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post #1 of 26 Old 10-10-2009, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
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Driver side higher than passenger side

So, I finished my 2" lift kit a couple days ago and went out and measured my jeep today. My driver side is about 3/4 of an inch higher than my passenger side. Is this normal?

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post #2 of 26 Old 10-10-2009, 11:42 AM
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A lot of people report this not sure if to that extent but there is a bit of lean to it. Mine does slightly.

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Do you think this could be due to the fact that my rear track bar was a little short after I put on the lift? I had to raise the body a little bit to match it up.
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Shouldn't be, your rear axle might be off center now, though it usually isn't with just a 2" lift. I have read that some say the lean is from the gas tank or something. It seems the issue is hit or miss.

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Did you make sure all your springs were seated completely. Not sure if you did a BB or coil lift.

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I did a coil lift. I checked and they all are. Well the two on the front are and the two on the back seem to be. The rubber liner at the top is where it is supposed to be.
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Gas tanks on your right side of the jeep. The lean might be caused by having it full.

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Gas tanks on your right side of the jeep. The lean might be caused by having it full.
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This lean thing is unusual. I am a full inch lower full tank or not! I guess I'm going to have put a spacer on the right.
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So, I finished my 2" lift kit a couple days ago and went out and measured my jeep today. My driver side is about 3/4 of an inch higher than my passenger side. Is this normal?
yes its normal. when you sit in the drivers seat it probably lowers another 1/2" so its even.

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But when a passenger gets in it goes back to uneven. It should sit level. I'm dying to know what causes the JK lean.
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post #12 of 26 Old 06-27-2010, 05:29 PM
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To be clear on OEM curb height, this is from the service manual:

"Curb height dimensions assume full fluids (including fuel) and zero passengers."

"Maximum difference cross-car is 0.47 in."
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I thought this was pretty interesting too: NOTE: The stabilizer/sway bar may be torque locked
due to left and right suspension height differences. This
condition is due to driving surface differences or vehicle
loading. In order for the stabilizer/sway bar to
disconnect/reconnect, the right and left halves of the bar
must be aligned. This alignment may require that the
vehicle be driven onto level ground or rocked from side
to side.
To return to on-road mode, press the stabilizer/sway bar
button again.

I did go out and disco and re-disco and I'm still 3.4 of an inch low on the passenger side.
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most jeeps sit like that (depending on brand of lift), its so it levels out when the driver gets in. i even put new springs on my jeep a few weeks ago ad it still sat like that.

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post #15 of 26 Old 06-27-2010, 07:04 PM
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most jeeps sit like that (depending on brand of lift), its so it levels out when the driver gets in. i even put new springs on my jeep a few weeks ago ad it still sat like that.
That makes no sense. They wouldn't engineer it to sit level with one person it it. If a Jeep has two or four people in it, that weight would negate the leveling effect that they engineered in.
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