Problems centering rear axle during lift install!
I am in the process of installing a Savvy 4” lift with Aluminum arms, adjustable rear TB and a Ford 8.8 axle. Everything has gone together as it should until I tried to center the rear axle. After installing the rear arms and springs I set the Jeep’s weight down on the axle and bounced it a few times then took my axle side to side measurements. Using two 24” pieces of Alum. square stock I clamped them vertically to the axle flanges and measured to the frame on each side. Initially the axle was offset 11/16” to the passenger side so I used a heavy duty ratchet strap to draw the axle over to center. It took a huge amount of effort on the strap to get the axle to move but once it was centered I adjusted and installed the TB. When I released the strap I noticed the jeep is now leaning a couple inches lower on the rear pass side (it sat level before I centered the axle). When I disconnect the TB the Jeep sits level. I know a lot of TJ’s exhibit a lean to some degree however this is pretty bad and the fact that it sits level without the TB connected has me stumped. None of the frame brackets appear to be bent and the axle was just set up by ECGS so I don’t think it is the problem. I have searched and found a lot of threads regarding leaning but haven’t found any with this scenario. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.