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post #1 of 50 Old 08-23-2011, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
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Leaning lower on Driver's side

I just installed a 4" bds lift in March. Went from SOA to a spring under.
Anyway after 4 months of driving and a few trail rides the jeep
is a half inch higher on passenger side than driver's side.
Don't really know what would cause this. Any suggestions would
be appreciated.

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post #2 of 50 Old 08-23-2011, 08:27 PM
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Same problem, but OME leafs are only days old....

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post #3 of 50 Old 08-23-2011, 08:39 PM
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I'm in the same boat and I also have ome rear springs, maybe the driver side settled first.

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post #4 of 50 Old 08-23-2011, 08:46 PM
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Exactly...OME heavy rears all the way around.

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post #5 of 50 Old 08-23-2011, 08:52 PM
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Mine are only a few weeks old, I just wonder if the passenger side will settle and level it out but if not I'll will just deal with the gangsta lean

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post #6 of 50 Old 08-23-2011, 09:03 PM
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I ended up putting 3/4 in block under the high side (between the axle and spring). 45 bucks for new u bolts, but dead level - money well spent


shim the high side
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post #7 of 50 Old 08-23-2011, 09:09 PM
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From what ive seen ever cj5 leans on the driver side unless corrected, I remember reading it was a factory issue as in new off the lot leaning.
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"F" that....if mine doesn't settle out, I'll be sending the driver's side back.

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post #9 of 50 Old 08-23-2011, 09:17 PM
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Its more of a frame/body fit issue, I put a 1/2" spacer on the drivers side body mount and it helped it alot.
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post #10 of 50 Old 08-23-2011, 09:31 PM
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Mine is kind of excessive at this point.....what is the actual problem? When I look at my front shackles, the driver's side is kicked farther out than the passenger when sitting on level ground.

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post #11 of 50 Old 08-23-2011, 10:02 PM
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my 84 does it too, even after 4 inch lift, still does it put inch and half spacer on rear doesnt do it on front was told factory problem also,
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post #12 of 50 Old 08-23-2011, 11:09 PM
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My 2 month old rough country 4" does the same...


I have tried breaking in the right side springs by parking it up on curbs at the supermarket and rocks in the driveway, and also hitting the curb (similar to a speed bump) on the right side of my driveway at speed to see if I can get the right side to start sagging more too... Good thing my brakes work.

My wife saw me do it the other day and thinks I am nuts

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I put a 4" SkyJacker lift on my '73 and after 6 months it actually leans to the passenger side. Maybe I should put an OME on the drivers side and level it out.

I really don't mind. It seems to be the character of an old Jeep.
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80 CJ-7 with a 1" lean to drivers side. Sounds like the infamous CJ lean. Pretty common from what I have found.

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post #15 of 50 Old 08-24-2011, 06:01 AM
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I'm not sure I've ever seen an old CJ without "Jeep Lean". And I've never had a vehicle that didn't get it eventually.

Could it be that the steering components add enough weight to sag the driver's side a little? Dunno.

Now, you guys have me curious if my new OME setup is already showing it. I'll have to check.

Hey 85Laredo, do you have a front-on pic of your rig? We could compare to see if there's truly something amiss with yours.

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