 07:08 PM   #5
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you got it bang on...my springs were sitting all cock-eyed in the perches.


is this the part you were reffering to?

5200 5917 - BRACKET, Spring, Coil Spring Retainer, Mounting
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Unread 04-16-2007, 10:14 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by lukera
you got it bang on...my springs were sitting all cock-eyed in the perches.


is this the part you were reffering to?

5200 5917 - BRACKET, Spring, Coil Spring Retainer, Mounting
Cool, glad I could help .

Yep, that's it. There is also a bolt that holds the spring retainer to the axle:

Part #: 6502468

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Unread 03-07-2010, 01:30 PM   #7
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Can you post some pics up? My jeep's crooked and I can't figure out why.
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