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Unread 02-16-2015, 09:55 AM   #1
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i thought it was just the way i parked but i've been getting asked this alot lately, is anybody else's jeep looking like it's dipping to one side? for me it seems my front right is down lower then the rest

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Unread 02-16-2015, 09:58 AM   #2
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Factory lean. They all sit an inch lower on the right. Why? Don't know.
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Unread 02-16-2015, 10:03 AM   #3
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Factory lean. They all sit an inch lower on the right. Why? Don't know.
Not all. Mine doesn't.
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No gangsta lean here either. Did you buy it new? Has it ever been in an accident?
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i thought it was just the way i parked but i've been getting asked this alot lately, is anybody else's jeep looking like it's dipping to one side? for me it seems my front right is down lower then the rest
FROZEN_INUK,

Sometimes it can be something very simple. Have you checked the tire pressure on the right side?

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Unread 02-16-2015, 11:49 AM   #6
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The way the jk is and having the gastank to the right if the jeep its not disterbuted rught in weight wise
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The way the jk is and having the gastank to the right if the jeep its not disterbuted rught in weight wise
Can you clarify?
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Unread 02-16-2015, 05:14 PM   #9
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Factory lean. They all sit an inch lower on the right. Why? Don't know.
You're joking right? I've never seen a lean to one side or another.
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Unread 02-16-2015, 06:53 PM   #10
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Can you clarify?
What I mean is since the gas tank is so damn big and its on the right side of the jeep, when u fill ur gas tank full that's a lot of added gas weight to the right of the jeep, Making it unbalanced and thus making it lean to the right

while on the left side of the jeep there is nothing but the exhaust line that has no weight compared to the gas tank

Also since we lift the jeep that kinda becomes more top heavy causing the jeep To lean more and be more noticeable to the trained eye an average Joe will not catch the lean on a stock Jk
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What I mean is since the gas tank is so damn big and its on the right side of the jeep, when u fill ur gas tank full that's a lot of added gas weight to the right of the jeep, Making it unbalanced and thus making it lean to the right

while on the left side of the jeep there is nothing but the exhaust line that has no weight compared to the gas tank

Also since we lift the jeep that kinda becomes more top heavy causing the jeep To lean more and be more noticeable to the trained eye an average Joe will not catch the lean on a stock Jk
The gas tank can't be a factor, though, if not all JKs lean to the right.
When I weighed my stock JK, with 1/2 tank of gas, no one inside, the right side weighed the same as the left side, indicating equal weight distribution from side to side. The tank isn't all that far from the center line.
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Unread 02-16-2015, 07:07 PM   #12
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The gas tank can't be a factor, though, if not all JKs lean to the right.
When I weighed my stock JK, with 1/2 tank of gas, no one inside, the right side weighed the same as the left side, indicating equal weight distribution from side to side. The tank isn't all that far from the center line.
Have u taken out a gas 3/4 full gas tank out of a Jk before? The skid plate holds the gas tank in place its heavy as heck I'm not sure how u weighted ur jeep but I can 100℅ say that the tank with skid will effect the balance of the jeep and its not 50/50 weight
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Have u taken out a gas 3/4 full gas tank out of a Jk before? The skid plate holds the gas tank in place its heavy as heck I'm not sure how u weighted ur jeep but I can 100℅ say that the tank with skid will effect the balance of the jeep and its not 50/50 weight
I actually saw the scales, (one under each tire), and rotated them to make sure. It was 50/50. What that says is, whatever the 1/2 full tank weighs, there is something on the other side of the center line to counter it.
If it were the tank, all JKs would lean to the right, which isn't the case.

A lot of people who have had non-leaning JKs, have had them lean after installing lifts or just spacers. Something else must be going on.

BTW, the forward/aft weight distribution was 52%/48%.
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I actually saw the scales, (one under each tire), and rotated them to make sure. It was 50/50. What that says is, whatever the 1/2 full tank weighs, there is something on the other side of the center line to counter it.
If it were the tank, all JKs would lean to the right, which isn't the case.

A lot of people who have had non-leaning JKs, have had them lean after installing lifts or just spacers. Something else must be going on.

BTW, the forward/aft weight distribution was 52%/48%.
Um not sure where the weight might be on the left side of the jeep haha mine leans about an inch or so to the right u have seen jeep leaning a lot like major, some guys just add a 1/4 or 3/4 inch spacer to the rear right of the jeep but i m not sire how well that would effect the jeeps ride
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We have 2 JK and a JKU no lean on any of them.
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