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Unread 02-15-2015, 04:58 PM   #1
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Installed 1" front spacers now jeep is higher on one side!

So I installed front teraflex front spacers to help out with leveling out my 2014 Jku Rubicon after installing a front bumper and winch. I did everything right as far as I know. Made sure the spring seated accordingly. Could I have maybe put one spring upside down?? Thanks

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Unread 02-15-2015, 05:02 PM   #2
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The shape of the springs won't allow one to be upside down. Did you loosen the control arm hardware and torque to spec with the Jeep on level ground?
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Unread 02-15-2015, 05:29 PM   #3
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Didn't find a need to mess with control arm hardware. I just removed and replace it again on the low side and same thing. Can't figure it out! It's like the passenger spring is like extra compressed.
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Unread 02-15-2015, 05:34 PM   #4
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Recheck everything to make sure the spacers and coil are seated correctly.

Where are you taking the measurement?

Best place to check is at the coil spring. Measure from the flat part of the coil perch to the lip of the coil bucket on both sides and compare.
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Unread 02-15-2015, 05:40 PM   #5
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Didn't find a need to mess with control arm hardware. I just removed and replace it again on the low side and same thing. Can't figure it out! It's like the passenger spring is like extra compressed.
If the spacers/isolators/springs are seated and correctly indexed I was thinking maybe the control arm bushings might be in a bind from the ride height change.
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Unread 02-15-2015, 05:50 PM   #6
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I'm at a loss. I guess I'll take them off! I can't believe that a 1" spacer could prove so problematic! I've triple checked and can't figure it out! I'm on a level concrete slab and the jeep is visually leaning. I even went for a ride to assure it needed any settling. Tryed putting it in 4wd and disconnected the sway bar automatically and 're engaged.
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Unread 02-15-2015, 05:53 PM   #7
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I'm at a loss. I guess I'll take them off!

Good idea!
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Unread 02-15-2015, 05:55 PM   #8
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What are the coil spring part numbers on front and rear (driver vs pass. Side).

How much lean do you actually have (measured at the coil)?
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Unread 02-15-2015, 06:24 PM   #9
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Both front springs show a 5212 as the four digit number on the tag. I've been wrenching since I was a kid and I'm 42 and this is the weirdest thing I've ever seen. The only thing I can think of is I have a bad spring or something is weird with that autosway bar discount.
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What are the last 2 numbers on the coil tag (there are more than 4 for example 52126314AC that would be a "14")?

How much measured lean do you have at the coils?
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Unread 02-15-2015, 07:18 PM   #11
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6318ac and at the coils I was looking at about 3/4" difference. At around 10" from the tower lip to the axle spring perch
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Unread 02-15-2015, 07:31 PM   #12
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So back to stock and in the end the right still sits lower than the left by about 1/2". So I've likely always had a weak spring. Unless the weight of the fuel tank has something to do with it?
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JK lean is common. Its not uncommon to have different coils left to right from the factory.
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Unread 02-15-2015, 07:51 PM   #14
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Hmmm. Makes perfect sense since 18 or so gallons of fuel resides on that passenger side. So do coil lifts compensate for the Jk lean?
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Unread 02-15-2015, 09:28 PM   #15
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JK lean is common...
Got here late in the thread but this is what I’m guessing too. If you would have looked at your Jeep head on before the spacer install you most likely would have seen the “factory lean” was already there. Lifting the front end up just makes it more visible. In time you’ll learn to live with it.
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